This car is the biggest piece of junk I
have ever owned and I have had a lot of
$25 cars in my younger years.This is
the worst,I paid $8995 for it 3 1/2 yrs
ago and the car is the gift that just
keeps on taking. Appx cost of ownership
per year is about $5,000 in repairs not
counting the car payments. My wife says
she is very happy we got this car due
to the fact that it forced her to go
back to work. (She was missing the
So thank you Ford for Making Quality
Its mileage, its in the shop so much a
tank of gas lasts me forever.
The transmission has never shifted
correctly from day one, I have put 2
air conditioning compressors into it
along with all the lines, the brakes,
rotors and callipers need to be
replaced almost every brake job.
I was sceptical when I bought our 98
Taurus SE in 1999 sold as a "program
car". I figured I would be throwing
money into this car since Taurus didnt
have a very good track record in the
past. I now have 97,000 miles on the
car and it is still going strong.
Never had any problems whatsover.Gas
mileage is still about 27-30 mpg
highway and considerable less in
city. I have the DOHC engine which I
recommend. Lots of power. I do not
like the styling of this car...looks
like a bubble. Like the styling of
the 2000 and newer Taurus'. This is
no Lexus or Infinity, so it does have
squeeks and rattles and doesnt have a
very good ride quality, but I am all
DOHC Duratec Engine. Large trunk.
Good highway mileage. Reliability.
Engine oil filter easy to reach.
Better styling (done in 2000)
Improve transmission shift points
Make sparkplugs easier to change
i like the car for what it is but it
has cost me money right from the
beginning. brakes were the worst. anti-
lock was good but the brakes
themselves were always bad. the ride
and design of the car is real nice
untill you realize the rattle is from
plastic front end suspension parts.
yes plastic. so over all yea it's a
nice car but would i buy anouther one?
i would have to say no, only because
of all the problems with the car.
24 valve v6, overall design both
inside and out, big trunk, fold down
rear seats, a center console that
folds up to make a third seat up front.
better build quaity, better brakes,
inside gas door release, use your key
to use inside trunk release.
I LOVE MY TAURUS, I HAVE NEVER HAD A
PROBLEM WITH IT. IT HAS THE POWER I
NEED TO PULL MY JET SKIS AND IS THE
SMALLER SEDAN I WANTED. I LIKE THE
APPEARANCE AND RELIABILITY OF IT, IT
ALSO HAS LARGE TRUNK SPACE AND GREAT