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By Quality is job 1
on

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1998 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan


Review

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
workplace alot!)
So thank you Ford for Making Quality
Job One!


Best Features

Its mileage, its in the shop so much a tank of gas lasts me forever.


Worst Features

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.


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Not a Bad Car
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By wyomingwapiti
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan


Review

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
ab


Best Features

DOHC Duratec Engine. Large trunk. Good highway mileage. Reliability. Engine oil filter easy to reach.


Worst Features

Better styling (done in 2000) Better seats Improve transmission shift points Make sparkplugs easier to change


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average car
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By john_doe
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan


Review

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.


Best Features

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.


Worst Features

better build quaity, better brakes, inside gas door release, use your key to use inside trunk release.


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98 Taurus
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By Herb2453
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1998 Ford Taurus LX 4dr Sedan


Review

Very good ecoonomical car, however
design in front for tall people not
good. Because doors get into room of
leg.


Best Features

Speed Control and Rear Defroster


Worst Features

Make sure trunk keys work for a long time. Have to always push from inside. Change design and make a bit shorter. Too long for small garage.


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1998 FORD TAURUS
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By BREA_JO
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan


Review

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
LEG ROOM.


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