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Good Car for the Price
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By dhermesc
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1999 Ford Taurus Sedan LX 4dr Sedan


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We bought a '99 LX used in 2001 with 17,000 miles, paid $9,500. Pretty base model, no power locks, no power seat, steel wheels, base V6. It does have the AX4N transmission, the same one that goes in the Duratech powered cars, should last longer then the car - much better then the AX4S that normally goes in the Vulcan powered cars. Driven the car 66,000 miles with two repairs; the wiper washer pump and an exhaust sensor - total about $150. New rotors on the front at 60K, trannie flush at 40K. Paint looks good, interior is in good shape too even with two kids tearing it up. A good rock solid car for the money; bought my mom one just like it a month later for even less.


Best Features

Low maintenance, fair mileage (24 mpg every tank since bought). Have never added a quart of oil between changes.


Worst Features

Low power, some wind noise, uninspired looks. Front leg room is somewhat limited - I'm 6' tall and it's a little cramped. Don't know how they sell any Tauruses new, they lose half their value in a year, but if you buy used it's a steal.


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Bye Bye Ford
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By Former Ford Fan
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1999 Ford Taurus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan


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Horrible experience from beginning to end. When we bought it, it was the nicest car we'd ever owned. Absolutely babied it. Spedometer quit at 24,000 miles; alternator at 40,000; steering at 80,000; EGR Valve at 85,000; thermostat at 90,000; EGR sensor at 90,000 and door ajar sensors are now acting up at 98,000. Selling ASAP. I will never buy a Fix Or Repair Daily again! (I was really proud of this vehicle & it is a total disappointment. 6 major repairs for a vehicle less than 100,000 miles is unforgivable, especially when it has been well maintained and garaged.


Best Features

The car is average in comfort, roominess.


Worst Features

Hey Ford - build a car that works!


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WORST CAR YET!
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By Huey
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1999 Ford Taurus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan


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I bought a 99 taurus back in 2000. One year later ( just barely out of warranty) the brakes had to be replaced, the 2 front rotors had to be replaced, and the electrical features (keyless entry, power locks, windshield wipers) would short out & not work. (this is at only 40,000 miles) Now, when the cars barely four years old, the heater core had to be replaced, the engine coolant resivor cracked, the thermostat was replaced, the transmission needs replaced , the brakes still have issues , & more electrical problems than ever! Its absolutely terriable on gas, its not built as economically as its rivals, we just bought a brand new ford expedition, & it gets better mileage than the taurus


Best Features

Still, after owning it for about four years, havent found one!


Worst Features

EVERYTHING NEEDS IMPROVING, I would never, own one again, it cant compete with TOYOTA and HONDA


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will run this car into the ground....
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By mdlee
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1999 Ford Taurus Sedan LX 4dr Sedan


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I bought my 99 Taurus new w/ the 24 valve DOHC engine package. It has been extremely reliable and a solid car to drive. My driving mix is 60% interstate / 40% local. The only major repair item in 5+ years were full struts at 60k which with new tires makes it run and handle like a new car. Everything else still original - even brakes! I forget this car is 5 yrs old, it is tight, quiet and a good runner. My complaints: the a/c fan softly "squeaks", this also happened on our 95 Windstar (which was not nearly as reliable at 5 yrs out), & the driver seat is low so I use a cushion. This was the last year for the "old" design (which I like even more now than I did then) and for me it was a winner.


Best Features

Styling. Excellent pickup and handling expecially with the new McPherson struts.


Worst Features

cup holders needed to be deeper, front seats too low, fix the a/c fan so it doesn't "squeak"!


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Good car
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By yesyadda
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1999 Ford Taurus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan


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140k miles and going great. Very few problems over the years. Still runs like new. Good, dependable, reliable.


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