I have a Black Ford Taurus SES 24 Valve and It has 15 miles on it when I got. 15 years later it run and look brand new with 355,480 miles on it. I oil change it 6 times a year and change the transmission oil once a year. Also all other fluid in the car is changed yearly. I have only change the belt 3 times and the water pump twice the power steering pump once and everything else is great. I added a performance chip and a turbo blower to the unit and it help my gas mileage while increasing my horse power.
I bought my 2000 Ford Taurus about 3 years ago. My grandma had purchased it new and my sister had been driving it for about a year. I knew my grandma had taken good care of it and it had low mileage (under 60k). I am a student commuting to school so I did put a lot of miles on it. By now it has approximately 90k. I have poured thousands of dollars into it for repairs over the years. It constantly broke down. There was a consistent list of things that needed to be repaired. It was just a matter of what was priority. Now it just blew a head gasket and is basically done. It didn't even hit 100k miles. The car was a complete lemon!
I liked the look of the car and the air conditioner was always amazing. I have to give it that!
Ive had the car since 2002 and gets driven about once a month When I dont drive my 09 focus coupe. Its a great recreational car: I go camping in it: Just fold down the back seats flat and you have a perfect bed, with plenty of head room left for a 5' 7" guy and my kid. Another great thing is the fact is seats 8 comfortably. Overall very comfortable and great build quality, other than my son says it looks like a potato. I Highly recommend it if Your looking for a Family or recreational car.
It Seats 8 (more than a full-sized suv) comfortably!
I bought this car new in April of 2000. Ford had a problem with a few bad fuel pumps that year, and a few bad brake light switches, each of which were fixed under warranty during the first six months that I owned it.
Since then, this car has been bulletproof reliable, with no issues until the computer failed. I replaced that. Then, in 2011, vacuum lines rotted, required replacement. Now it runs perfect yet again. Struts are worn out now, and I will replace them myself. Front brake rotors also replaced. A/C is still ice cold after 13 years, and Trans works perfectly never been repaired. Car has 136,000 miles on it and runs perfectly with great mpg of about 28 on the hwy. A GREAT car!
Excellent rack and pinion steering, no wear, still very tight. Power is still good, with the 24 valve V-6. Driving position is very comfortable. Rides great, runs great, and trunk is huge, plenty of storage. Price was 21k when new, reasonable and has been paid for since 2004. Ford built a winner with the 2000 model.
Due to it's age of 13 years, I have no blue tooth, no mp3 port, no nav system, no back up camera, etc. Also there is a lot of road noise, and the car sits very low compared to newer cars. Otherwise how can anyone complain about a car that survives 13 years of driving with no major issues, and STILL runs and drives perfectly? Also the paint is still perfect, I don't know how Ford did it, but it's a truly great sedan.
I bought my wagon used in 2002, with 18,000 miles on it.
It now has over 163,000 miles and is my 24 y.o. son's daily driver.
With routine maintenance, I've never had any major failures.
Still has the original tranny.
AC blows cold.
I commuted 35 miles (each way) daily for 3 years with no problems.
It survived three years of being a primary driver for 2 different high schoolers, and four years as a frat beer hauler. It's been loaded for multiple college move-ins and move-outs.
Even hauled a trailer full of furniture from Mich. to D.C. Still looks good, inside and out.
Just today, it completed a 120-mile trip without a hitch.
It's a great car.