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4 of 4 people found this review helpful
2000 Taurus original owner
By lledbetter2266 on 02/09/13 21:33 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2000 Ford Taurus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan

Review

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!
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... a love/hate relationship
By johnwz on 04/26/12 07:52 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2000 Ford Taurus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan

Review

It's tough to describe how I feel about this car. Got it used in 05 with about 140,000 miles on it and currently have close to 208,000 logged. The V6 is powerful but, of course, trades off fuel efficiency. Over the years I have noticed it has been losing coolant more than it should be, along with persistent cylinder misfires, always on cylinder 1 and the corresponding spark plug comes out looking worse than the others. I got a new cylinder head and spent a weekend putting that in. Maybe about 2000 miles since then the car runs better than ever and haven't noticed any more coolant leak. Somehow the transmission has remained solid throughout ownership.
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Good
By clcoleman on 10/15/11 17:04 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2000 Ford Taurus Sedan SES 4dr Sedan

Review

I bought this car in 2006 with 150,000 miles on it. When I bought it. It was a preferred car at the dealership. So it got mantenance, pretty often, Change oil every 3,000 miles, and routine expection every week! In 2011 I changed the spark plugs, plug wires, fuel pump. And resivor. (naturally for a 11 year old car). At 206,340 miles still runs strong.
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Yes I Would Buy Another One
By philpill1 on 01/11/11 14:05 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2000 Ford Taurus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan

Review

I've owned this car since 2002. During that time I replaced 2 coilpacks (DOHC engine), a DPFE sensor and replaced some vacum lines. I also own a 05 Dodge Dakota but on long trips we prefer to use the Taurus. The Dodge is good too but get gas mileage with the Taurus (28 mpg vs 19 for the Dodge).
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Best new car I've owned
By Josh W. on 08/15/10 06:17 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2000 Ford Taurus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan

Review

I average 18K miles per year. Only replaced one vacuum hose, tires a few times, changed the oil on time and replaced the drivers side power mirror when a deer ran into me. Still on original shocks, plugs and A/C charge. Just this week the cigar lighter circuit shorted out so my GPS won't charge. Power door locks failed a few years back and the cruise control will not "resume" any longer. Brake light in rear window is too large, corrected in newer models. At ten years old with over 180K miles...no complaints from this owner.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Not Such A Bad Ride
By Fordowner on 06/17/10 11:47 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2000 Ford Taurus Sedan LX 4dr Sedan

Review

To tell you the truth I bought this vehicle without even looking at it. But since then I have only had to repair the regular things sensors brakes windshield wipers all cosmetic stuff. I love the get up it has. Awesome acceleration and plus she sounds awesome. I love all the room and the sound system. plus this car is over 10 years old and she still cleans up very very nice. It has over 137K on it but drives like new if you ask me! Great Purchase awesome investment fun to Drive. And I work for Chevy. We should make cars like this all day long!
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Good Everyday Car
By FJN on 01/31/10 09:01 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2000 Ford Taurus Sedan SES 4dr Sedan

Review

Purchased car used with 13K miles. Used as daily for eight years. Ran to NYC from Virginia several times each year. Great highway mileage(29mpg). 200HP engine moves. Nimbleness of this car surprises. As daily driver, always reliable. Performed routine maintenance. Comfortable car for four on trips. Gave car to my son two years ago. Still going strong for him. For me, I think this was one of Fords better vehicles.
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Many problems
By fordprobs on 12/02/09 09:51 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2000 Ford Taurus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan

Review

Numerous problems with heating/coolant system. Additional problems with transmission-needed a new one with under 100k miles. Overall, a horrible purchase
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Great car for the money
By Warren on 08/14/09 09:34 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2000 Ford Taurus Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan

Review

This has been a good car, and gets 25- 28 mpg. It feels solid, has great power (Duratec engine). Automatic temperature control and sound system are great. I've made several repairs, but that's normal for a 10 year old car with 150,000 + miles. I replaced brakes, spark plugs, DPFE sensor, PCV system, intake manifold gasket, struts, sway bar end links, and front wheel bearings. I've kept the fluids and filters changed, and right now the car is in great shape. It uses no oil, runs great, and handles great. My only negative comment is that the faux leather trim on the inside door panels has deteriorated and come unglued, and the overhead access panel to the sunroof keeps falling down.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I would buy again
By Diane on 08/07/09 04:46 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2000 Ford Taurus Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan

Review

I purchased my 2000 Taurus SEL brand new and I still own it but am thinking of retiring it to a teen next year. I love the duratec engine and have had only minor repairs as I have always taken care of it. My air conditioner just now went, but that is expected with the age. I have enjoyed my Taurus very much over the 9 years.
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