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2000 Ford Taurus

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Ok vehicle, but get a cheap mechanic!
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By dirtyone
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2000 Ford Taurus SES 4dr Sedan


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The SE/SVG looks good, inside & out, but underneath there are some pretty expensive repairs waiting to creep up on you: just after buying this car, had to bring it back in (with dealer plates still attached!) because condensation from the heater/a/c unit leaked water all over the front passenger side floor. Dealer tried to charge $800+ to fix & then I had to bring it right back in to get them to fix it completely; chirping noise from front wheels was never correctly diagnosed - front rotors were shot, had to get private garage to fix, probably saved me $250+ than having incompetent Ford dealer try to fix it; steering wheel shakes around 60 mph & when braking from 60+ down to ~30; little things kill this car.


Favorite Features

Car looks sharp, reasonable gas mileage, trunk very spacious, like the fold-down rear seats, power driver's seat a nice feature.


Suggested Improvements

Improve rotor quality, fix the steering wheel shaking & road noise (noticeable). Most importantly: Ford service MUST improve!


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Good Value
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By MC
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Wagon


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I have just turned 100,000 miles on my 2000 Taurus wagon with the Duratec engine. It has been very reliable. Only had it in the shop twice- battery died at about 25K (warranty) and fuel pump went at 90K. Outside of these, just routine maintenance. I drive a lot of highway miles so I get good mileage out of brakes and tires. Brake rotors are thin and need to be changed when pads are changed. All in all, I got good value for my buck.


Favorite Features

Mach sound system, Continental tires.


Suggested Improvements

Better brake quality.


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Don't keep it too long....
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By suzieQ
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2000 Ford Taurus SES 4dr Sedan


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Bought it with 32K miles, ran great for two years. Due to bad gaskets it now it has major cooling system problems that will require replacement of the entire system. (Heater core, water pump, radiator, etc.) Have been told by 3 different repair shops that this is a common problem for the Taurus, and any repairs I make will most likely need to be repeated after a year or two. This is my second Taurus & both have had transmission issues around 100K as well. Value on this car depreciates quickly too! Not a great investment.


Favorite Features

Comfortable, good gas mileage.


Suggested Improvements

Better quality parts.


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Taurus among the masses
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By alaituri
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan


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Generally a good basic car. I like the styling and the way it handles, although the base V6 is a bit under powered. Interior comfortable enough, back seat a little small for adults. Gas gauge no longer works reliably. Mechanic indicated this is a systemic problem in the 2000's, too expensive ($600) to repair. Gas mileage could be better. Likely go back to a LeSabre for the size, power and better mileage.


Favorite Features

Handling, remote entry, room for driver, and heating and air conditioning - ranges from a furnace to a meat locker.


Suggested Improvements

Better fuel efficiency and a little more power for base engine. A simple gas gauge that worked would also be nice.


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Love This Car
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By Posie
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan


Review

this car is perfect for me as a young mother. it gives me the sporty look i want and the room i need i have had a few minor problems with this car (normal wear and tear issues that occur with any vehicle) and it does make a strange noise in the engine that noone can figure out. however, it has always started without missing a beat and been ready to roll wherever i needed to go. i will keep this car for a long time and have recommened other people purchase it


Favorite Features

the roomy trunk, the sporty exterior, the middle console


Suggested Improvements

the cup holders in the back seat need improved. they hide in the middle cosole, but after a few years of use they slide out with a bump and get stepped on and broken


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