by cfscreamer on Dec 19, 2013 Vehicle: 2001 Ford Taurus SES 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I'm 50, have owned many a vehicle in my time on earth, and this "car" has turned out to be the worst I've ever owned.
There are very few items on this car that have NOT failed at least once, and I can't describe everything that has failed in 700 characters.
It has gotten so bad, that I will not even give it to charity, nor anybody else.
I am planning to simply drive it into a lake and video it.
Nobody should ever be subjected to all of it's flaws.
Do NOT buy this model.
I'll never, ever touch another Ford again as long as I live.
by honeybadgeriv on Aug 15, 2012 Vehicle: 2001 Ford Taurus SES 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
As a whole its a very reliable car.
I have come across a few issues such as the coolant tanks poor design cracking under Georgia summer heat, and transmission issues. As you might imagine look at any other car review and everyone claims that particular car is plagued.
It has a surprising get up and go that you wouldn't expect from grandmas car but Ford seems to pull that off with most of their sedans. I love this car and honestly will be very sad when its gone.
Recommended for first car buyers.
Since i fixed the first issues I've had none others... 40k miles ago.
by csflint on Mar 18, 2012 Vehicle: 2001 Ford Taurus SES 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
Every car has its quirks... for mine, it's been the front end.
I've replaced so many driveaxles, front brake components, etc that it's become an annual chore.
That said, my Taurus has taken me through EVERY kind of situation with no complaint.
It's been scraped over desert flatrock, towed a U-haul weighing twice as much as itself 1500 miles, crossed country several times, and attacked by wildlife (bears, deer), idiots (Satan, the semi driver) and shopping carts.
We're at 168k, and easily looking at another 100-150k - if i don't replace it with something more roomy for long trips.
So far, though, i haven't found another vehicle that feels so cozy/sturdy/willing.
After the 2000 redesign, updates are minor. A Lower Anchor and Tether for Children (LATCH) is now standard on all models. LATCH is an anchoring system for child safety seats. Also new is Spruce Green Clearcoat Metallic, an increase in fuel tank capacity to 18 gallons, a six-disc CD changer standard on SES models, power locks standard on LX and an optional rear spoiler.
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