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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Ford Taurus Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 155 hp @ 4900 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2001 Ford Taurus

  • A good car that suffers a bad rap. Problem is, in the hotly contested midsize family sedan segment, good isn't good enough.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Excellent value for the money, high level of safety, available as a sedan or a wagon.

  • Cons

    Rental car stigma, front seats lack comfort, no rear disc brakes on the sedan.

  • What's New for 2001

    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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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
/
  • 24
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Nothing but problems

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Vehicle: 2001 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

I bought this car for $5000 and have owned it since 2007. In the time I've owned it I've had to replace the fuel pump, rack and pinion, PCM (main computer) all the censors, gas cap, the ac has gone out, and now the car is randomly dying while driving it. I've been told that the PCM has to be replaced again to fix the issue. This is the most unreliable car I've ever owned!




Very very impressed!

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Vehicle: 2001 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Bought this car because I couldn't afford to drive my Tahoe every day anymore at $4.00 per gallon... and Didn't want to give up the utility of the Tahoe. This wagon had 57k on it when I bought it and has 126k on it now. Runs the interstate well at 85, gets 25 mpg, AC is ice cold, heater could be better. Once I got rid of the continental tires and put on GoodYear Triple Treads, this car handles like a race car and will handle all the snow with ease. Have driven to colorado in winter, and florida for vacation few few times and never had any problems. Everything still works. Will keep till it dies!




(bad) luck of the draw?

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Vehicle: 2001 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

We had a 1992 Escort wagon that ran great, so we decided to upgrade to a Taurus. Shortly after buying it, we inherited a 1996 Taurus sedan that literally fell apart in our driveway (after $5K in repairs failed to fix it). If only we'd gotten that car before the wagon. Since 2001, we've averaged around $3K/yr in repairs, despite being vigilant about maintenance. I don't have enough space to list every thing that's failed, but it includes the power steering, the key system (2X), the brakes, and even the clasps to the CD changer door. Reading reviews, it sounds like we are among a third of Taurus owners who have poor reliability. The kicker--the Escort is still going strong today.




2001 ses dohc

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Vehicle: 2001 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Had some recalls to deal with and some problems with the engine making unusual sounds. Not a car I would buy again. Has a lot of cargo area though.




Great if you need a

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Vehicle: 2001 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

I bought this car used at 30,000 miles. Like so many of the Tauruses, the front rotors were trashed and the rear brake components were about ready to go and all needed to be replaced. Have your brakes inspected by a competent shop! The car ran great until the dealer did a tune up. After that point the engine knocked terribly, except with premium fuel and they said there was nothing they could do. On the freeway, it was great, about 28mpg. When I moved to the city it got between 12-16mpg which was not acceptable. Other than that, it never broke down and had LOTS of room.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Nice car so far

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Vehicle: 2001 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Bought with 17,000 miles. Already had brake work done and new tires. I had to put a EGR sensor on it, but other than that, haven't had to repair anything else, yet. Car is very pretty, but not much room inside, plus seats are not comfy. Lots of road noise to get used to. Has 45,000 miles on it now, after 1 1/2 years. Hoping it won't start falling apart. Miss the large trunk I used to have on my Grand Marquis. No comparison to the comfort that car had. All in all, so far this has been a nice car.



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Full 2001 Ford Taurus Review

What's New for 2001

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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bnd2704
bnd2704
10-06-2014
2001 Ford Taurus SES Gas Engine...


doodles49855
doodles49855
03-09-2009
Hi, I have a 2001 Mercury Sable; Vin code: S; 3.0; Duratec; DOHC; gas. I am trying to find out information about changing the engine; the one in the car is no good. I would like to know what type of ?...


bobw82
bobw82
07-17-2009
Whenever i drive at a steady speed my car will start shaking real bad, it will do this on and off the whole time a maintain the speed. It doesnt matter if im going fast or slow as long as the speed i?...



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