By Jerry S on
2001 Ford Taurus SES 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
Power and handling are about what I'd expect from this V6. My wife started driving it as a company car with about 6K. We bought it from her company at 36K. Goodyear did all maintanance to there. I have done all maintanence since, Mobil 1 oil. Trans service regularly. The EGR went out at 36K and again at 100K. Three sensors are out now with 107K showing. I had to take it to a shop to replace the serp. belt as there is not enough clearance to put my wrenches on it. Then the belt adjuster blew up at about 60K. Back to the shop. To replace plugs is major surgery. Brakes and suspension have lasted as expected. Locks quit at about 100K. My daughter drives it now so all bets are off.
Considering the front drive, size, V-6 and auto not a bad drive. Mileage could be better for a V-6. As a former company car, the price was right.
Service items should be easier to get to. Plugs, serpentine belt, even the oil filter is tricky.