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2001 Ford Taurus

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(Bad) Luck of the Draw?
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By CTweez
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Vehicle

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


Review

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.


Favorite Features

At the time we bought it, the Taurus had a good mix of comfort, gas mileage, and cargo room for the price. If we'd lucked out and gotten one of the good ones, I'd be raving about it.


Suggested Improvements

Better reliability! Also, not having the CD changer in the back--it's very inconvenient, especially when you have the rear packed for a long trip and you have to remove stuff to change CDs. The braking is awfully sluggish as well, and it doesn't handle well in snow and ice, despite having ABS.


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Ford Taurus
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By Victor
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

The transmission blew at 51, 000 miles and the vehicle has been in the shop for numerous mechanical things. I would not buy another Ford if it were the last car on the market.


Suggested Improvements

Buy something else.


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I will never buy another ford taurus
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By diva divine
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Vehicle

2001 Ford Taurus SES 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I have had my 1999 ford taurus for two years and since then I have had to buy a $2200.00 transmission, two hundred dollar alternator, $500.00 brake jog and a $100.00 power steering pump. I will never buy another ford.


Suggested Improvements

make sure you they are built to last


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Look Again: 2002 Ford Taurus SEL Premium
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By BullFan
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Vehicle

2001 Ford Taurus SEL 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

We purchased a brand-new Liquid Grey 2002 Taurus SEL Premium with every option (except the rear spoiler). Looking through the reviews posted across the web it appears that consumers that choose to buy the SEL are better satisfied than those who purchase a lower model Taurus. Approaching 12,000 miles I too am thrilled with the safety, interior design, comfort and elegance of the 'bull'. The Mach audio system is a good choice (relative to the standard audio setup in the Taurus).


Favorite Features

Engine, Transmission, Exterior/Interior Design, Incorporation Of Safety & Convenience Technology, Illuminated Entry/KeyPad System, Roadside Assistance


Suggested Improvements

Greater Fuel Economy, Tighter Turning Radius, Slight Reduction In Wind-Noise


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Inexpensive family car
Performance
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Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
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By philnjean
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Vehicle

2001 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

A decent family car. Good interior size, large back seat, good size trunk. Adjustable brake pedal is neat. Exterior is stylish and good looking. Poor brakes. Front rotors and pads had to be replaced with just over 36K on them. No standard antilock. Poor fuel economy, about 18 mpg around town. Crappy resale value.


Favorite Features

Comfortable ride.


Suggested Improvements

Better brakes.


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