by Wilson on Feb 11, 2009 Vehicle: 2002 Ford Taurus LX 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
First new car for the family. Have now 106,800 miles on it. Besides regular maintenance the only item that has failed was the starter at 106K. Other than that is been just regular oil changes, an a tune up at 106K. Easy to drive, comfortable. We have taken it on many long trips and has always performed very well. We get about 26 miles per gallon on the highway, about 23 in city driving.
by Les on Mar 23, 2005 Vehicle: 2002 Ford Taurus LX 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I bought my Taurus used, 1.5 years old, with warranty, for less than half the price of a new one. The biggest surprise was decent handling, even better than my '00 Acura TL (before I changed springs). Lots of room inside, good fuel economy with smaller engine. Something of rarity these days, no ABS, I love it, especially on snow. For some reason there are no aftermarket parts, like lower springs, better shocks, but stock is not so bad. No ridiculous gap between fenders and wheels. My recommendation - get a used one from rental fleet, you'll save tons of money. With 65,000 miles on it, all I've changed was brake pads (twice), tires (3 sets), and ball joints. The car is driven hard and fast, almost problem free.
by bevlar on Feb 4, 2003 Vehicle: 2002 Ford Taurus LX 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
My 2002 Ford Taurus, was bought via the
internet, after compaig 10 different
models--equipment, features, price, etc.
In my opinion, the Taurus is one of the
most UNDERRATED CARS OF THE PAST FIVE
YEARS! The car simply does what you
want it to do! The quality, and
attention to detail is evident in all
aspects--drive train--body integrity--
interior, etc. Not to mention,that
Taurus, is Ford's' "Official Race Car"-
winning the NASCAR Winston Cup
Manufacturers cup in 2002.
Floor mats become standard on all Taurus models, and the base V6 benefits from improved fuel economy. All but the base LX get security approach lamps, while LX and SE come standard with six-passenger seating. A slew of no-charge options are available on various Taurus models for 2002: SE gets a free power driver seat and CD player; SES comes with free leather or a moonroof (regionally available); SEL adds leather or moonroof, or both (regionally available). SEL also has standard adjustable pedals for 2002. A new SEL Wagon debuts. A new SEL premium package includes a Mach audio system, side airbags and traction control. Optional on SES and SEL is a new Luxury and Convenience group, which provides an auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass and heated side mirrors. Four new colors round out the list of changes.