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2002 Ford Taurus Sedan

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Most Unreliable Car in History
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By katoht
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2002 Ford Taurus Sedan SES Deluxe 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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This car has been a nightmare since day one. My parents bought this car used in 2004, two years after the car was released. Within a year of owning it, the transmission blew and needed to be replaced. The interior paneling on the doors has fallen off completely. The rocker panels underneath the car are extremely susceptible to rust; they rusted through completely and fell off of this car entirely. The rear passenger side window never closed fully. There has always been an oil leak that our mechanics are unsure of the cause. There is oil leaking into the exhaust. The AC is broken and no longer works. The fly wheel ground against the starter, destroying the gears. Overall, a nightmare to own.


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2002 SES
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By dom52
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2002 Ford Taurus Sedan SES Deluxe 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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This car replaced my 2001 Oldsmobile Alero and i couldn't be happier. I bought this car at 179,000+ as of late last year and up until now i have added 5,000+ miles. This car is equipped with the Duratec 30 engine, and the AX4N automatic transmission. Both are in pristine condition and show no signs of failing. Appropriate driving habits and maintenance, this car will last. Change the oil frequently(use whatever is shown on the oil cap), change filters, etc. and this car will be reliable. Another tip: Use the E brake(a peddle with a handle release) before setting the car in Park, less stress on the transmission.


Favorite Features

Love the engine, 200HP is really all someone needs. Power seats, adjustable peddles, etc.


Suggested Improvements

None.


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Trusty but Rusty
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By Jerame
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2002 Ford Taurus Sedan SES Deluxe 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I have owned my 2002 Ford Taurus for the past 6 years and have 123,000 miles on it and can say it has been a comfortable and dependable car to this point. I had to replace the front rotors at about 90k and have both ball joints replaced in the front end, but outside of that it is a good daily driver. Be careful to watch above the rear fenders for rust as it likes to start from the inside, I found out that they tend to rust very easily due to not being sealed well at the factory, mine didn't show rust until 6 months outside of the 6 year body warranty and the factory would not help. Overall I like to exterior looks and smooth lines, but the rust is getting worse.


Favorite Features

Smooth ride, nice interior layout, dependable.


Suggested Improvements

Do a better job sealing the rear fenders from rusting from the inside out. Improve the front end ball joints and rotors to last longer.


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Go Japaneze
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By rosemarycars
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2002 Ford Taurus Sedan SES Deluxe 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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My wife as owned this car,two years now with 18,000 miles.Here is the list.Pick up car,AC,does not work,at 8,000 miles front arm needs to be replaced.The dealer asked us, do we drive on bumpy roads?At 15,000 miles the transmission goes.At 15,500 transmission leaks,needed a new oil stick!!!!.At 16,000 miles,the rear end seal is leaking,and at 16,900 the module had to be changed,by the motor.Seatbelts are cheap,and many times dysfunctional.Three recalls,seatbelts,brakes,and the radio.It as the duratech engine,a plus,but thats it.Service as been great,the owner says, what can I do,these things happen.Even the power windows squeak,buy lots of wd-40


Favorite Features

The engine,and its noisey,but its the only positive.


Suggested Improvements

Better quality control,much better


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