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My Silver Bullet
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By Mr.D.J
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2002 Ford Taurus SES 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

After owning the Ford Aerostar mini van for 8 years I find the Taurus SES one fine car. Very stable and solid on the road.Good styling and good gas mileage.


Favorite Features

Especially enjoy the keyless entry, 4 wheel ABS brakes,lighted entry lamps. Seating is comfortable. Friends that have ridden in it love the comfort. The suspension is one of its greatest features. Hugs the road...feels like a much bigger car. Lots of trunk space.


Suggested Improvements

It needs the slightly bigger more powerful Duratec engine. Show be standard on all models


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One hot car for the price
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By formula79326
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2002 Ford Taurus SES 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

We traded in a 2000 lx for the 2002 ses deluxe what a difference, Oh and the 24 valve engine puts the ffv motor to shame. That motor was so slow. This one even with the a/c on you don't even notice any power drain.I would give it two thumbs up!!


Favorite Features

Engine, mach stereo,leather for free,ride,fold down seats,


Suggested Improvements

rear disc brakes ,better front lumbar support.


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Darn Good Value!
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By Jack_Izer
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

This is probably one of the best deals out there right now. We took advantage of the $2500 rebate rather than the 0% offer. Clean styling, comfortable seating for 5 (could squeeze 6 in a pinch). Got it for 16,700 - after rebates & before taxes/doc. The LX is the base model, but it comes with power windows/locks & even a passive security system. All this plus a 5 star crash rating. Great car for the money!


Favorite Features

Comfort & Safety


Suggested Improvements

More horsepower. Should be easy from the V6.


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Taurus SE - Fine Car!
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By Band Man
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2002 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

We recently replaced our 1997 Escort with a 2002 Taurus SE. We love the features, the color (true blue), and ride. Lots of room inside. We also received a free bottle of touch-up paint in the mail via myford.com - that was a nice surprise!


Favorite Features

CD, adjustable pedals, keyless entry, illuminated entry (with puddle lamps!)


Suggested Improvements

Make the 200 h.p. engine available in all trim lines.


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Definately - Fix Or Repair Daily
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By Dawn
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2002 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

In the shop more than on the road. Poor milage even on the highway. Nice car to have if you prefer to drive a rental car while yours is in the shop.


Favorite Features

You have the opportunity to meet and get to know your service staff frequently.


Suggested Improvements

Car is not reliable.


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rust
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By shc
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2002 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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It could be because of design problem. It gets rust easily. I brought a Taurus five years ago. Now, rust is everywhere. I would not buy Ford again. I am not sure whether they are doing what they say: quality is job 1.


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Great Car
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By 2001umich
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2002 Ford Taurus SEL Deluxe 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I drove many cars - BMW 325i, Acura 3.2TL, Audi A4 1.8T, Lexus IS300/ES300, Volvo S60 2.4T, Toyota Camry XLE, Honda Accord EX V6 and this is probably the best value out of the bunch. This car does about 85% of what the top echelon of the group can do and about 90% of the Camry and Accord. Those cars comparably equipped, cost anywhere from $7000 to $17000 more. City Driving - This car navigates fine in the city. Easy to Parallel Park. Highway Driving - The car is stable on the road up to 100 mph. There is plenty of passing power on the duratec and easily will accelerate to 100 mph in 4th gear. The overall car is pretty noise free.


Favorite Features

Keypad, CD Changer in Center Console, Auto Temp Control, Gas Cap sensor, Big Useable trunk


Suggested Improvements

Brakes, Homelink, Memory Seats


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Overall Great Car
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By RobertA
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2002 Ford Taurus SEL Deluxe 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

This car replaced a 2000 SE with 3.04V. I opted for the same engine but also wanted options. Got everything but engine block heater and wood trim (South Louisiana, who needs it). Tighter and seemingly more solid than my old Taurus, however, performance is down. I could smoke a Crown Vic in my old car, but this one is not as quick off the line or accelerating to pass. This is due to CAFE standards, so I guess I'm out of luck. Otherwise, a great car. Also, rear discs standard on Wagon, not available on sedan.


Favorite Features

Leather, sunroof, MACH Stereo, Autolamp, Auto A/C


Suggested Improvements

Rear disc brakes, in dash cd changer


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Silver Bullet
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By datmobile
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2002 Ford Taurus SEL Deluxe 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I've only had this car a few days, but what a ride. Still breaking it in, so no racing yet. Expect that I'll have to buy a radar detector soon, the car is only getting started when you hit 70MPH. The 3.0 DOHC motor is the way to go, just remember that it's not a muscle car, so don't expect to kill cars from stoplight to stoplight. What this car is great for is passing those hotrods when they hit 55MPH and have to slow down because they attract so much attention. My silver with black leather sleeper doesn't raise any eyebrows, but that's fine with me. Very quiet, nice ride, lots of room, and massive trunk.


Favorite Features

Mach Sound System w/CD Changer (I'm at only 2 of 10 and this thing cranks with all windows down and the sunroof open).


Suggested Improvements

Bring back the SHO, offer a 5-speed automatic transmission with a gear select option (like the Trip-Tronic that the Lincoln LS has), and put disc brakes on the rear axle. Oh, and seats that have some lateral support would be nice, I'm sliding all over the car when I drive.


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A great car for your money!
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By J T
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2002 Ford Taurus SES 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Overall, a very impressive and well built car. Though the smaller of the two 3.0 engines, it offers a very reasonable amount of performance. The only drawback is the lack of comfort in the seating. A trip of more than 30 minutes leaves the driver or front seat passenger itching to stop and stretch, and makes comfortably resting in the passenger seat near impossible.


Favorite Features

Its drivability and safety rating. It handles like a sports car!


Suggested Improvements

Increase the comfort/padding of the front seats.


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