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Great Basic Car
By Bill on 01/04/06 11:42 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

Bought this car in 9/05 with 35K on it for $9,100. Has everything you need really. V6, auto, electric, cruise, CD, ABS. Ride great, power good enough, smooth shifting, not bad looking. I've put 30k miles on it in a little over a year and had NO problems other than turning the rotors, which need to be done again. I drive a lot of highway miles and get slightly over 25MPG. Following Ford's manual you need 5/20 Synthetic oil which is a little costly. I love this car. Nothing fancy but a nice ride and decent gas mileage for a V6 and reliable so far (I did buy an extended warranty just in case). Would definitely buy a USED one again. There are so many of them on the street they are a great buy used.
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Lots of Bang for the Buck
By Mike on 01/03/06 22:35 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2002 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Review

Bought this car used with 18K for $10,500. Car has 42K now and it has been a very reliable and solid car. No major problems so far. It rides great, solid feel, firm almost sporty handling for a wagon. Quiet on highway and good mpg. I average 22 city/hwy without trying. Looked at SUVs before buying but the price was about 5K more. I use it mostly for business, constantly loading paper in and out (I own a printing company). Even with 800lbs of paper it handles sound ly with no surprises.This car is not sexy or fast but if you want to get around with lots of stuff or a family and not spend a fortune then it's worth looking into. Overall I am very satisfied. This car is a good fit for my needs.
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SEL Premium, first car
By Rob on 08/29/05 18:34 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 Ford Taurus SEL Deluxe 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Review

Just bought a 2002 SEL Premium a month ago. 32k miles. Mine has every single available option, including: leather upholstery, moonroof, 6 disc CD, floor shift, side airbags, spoiler, automatic climate control, traction control, etc. All but the leather and moonroof come standard on the SEL Premium model. So far all I've done is replace the rear brakes. Otherwise, the car is a beauty. No major problems, fast acceleration, only complaint is the gas mileage, it seems lower than the class standards.
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Not a bad car
By Dan on 08/03/05 12:24 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 Ford Taurus SEL Deluxe 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Review

Sexy, it isn't. No heads will turn when you drive past, but the Taurus transports my middle aged body in comfort. I have had no problems with this car since I bought it. The only non-routine item I had done was to replace the battery last month. The trunk is very large too.
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Nice car, bad battery
By James on 06/29/05 16:20 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

Have had mine since I bought it new in '02, other than a couple of cosmetic issues which the dealership fixed the only issue has been that the battery shorted out. Wondering if this is a known defect with these batteries.
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Win Z Woo's 2002 Taurus SES
By Win Z Woo on 06/15/05 14:31 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

The car has been good to me so far; only had it for 3 months, but I have noticed that when I bought the car the motor mounts were broken. The dealer fixed them free of charge but 2 weeks after they were replaced they were broken again. Thatís the only problem. Most people don't even know they are broken, I only knew because my boyfriend has had 3 Taurus with all of them having broken mounts!
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It's JUNK, don't buy one
By Sam B. on 06/10/05 20:40 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

I bought this car new and it has 73500 miles on it. It has been a lot of trouble. Replaced oxygen sensors twice, and coolant reservoir. It could have cost the motor if not caught in time. Door ajar sensors went bad, cruise control started coming on and kicking in by itself. Trunk lid would pop open by itself; just numerous electrical problems. There is a recall on the stop lamp switch and wiring harness, also the EGR pressure sensor. Transmission jerks shifting sometimes. A friend bought one new 3 months after me and had to put a motor in it with less than 10,000 miles on it. This is my second new Ford car with numerous troubles and my last. This car has been serviced regularly and looked after -- not neglected.
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2002 Taurus SES
By rrhh on 06/06/05 01:18 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

Bought with 46000 miles on in like new condition for less than $9k. Runs very smooth, has quiet and comfortable interior. Compare to "cramped" 2001 Honda Accord LX 2.3L I owned before, this Taurus is a winner.
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Great Car
By #1Ford on 05/11/05 11:29 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Review

We have over 80,000 miles on the car and have only had minor repairs on the trim over the door. Other than that the car has been maintenance free, and gets 29 mpg, We drive it 40 miles one way to work every day, and would love to see Ford keep it in their lineup and not replace it.
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Great Car
By Tom Battiato on 04/22/05 18:58 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

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

Review

The most comfortable and reliable car I have ever owned. Outside of regular maintenance (I change the oil religiously), the only problems I have had were a dead battery (the heat in Florida saps them), and a nail in a tire. This was the best purchase I have ever made, especially for the reasonable price.
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