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2002 Ford Taurus

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


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My Taurus was purchased off fleet at around 100k miles at a decent price. No major mechanical issues with this car, but many minor repairs considering the high mileage. New transmission seals were needed around 130k, several emissions sensor failures over the 40k (2yrs) that I have driven it, and a camshaft position sensor and sync replacement are the highlights of the repair history. Also suffers from crummy Ford power window syndrome, requiring slow and expensive repair. Handles well for its size, especially at high speeds, but a little stiff at low speeds. Weak engine and squirrely transmission hinder an otherwise competant car which ran me the full length of the Blue Ridge Parkway.


Favorite Features

Handling (for size) on the highway is excellent, and makes for a very competant long distance car. I do a lot of long distance (1000+ mile) driving, and I really appreciate how well this car tracks even in high winds. Nice big trunk, and tons of headroom for a big guy like myself.


Suggested Improvements

Crummy (drum) brakes and long stopping distance. Lousy brake pedal placement. Column shifter makes using overdrive off position to slow vehicle difficult, hard to work, too. Needed a 2nd gear option. Not enough door side legroom. Rearview mirror makes tight turns dangerous by blocking view. Slow car


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


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Good car for the money. Water leak by blower motor, trans shifts erratically, and the ride is somewhat rough, but it runs well. I get 22-26 mgg (have gotten 30 on highway only). It is my third Taurus. They're cheap to buy, insure, refuel and operate. Plus, real low on the theft list.


Favorite Features

Cup holders.


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Great value for the money
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By maryland mom
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2002 Ford Taurus SEL Deluxe 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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My husband and I bought this car new in Dec. 2001, just before our first child was born. It's been a very functional, reliable car. Not sexy, but then again, no one will ever want to steal it. My husband's parents sold us a Chrysler T&C minivan, which we ended up using as our family car for two years. I preferred that for ease of getting kids in and out. But after the van was destroyed in a car accident we went back to the wagon, and it's quite nice. Also I noticed it's easier to fit groceries in the wagon than the van. No major repairs.


Favorite Features

Huge room in the back, optional third row rear-facing seat (wouldn't put a kid there, though). Power everything, leather seats. Nice, reliable ride. Nice 0 to 40 acceleration. Stable in winds, etc.


Suggested Improvements

Get the CD changer out of the back. I know this is moot since Taurus is discontnued. Better acceleration between 40 and 60.


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2nd Taurus, Never Happier
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By gmercedesbenz
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2002 Ford Taurus SEL Deluxe 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought my baby in March of '07 with 74k on her. Its been 2 months, I've taken her to Long Island and Virgina, with no problems at all. Only had to replace a sway bar link when I first got her, under dealer warranty. My SEL is loaded with ever option. Highly suggested for a college commuter, it will get you there, and look good when you get there!


Favorite Features

DOHC V6 with 200 ponies. One touch open sunroof, power pedals, huge trunk. A lot of car for the money.


Suggested Improvements

Just try and make the interior materials a little more durable. And add rear disk brakes on the sedan!


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Great Family Car
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By Brandy T
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2002 Ford Taurus SEL Deluxe 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought this car when we were expecting a second child. It's roomy enough for all of us. The trunk has a TON of space. Love the extra features of the SEL, but with the extra power comes less than optimal gas mileage (22 mpg city, 26 hwy). Since I only drive 12-15k/year it's not too big a deal.


Favorite Features

Sunroof, truck space, 6 disc CD changer.


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