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2003 Ford Taurus

   
 
Ford Taurus Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 155 hp @ 4900 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2003 Ford Taurus

  • If you value feature content and domestic origin more than build quality and predicted future worth, the Ford Taurus is a great car to consider.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Excellent value for the money, high level of safety equipment and crash protection, available as a sedan or a wagon.

  • Cons

    Rental car stigma, poor expected resale value, not as refined as most other midsize sedans.

  • What's New for 2003

    New for 2003, the SEL trim level offers a unique instrument cluster with a satin-finish background, as well as Imola leather trimmed…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (5 total reviews)


Good bull 03

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford Taurus LX 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

The '03 model I have has been very dependable and very comfortable. Good family car with good performance on highway and local roads.




Great value

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford Taurus LX 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

After one yr and 22,000 miles, I have no regrets about owning this car. No problems with the car; very comfortable.




Great family car

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford Taurus LX 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

This is a great car. I bought the base model LX because I wanted a mid size no- frills car with a solid reputation and good looks. The finish while not made of expensive materials is tasteful and well laid out. The paint job is awesome! All controls are where they should be. The base engine while not a tire burner has adequate smooth power delivery. This car like every one I have owned has its quirks. When cold the clutch is grabby. The AC system puts out the occasional weird smell during OregonÂ’s rainy season. It would be nice to have heat to the windows without having to have the AC on. The trunk release seems a little cheap.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
/
  • 26
  • highway
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Full 2003 Ford Taurus Review

What's New for 2003

New for 2003, the SEL trim level offers a unique instrument cluster with a satin-finish background, as well as Imola leather trimmed seats and dark wood trim. You can now get a real wood- and leather-trimmed steering wheel, and you'll want to note that power windows and locks, as well as tilt steering and floor mats, are standard on all models.

Talk About The 2003 Taurus

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sodsman
sodsman
01-07-2004
             Almost bought one, until on a whim I stopped at the local Ford dealer. He had in an Former Exec Taurus (2003 SES Deluxe) 17K miles with duratec, leather, moon roof, spoiler, ...


aprendiz
aprendiz
07-19-2006
No it's not Brake icon, brake is red one and I know it. My unknow light is lightly yelow and it is in the right lower corner of the instrument cluster (windstar 2001). In a Taurus 2003 owners manual i...


wmerson
wmerson
12-28-2013
Hello, My 2003 Ford Taurus wagon has been having stalling issues periodically for about a year. I brought it to my mechanic, but he couldn't find anything wrong with it. When it is running, it will ...