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2003 Ford Taurus Sedan

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Should I by a Ford Taurus
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By daren
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2003 Ford Taurus Sedan SEL Deluxe 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Grandpa car? maybe? but I never had a problem with it. I change the oil semi regularly and only one break change in 7 years. Only one problem with heater/ac fan but it was covered by Ford. The was my first Ford and wont be my last. Buy American


Favorite Features

runs well


Suggested Improvements

none


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lots of car for the money
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By Ray in Erie
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2003 Ford Taurus Sedan SEL Deluxe 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I've had my Taurus now for 4 years, and am absolutely delighted with it. I have about 105000 trouble free miles on it. The only problem I had was the remote keypad on the door went bad, and that was replaced under warranty. It gets great mileage on the hgy (27mpg). with the price of gas I sometimes think of trading it for a 4cyl Ford Fusion or similar vehicle, but their mileage isn't that much better than the V6 in my Taurus.


Favorite Features

Leather interior, reliability, beautiful styling


Suggested Improvements

Can't think of any. Hope to keep it another 100000 miles.


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Yellow Glove Treatment
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By JIM MADDEN
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2003 Ford Taurus Sedan SEL Deluxe 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I like my Taurus with the DOHC engine and leather interior. I thought that there was a design problem with the fuel pump as I personally changed 3 in three years of ownership. On installation of the 2nd pump I bent the float arm so my gauge has been incorrect for almost a year. So this time I completely removed the tank from under the vehicle, carried it to the garage bench and low and behold I found a yellow workglove floating inside the gas tank. This car must have been built on a Monday with a disgruntled worker assembling the gas tank.It should run a little better without the restriction on the suction side of the fuel pump? Note: the interior dimensions are kind of small for a carsobig


Favorite Features

DOHC V6. Leather seating. Smooth quiet ride. Fuel economy (23 mpg average although my 97 Marquis with a 4.6 V8 gets the same or better)


Suggested Improvements

4 wheel disc brakes on the SEL models. Better utilization of space. Keep building the Taurus Not the Edsel (ie ford 500)with a Taurus name tag! It amazes me how consumers can be so duped.


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Go buy a Buick instead
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By jake's Dad
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2003 Ford Taurus Sedan SEL Deluxe 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought this SEL off of an indivdual with 73K on it back in June. What a mistake. The starter went out on it 2 weeks after I bought it. Then the brakes, then the ball joints, then the wheel barrings, then the blower. All in all I have spent 2,000 on this car since I bought it. I am ready to sell it and get a cheap little Honda or Toyota. I drive 30 miles one wa to work and the gas mileage at HWY speeds isn't great. Extremely disappointed with that. Gets 18 in the city and at best 23 on the highway. If you go domestic, get a used Century or LeSabre


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my review
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By Mike
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2003 Ford Taurus Sedan SEL Deluxe 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I took a chance on this vehicle. I own the Taurus SEL deluxe model. New, this vehicle is $24,000. I bought this car for 10,700. Talk about depreciation. Yea for second owners. Had only 14,700 miles in the summer of 2006 when I bought this car. This car is built very well. It is loaded with all the same amenities of a $40,000 car. It rides very nice, and I am extremely pleased that I have it.


Favorite Features

Moon roof, acceleration, quality, interior, speaker system, compass, and climate control. I could go on.


Suggested Improvements

None. Ford outdid themselves on the SEL deluxe edition.


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