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IF only the brakes worked!
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By daisyq07
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2003 Ford Taurus SEL Deluxe 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

The interior color gray is kind of boring. But my huge concern is the brake system. If I have to stop quickly and I press down on the brakes, it will stop THEN keep going after it stops! It is very scary and I feel totally unsafe. I had them checked 3 times and each time I was told that it is just the way the car is. Be very careful if you get this car! It is very roomy. The seats are not comfortable after a short ride. It is kind of sporty looking and can switch lanes quickly, which is nice.


Best Features

Roomy.


Worst Features

Fix the darn brakes.


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Best Value on the Market
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By David
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2003 Ford Taurus SES 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I actually decided to buy a Ford Taurus after I had rented several. For the money there is no better car. A lot of features, smooth ride and sporty, yet family oriented looks. I have put a lot of miles on this car in a short time and have had absolutely no problems.I am very impressed with the amount of quality Ford put into this car for the price they sell at. The handling and response of the Taurus is outstanding. It has kept me out of several accidents.


Best Features

The exterior looks, with the sporty rims offered on the SES package. Controls are very user friendly. The suspension gives the illusion and handling of a sports car in evasive maneuvers, but rides like a family sedan.


Worst Features

Nothing particularly comes to mind. I am overall highly satisfied with this vehicle and would definitely consider another.


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Taurus
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By tx
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2003 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

The car itself runs pretty ok. I have some brake issues, nothing that a good brake job or stopping a good 5 yards away from the car in front of me can't fix. But tis expected when the car has over 100,000 miles on it.


Best Features

Not really sure if there is any. It's bottom line.


Worst Features

The man at the Ford office told me all 2003 Tauruses have an air conditioning problem in which resister shorts conveniently every year. They want to replace the entire system. Which I cant afford. I pay 20 bucks a year for a resistor. I also have a puddle under the dash left side every time it rains.


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"Worth the money"
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By Madison,WI.
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2003 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought my 2003 Ford Taurus SE with 28,000 miles. It now has 33,250 miles and I have already had to replace the steering rack and front rotors. Luckily Ford paid for it. Since I only paid $10,000.00 for it I think it is worth the money. It has a solid ride feel. It also has good pick up and passing abilities for the standard 155 horse V6. I really like the 6 disc cd changer audio system. For a car with rental car status I think this was a solid buy choice. Remember that rental car companies wouldn't buy cars that they would have to fix or repair often. I would recommend buying this car since it will be going out of production in 2006.


Best Features

Great exterior style compared to older models. Good power from standard V6. Solid ride quality. Smooth 4 speed auto transmission.


Worst Features

Better gas mileage out of 3.0 V6. Needs better quality shocks. Longer warranty to compete with other companies.


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Overall, A Great Car
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By Joe
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2003 Ford Taurus SES 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I have had this car for 1 year with no problems. My only problem is that after only 1 year and 12,000 miles, the car is not worth anywhere near what I owe on it.


Best Features

Looks and comfort are excellent. Also a nice driving car.


Worst Features

Less cheap plastic on the door panels and a better quality of leather for the seats.


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