2003 Ford Taurus 3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic Consumer Review - Not too impressed
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2003 Ford Taurus Sedan - Consumer Review

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Not too impressed
By buckwheat on

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

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This is my first Taurus, and overall is a decent package. Since new, it didn't idle smooth, ran rough, and surged when stopped in gear. After 400 miles Ford replaced half of the fuel system and fixed a rattle in the front inner fender. These are common issues. The first 4k or so I never got better than 20 MPG, but now I get 19 mpg city/ 24 mpg highway and average 22 mpg overall. The biggest gripe I have is with the seating. After driving long periods of time gives me back trouble. The root of the issue is the driverís floorboard. As it comes back to the drivers seat it narrows and leaves little room.

Favorite Features

Better keyless entry than my Lexus (more lights come on and stay on, great remote range), terrific center console, easy controls with nice features, respectable mileage, decent ride and handling. Overall, lots of well laid out features for the money.

Suggested Improvements

Poor quality, pitiful engine idle, uncomfortable seats, below average resale value.
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