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204 SES
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By Joe
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2004 Ford Taurus SEL 4dr Sedan w/Duratec (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

We have had two 2004 SES's. We owned the first one for 5 weeks before we were hit in the rearended by someone doing 50+ MPH and we were stopped. The car saved our life. I think the safety of the Taurus is fantastic. We have had the second one for 3 years. The Duratec engine if fantastic. Wonderful road car, very reliable. Still has original brakes at 80,000 miles, replaced tires at 55,000. No problems with it. 20MPG in town, 25MPG on hwy. We love this car!


Best Features

Reliability, comfort, Duratec 24V engine.


Worst Features

Automatic headlights, front power windows creak (both my Taurus' did that), wish it would last forever.


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Need part time job for gas
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Craig
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2004 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Nice mid-sized vehicle, very comfortable, smooth ride. But forget the gas savings,13-14 in the city and mine only has 15000 miles on it. Replaced my 454 4 barrel 88 Suburban with this, what a mistake - got 12 miles to the gallon with that driving in the city. Forget the resale value, was $6000.00 in the hole. Maybe they'll wise up and come up with more economical engine with new 08!


Best Features

Roomy.


Worst Features

Economical 6 cylinder.


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2004 Taurus
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By Joe
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Vehicle

2004 Ford Taurus SES 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Great road car and the 24V engine has great performance with good gas mileage. We love to travel in this car. You can be in the seats all day and not have your back hurt.


Best Features

Great performance, comfortable seats, very good handling, quiet ride.


Worst Features

Needs automatic headlights, power windows that don't creak and a transmission that is a bit smoother.


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2003 Taurus Wagon SE
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By ken
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2004 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Bought my 2003 Taurus wagon SE used from a dealer in NC. It was originally a rental with 6000 miles on the OD. It has performed very well and has required no more maintenance than that required at regular service intervals. It handles well, and has good acceleration. Plenty of room in the cargo area. The only two bad things to say is, 1) the panel material above the rear door arm rests has come loose and required repair, and 2) the luggage rack bumpers on the roof all have a small separation crack of approximately 1/8 inch, about mid-length on each one. It gets good gas mileage and is fairly comfortable on long trips. It is a very reliable vehicle and great for a family of four.


Best Features

Power adjustable pedals and power driver seat.


Worst Features

Interior door material above arm rests should be made of same material on the rest of the interior of the door.


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Buyer Beware
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Connie
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2004 Ford Taurus SES 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I bought this car used with 34,000 miles. Car was making small rattle noise with engine, dealership said was normal for this car. I trusted them & didn't buy extended warranty (bad experience in past). Thought it would last many miles before any problems. Two months later at 38,000 miles the transmission went out; stayed in shop for over a month and cost $2600.00 to rebuild. So if you hear noise check it out, don't trust dealership.


Best Features

Exterior.


Worst Features

Better transmission.


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