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2004 Ford Taurus - Consumer Reviews

2004 Ford Taurus

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Connie
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Vehicle

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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04 Taurus
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By avenge69
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Vehicle

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


Review

First off, this is our 3rd Taurus. All 3 have had no problems at all. You cannot beat this car for the money, reliability, features, safety, and comfort. This is a well made and safe car. Even after 2, we had tested out a new Camry and Altima. Once in the Taurus again it was just a better fit with a less "tinny" feel overall. Just being hit in this car down the whole driver's side without a scratch makes you appreciate the safety and the way the car held up. People can say what they want but this is a very good looking American car you can trust. We are on our 3rd for a reason. I guess the next car will be a Fusion or a Five Hundred.


Best Features

Console shifter between the bucket seats, Sunroof, style, ride, price, safety and reliability.


Worst Features

Could have had more horsepower, but the mileage is very good just the same.


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Taurus troubles
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By rcb
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Vehicle

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


Review

Sorry I tried to save a few thousand by buying an American car. After 20 months and 37,000 miles I am faced with replacing the a/c compressor which was used for 1 season only! The cost $750.00+. Very poor quality overall .


Best Features

NONE.


Worst Features

Discontinue the model.


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Worth every 'used penny'
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Predrex
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Vehicle

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


Review

This is a great low priced, family or individual vehicle. I have found it to be a GREAT rush hour vehicle as well as a very nice open road vehicle. It could use more power in the powertrain area but it's satisfactory unless you're just looking for a performance sedan. I feel that it is far under rated. However, with the Fusion and new 500 series its days are probably numbered. With the added safety package you just simply cannot find a better car in the same class. Opt for the upgraded interior package (leather, command center, etc) and you will be more than happy with the choice. The ride of the vehicle can easily be compared to the higher priced (or class) of family sedans.


Best Features

Plenty of interior room along with above average comfort for its class. Take the leather interior option when you can. Good air conditioner.


Worst Features

The powertrain could use some real enhancement but overall it's a great highway/road trip vehicle. Once on the highway the gas mileage improves over in town driving very rapidly. Average about 19 mpg in city driving with an average of 26 mpg highway.


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Another good Taurus
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By Shannon
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Vehicle

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


Review

I owned a Taurus a long time ago that I really liked (SHO). I have had many cars in between. I decided to go back to a Taurus for my 45 minutes each way/daily commute. I was looking for a comfortable ride, decent gas mileage, good stereo, nice looking, and of course - a sunroof. The Taurus definitely fits. I enjoy driving it each day. Fuel economy could be a bit better, but considering the engine size and car design, it's not bad.


Best Features

6-speaker stereo sounds great. Smooth ride, comfortable, quiet.


Worst Features

Fuel economy could be improved. Also, installation of an after-market stereo would be difficult if you desired to do so.


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