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2005 Ford Taurus Sedan - Consumer Reviews

2005 Ford Taurus Sedan

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Disappointed With MPG
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By desoto44
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2005 Ford Taurus Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I purchased this SEL model in October 2005 with 22,000 miles on it. I am very happy with the quality and styling of this car, but am extremely disappointed with the MPG and ride. I have an identical 99 Taurus that gets 25 MPG city/highway. The 05 struggles to get 20 MPG. The dealer told me the lower mileage was due to the fact this is a "Flex-Fuel" model, burns hotter, and nothing could be done to improve it. So buyer beware of Flex-Fuel models. Also the handling is great but you feel every bump. If I purchase another Taurus it will definitely not be a flex-fuel version.


Best Features

Quality has come a long way. Great sound system.


Worst Features

Warn customers that flex-fuel versions result in lower MPG. Smooth out ride when it comes to rough roads/bumps.


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Can't beat the value
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By DJ
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2005 Ford Taurus Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Comfy (leather & power) seats, really smooth ride, quiet and good overall handling. Good ABS brakes and fwd is great in snow. Great hwy mpg at 27-29 with a/c going and going 75 mph! I bought this car because I had a 2001 Taurus I liked - person who bought it still drives it daily to work, no problems. I bought the 2005 SEL used for $13k with only 23k miles and only 2 yrs old. Much better deal than any Honda or Toyota, and it will cost me less overall, and not rattle like those foreign cars when it has 100k + miles on it. Great quality and value in this car! I like that its a sleeper - no cops. Old, middle aged or young, rich or poor, people can all drive this car and look OK doing so.


Best Features

The ride is so nice and seats are comfy (great on long trips) - the car does everything so well that it is an easy car to live with day in and day out. Great trunk space for groceries, sports activities. Seats 6 comfortably and again, gets great mileage for a big car. I like that its American made!


Worst Features

Get rid of those loud noises that come on when 1.you start car and parking brake is still engaged or 2.your door is open, or 3.when passenger has yet to put their seatbelt on! Those beeps are downright annoying!


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Solid
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Nicol
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2005 Ford Taurus Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Bought this car with 112000 km's, so far excellent. Quiet and powerful on highway. Paid $7300. Fuel economy 9L/100k city and 10L/highway. Very happy so far.


Best Features

Moonroof, autodimming rearview mirror. illuminated entry, good stereo, heated mirrors


Worst Features

Seats a liitle more support.


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Typical Ford family sedan
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By spidermann59
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2005 Ford Taurus Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

This car reminds me of the family cars I grew up with. The all around everyday, and the two week summer vacation crusier. Room for everybody and everything. The power is there when you need. Handles well. Brakes well. Excellent value. Easy maintainence.


Best Features

I liked all the features. easy to reach and use. electric seat is great. auto rearview mirror, trunk opener button. Power mirrors, Easy maintainence.


Worst Features

Front console is sloppy. Stereo system is not upgrade friendly. Ride a little noisey. Find the blind spots on drivers side.


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Nice car for the money
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Bill
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2005 Ford Taurus Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Traded in the minivan for a sedan, mainly to improve gas mileage. We were averaging about 20 mpg with van, and about 21.5 on the Taurus after about a week; not a whole lot better, but at least it's not worse. The interior of the Taurus is nice with two-tone leather and a moon roof, definitely nice extras - makes losing the extra space in the van a little easier to take. Really like the vehicle so far - smooth ride, good acceleration, and good brakes. It has the Flex Fuel engine, but there's only one station in my area with e85 fuel, and they charge the same as regular unleaded, so that wasn't necessarily a selling point for me. Would recommend purchase of this vehicle.


Best Features

Leather seats, moon roof, outside temp/compass on dash, console setup in front, fold out arm rest in back seat, and huge 17 cu. ft. trunk.


Worst Features

More fuel efficient engine standard - to compete better with Accord and Camry.


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