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Great Car!
By Deidre on 08/08/06 08:19 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Review

I purchased a Taurus in the in mid-2005 and couldn't be happier. It has nice torque for its class and has great styling. Decent, not great fuel economy. Overall great value!
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Good car for the money
By Sally E on 07/03/06 07:48 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Review

Really good bargain for the money. I bought it new and have had no problems whatsoever. First Ford I've owned, and will most likely buy another one.
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Great car, great value, and very solid
By RyanMartin on 06/07/06 11:55 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Review

I put about 23-27k miles a year on my car and it has been extremely solid. Cheap car to begin with, but build quality of a higher line. I passed 67,000 miles yesterday and it runs like new. I get approximately 26-28 mpg on the highway and the V6 has lots of get up and go. My last Taurus was sold for $1800 after 10 years of driving and 215,000 miles; they are excellent transportation vehicles. Much better value than Camry or Accord.
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My 2005 Taurus SE
By Rod on 05/03/06 16:23 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Review

I purchased this vehicle in February. My driving experience has been very pleasant thus far. The ride of this car is smooth. It's quite roomy for a sedan. Try to get the 24 valve DOHC Duratech engine instead of the 12 valve Vulcan engine if you can. The former has quiet a bit more HP.
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Great car for the money
By William on 12/24/05 13:43 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Review

I bought my 2005 Ford Taurus in August. When I got in it and started it up, I knew even before I left the dealership for the test drive, I wanted it. When I got out on the open road, it really had pick up, and the ride was so smooth. It has all the options I've ever seen in a car. This is my first midsize car, as all I've driven so far are Ford Escorts. I like the Escort too, my wife has a 2002 model. By far the Taurus is a real upgrade from the Escort. Although Ford is making 2006 the last year for the Taurus, I'll probably look into a Fusion, or a Freestyle when my wife is ready to trade her Escort. The gas mileage isn't as good as the Escort, but it's great when traveling.
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2005 vs 1999
By Sue on 11/12/05 00:01 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Review

It seems I get more miles from a tank of gas compared to my 1999 Taurus. The interior control panel not good-the speedometer is blocked by steering wheel on right and right hand or have to tilt wheel up higher to be able to view speedometer. Don't feel like I have the head room compared to the 1999- sitting close enough for pedals and steering wheel my head is very close to visor. Feels like less space in front seat.
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Not a Good Vehicle
By Not a Good Vehicle on 11/03/05 20:07 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Review

I have had the car for about a month and we have been having problems running the E-85. It is a FFV and we still are getting terrible gas mileage -- only 19-20 and we can't get it to start most mornings. I have been to many dealers discussing the problem and not one dealership can give me a straight answer. My suggestion is to everyone to never purchase the E-85 Ford Taurus as they get terrible gas mileage and have major problems starting at even 62 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Great Deal for the Money
By ray on 09/01/05 10:11 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Review

I bought the car from a new car dealer's used car lot with close to 15K on it. It was a super deal and the car's ride is smooth with adequate leg room. The design of the car and associated option package was excellent.
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2nd Taurus in family
By John O. on 08/23/05 15:13 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Review

I really didn't know which car I should get for commuter car. I drive about 30k per year and with cost of gas needed something to get 25+. This car fills that need nicely. Ok sound system, solid quiet ride, roomy trunk. As commuter cars go, this one rocks.
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;)
By Deric on 07/30/05 15:44 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

Review

I would buy again. I was reluctant to purchase this vehicle, but did it anyway. I have to say I was wrong. I have been most impressed with my experience. Recently I took it on a 1200 mile road trip. Wow ... 26 miles to the gallon (that was with a full load and the air conditioning full blast the entire way) and yet it still had plenty of passing power on the highway!
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