This car has been nothing but a pile or crap. Bought it from a dealer with 49000 miles. Have had to replace the master cylinder for the breaks (3 mo. after owning it), transmission (5 mo after owning it), altnator (4 Mo after owing it).
Was previously a business owned car should have been decent. Theres contantly something wrong with it and it leaves me stranded. The horsepower is crap compared to the 4 cylinder car I had previous. No Power! Don't hold its retail value. The only thing good about it was the price but, I need a vehical fast as my other was totaled in an accident. Never again!
The power locks, windows.
Needs a better sound system. More horse power and more reliablity.
My Taurus has been pretty reliable, although when it rains hard or is going through an auto car wash it gets water in the front passenger foot-well, through the rear passenger side seat belt winder in the back window, and also in the trunk.
This make it awfully difficult to store valuables anywhere in the car without worry of water damage!!
I would love to hear if anyone has remedies for this aside from taking it to a body shop, I'm a do it yourself-er.
Make a car that doesn't leak so bad. The fuel economy on the hwy is so so, can't seem to get above 25 mpg.
My 96 Buick 4 door averaged 30 mpg, being driven hard none the less! I do like the looks of the new Taurus but awful spendy!
ive bought my ford taurus used with only 40,000 miles on it, it now has 74,000 miles on it and is still running strong ive no problems, just natural wear and tear on the brake pads and rotors, i drive it daily and handles very well on the freeway! it handles poorly in the snow, but other then that i have no issues with my transmission failing and have had it reqularly service every 3,000 miles. great car!
i like the ac and the stock radio unit it has installed and well as the optional cruise controll.
could use improvements on the brakes and turning radiaus.
I have been driving the Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable since 1989, company cars, I used to make fun of them unitl I had a BMW, the Taurus is bulletproof.
Corporate America buys these cars because they are safe, low insurance rates, ample parts, and they are cheap to own.
The only weak point on the car is the transmission.
Granted company cars only have pedal to the floor, brake to the floor, but at 65k the transmissions will fail.
I just bought a 2006 with 28k for personal use and asked the ford dealer for an extended warranty only the cover the tranny.
My gas mileage averages about 22 city and 28-32 hwy, for a car of this size its amazing.
My sons Scion is not much better.
This is the first Ford I have ever bought. Truth be told, the only reason why I bought it was I got a good deal. I have it up to 165,000 miles now, and I have only replaced the alternator, tires, all brakes, and the radiator. Previous owner must of had a wreck, the radiator was damaged from an unknown accident. I don't count that against the Taurus though. I average 30-32 MPG! I drive 150 miles round trip everyday, all highway miles. It rides smooth with newer tires, and is somewhat comfortable. All in all, I think its an ugly car with a bland interior, but for 6500 bucks, I have driven the car 100,000 miles. I find that much more sexy than a loaded sports car.
Miles to empty readout, cold air! HOT HOT heater. It can fit 6 people, kinda cool when we don't want to take the van out.
No needed suggestions, have you seen the 2011 Taurus? They got that one right!