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2008 Ford Taurus Sedan - Consumer Reviews

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SEL Sedan (3.5L V6 6-speed Automatic)

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Pleasant Surprise
By JWW on 04/09/09 18:00 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Ford Taurus Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


Review

I bought a used '08 Taurus with 1K miles. I think that this is a very underrated car. The interior is well finished with lots of features. Power is decent and fuel economy is better than expected. This is a lot of value for a VERY affordable price. It is a better car than Camry and Altima. It is very spacious in both interior and trunk. Drive one before you buy Japanese and you might be in for a surprise.
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I Like the Style
By Dave on 03/24/09 14:01 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Ford Taurus Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


Review

I've only had this car now for five weeks, and I'm really getting to enjoy its comfortable ride. Although I'm the only one in the household, I chose this vehicle because of its high rating, its likable style, in and out. It's a fun car to drive and can't wait to take it on a trip. MPG for me are 24 mixed city/highway, hoping for 30+ on the highway.
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Excellent car
By 08TaurusMO on 03/12/09 19:12 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Ford Taurus Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


Review

Bought as a replacement for my gas hog, it was like getting a raise! 24- 27 mixed driving. I am 6-2 280 and full size teen agers, all fit with room to spare, more than my Tahoe had! So far never back to dealer for anything. Has been an excellent car!
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Disapointed
By Disapointed on 03/10/09 10:41 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Ford Taurus Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


Review

I've had my Taurus SEL for 1 year and 2 months and put 17K miles on it. Other than the engine noise around town & the reliability, I like the car, but the reliability is to the point I'm looking to buy Toyota or Honda. I get 24 on the highway, unlike 30+ as others say. The good: Nice design. Nice interior. Nice headroom. Good long distance car. The bad: In the year I had it, it's now been in the shop 8 times to fix problems. Currently in shop for 2 days to fix loud tapping noise when air is turned on/off. Last week it was in shop for 2 days to replace bearings on struts. A month before, replaced other bearings..all for squeak/grinding noise. Replaced rubber seal around door.
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Its back,and its american.
By john olsen on 03/01/09 13:21 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Ford Taurus Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


Review

We still own a 1994 taurus, and when we need a new car we bought this one. My what a great car, and its american. It is very quiet which was one of the most important factors as we looked around. The new engine seems to have plenty of power. The only thing I don't like is, I wish it had more room for your feet. Other than that the steering wheel tilt is kind of strange, two postions. My old Taurus has more.
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Definitely Drive One
By RS on 11/27/08 10:01 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Ford Taurus Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


Review

What a wonderful car! Always liked the look of the 500 (more so the Taurus) and the safety features on this car are second to none. I have the Safety/Security Package, Comfort/Convenience Package, and the Reverse Sensing System. All of which were absolutely worth it. Looking for something to stuff a couple of child seats into and lug around the necessary stuff too. My friends chuckled at me when I got it. That is until I took them for a spin in it and then it was, "Wow!". My wife liked it so much, she went out and got a Taurus X a month later. Fords have come a long, long way and their tag line is spot on. Drive one, indeed.
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It's still a Ford
By GD on 11/06/08 17:37 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Ford Taurus Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


Review

While it's a sharp looking car, it's still a Ford. Disappointing highway mileage (26 mpg) is the biggest issue to me. Engine noise is a little to high and the interior quality looked a little cheap, and my cloth seats and plastic trim are already showing signs of wear and I take care of this car! I'm having transmission shift problems (as is another person I know who has one) and the car just developed a coolant leak that the dealer had to put dye in the coolant to find out where it's coming from. It is a sharp looking car though!
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Safe yet fun
By KnBama on 09/23/08 20:55 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Ford Taurus Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


Review

Wow. Lots of room! I have the leather trim and moonroof which adds to the comfort. The trunk space is awesome for bat bags and luggage. If you need a safe full size sedan this is a great choice
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2008 Taurus is Great!
By Ray Eberly on 08/11/08 06:53 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Ford Taurus Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


Review

Quiet, comfortable, responsive, good looking, and excellent gas mileage (getting 32 highway). Very smooth ride on the 18" wheels. Excellent visibility with high seating. Build quality is excellent, no problems whatsoever.
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Fantastic Value
By TheGraduate on 07/02/08 09:03 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Ford Taurus Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


Review

More than enough power. Shifts are incredibly smooth; smoother than the 2008 LE-V6 Camry I drove recently; probably the smoothest transmission I've ever experienced, actually. Engine noise is very muted; most of what you do hear is the exhaust note, which is quiet, but has a nice sound to it, very smooth yet husky. Handling is secure, and the ride is very smooth without being floaty. Brakes respond nicely, without much extra pedal travel. Sync is a pleasure. Seats are broad and supportive, but lack much side bolstering. Makes for easy entry/exit but doesn't hold you tight in corners. The leather is soft and perforated. Stereo sound quality from the more basic 6CD system is great.
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