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Best reliability of any modern car
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Daniel
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2013 Ford Taurus Sedan Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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My taurus is nearing the 60k miles mark and it still drive like new maybe a little better since it has loosen up a little.. i am the definition of a car abuser.. my taurus is floored 10 -15 times a day basically always have my lead foot all the way down.. i drive regularly at over 90.. i turn hard on every corner but man those 255/19 tire have a nice grip... downside is tire are expensive ive spent 2100 in tires in 2 years that goes to show how much i abuse this car... ive never had a single breakdown i just put gas and change the oil... this car is amazing.. might trade it for a taurus sho. Also the interior is a spaceship and if you have ambient lighting you are in for a treat.. im 23 and this is not a grandpas taurus anymore.


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Worst vehincle purchase I've ever made
5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By Erick
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2013 Ford Taurus Sedan Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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Car looks good and has power but the fuel pump and water pump both went out before 70K. Fuel pump repair was $500 and water pump repair is $1,500 +. Water pump part is only $200 but it's inside behind the timing chain and chain has to be removed in order to work on fuel pump? The absolutely most ridiculous set up. My car is a 2013 and it's May 2016 and I've had to put too much money into this car. Sad car for Ford, people told me not to buy it. Wish I would have listened.


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Solid Sedan
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Matt
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2013 Ford Taurus Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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Couldn't be happier! The car rides smoothly with very little outside noise and the cabin is big, comfortable, and reasonably well finished. The trunk is massive also! It is very attractive and surprisingly efficient and powerful. No problems passing and get 21 mpg city/30 mpg hwy but have gotten up to 39 MPG at one point. Handling isn't fun but is very secure and steers right where you want it to.


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Good looking great value
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Bill
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2013 Ford Taurus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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The car feels solid when I drive it. I like the driver position. It feels more like a sport sedan than a land barge. I'm 6 ft 220 and fit perfectly.long trips are a pleasure with no fatigue. I feel safe in this car and it's stylish in all black. a lot of features for the money. Fuel economy is good. I like the my ford touch system. Traded my 8 year old f150 which was fantastic and this was the only vehicle that made me even think about trading for.I'm very pleased


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In the Competitions' Rear View
7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By Patrick
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2013 Ford Taurus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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I purchased a used 2013 SEL with 26,000 miles. I now have 67,000 miles. The car has been very reliable. Overall, it's fairly comfortable, but fatigue sets in on long drives. Ford did an excellent job of reducing wind noise. Sadly they did a poor job of reducing road noise. I test drove it on new pavement and it was smooth and quiet. However, the ride becomes harsh on anything less that smooth surfaces. Expansion joints, road cracks, bumps all produce a deep pitched clunking sound and you really feel every imperfection. My previous Avalon and Azera both absorbed bumps with barely a notice or sound.

Other drawbacks are so obvious they are painful. The console cup holder is not wide enough for two medium sized coffee cups - the lids overlap. One coffee has to be lifted before the other can be picked up. I guess auto engineers don't actually use the components they design.

A more serious drawback has me considering trading it in after less than two years - the sound system. It is the WORST sounding stereo system I have had in car since the 1980's. The absurd center channel speaker in the dash board is a little 2" wide range that sounds like a tin can and sounds like it came out of my old transistor radio. Not to mention that it also destroys the channel separation (stereo effect.) The high frequency tweeters mounted in the front windshield columns emit hideous harmonic distortions that are painfully ear splitting even at low volumes. I cannot turn up the volume even a little without experiencing pain when certain notes are hit - literally. A car priced at $30,000 and up should have at least a minimally good quality sound system, but not this Taurus.

On the plus side, the exterior design is fairly sporty, and the interior is mostly comfortable. The engine is strong and smooth and I can close to 31 mpg even at 75 mph. The trunk is huge, although the console storage space is not so generous. The cover on the forward console storage compartment is made of hard plastic and it rattles quite a bit. The car is a very mixed bag, but I would not buy another one. Toyota Avalon, Hyundai Genesis or Azera, Kia Cadenza, Chrysler 300, and the newly redesigned Chevrolet Impala are all better alternatives.


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