Used 2009 Ford Taurus X Wagon Consumer Reviews

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Best car of this type

ford_lover2, 11/10/2013
Limited 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
7 of 7 people found this review helpful

We needed a car with a third row of seating. After driving all kinds of models, we decided the Ford Taurus X was the most comfortable and easy to use. The car isn't terribly distinctive, but it is fairly user-friendly. We bought ours used and have only had it about 5 months, but so far we are very happy with it. It has almost as much room as our old Windstar van and it is has a very comfortable ride. The best part about it is that it has two rows of usable seats in the back. This particular model was only made for a few years but it is well worth it if you can find one. If not, go for a Flex which is almost the same thing.

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reliable, practical and good value for the money

RobH, 09/28/2020
SEL 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
4 of 4 people found this review helpful

My review is going to be odd as its for super long period. I special ordered this 09 taurus x in late 08 and i believe it was one of the very last taurus x's made when the stopped production of this model in February 09. Since i am wary of too much tech gadgetry causing problems, i ordered it with essential features, like A/C, the basic sync stereo system so the cell phone can sync to the car. but i did not want auto shutting tailgate, or dvd players that could break or a sunroof that could leak. I keep cars for a long time. So i value reliability above all else. so i delete these type options when ordering. this car was first delivered to my local Ford dealer in Hawaii, where it was driven daily for the first 5 years to work at pearl harbor and used for normal home depot and shopping trips. During that time, i put about 34,000 miles on it and had no problems at all with it. just changed oil. i then shipped it to los angeles and drove it to ft lauderdale florida to a relatives house where i use it when i visit them a few times a year. Over the years, i have driven to back out to Utah and then back to Florida and then up to Virginia and basically, all over the country. But its still fairly low mileage for its age of 12 years. but what i am impressed with is that absolutely nothing has gone wrong with this car in all these years. i have changed oil over the years and tires once. thats it. The car still has the original battery in it, which i find incredible. normally car batteries last about 5 years. but this car drives like brand new and it looks like a car only a couple years old. the edmunds reviewer say the engine is loud and unrefined under hard acceleration. their wording seems to exaggerate what i observed. what happens is if you push the gas pedal all the way to the floor, you will hear the engine roar, but its about what you'd expect to happen when you floor board the pedal. this will likely never be experienced by normal driving as if you do that, the car lunges forward rapidly to such a degree that i can't imagine anyone needing to throttle the engine to obtain such sudden speed. so its a non issue to me. but if you can find one of these cars thats been well maintained, chances are you will find you got a solid, well built car thats practical. If you can't find one of these, as another reviewer wrote, look at the Flex. its essentially the exact same car with same driving dynamics. but as with any car, i would suggest to get a model with the least amount of "bells and whistles" as i find most of the complaining about cars in general are such that they are upset with some of the gadgets not working, that they probably don't need. Just get options you need

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Ellen, 08/27/2009
Eddie Bauer 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
6 of 7 people found this review helpful

I studied, read reviews and visited many show rooms before purchasing my Taurus X. This was the best purchase of my life! The vehicle is economical, reliable, beautiful, roomy, and comfortable. I take many vacations with my family of 5, making this vehicle perfect for our needs. The seating configuration of 2 front, 2 middle and 2 3rd row, opens up the available space and allows passengers to see/communicate well. I am thrilled I had the opportunity to purchase this car and am saddened that Ford has decided to discontinue it. BIG MISTAKE FORD!!!!

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Taurus X - good car but

Rae, 09/02/2010
SEL 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
6 of 7 people found this review helpful

Feels solid, comfortable, flexible, enough muscle for family care, very safe, fair mileage (18 mpg), nice ride, low wide stance very attractive. Found reliability problems with battery dying, trans computer malfunctioned disconnected trans while running, front end strut connectors poor quality. Been driving Fords since early 70's. Not as reliable now. Wish Ford focused on reliability longevity and had more comfortable steering wheel (bigger diameter please with thinner ring).

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Poor Gas mileage

Derek, 09/17/2009
SEL 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
10 of 13 people found this review helpful

Overall the car rides nice, but the seats are very uncomfortable. Leather is not real leather, some type of bonded leather or whatever it is. Lots of issues with the window on driver's side not working. Been in the garage 6 times in 7 months for repairs. Center console very outdated.

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