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1999 Ford Taurus

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40k and it's ready for the junk heap
3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By JoeCool
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1999 Ford Taurus LX 4dr Sedan


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A poorly constructed, planned obsolescent American embarrassment. All major components have worn out at about 40-50k miles. A strong reason why the Japaneses are decimating the American auto industry. Not recommended


Best Features

Average power and room for a family car.


Worst Features

Engines makes a huge amount of noise, the transmission shifts like a bull and it is constantly reminding you of its lack of sophistication.


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Great car
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By djeve715
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1999 Ford Taurus LX 4dr Sedan


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This has been a great car for us. We have owned this car since there were only 4 miles on the odometer and the only repair has been the alternator and that was just this month. I have replaced brake pads once, that was only because I abused them. I am very satisfied with this car.


Best Features

Very low maintenance, great gas mileage.


Worst Features

Could be a little more comfortable.


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Detroit must do better
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Withheld
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1999 Ford Taurus LX 4dr Sedan


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Bought after light use as an executive rental car. At 37,000 miles, power steering on front-drive car required complete replacement at great expense. Electrical system problematic (wipers turn on without human intervention). Full 60,000 mile maintenance done by dealer. Within one week, battery dead; car wouldn't start when hot. Finally died completely. Alternator/generator replacement. Auto transmission shifts taking longer and longer. Transmission locked into third on steep hill, engine lugged up hill, check engine light on, diagnosis: two cylinders blown, substantial repair required. Car being sold as-is, at substantial discount from nominal value, with 71,000 miles. Ford unresponsive.


Worst Features

Quality, reliability, much longer warranty needed.


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Buy it again
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By Raymond Allen
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1999 Ford Taurus LX 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car from my parents 4 years ago. I have put over 80,000 miles on it without anything more than normal maintenance. The only problem I've had with the car is the brakes. The rotors warp after 8,000 to 10,000 miles, faster if driving in mountainous regions.


Best Features

Ease to drive, sufficient power, smooth ride.


Worst Features

Improve the quality of the rotors.


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Good Car for the Price
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By dhermesc
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1999 Ford Taurus LX 4dr Sedan


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We bought a '99 LX used in 2001 with 17,000 miles, paid $9,500. Pretty base model, no power locks, no power seat, steel wheels, base V6. It does have the AX4N transmission, the same one that goes in the Duratech powered cars, should last longer then the car - much better then the AX4S that normally goes in the Vulcan powered cars. Driven the car 66,000 miles with two repairs; the wiper washer pump and an exhaust sensor - total about $150. New rotors on the front at 60K, trannie flush at 40K. Paint looks good, interior is in good shape too even with two kids tearing it up. A good rock solid car for the money; bought my mom one just like it a month later for even less.


Best Features

Low maintenance, fair mileage (24 mpg every tank since bought). Have never added a quart of oil between changes.


Worst Features

Low power, some wind noise, uninspired looks. Front leg room is somewhat limited - I'm 6' tall and it's a little cramped. Don't know how they sell any Tauruses new, they lose half their value in a year, but if you buy used it's a steal.


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