1999 Ford Taurus Consumer Review: Steer Clear

1999 Ford Taurus Sedan - Consumer Review

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Steer Clear
By Tom on


1999 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan


Bought this in 2000 with about 24,000 miles. Sporty, with 24V V-6, alloy wheels, spoiler. This car has been plagued with electrical problems including wipers that periodically turn on by themselves, power locks don't work, power window doesn't work. It started using oil at about 50k miles despite changing it every 3- 4k miles and no hard driving. Gas mileage is poor for a mid-sized V6 (worse than our V6 Camry and V6 minivan). The rack & pinion steering had to be replaced at about 40k miles. Has the upgraded stereo with CD changer which sounds excellent. Overall the car looks nice and is fun to drive, but the reliability is poor. I am buying Japanese from now on.

Best Features

Stereo is excellent, the engine is fairly powerful, overall car looks good with alloy wheels and spoiler.

Worst Features

Improve quality overall, especially electrical.
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