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Excellent 2000 Taurus SES
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By Ronald Winn
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Vehicle

2000 Ford Taurus Sedan SES 4dr Sedan


Review

I have had no problems with this car until April, 2005. Then I had an erratic undocumented airbag light error light. The motor, 24 valve DOHC is very fast, but does not get good gas mileage.


Best Features

Excellent acceleration when needed. Very comfortable to drive.


Worst Features

Better gas mileage. Better view over left shoulder when looking back.


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Ok vehicle, but get a cheap mechanic!
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By dirtyone
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2000 Ford Taurus Sedan SES 4dr Sedan


Review

The SE/SVG looks good, inside & out, but underneath there are some pretty expensive repairs waiting to creep up on you: just after buying this car, had to bring it back in (with dealer plates still attached!) because condensation from the heater/a/c unit leaked water all over the front passenger side floor. Dealer tried to charge $800+ to fix & then I had to bring it right back in to get them to fix it completely; chirping noise from front wheels was never correctly diagnosed - front rotors were shot, had to get private garage to fix, probably saved me $250+ than having incompetent Ford dealer try to fix it; steering wheel shakes around 60 mph & when braking from 60+ down to ~30; little things kill this car.


Best Features

Car looks sharp, reasonable gas mileage, trunk very spacious, like the fold-down rear seats, power driver's seat a nice feature.


Worst Features

Improve rotor quality, fix the steering wheel shaking & road noise (noticeable). Most importantly: Ford service MUST improve!


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Don't keep it too long....
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By suzieQ
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2000 Ford Taurus Sedan SES 4dr Sedan


Review

Bought it with 32K miles, ran great for two years. Due to bad gaskets it now it has major cooling system problems that will require replacement of the entire system. (Heater core, water pump, radiator, etc.) Have been told by 3 different repair shops that this is a common problem for the Taurus, and any repairs I make will most likely need to be repeated after a year or two. This is my second Taurus & both have had transmission issues around 100K as well. Value on this car depreciates quickly too! Not a great investment.


Best Features

Comfortable, good gas mileage.


Worst Features

Better quality parts.


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Taurus among the masses
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By alaituri
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Vehicle

2000 Ford Taurus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan


Review

Generally a good basic car. I like
the styling and the way it handles,
although the base V6 is a bit under
powered. Interior comfortable enough,
back seat a little small for adults.
Gas gauge no longer works reliably.
Mechanic indicated this is a systemic
problem in the 2000's, too expensive
($600) to repair. Gas mileage could be
better. Likely go back to a LeSabre
for the size, power and better mileage.


Best Features

Handling, remote entry, room for driver, and heating and air conditioning - ranges from a furnace to a meat locker.


Worst Features

Better fuel efficiency and a little more power for base engine. A simple gas gauge that worked would also be nice.


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Love This Car
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By Posie
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Vehicle

2000 Ford Taurus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan


Review

this car is perfect for me as a young
mother. it gives me the sporty look i
want and the room i need i have had a
few minor problems with this car
(normal wear and tear issues that occur
with any vehicle) and it does make a
strange noise in the engine that noone
can figure out. however, it has always
started without missing a beat and been
ready to roll wherever i needed to go.
i will keep this car for a long time
and have recommened other people
purchase it


Best Features

the roomy trunk, the sporty exterior, the middle console


Worst Features

the cup holders in the back seat need improved. they hide in the middle cosole, but after a few years of use they slide out with a bump and get stepped on and broken


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