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Average at best
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By lary jameson
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2000 Ford Taurus SES 4dr Sedan


Review

Average American car. Needs repair every 5-6 months. Starter, wiper motor, computer chip, brake vibration etc. Last 3 cars (Toyota & Subarus) went to 150K miles without this type of repair. Dealers can't seem to fix problems the first time but have got it right without extra charge. Cheaper than comparable Japanese make with same features but you make it up with repairs.


Best Features

Very comforable and roomy. Good seats. 30 mpg highway. Adequate power and handling.


Worst Features

If these were as reliable as a Camry it would be a great car.


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Excellent 2000 Taurus SES
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By Ronald Winn
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2000 Ford Taurus 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 SES 4dr Sedan


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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 SES 4dr Sedan


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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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Do not buy a Taurus!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Turpie
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2000 Ford Taurus SES 4dr Sedan


Review

Run, don't walk away from buying a
Taurus! Although this vehicle is fun
to drive and looks sharp, it is prone
to mechnical problems. This is the
second Taurus sedan I have owned (and
the last) and both had
transmissionproblems at about 70,000
miles (under normal city driving
conditions). Plus, they do not hold
their value, so you;re going to get
sunk on the financial end of the deal,
too. Do yourself a favor...buy a
Honda, a Toyota, but whatever you buy,
DO NOT BUY A TAURUS!!!


Worst Features

Improve the transmission so that it is more reliable.


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