2000 Ford Taurus Consumer Review: ... a love/hate relationship

2000 Ford Taurus - Consumer Review

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SE Sedan (3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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5 of 9 people found this review helpful
... a love/hate relationship
By johnwz on


2000 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan


It's tough to describe how I feel about this car. Got it used in 05 with about 140,000 miles on it and currently have close to 208,000 logged.

The V6 is powerful but, of course, trades off fuel efficiency.

Over the years I have noticed it has been losing coolant more than it should be, along with persistent cylinder misfires, always on cylinder 1 and the corresponding spark plug comes out looking worse than the others. I got a new cylinder head and spent a weekend putting that in. Maybe about 2000 miles since then the
car runs better than ever and haven't noticed any more coolant leak.

Somehow the transmission has remained solid throughout ownership.

Best Features

V6 acceleration.

Worst Features

Try not to use faulty cylinder heads, Ford.
Recommend (5) (4)

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