At 105,000 miles the transmission is failing. Reverse is broken. The shifter does not shift into gear. My only options are drive and park. Emergency break must be used or else it won't stay put when off. Electric mirrors do not work. Knob for lights falls off. Even though it's garage kept, it can't seem to handle the FL sun for the short duration it's in it. Timing is going bad possibly, so is the engine. Not one single mechanic can explain what is going on with the thing. The guesswork repairs cost more than the car is worth. Routine oil changes & tune ups, etc. No clue what is wrong. One mechanic says it looks like someone tried to steal it and that's why the shifter is broken. DONT EVER BUY A FORD!
I bought this car with 105000 two years ago and just hit 156000 this week. I have only had minor repair issues come up mainly for the age of the car but it has never left me stranded. I never thought I was going to get this much out of a 15 year old car and it's still running like a champ!
I got my 2001 ford Taurus s.e.s. model in 2013 with 132 thousand miles-NOW-169 SCARED TO DRIVE THIS CAR......I have spent 6 thousand on repairs.it started every 3 months it needed another repair. now the car last every 3 weeks and another grand to fix it everyone who has worked on this car said you have to take the hole engine out to get to parts or they have to go through the dash.TRYED TO GET ALIGNMENT they could only do front the back is welded together so you cant get a full alignment.always runs hot. I have never had sooo many problems with a car.I see reviews on ford tauarus and it says reliable haha not the ses model.when you see this car run F.o.r.d. found on road dead.A RUST BUCKET
SEATS ARE SOFT SO I CAN WAIT FOR A TOW TRUCK
RECALL ALL S.E.S. MODELS AND START FROM SCRATCH....................................................
To be fair, I have heard people say that they've gotten nearly 300k with few problems, but that was not my experience. I bought mine with 105,000, thinking it would be good for a few years. Not long after the transmission failed. When I called the transmission shop asking about my Taurus, the mechanic said, "Which one, I have seven here," so I'm guessing this happens often. In the two years I've owned it it's been in the shop at least once a month. I've spent over twice the purchase price in repairs. I would caution you not to buy this car. A Honda or Toyota with twice the mileage is still a better buy.
Comfortable (which is good cause you'll be sitting in it alot waiting for tow trucks)lots of trunk space, no-brainer layout. The bench seat in the front is great.
Needs a more reliable transmission. Parts are generally low quality and do not last long. Headlights are very dim and difficult to see out of.