2001 Ford Taurus Consumer Review: Bought Used, Traded-in after 6

2001 Ford Taurus - Consumer Review

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SES Sedan (3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Bought Used, Traded-in after 6.5 years
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2001 Ford Taurus SES 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


I bought my 2001 Taurus SES used at 10K miles from a KS dealership. CARFAX reported car was a former rental in Hawaii. Had no probs until within last 2 yrs--the heater completely stopped working (bad heater core), the fuel gage shows max all the time, two light bulbs burned out behind the speedometer, cruise ctrl OFF button won't work, and check engine light that will not go out. The heater core is a $700 fix. I also had hail damage. I traded it in at 96k miles for a brand- new car. Got $1700 for it. The buying dealer didn't know about the heater being broke, nor about the hail dmg...I traded it in during an ice storm; the ice covered up the damages :)

Best Features

Large roomy interior

Worst Features

The air conditioning panel all looks too plastic and cheap design. The headlamp knob is also cheap; they were all wobbly and on the verge of falling off.
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