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By Tom Battiato
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2002 Ford Taurus SES 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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The most comfortable and reliable car I have ever owned. Outside of regular maintenance (I change the oil religiously), the only problems I have had were a dead battery (the heat in Florida saps them), and a nail in a tire. This was the best purchase I have ever made, especially for the reasonable price.


Best Features

Comfortable seats, styling, color.


Worst Features

Maybe a little better gas mileage.


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WHAT A DEAL
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By Les
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought my Taurus used, 1.5 years old, with warranty, for less than half the price of a new one. The biggest surprise was decent handling, even better than my '00 Acura TL (before I changed springs). Lots of room inside, good fuel economy with smaller engine. Something of rarity these days, no ABS, I love it, especially on snow. For some reason there are no aftermarket parts, like lower springs, better shocks, but stock is not so bad. No ridiculous gap between fenders and wheels. My recommendation - get a used one from rental fleet, you'll save tons of money. With 65,000 miles on it, all I've changed was brake pads (twice), tires (3 sets), and ball joints. The car is driven hard and fast, almost problem free.


Best Features

Large interior, good handling, decent fuel economy, cheap to insure and repair, no ABS, six passenger seating, huge tank, 16" wheels.


Worst Features

Transmission is horrible. Slow to downshift, fast to upshift, takes a lot of fun away from the car. Offer a manual (with clutch), there is no law against it. Offer harder springs as option, better headlights.


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I've had better.
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By DalNLS
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2002 Ford Taurus SES 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Nice car with tan leather; Arizona Beige paint is beautiful. The 12 valve "Vulcan V6" is an absolute nightmare for passing power.


Best Features

Light tan leather, Dash lay out, Pretty good winter traction even without traction control feature.


Worst Features

More power for 12 valve! Transmission is down right sloppy, vibrates on rolling hills, steering wheel shakes, even with brand new Triple Tread tires, and after two alignments, Cheap rear drum brakes. I miss my Lincoln TownCar! Leather on driver's seat had to have a "facelift" because of sagging.


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O2 SEL
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By J Tate
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2002 Ford Taurus SES 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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OK tranportation, but value after buying falls too quickly.Bought for 20k now with 38K miles it's worth $7600. No thanks Ford, not again. The self dimming rear view mirrow is more of nunance than value, doesn't dim enough. Could of used disk brakes on rear instead of drum. If you buy one, get it used and save yourself the loss of value.


Best Features

I can drive down the highway and see them more common than flies.


Worst Features

Don't make this model any more.


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Ford Taurus Wagon
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By grandad9
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2002 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

The Ford Taurus Wagon has been an
excellent car--except for a MAP sensor
that had to be replaced. No other
problems. I wonder about the power
antenna that goes up and down every
time the radio/CD is turned on or the
engine is started and shut off. How
many times will that cycle before
failure--it seems unnecessary. The
car is roomy, can carry bulky items
with no problem
The 24V 3.0 is a good engine, it
has good pickup and responds well in
traffic--no complaints. Good gas
mileage for a mid-size wagon--about 26
highway, 20 or so city.


Best Features

I like the styling, but while the slope of the windshield looks good, it presents a bit of a problem with headroom. Cup holders are handy, front and rear. Good sound system for the Radio/CD player.


Worst Features

Moot point, car is being discontinued-- too bad--would have been better to upgrade the design, maybe offered AWD as an option. Taurus has been a good model for Ford.


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