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By Frank
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2003 Ford Taurus SES 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I purchased this Ford with 26,000 miles for just over $11000. The car has been great, until now With 80000 miles, the transmission failed without warning, the rear wheel bearings started screaming for attention. Now that the repairs are done, the car leaks transission and engine oil. I'm told bad design. This was my first and last Ford, I'm going back to a Jeep!


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lots of car for the money
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By Ray in Erie
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2003 Ford Taurus SEL Deluxe 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I've had my Taurus now for 4 years, and am absolutely delighted with it. I have about 105000 trouble free miles on it. The only problem I had was the remote keypad on the door went bad, and that was replaced under warranty. It gets great mileage on the hgy (27mpg). with the price of gas I sometimes think of trading it for a 4cyl Ford Fusion or similar vehicle, but their mileage isn't that much better than the V6 in my Taurus.


Best Features

Leather interior, reliability, beautiful styling


Worst Features

Can't think of any. Hope to keep it another 100000 miles.


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My Taurus
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By Kadarius Hart
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2003 Ford Taurus SES 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I love driving my Taurus on the freeway, I pass everyone. And the brakes are great. It is even good in quiet neighborhoods it won't wake up anybody.


Best Features

My favorites are the moonroof and leather interior


Worst Features

I would improve the trip meter to digital


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2003 Tarus
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By Paul
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2003 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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This vehicle is an excellent value. Dependable, fuel efficient(28MPG highway)and comfortable. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone


Best Features

Exterior styling is a home run


Worst Features

Making the 4 valve motor as standard equipment would be the only thing lacking


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Yellow Glove Treatment
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By JIM MADDEN
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2003 Ford Taurus SEL Deluxe 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I like my Taurus with the DOHC engine and leather interior. I thought that there was a design problem with the fuel pump as I personally changed 3 in three years of ownership. On installation of the 2nd pump I bent the float arm so my gauge has been incorrect for almost a year. So this time I completely removed the tank from under the vehicle, carried it to the garage bench and low and behold I found a yellow workglove floating inside the gas tank. This car must have been built on a Monday with a disgruntled worker assembling the gas tank.It should run a little better without the restriction on the suction side of the fuel pump? Note: the interior dimensions are kind of small for a carsobig


Best Features

DOHC V6. Leather seating. Smooth quiet ride. Fuel economy (23 mpg average although my 97 Marquis with a 4.6 V8 gets the same or better)


Worst Features

4 wheel disc brakes on the SEL models. Better utilization of space. Keep building the Taurus Not the Edsel (ie ford 500)with a Taurus name tag! It amazes me how consumers can be so duped.


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