2003 Ford Taurus Consumer Review: Too much money, too little car

2003 Ford Taurus - Consumer Review

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Too much money, too little car
By dtskiles on


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


1. A car should have pickup or gas
mileage. Ideally, it should have
both. This car has neither. A Camry
or Accord can accelerate faster and
needs much less gas.

2. Details details. Why do you have to
unfold the front seat to get to the
change holder? Why can't the stereo
get signal on cloudy days?

3. The car had trouble starting on a
mild spring day with only 2200 miles
under it's belt. That's pathetic.

There was a time when Accords and
Camrys were fighting to catch up to the
Taurus - America's #1 selling car in
the 80's. Now they're not in the same

Best Features

Good legroom in the back.

Worst Features

Better acceleration. Better gas mileage. Better interior design. Improved stereo. Lower sticker price.
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By kennjame62
on 06/22/11 09:21 AM (PDT)

Ideally, you should have checked your engine. The SES, according to edmunds, came OPTIONAL with the 24V DOHC 200HP engine. That is the one for pickup. Chances are that you have the base 12V OHC which only has 155hp, which is what my dads 4 cyl 99 altima has. Secondly, either engine manages 25-28mpg highway and 20-23 city. Q2--You didn't get the good interior. 3. You got the shitty sound system which has a TSB. 4. 03 Tauruses with the SHITTY engine have a starter recall. Read Edmund before you buy. You may have a shitty car but it could have been prevented, as these cars are usually very reliable.

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