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Not a Mustang but ...
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By Mike
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2004 Ford Taurus SEL 4dr Sedan w/Duratec (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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My Taurus has performed flawlessly for 2 years. I put Toyo Observe Ice/Snow tires on in the winter and she goes where I point the hood. I average 23 mpg. While the design architecture is dated, but it still creates an easy on the eyes profile. The stereo could stand a few tweaks but is more than commute adequate. Front wheel drive wander is noticeable, but slight. The ride is smooth, very quiet, and at the edge of luxurious. It's a shame they were the rental fleets #1 choice for so many years. That coupled with the "you pay what we pay" incentives of this past summer/fall drives down trade in value. All in all I enjoy my Taurus. I will trade it in on a new Ford 500 in 2 more years.


Best Features

Comfort, visibility, love those entry lamps. Trunk space.


Worst Features

Mute point. Production is over.


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Problems of the Week
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By Cliff C.
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2004 Ford Taurus SES 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought this as a "certified" pre-owned in March. Everything was great for the 1st month. Then one little problem after another every week or two. So far the catalytic converter, motor mounts, exhaust manifold and y-pipe have been replaced. I still get an odd rattle from under the hood. The only thing that is certifiable now is me not buying another Ford!


Best Features

System information readout. Trunk space and interior room.


Worst Features

I believe that they quit making this car so, they can't improve upon that.


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I love my car
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By Joy Browning
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2004 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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The day i went to the dealership, I wanted a little Escort. I was at that time very much overweight and I was having a hard time getting out of the car. I was walking into the showroom to purchase the little car, when I spotted this beautiful car with the color of green. I call it silver-green. I test drove it, but I already knew I would buy the car. And I love it.


Best Features

I like the radio and the control to move the pedals up close and I like to move the stirring wheel up so I can get out with ease. And best of all, getting out of the car is much easier as the car is not so low to the ground.


Worst Features

Make this into a hybrid (?) for gas economy efficiency and let me drive it for a year to test it out. I love to save gas.


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One super wagon
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By John Schroeder
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2004 Ford Taurus SEL 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought this certified program car 10 months after manufacture with 8,750 miles for $7,300 less than the Ford dealer paid for it. After 4,600 miles & 3 trips it has run perfectly with not even one little defect & no rattles. It averages about 20 mpg overall even with the super AC & a lot of idling. Very practical for me with all that cargo space, roof rack & 5 cup holders! I see nothing on the road I would trade it for, even though the basic design dates back to the 1996 model year. They sure got it perfected for 2004, & it's a shame it's being discontinued. May be a classic like the 1971 Torino wagon I bought in 1981 & sold for 33% more to buy this one. However,the Torino had a larger 4'x8' cargo space.


Best Features

5 cup holders, 2-12v outlets, great lighting in & out, great dash display.


Worst Features

Miss not having a keyhole on the passenger side. Need a glove compartment light. I am putting one in myself! Keep building it!


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The Best Car I've Ever Owned
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By Helmey
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2004 Ford Taurus SEL 4dr Sedan w/Duratec (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I traded in my '98 Taurus SE for a 2004 SEL and I love this car just as much. With leather seats, the interior feels like a luxury car and the drive is excellent with the Duratec V6. The SEL includes a lot of extras that are truly useful and make the car a pleasure to drive for long distances. The V6 Camry is a more refined car, but without the bells and whistles. The Ford is a fun car to own and a really great value.


Best Features

Sunroof, keyless entry, climate control system, automatic headlights, leather seats, accessory power outlet.


Worst Features

Better handling, glovebox light, CD changer moved to dash or trunk.


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