2004 Ford Taurus Consumer Review: Dependable Taurus? not so much

2004 Ford Taurus - Consumer Review

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SE Sedan (3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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13 of 14 people found this review helpful
Dependable Taurus? not so much
By Luna on


2004 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


I bought this car 5 years ago, one other person had used it, it had about 15,000 miles on it but it was in very good condition. My parents told me it was a dependable car, and since I was 22 at the time I knew so little about cars and trusted their judgment, and knew I it would take me a while to get through college, so dependable seemed ideal. Even if I was already a little wary of Fords, and the color is awful. A year and a half after I bought it we paid $800 to fix a problem with the transmission. Now it appears the transmission may need fixed again, maybe even replaced. It has difficulty shifting gears, which can be nerve wracking when you are trying to get onto a freeway.

Best Features

I like the sun visors, I can usually adjust them well enough to block the sun but still see the road. I like the power locks, power windows, keyless entry. The chairs are comfortable.

Worst Features

please find a dependable transmission for a "dependable" car. I read through these reviews and I know mine is not the only one.
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