Used 2004 Ford Taurus Sedan

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2004 Ford Taurus

Pros

  • Low price, roomy interior, good crash test scores, available as a sedan or a wagon.

Cons

  • Low-grade interior materials
  • doesn't ride, handle or stop as well as top competitors
  • poor expected resale value.

Used 2004 Ford Taurus Sedan for Sale

Ford Taurus 2004 SES 4dr Sedan w/Duratec (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
247,369 miles
Used 2004
Ford Taurus
SES
(12)
Miller's Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
37.7 mi away
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Ford Taurus 2004 SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
140,506 miles
Used 2004
Ford Taurus
SE
(5)
Brown's Toyota of Glen Burnie
47.7 mi away
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Ford Taurus 2004 SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
221,282 miles
Used 2004
Ford Taurus
SE
(1)
Apple Chevrolet
76 mi away
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Ford Taurus 2004 SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
88,767 miles
Used 2004
Ford Taurus
SE
(7)
Hertrich Chevrolet
90 mi away
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Ford Taurus 2004 SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
126,631 miles
Used 2004
Ford Taurus
SE
(2)
Faulkner Toyota of Harrisburg
91.3 mi away
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Edmunds' Expert Review

No longer a top contender in the midsize car segment, the Taurus is still a decent buy if a low initial price is more important to you than overall refinement and resale value.

2004 Highlights

New front and rear fascias give the Taurus a slightly updated look. Minor interior enhancements include a revised instrument cluster, new steering wheel design and a passenger seat weight sensor for determining airbag deployment.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2004 Ford Taurus.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

I regret getting this car
joe shmoe,08/08/2003
Let me just get over the good stuff first.Pretty nice-looking car from the outside and smooth ride...Thats it! This car is SLOW. And talk about a POS engine: a 3.0 liter V6 that ONLY makes 155hp?! that's ridiculous, only 52 hp per liter. The interior looks as if Ford designers TRIED to make it look cheap. It handles terribly and feels like its going to fall apart above 70 MPH. My wife was car shoping and test drove the taurus only because she thought it was pretty. The day after, she brought me to the dealer and we bought the car. She rushed into it and now she hates the car too. The car was only $19,000, so I guess you get what you pay for eh?
Thanks to this car, 5 people survived a rollover crash....
flymetotheisle,11/05/2011
I am a big fan of this car...Nothing much to write except that it is because of this Ford Taurus SEL that our whole family is alive right now......We survived a rollover crash and all came out without a scratch...the car was considered totalled and with the safety features that Ford has installed in this vehicle I am alive right now to write about it...amazingly to say the least...Thank you....
Very good
johnny127,12/08/2014
Have had this car about 5 years and have found it to be very reliable. Corrosion resistance has been very good, as we live in the rust belt and on a dirt road. Car has about 130k on it. One weak point on this car is the rear coil springs. They sag prematurely even with no load in the rear and cause the tires to wear unevenly. We've had no mechanical problems with the transmission, though I wouldn't consider it a top performer compared to others in its class. Gas mileage is adequate but, again, I think others in it's class do better. The styling and road hugging ability is about as exciting as vanilla, but it gets you where you need to go.
Dependable Taurus? not so much
Luna,11/03/2010
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.
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Features & Specs

MPG
17 city / 24 hwy
Seats 6
4-speed automatic
Gas
155 hp @ 4900 rpm
MPG
17 city / 24 hwy
Seats 6
4-speed automatic
Gas
155 hp @ 4900 rpm
MPG
18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 6
4-speed automatic
Gas
201 hp @ 5500 rpm
MPG
18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 6
4-speed automatic
Gas
201 hp @ 5500 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver3 / 5
    Passenger3 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Marginal
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2004 Ford Taurus Sedan Overview

The Used 2004 Ford Taurus Sedan is offered in the following styles: SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A), SES 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A), SEL 4dr Sedan w/Duratec (3.0L 6cyl 4A), SES 4dr Sedan w/Duratec (3.0L 6cyl 4A), and LX 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A).

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