Used 2005 Ford Taurus

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2005 Ford Taurus
List price
$3,995

Pros

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

Cons

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

Used 2005 Ford Taurus for Sale

Ford Taurus 2005 SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
73,147 miles
Used 2005
Ford Taurus
SE
List$3,995
Est.Loan: $82/mo
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$110 Below Market
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Ford Taurus 2005 SEL 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
88,812 miles
Used 2005
Ford Taurus
SEL
(5)
A-1 Auto Sales
38.6 mi away
List$3,995
Est.Loan: $82/mo
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$110 Below Market
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Ford Taurus 2005 SEL 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
172,313 miles
Used 2005
Ford Taurus
SEL
Faulkner Chevrolet
94.3 mi away
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Dealer Notes
CD Player, Alloy Wheels. SEE MORE!KEY FEATURES INCLUDE: CD Player Keyless Entry, Child Safety Locks, Bucket Seats, Electrochromic rearview mirror, Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes.EXPERTS RAVE: The Ford Taurus must be the most tenacious family sedan on the planet. -KBB.com. 4 Star Driver Front Crash Rating. 3 Star Driver Side Crash Rating.EXCELLENT SAFETY FOR YOUR FAMILY:BUY FROM AN AWARD WINNING DEALER: FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED SINCE 1932, SUPPORTING LOCAL FAMILIES AND CHARITIES, OUR GOAL IS TO FIND YOU THE RIGHT VEHICLE AND MAKE IT AFFORDABLE. Ask us about our FAULKNER CHEVROLET REWARDS PROGRAM, where you are a winner just by purchasing a vehicle! Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.

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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.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2005 Ford Taurus.

Piece of Crap
Tigerman19, 5/20/2016
DO NOT BUY THIS CAR! Long story short.......this car has major transmission issues that FORD knows about but is too cheap to recall and fix. This started with the torque converter being sheered off at 60,000 miles and the total bill with the tow costing me right at $1,200. Then, only 14 months later, the transmission is now shot again. The cylinder clutch drum s going out and the transmission shop in town wants somewhere between $3,500 to $4,500 to completely rebuild the transmission. They will do a patch on it but won't guarantee how long that will last for only the low price of $1,500. When I purchased this car the vehicle had 46,000 miles on it. The car now only has 76,000 miles on it but is basically useless to drive as you can only get to 20 MPH before it kicks out of gear. I have been a lifetime Ford owner starting with the 1975 Maverick that I bought when I was in high school. I have owned also a 1988 Thunderbird which I loved and then a 1997 Expedition which was a very good vehicle. Besides the Taurus I have a 01 Expedition that I upgraded too after the 97 Expedition. I have had my share of headaches with the 01 Expedition as well. I am truly disappointed in FORD for their refusal to acknowledge they have a major flaw in the transmission of the Taurus for models around 2005. I have been a lifetime FORD advocate but not anymore. I will never buy another FORD again and hope that if you read this review that you think twice before buying a FORD and especially the Taurus.
Not bad value
darin4, 12/10/2012
I bought this car in 2007 with 130,000kms. on it. The first winter it would not start when cold. Dealer replaced the fuel sending unit ($600). Have had little to no problems since. I now have close to 280,000 kms. and the car works great. It's nothing fancy, but for the price I hit a home run.
This Might Help - Eccelerator petal gets stuck
Terri Smalls, 9/22/2015
I would not recommend ANYONE to ever by this car! Do you research on your own. This model has a record of the eccelerator petal getting stuck. Over 3 million reports. It happened to me and I had to call 911 while I was driving!! They refuse to recall until a certain number of fatalities. I am still paying for the car and can't drive it. This has been a nightmare!! I still owe a lot of money on the car, so MONTHS later. I watched a video on youtube of an older man suggesting a FIX for this EXACT model. I gave the Ford Mechanic the info from the video, he did it and it has worked for several months! The video man told us to do something with the Cruse Control Switch. It appears that once we fixed that. It would help. He was not sure how long, but it has HELPED! Once I can afford another car, I will get one QUICK! I called the better business bureau with my findings to contact ALL of you with the same problem to share info, but that brushed me off. This is a dangerous car. Don't buy it if you have not already!
2005 Taurus Transmission Nightmare
sarany123, 10/14/2010
The car was great until this week! No issues at all, until going 70 mph on major highway and revved to 7,000rpms, lost all gears except park and neutral. No warning light, no noise. We could have been killed! Just paid $3,000 for new transmission on a car that just turned 65,000 miles. Called Ford to complain,they are sorry, but too bad! No powertrain warranty after 36,000 miles. No recalls on this year/model! Yet hundreds of complaints of same situation on internet. Ford does nothing! This is my first and last Ford!
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Features & Specs

MPG
18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 6
4-speed automatic
Gas
153 hp @ 4900 rpm
MPG
18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
153 hp @ 4900 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

More about the 2005 Ford Taurus
Used 2005 Ford Taurus Overview

The Used 2005 Ford Taurus is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A), SEL 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A), SE 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A), and SEL 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A).

What's a good price on a Used 2005 Ford Taurus?

Save up to $110 on one of 2 Used 2005 Ford Taurus for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $3,995 as of08/18/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from4.2 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2005 Ford Taurus trim styles:

  • The Used 2005 Ford Taurus SE is priced between $3,995 and$3,995 with odometer readings between 73147 and73147 miles.
  • The Used 2005 Ford Taurus SEL is priced between $3,995 and$3,995 with odometer readings between 88812 and88812 miles.

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