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Big disappointment
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2005 Ford Taurus Wagon SE 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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We bought this to replace our 1995 Taurus wagon, which I loved, and which would approach 30 mpg highway with careful driving. Well, the poor mileage (around 20 highway) was only the beginning of our disappointments. When we first bought the car, water would leak into the passenger floorboard every time it rained (up to a half-inch of standing water). It took the dealer 25 hours of labor to find all the leaks. Unfortunately, since then we have also lost roof brackets, the entire air conditioning system, the rear window hydraulic supports, the rear door latch, and multiple rust spots. I've never had a greater variety of problems with a single car. Good job, Ford. You've lost me.


Best Features

Color. (Discontinued, unfortunately, so I had to special-order touch-up paint for a three-year-old car!)


Worst Features

It would be nice to have a car where the AC, the door latch, the paint job, the rear window supports and the roof rack would all last more than 3 years. Oh, and if it wouldn't start rusting visibly in three years, that would be nice, too.


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Best car we've owned
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By Mike
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2005 Ford Taurus Wagon SEL 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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This car is so roomy and quiet that if you're not driving it, you will fall asleep. The trunk is huge. I feel a lot safer in this car than our previous one.


Best Features

Roominess, comfort and all around reliability.


Worst Features

Better fuel economy. 20 city - 28 highway.


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2005 SE Wagon
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By Chau
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2005 Ford Taurus Wagon SE 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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It drives well, tracks down the road very confidently, and has a good steering centering ability. Car feels solid and secure. The car is quiet at highway speeds. There are many features that come standard on this model: keyless entry, strut hood supports, 16 inch wheels/tires, liftgate opening glass, rear window wiper/washer, roof rack, 50/50 split folding second row seats, AM/FM stereo cassette, air conditioning, automatic transaxle, and floor mats.


Best Features

Favorite features are the ABS/traction control, side air bags, and the keyless entry that turns on the exterior lights. Also like the eight passenger seating capacity, cargo cover, and wide door openings.


Worst Features

Wish all Tauruses came with automatic headlamp control standard. The digital odometer should come on when the driver's door is opened instead of requiring the ignition key be in the start position. The interior lights could have an off setting as found on many minivans.


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last of the Taurus SEL Wagons
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By chris p
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2005 Ford Taurus Wagon SEL 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Have had 30 days. Great features -- moon roof, MACH stereo, great ease of audio and climate systems. Good highway mpg = 27. Only issue -- at 900 miles appeared to have transmission fluid leak, but dealer said it was over filled at factory. Hopefully no more remaining issues.


Best Features

MACH audio, auto climate control.


Worst Features

This is one of last Ford/Mercury wagons -- assembled 10/04.


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Ford Has a Better Idea
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By Tony Tavares
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2005 Ford Taurus Wagon SEL 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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This car is very reliable, a good performer, and well made. As good as any Honda, Toyota, or Nissan. I liked my first one so well, a 1998 model, I went out and bought another one. I didn't even look at anything else. My daughter bought a 2005 Nissan Altima and it doesn't ride any better than the Taurus, and cost a lot more money. The buttons on the radio stick badly in cold weather on the Nissan.


Best Features

The best feature I like about the car is I have the one without the console in the middle of the seats. That gives you a lot more legroom and it doesn't make you feel like you are glued in one spot.


Worst Features

I would like to see adjustable rear seats in the back for passenger comfort. Seats that would allow you to recline a little for comfort.


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