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2005 Taurus Transmission Nightmare
9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By sarany123
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2005 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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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!


Best Features

Looks nice, rides nice. Always loud, little barrier to outside noise or regular engine noise.


Worst Features

A transmission that lasts longer than 65,000 miles! Powertrain warranty 100,000 miles minimum!


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Paint literally dissolving off of hood!
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Paula Odom
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2005 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Within the last six months, the paint on my hood is literally dissolving away to bare metal. The vehicle drinks gas, the floor board leaks water into the car when it rains, the carpeting is terrible and the transmission is going out. This is probably the worse vehicle I have ever owned. I'll never buy another Ford again!


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Still a Ford fan
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Jackie
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2005 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought my Taurus in 2007 with about 40K miles on it. Gas mileage ranging from 15 mpg to 18 mpg. No anti-lock brakes. After about a year I started having problems with the throttle sticking, the car continues to accelerate after I remove my foot from the gas pedal. The pedal is not sticking. O2 sensors 1 and 4 went out and the car misfires and occasionally stalls when backing up, or during slow turning (like pulling into a parking spot). I was quoted about $400 to replace both o2 sensors, then another couple hundred to diagnose the other problems. Car is getting repo'd, I lost my job and cannot afford to fix the car.


Best Features

Awesome trunk space. Roomy & comfortable cabin.


Worst Features

Make anti-lock brakes standard equipment on all vehicles!


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I like my car taurus
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By irfan
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2005 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought this car in August 2009 with 74,500 miles though it's damaged from one side and mechanical problems when i got this car, i just changed the battery and the wheels in winter. Nothing else. Now 86k. No problem at all. Never went to mechanic. Reliable in any weather conditions. Ac works perfectly.


Best Features

Interior is so large you feel free and comfort while driving. At that price the most luxurious and most reliable and powerful car among others.


Worst Features

cd player,


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It's Ok not the best
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By bigjon85
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2005 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I got my 2005 and it has been a great car I lover the driver information system it's a huge plus won't buy another car without it. It's not the fast car but it does ok and I figured out the Taurus gets 24mpg city 28.6 mpg at 70 mph (highway) at least mine does. I've been that car out of state and in state road trips it's a fantastic car just had a few minor problems with it that could have been avoid it's not an FFV and the ethanol clogged up my catalytic converter and it was under EPA warranty (8yr 80k miles) and had the block melt the cover of a spark plug wire great first car comfortable for me (6'1" 298 lbs) and 5 friends all bout 6'.


Best Features

My favorite feature would have to be traction control can turn it off and the 187ft lbs of torque will smoke the tires for bout 100' I'm a show off


Worst Features

More power more torque and more options on the SE


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