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2005 Taurus
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By big_big_jon
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2005 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I never really liked Fords but this Taurus is great the only way it could be better would be if it had the DOHC 24 valve. it get's great gas milage. I'm gettig about 26 mpg which is better than I expected out of it. I've had no major problems with it. I love the car.


Best Features

My favorite fearture would have to be the fact that it has enough interior space and the power to move it.


Worst Features

Improvement would have to be a more powerful engine


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Worth every penny
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By Good to Go
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2005 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought with 7k miles, it now has almost 130k and without any mechanical issues along the way. Car was a great buy for the money and has been very reliable to date. Fuel economy has been pretty good as well. Overall a well built vehicle that was thousands less than the competition.


Worst Features

Reduce road noise


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TTU Fan
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By drc1
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2005 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I have just traded for an '05 Taurus. First one I've had. Bought it used with 57,000 miles. Looks like all of the reviews are great. Looks like no one had any transmission problems. That always a concern when buying a used car. It rides great and getting 18mpg so far. Not too bad. Partly in town and out. Got a great trade in deal. Seems like the Taurus does have have a good trade in value. Bought it at the end of the month. Maybe that was the reason.


Best Features

Cup holders, engine performance, dash panel.


Worst Features

None so far


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First Taurus
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By First time owner
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2005 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Transmission replaced at 26,000. New Ball joints at 30,000, brakes repaired twice, electrical problem with transmission, all repaired under warranty. Ford dealership that did the work was really good. If I buy a Ford again it will be because of the dealership. Car appears ok now, bought it used with 10,000 miles on it so it may have had rough use. Car is a little noisy on the highway, rear side visibility somewhat restricted. Car air and heat work good. Mileage about 27 to 30 on highway.


Best Features

Information given on status on engine and transmission given on dash. Has room for 6.


Worst Features

Get that quality up a little


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I was warned
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By Gary
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2005 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought this used with 12000 miles and still under factory warranty. AC wasn't working, needed seal put in. Gas gauge started to flucuate between empty and full along with display message of fuel comp error. Took 4 trips to dealership to fix. Once when I was discussing with a customer his scan tool he had sent in for repair at my job I mentioned I tested his tool on my Taurus. He said, " your tranny and one motor mount will go bad". 6 months later tranny went out at 36200 miles. Ford dealership said it was a stripped pump shaft in torque converter. I get about 29-30 mpg highway with the 3.0L six, but just don't trust the car anymore, will probably trade it soon.


Best Features

When working, decent car


Worst Features

Reliability


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