Used 2005 Ford Taurus Sedan

2005 Ford Taurus
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2005 Ford Taurus


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


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

Used 2005 Ford Taurus Sedan for Sale

Ford Taurus 2005 SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
130,151 miles
Used 2005
Ford Taurus
A Plus Motors LLC
7.3 mi away
Est.Loan: $41/mo
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Ford Taurus 2005 SEL 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
157,701 miles
Used 2005
Ford Taurus
Ourisman Mazda of Rockville
18.9 mi away
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Ford Taurus 2005 SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
141,046 miles
Used 2005
Ford Taurus
Hertrich Chevrolet
90 mi away
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Ford Taurus 2005 SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
109,221 miles
Used 2005
Ford Taurus
Lancaster Toyota
94.9 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.

2005 Highlights

The Taurus receives a few changes this year, most in the name of simplification. Trim levels have been pared down to just SE and SEL, last year's huge array of packages has been consolidated and a comprehensive wood trim package is now standard on the SEL. Later in the model year, a tire-pressure monitor system will become standard on all models with alloy wheels.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2005 Ford Taurus.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Piece of Crap
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
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,09/22/2015
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
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

18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 6
4-speed automatic
153 hp @ 4900 rpm
18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
153 hp @ 4900 rpm
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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
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

More about the 2005 Ford Taurus
Used 2005 Ford Taurus Sedan Overview

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

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

Price comparisons for Used 2005 Ford Taurus Sedan trim styles:

  • The Used 2005 Ford Taurus Sedan SE is priced between $1,999 and$3,990 with odometer readings between 93091 and130151 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2005 Ford Taurus?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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