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Pros: Power seats
Advice: Don't buy unless you like cars to break down when new.This is for the 2001 that is the same car. Handling, styling and comfort a great. All controls are easy to use except the windshield washer control is on the turn signal and is hard to use. Even with the smaller 155hp engine it is above average to go where you want to point it. Here is the bad. The quality is the worse I have ever had in a car. The car as been in for several things including failure to start within the first 5k and the other problems under 14k.
Pros: Moon roof
Cons: Left Leg room
Advice: Compare with other vehicles in its class and you will see why I enjoy it so muchSmooth operation and a firm quiet ride are the two things that impressed me the most when I test drove my new SEL. Features such as traction-control, ABS Brakes, 6-CD changer, ETAC heating and cooling and soft leather seats make for a wonderful environment and driving pleasure. I recommend Taurus SEL.
Pros: Illuminated keyless entry
Cons: 155 HP engine that comes with the SE
Advice: The 2002 Taurus SE has lots of bang for the buck.Lots of great features for little money. If you can live with the 155 HP engine, this is a truly great value. Very roomy inside, comfortable seats with adjustable driver's lumbar support, 6 way power seat. Good ride and handling. Decent CD player/sound system. Optional adjustable pedals and ABS are a plus.
Pros: Auto Locks
Advice: noneThis car is very comfortable to drive. Handels curves wonderful. Brakes are very good. Visibility is good, very little blind space. Wipers are not the greatest, I've had my Taures for 2 months and already need new wipers.
Pros: Power Windows, locks, trunk access & remote security system
Cons: Head restraints are not positioned correctly; noisy when back seat is lowered; tires are not readily available in
Advice: Purchase extended warranty from Warranty bytelI have a 1999 ZX2 sport model; 50K miles. I have driven mostly highway miles (11 hour 1 day trip to Columbus OH from KC KS) with no problems & good mileage. The weather turned bad; heavy rain& hail storms...the car 'tracked true' and was stable at 65 & 70 mph. The air conditioning (cycling on & off) didn't cause a noticeable drop in power. The car was delivered with 4 misaligned tires; these had to be replaced during the 1st year. I would recommend this car to anyone.
Pros: Adjustable pedals and the radio controls at your fingure tips
Cons: Doors that lock automatic
Advice: Drive it and you'll love it.........The test drive was great. I have been looking for a car that my mother would not have to sit right up on the dash and the Taurus was what I found. My mother and I was really impressed with the adjustable pedals. This has really help her from not being right on top of the air-bag. I would strongly recommend this car for people that are short or if they sit real close to the air bags. This is a strong 3.0 engine.
Pros: Rear-wheel drive
Cons: gas mileage
Advice: Buy the Sport -- handling vastly better than std or LXThis model is the LX Sport with increased power and upgraded wheels, tires and suspension. Surprisingly good on back roads (though not a TR-3) and plenty of passing power on the Interstate. Smooth, quiet and extremely well outfitted interior. Very comfortable. Mileage is what you would expect of a 2-ton V8 -- about 19 mpg.