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Pros: Durratec V6
Cons: Fuel door on passenger side. Not a real problem though.
Advice: Excellent buy for the money- Fells smoother and quieter than Camry, better fuel mileage on regular fuel.Excellent Sedan espeially with the Durratec V6. Smooth Quiet and very comfortable.
Pros: comfortable travel car
Cons: needs more base h.p.!
Advice: if you buy new ask about the x-plan(it will save you $1,000!!!the car has been flawless for the first year.the only mod.i've added is a k@n panel air filter.it did help with the overall throttle response and added 1-1.5 mpg!!(city/hwy)i am very happy with this car.awesome travel vehicle.
Pros: The 24 valve Duratec engine
Cons: That so many other people have one
Advice: Go for the program cars. You get a great car for a decent price.I love my car! It has great pick-up and wonderful handling. The seats are spacious with enough room to fit 5 adults comfortably. The look is sporty but it's a great family car with the double 5 star crash test rating. I would recommend this car to anyone!
Pros: Underpowered 3.0 L V-6 Vulcan engine...with poor mileage to boot.
Cons: Decent ride, dependable car. Good on snow and ice. Fair amount of room.
Advice: Try the Duratec 24-valve engine for more HP.....The Ford Taurus sedans are good value for the money expended. With rebates and incentives, it is easy to get a deluxe-equipped (leather, power moon roof, great CD stereo, all the goodies, etc.) Taurus SES that stickers for $24,500 for $17,500 at any dealership in North America. This is a proven model, although a bit underpowered. You can remain anonymous in a crowd since over a half million more of them roll out onto the road every year and body styles have been stangnant for a decade. Ride quality is good. Tight handling on the new cars that begs for more BHP and Torque. Car depreciates about 40% of the discounted purchase price in 2 years...so plan to keep it to 99,000 miles or put your equity into a Honda or a Toyota.
Pros: Getting out of it...
Cons: Could not start engine without turning key all the way backwards--Noisy bells
Advice: Save you money--buy a CamryAm driving a 2005 rental with 11,000 miles for over a week now, at over 100 miles/day. Vehicle is noisy, poor gas mileage (only 18.2 MPG avg), V-6 engine pickup is poor, transmission takes its sweet time to shift when you floor the accelerator,AC controls just standard, picky engine starting system. Vehicle has a large trunk, fold down rear seats, and is roomy enuf for small family, lots of leg room front and back. Good looking for a Ford product in keeping with foreign competition, but NOT my pick in a keeper vehicle. Come on Ford, get with the program. Your foreign competition has you outclassed by miles!
Pros: Leg room
Cons: the seat belt dinger.
Advice: If you want a nice car buy the Taurus.It's got great pickup for get on the hwy.It has nice body lines.My 2003 Taurus se is more comffy then are 2004 Taurus se.
Pros: electric foot pedals
Cons: headliner comming apart
Advice: stick with the old proven engine.i just bought this 2004 taurus ses, i traded in a 2004 ford ranger xlt ext.cab and lost my butt on the trade,but it was was it to get out the factory junk ranger.my taurus came with the factory moon roof i guess everything else was standard for the car.