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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: 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: The SES with leather, center console shifter and standard CD player.
Cons: No power back to the driver's seat and no power passenger seat.
Advice: As stated previously, do not finance this car for five years if you plan on putting significant mileage on the car. Finance for four years and trade after three. If you take care of the car, you should break even.The Taurus is the salesman's answer to being on a budget yet needing a comfortable, safe automobile in which to travel. Ford has made style changes since 1999 that have made this an attractive automobile. For the money, there is no match if you drive a lot of miles per year(25,000 - 30,000). Finance for 4 years and trade after 3 and you won't take a bath in the deal.
Pros: sound system
Cons: windshield wiper is sucks.
Advice: The car is above the averageThe car look great, but the couple things bother me were the windshield wiper start making so noise and easily to get freeze up in the cold temperature in couple of months. The sencond is windshield spraying system freeze up easily when the temperature about 30F, dealer could not fix this problem. Third is the tires or the joint to the wheel that not blancing when you slow down the car and it was shaking in couple of months. Other than that the car performed perpectly.
Pros: Comfortable ride, stylish looks
Cons: Power antenna not available
Advice: Test drive it, you'll love itA pleasure to drive. Vehicle drives and handles very impressively. Quiet ride, very responsive acceleration. Great sound system.