2000 Ford Taurus
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One of the best

by from Indianapolis on January 13, 2009

I am somewhat familiar with foriegn cars after two Toyotas, one VW and a Nissan. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised with our purchase of a used Taurus. This is one well built and reliable a...
I am somewhat familiar with foriegn cars after two Toyotas, one VW and a Nissan. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised with our purchase of a used Taurus. This is one well built and reliable automobile. Ours came with 60k miles and was later sold to a family member at 130k. Another 40k later, he sold it to his best friend who is still driving the car today. In our three years of ownership, we never spent a dime on that car except for oil changes and a set of tires. Good job Ford.
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Most Reliable car I have ever owned

by from Knoxville, TN. on December 17, 2008

I bought my 2000 Ford Taurus SE in 2003. It had 53,800, I gave $8000 cash for the car and have never regretted it. The only problem I have had with this car is the air bag sensor. Oh and the sound tha...
I bought my 2000 Ford Taurus SE in 2003. It had 53,800, I gave $8000 cash for the car and have never regretted it. The only problem I have had with this car is the air bag sensor. Oh and the sound that the car makes from the rear wheels is annoying but you compare that little annoying sound to the reliability, to me its worth it. My car has 150,000 on it now and still handles and performs as well as it did the day I bought it almost 6 years ago. Very dependable car.
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Under-rated Taurus is THE choice for me

by from Denver, Co on June 23, 2006

I used to be the Toyota man. No one could alter my belief the Camry was indeed the 'crown' it claimed to be. But on my 3rd Camry, many pesky things went awry. The power window went out. The A/C was sp...
I used to be the Toyota man. No one could alter my belief the Camry was indeed the 'crown' it claimed to be. But on my 3rd Camry, many pesky things went awry. The power window went out. The A/C was spotty. And the oil leaks mysteriously came and went-signifying a seal leak with a $600 fix as the only option... Great job, Toyota!! I sold it and got a Taurus after a test drive of one of the rental choices- Big, comfortable, quieter than the Camry. Could the whole Japanese superior thing be a hoax? I went out on a limb and bought a used Taurus with 44K. And have been very happy with the car in every way. No unforseen problems. No quality control issues. A GREAT highway car, far superior to the Camry. And plenty of room in the back for my growing teenagers... Easy to work on, easy on the eyes. Cheap insurance costs. That does it. I'm now a Taurus man. Don't overlook these great unsung cars.
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VERY AWESOME

by from Mass/Medford on February 15, 2007

I live in the New england area. I bought my 2000 ford Taurus with 36k miles on it. I travel alot for buisness and its and awesome ride. Roomy and very comfortable for long drives. Its not very good in...
I live in the New england area. I bought my 2000 ford Taurus with 36k miles on it. I travel alot for buisness and its and awesome ride. Roomy and very comfortable for long drives. Its not very good in the snow. I was very sad to see it go.... It died on me with 175,451 miles on it. I had to put some work into it when it got in the 90,000miles-112,000. Other than that its and Awesome ride!
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Unfortunate Events...

by from Toronto, ON on March 23, 2007

I got my taurus wagon back in 2000. As of 03/23/07, there's 125 000 km on it (abt 77 000 mi) and I cannot even list all the things that went wrong along the way. It's proven to me over and over again ...
I got my taurus wagon back in 2000. As of 03/23/07, there's 125 000 km on it (abt 77 000 mi) and I cannot even list all the things that went wrong along the way. It's proven to me over and over again how unreliable this vehicle has been for me... The ride is comfortable, it's a great highway rig, as long as it doesn't break down! The 155 HP V6 doesn't really put up a fight and it trails horribly to japanese and european cars when it comes to fuel consumption! The interior is roomy, but could be built with a little more attention to detail, it feels very cheap. The exterior is a matter of oppinion but to me it's nothing out of the ordinary. I wish I could rate the taurus higher, but I can only put it in the same box with the Expedition, Windstar and Focus, unfortunately. Hopefully Ford wakes up and invests some more in development. The engines, in particular. Unless they don't come up with more hybrids and/or alternative engines or don't redevelop their current engines to be 30-40% more efficient, Ford is doomed to go into extinction in this ever competitive industry, along with other North American manufacturers.
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very reliable car

by from Virginia Beach, VA on July 15, 2012

bought car in 07 used, 51,564 miles, SES model,4 door sedan with optional 3.OL, 4V 6-cyl engine and all speed traction control, paid $4,000 for it, it's been serviced every 5,000 miles, with oil chang...
bought car in 07 used, 51,564 miles, SES model,4 door sedan with optional 3.OL, 4V 6-cyl engine and all speed traction control, paid $4,000 for it, it's been serviced every 5,000 miles, with oil change, etc.. 120,000 miles had brakes done, rotors turned, change oil and oil filter replaced, lubricate everything, change transmission fluid, cabin air filter replaced,(spark plugs replaced at 109,822 miles and good until 170,000 miles); if the vehicle is serviced regularly, and yes, you have to pay for the maintenance, then the car should be reliable. I'm very happy with my Taurus and taking it for the yearly inspection and 125,000 mile checkup. I hope to get at least 200,000 miles or better out of it.
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Great handling, 24Valve 200hp Duratec is great.

by from CO on November 5, 2006

3rd Ford Wagon I have owned and just a terrifice car. I sell Honda's too so I know a great value. You can't beat the value in this car. Enjoy.
3rd Ford Wagon I have owned and just a terrifice car. I sell Honda's too so I know a great value. You can't beat the value in this car. Enjoy.
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Good and Bad

by from GA on December 26, 2014

I got my 2000 taurus in 2002 with 58k on it. It know has 238k and everything on it is wore out. It is breaking down every other day. But it was the most reliable car i have ever owned. After it gets a...
I got my 2000 taurus in 2002 with 58k on it. It know has 238k and everything on it is wore out. It is breaking down every other day. But it was the most reliable car i have ever owned. After it gets about 200k it will be wore out but before that it was a great car and i would love to get another one.
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How could anyone complain

by from Radnor, PA on July 29, 2006

This Taurus SE has been a bargain. Only issue I have had until it died at 142k was the trans was replaced at 52k by the Ford dealer for free. Even though I've been to 3 different Ford dealers they a...
This Taurus SE has been a bargain. Only issue I have had until it died at 142k was the trans was replaced at 52k by the Ford dealer for free. Even though I've been to 3 different Ford dealers they all suck compared to when I have my wife's Honda to the dealer. All in all the Taurus is not a bad car and considering I bought with a 5k rebate, how can one complain. I would buy another one again, but only if it had the 24v engine and a significant rebate. Other than that it's a decent commuter car that costs next to nothing to keep running.
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I've had excellant/reliable service so far

by from Lafayette TN on September 27, 2015

'Bought this Taurus new, and have enjoyed reliable/economical service. I've driven this vehicle 350,000 miles as of this date. I've had no issues with it, It has had ongoing/timely preventative mainte...
'Bought this Taurus new, and have enjoyed reliable/economical service. I've driven this vehicle 350,000 miles as of this date. I've had no issues with it, It has had ongoing/timely preventative maintenance. In 15 years and so many miles and engine hours some fittings/things do wear out. High wear items like ball joints and shocks, some suspension components have been replaced as needed. After so much time in service the A/C system hit its service life and was replaced. The transmission was replaced at 320,000 miles. The car still attains between 27 and 25mpg on the road in level tarrain. The car has provided exceptional service.
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