2001 Ford Taurus
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Best in Class

by from Seattle on May 5, 2012

This car is without doubt, 100%, by the cliche country mile, the best car in its class. With 300,000 miles I have never once had to do ANY work to this car. I bought it new in 01 and never even parked...
This car is without doubt, 100%, by the cliche country mile, the best car in its class. With 300,000 miles I have never once had to do ANY work to this car. I bought it new in 01 and never even parked it in a garage. I have owned other cars in this class and NONE are anywhere near as good. My camry started having trouble just after 125k miles and died just before 200k, and my accord died at 175k. I did however have a Nissan that also made it to 300k miles before the expense to repair it exceeded the KBB value (That is when I consider a car dead and junk it). However that Nissan was not as powerful, not as comfortable, not as easy to drive, not as safe, and parts came from Japan so it cost more to maintain. On my taurus with the cruise set at 70 I get between 35 and 38 mpgs on the Freeway and have gotten 150k miles on each set of brakes too. Now some people will tell you that they had to have a transmission rebuild or replacement. Now as a well read, multiple car owner and gear head, I know why that is. Most cars the seals will last years and many thousands of miles longer than they will on the taurus. Now that is infact an issue with Ford's seals but it in no way caused their transmission problems. They did by not replacing them when they should have. Ford tell you that the seal needs to be replaced more often and the tell you when to replace them. If you listened then you would have had it done and paid the $100 (mostly labor as the part comes from the USA) and had the seal replaced. I have had it done on my Taurus 3 times (at ever 100k miles) and look where it is today. 300k and no sign of an end in sight. My advice is when you are buying one just ask about getting detailed records and maybe have a mechanic look at it. Look for tell tale signs of a transmission problem like dripping oil or a juttering while driving. Be careful and look close especially if your state salts roads in the winter. But a well maintained Taurus will last a lifetime.
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by from jennings la on February 24, 2010

this is the most reliable car i have ever own well actually its the on one im 22 now and ive had this car since i was 16 my taurus has 394000 miles on it and it still runs great nice cold air and warm...
this is the most reliable car i have ever own well actually its the on one im 22 now and ive had this car since i was 16 my taurus has 394000 miles on it and it still runs great nice cold air and warm heater never did anything to it but regular oil change.... and a starter a couple thousand miles ago but no big deal i was wondering when i was ever gonna have to do anything to it, it is a awesome car i will keep it till it dies and it dont look like that is any time soon....
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Very Dependable Family Car

by from Pensacola, Florida on March 21, 2013

We bought this car new in 2001. It has been a very reliable family car. It now has 228,000 miles on it and still running great. We have had to replace parts over time (altenator, radiator, fuel pump, ...
We bought this car new in 2001. It has been a very reliable family car. It now has 228,000 miles on it and still running great. We have had to replace parts over time (altenator, radiator, fuel pump, serpentine belt, spark plugs, coils, a/c compressor, oil change every 3,000 miles and lots of tires) Although we have had to maintain & replace parts of the car, it has been the best vehicle we have ever owned. In town we average about 20 mpg on the highway we get about 28 mpg.
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legendary car

by from Lansing, MI on December 5, 2009

we moved to michigan in 1999, bought a 2000 ford taurus ses right away and it lasted until about a week ago when it crashed. drove for 196,000 miles and only need some replacements. vibrations on high...
we moved to michigan in 1999, bought a 2000 ford taurus ses right away and it lasted until about a week ago when it crashed. drove for 196,000 miles and only need some replacements. vibrations on highway but nothing too bothersome. fantastic car.
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Great wagon would buy another one

by from MA on November 6, 2010

I have 110 thousand on my wagon and have had no major problems I just do regular things like oil changes, brakes, etc.
I have 110 thousand on my wagon and have had no major problems I just do regular things like oil changes, brakes, etc.
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Great Car

by from Nothern NJ on November 22, 2012

These cars have great pickup for keeping up with traffic. Smooth ride. Plenty of head room. Great for a family of four or five.
These cars have great pickup for keeping up with traffic. Smooth ride. Plenty of head room. Great for a family of four or five.
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Great car for the money!

by from Syracuse, NY on September 19, 2012

This car is excellent value. The ride is fantastic, and very soft. Mine is the SES sedan with the 3.0L Duratec DOHC engine. It has 68000 miles and everythig on it is perfect. I do regular oil changes,...
This car is excellent value. The ride is fantastic, and very soft. Mine is the SES sedan with the 3.0L Duratec DOHC engine. It has 68000 miles and everythig on it is perfect. I do regular oil changes, tune ups and maintenance. The engine has plenty of power, and runs incredibly smooth. The only problem I've had is the rear shocks and struts had to be replaced at 50,000 miles. This is a common problem on these cars and I recomend having them checked out if buying this car. Also the leather inserts on the door panels aren't very durable and my dog scratched them right off. Overall an excellent car. I've owned a 2000 Toyota Camry and I can say that the Taurus is a much better car.
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Ford Taurus - Alright

by from Melbourne, FL on September 14, 2007

Have had my 2001 Taurus for about a year. This is a very good car, but have had some problems with it, like with most used cars. The engine knocks, which I am being told sounds like a piston problem, ...
Have had my 2001 Taurus for about a year. This is a very good car, but have had some problems with it, like with most used cars. The engine knocks, which I am being told sounds like a piston problem, which could be very problematic. The transmission is also starting to become a concern, as the transmission sends vibrating like feelings through-out the car when you hit around 60 MPH and higher, and continues to vibrate throughout that speed. The car leaks oil a little bit, but has held up very well. The brakes had to be changed around 70,000 miles, the alternator also went out at that same time and had to be replaced. Other than that, this is a fabulous car.
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Reliable Car

by from Orange County, CA on March 17, 2012

I bought my 2001 Ford Taurus after it had over 200,000 miles on it, and it still ran like new! The seats are very comfortable. It handles quite well and the acceleration is great with it's V6 engine. ...
I bought my 2001 Ford Taurus after it had over 200,000 miles on it, and it still ran like new! The seats are very comfortable. It handles quite well and the acceleration is great with it's V6 engine. The only thing that sucks is that it does not come with a CD player or any other gadgets that you see on the newer cars. Other than that, the vehicle has been very reliable and I've never had to get any work done on it besides routine maintenance
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Ford Taurus - Comfort and Safety and Style

by from Los Angeles, Ca on May 18, 2006

My Ford Taurus gets me where I want to go in comfort and style, and with a sense of safety. It handles smoothly on city streets and the open highway. Speed pickup is very good. Road visibility is grea...
My Ford Taurus gets me where I want to go in comfort and style, and with a sense of safety. It handles smoothly on city streets and the open highway. Speed pickup is very good. Road visibility is great- no blind spots. Steering is very good especially in and out of tight parking spaces. Air and heat work great. Enough legroom and head room. Trunk has lots of room. I like the style -often mistake a low end model of Jaguar for my Taurus. Negs: Transmission is a concern but so far(80K miles), not a major problem. CD deck (6 CD's)is in the trunk -must stop and get out, in order to change the deck.
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