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2002 Ford Taurus

2002 Ford Taurus

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Good Solid Car

by from Oberlin, OH on November 24, 2009

I've owned this car for 7+ years, and driven it for 110,000 miles. It feels steady on the road and is very comfortable. The only things I've had to replace so far are the tires and battery. Great car!
I've owned this car for 7+ years, and driven it for 110,000 miles. It feels steady on the road and is very comfortable. The only things I've had to replace so far are the tires and battery. Great car!
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Best Car I could have bought for the price range.

by from Winona, MN on February 28, 2010

I'm the type of car driver that will usually have a car for an extended period of time and drive it into the ground. My last car got to around quarter million miles. Bought 2002 Taurus about 5 months ...
I'm the type of car driver that will usually have a car for an extended period of time and drive it into the ground. My last car got to around quarter million miles. Bought 2002 Taurus about 5 months ago, with about 100k on it and it is working very well. I stress if you plan on getting 200k plus on any car to keep up with your: lube oil filter (always synthenic), coolant flushes (every 100k or 5 years), tranny flushes (every 40k or 2 years). I have only put about 6,000 miles on it so far, but look forward to hundreds of thousands of more miles to come. Only things I would add to the Taurus would be heated leather seats. Drives out very nice and smooth, if you set cruise at 55mph to 65mph you should be able to get around 30mpg's. Mine has a couple hints of rust spots, so if you live where there is snow, keep it washed. It was also never kept in a garage until now, so not uncommon for a couple small rust spots. Overall good solid unit.
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LUVIN' IT

by from FT. SMITH, ARKANSAS on April 9, 2012

I BOUGHT A VERY WELL TAKEN CARE OF 2002 FORD TAURUS WAGON..HAD IT FOR ABOUT TWO MONTHS NOW. REPLACED A MOTOR MOUNT, BOUGHT 4 NEW TIRES AND AN OIL CHANGE IT HAS 126K ON IT AND I AM LOVIN' IT
I BOUGHT A VERY WELL TAKEN CARE OF 2002 FORD TAURUS WAGON..HAD IT FOR ABOUT TWO MONTHS NOW. REPLACED A MOTOR MOUNT, BOUGHT 4 NEW TIRES AND AN OIL CHANGE IT HAS 126K ON IT AND I AM LOVIN' IT
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Best Car I Ever Bought Next To My 2005 Focus SES

by from Liberty, MO on January 15, 2010

I just bought my 2002 SES the other day and it runs great at 143000 miles. No major effects were wrong with it. I loved the 24V DOHC engine and the Mach stereo system. Wasn't pleased on the position o...
I just bought my 2002 SES the other day and it runs great at 143000 miles. No major effects were wrong with it. I loved the 24V DOHC engine and the Mach stereo system. Wasn't pleased on the position of the 6 disk changer, but at least it has one as all I listen to are my cd's. The handling is awesome and absolutely LOVE the ford brakes. No one has better brakes than Ford. Trust me, I've looked. I would reccomend this car to everyone. This car will be with me till it quits, then I'll buy a new engine for it and run it some more....
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It's a Tank

by from Michigan on February 27, 2012

It's govenor limited to 110 MPH and moves well on the highway. Great gas milage for a large car. I got the SES 2002 in 2008 with 120,000 on the O. As of today it has 226,100 miles on it and it's still...
It's govenor limited to 110 MPH and moves well on the highway. Great gas milage for a large car. I got the SES 2002 in 2008 with 120,000 on the O. As of today it has 226,100 miles on it and it's still running strong. I've had a starter go out on me a few months ago. I replaced a battery last year. The power steering pump died at about 190,000. I've had a few minor part issues, but this thing has only left me stranded once out of all those miles. I've got a small rust spot over the rear wheel that just showed up this winter, other than that it looks great. Overall I'd have to say this is a well built car! Just put synthetic oil in there and do the regular maintainance and it shouldn't give you much in the way of problems unless it wasn't taken care of by a previous owner. I'm going to run this car until it dies and I really think I can get over 300k out of it before that happens (I do a lot of highway miles).
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Great Metal for the Money

by from Va. on January 7, 2008

I bought my '02 SEL Wagon new and today turned over 92k. Yes, there have been a few minor mechanical problems, but nothing costly, out of the ordinary, or unexpected. My wagon has the base Vulcan engi...
I bought my '02 SEL Wagon new and today turned over 92k. Yes, there have been a few minor mechanical problems, but nothing costly, out of the ordinary, or unexpected. My wagon has the base Vulcan engine, which is not a stellar performer, but certainly capable and mileage is acceptable. The car will cruise effortlessly on the turnpike all day @ 70+ and return 26-28 MPG. Auto climate control is great and is truely "set and forget" comfort all year round. When I trade, it will be for the new Taurus, which I have driven are REALLY like.
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the ONLY sedan I could ever like enough to buy

by from Sherwood, Ohio on March 2, 2013

First: I have always driven vans or station wagons, I detest a sedan with a trunk. Second: We were in a tight financial situation and we bought this particular car because of low price & excellent con...
First: I have always driven vans or station wagons, I detest a sedan with a trunk. Second: We were in a tight financial situation and we bought this particular car because of low price & excellent condition. Not what I was looking for but my husband insisted it was too good to pass up. I got a moon roof, white leather electronically adjustable seats, cd changer in the trunk, fin on the back, no rust, 6 cylinder with 108,000 miles for 4600.00. How many times do you find an 8 year old car that nice for that price? I bought it in August. In October we took a road trip and drove it 800 miles in 5 days and it did not give me a single problem. It was flawless until it got really cold out. I don't know whether the problem is with Taurus cars in general or just my car, but the heat is lacking. It never really gets hot enough inside the car to suit me, and it has trouble with humidity on the windshield sometimes, then we have to crack the windows for about 10 seconds and it clears right up. All I have had to do to is change the oil. I do plan to get that heat thing checked out. The trunk is enormous and it really could seat 5 comfortably.
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Hope to kepp this car going

by from raciine,wi. on January 26, 2012

This is the 3rd Taurus I have nad .They are a goodcar for older people,because of thier reliability. Plan to get another whrn the time is right. Thanks for happy driving.
This is the 3rd Taurus I have nad .They are a goodcar for older people,because of thier reliability. Plan to get another whrn the time is right. Thanks for happy driving.
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"D" pendable

by from Dallas, TX on October 25, 2011

I bought my 2002 in 2003. It is the best car I have owned so far. I usually buy used and keep up the regular maintenance, this car just won't let me down. I've got 134,000miles on it. I've had to do t...
I bought my 2002 in 2003. It is the best car I have owned so far. I usually buy used and keep up the regular maintenance, this car just won't let me down. I've got 134,000miles on it. I've had to do the regular minor repairs, nothing expensive. Tires, battery, alternator. My heater just went out, so I will be fixing that next. Overall , the best money I have ever spent on anything... Plus, it STILL LOOKS GOOD.
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A vastly under-estimated and under-appreciated car

by from denver, co on December 5, 2006

I just traded my 2002 SEL and was a little sad because at 90000 miles, it ran like an absolute top. The only problem I had was a sensor I had to replace because the idle was rough. But rock solid ca...
I just traded my 2002 SEL and was a little sad because at 90000 miles, it ran like an absolute top. The only problem I had was a sensor I had to replace because the idle was rough. But rock solid car. I bought it new and did all the maintenance and contrary to the above comment, my continental tires lasted 60000 miles! Amazing how long they last when you rotate them. But with the leather, 6 disc Mach stereo and awesome display panel, this 200 hp car truly ran great. It's a shame they're not worth much but I would highly recommend this car. Where can you find all this luxary and performance for under 8000.00? My only disappointment is no heated seats and radio controls on the steering wheel. Other than that, I would buy one again in a heartbeat. It's a good, dependable and surprisingly fast car.
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