2004 Ford Taurus consumer reviews

$19,945 starting MSRP
side view of 2004 Taurus Ford
97% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior design 4.0
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 3.8
  • Reliability 4.8
Explore the 2004 Ford Taurus

great 4 door car for traveling on trips

car is easy to maintain and reliable on trips to anywhere you want to go It has a 3.0 engine with 24 valve setup


Decent Car

My Taurus was a nice and reliable car. I never had any problems with it. Mainly traded out for comfort (and because it was starting to get old). Sits too low to the ground for my liking, and the foot pedals were too far in, so that the steering wheel was against my stomach when I scooted my seat forward (I am on the shorter side so I did have to have the seat scooted more forward then most people). Wasn't my favorite car as far as looks and comfort, but it has been my most reliable so far.


Good car to drive

I bought this car used and it lasted us ten years and now someone else in the family owns the car after us and still uses it. It is a very durable car and has good safety features to it.


Great Car and Reliable

I was very happy with my 2004 Ford Taurus. It is always reliable and not any costly repairs! Great car!


Still one of my all-time favorite cars!

My first and only Taurus owned. Bought her new in 2004 with the SES Trim and 24VOHC 3.0 L engine and now after 12-1/2 years she has racked up over 195,000 miles. She still gets 25-30 mpg and has plenty of pep. It's a bulletproof investment and well worth the money. Also has some of the most comfortable seats in any car and still fun to drive though the body is starting to rust in places. Had an accident that would total most cars and at 110,000 miles my insurance company repaired it! My goal is to drive it to 250,000+ miles. Ford Taurus = Beast!


Best Car I Could've Asked For

I inherited my grandparents' 2004 Taurus in 2011, my senior year of high school. My grandparents never had any issues with it, the only service ever done on it was oil changes done by my grandpa himself. It was in fantastic shape when I got it, and I loved it. As my dad would say, there's nothing frilly or attractive about this car, it's definitely not a fun drive, but it's a safe and reliable car. This car lasted through two particularly cruel Minnesota winters, and through a couple cross country drives to my college in Los Angeles, all with ease. It was unfortunately totaled in a horrible accident involving a deer, but had it not been totaled I'm sure it would've lasted me 150,000 miles and beyond. I've heard about Taurses having transmission problems, braking problems, and electrical problems, but my family never had any issues in the ten years we had it. This car is severely underrated in my opinion, and I would recommend it to anyone.


car for sons(reliable)

I had been looking for a reliable car for my sons for a while and I am so glad that I waited and took the advice of a coworker to go to cars.com. I was so blessed to hop on this deal right away, a 2004 Ford Taurus. I know if I had waited a day longer that this car would have been gone. I feel very blessed to have found this good car. It performs well and the ride is comfortable. It's a mid-size car and suitable for two growing teenagers to get around school, etc. I thank God for the deal and I pray for many yrs of use for my sons.


Ehh for a first car

Horrible Fuel economy Slow acceleration Wide turning circle The speaker system is very crackly and poor quality Terrible traction in wet weather Rust!


Fords are #1

On my 3rd taurus like the ride. I drive 50 miles oneway to work. Got 165k on one and 130k on the other.Just take care of the transmission and they are very good running car.Also have a Sable { Taurus Mercury sister car}.also a great running car..


Still my first choice

I wanted to spend $10,000 on a used car - that gave me the choice of a very old, very small import model with at least 60,000 miles on it (who knows what KIND of miles), or a three-year-old Taurus SES with 23,000 miles on it, leather, power everything and very high safety rating. I went against the import craze and bought another Taurus. It has over 70,000 miles on it now, and I've replaced only tires. COST OF OWNERSHIP is what I value, not hype and style. This is a big comfy car that handles well in snow and rain. This SES Taurus also has an "avg. miles per gallon" setting in the dash display, and I've been able to get 40mpg on long trips. I argue the quality of this car against all my friends' expensive imports, as I grew up on a farm and know what my money is worth. If you value your money and safety, this is the type of car you should shop for - in fact it may be THE car to shop for.