2005 Ford Taurus Consumer Reviews

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2005 Ford Taurus
4.1
Average based on 25 reviews
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Unexpectedly Happy with this car

by from Council Bluffs, IA on January 30, 2012

Got this car late 2010. Was not looking for a Taurus. Thought they were styled for old people. Found this on the internet and loved the looks. It has a spoiler that gives it a sportier look.I bought i...
Got this car late 2010. Was not looking for a Taurus. Thought they were styled for old people. Found this on the internet and loved the looks. It has a spoiler that gives it a sportier look.I bought it with 83,000 miles and it now has 107,00. The gas mileage is always around 21 or 22 with city and highway driving mix. Took it on vacation last summer and got 26 to 27 on the highway. I have nothing bad to say about this vehicle. Glad I got past the Taurus stigma.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

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Most Reliable Car I've Owned

by from Modesto, CA on May 11, 2011

I bought this car used. This car is great - didn't break down, reliable, gas saver, and it was able to seat up to 6 people with a HUGE trunk. There isn't any other car I know of with that large of a t...
I bought this car used. This car is great - didn't break down, reliable, gas saver, and it was able to seat up to 6 people with a HUGE trunk. There isn't any other car I know of with that large of a trunk.
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Bigger than I Look

by from Baltimore, MD on February 2, 2012

This is my second Taurus and I like it better than the first. The look is sleek and does not look like the big car that it is. The interior room is awsome. Lots of space for people and junk. The truck...
This is my second Taurus and I like it better than the first. The look is sleek and does not look like the big car that it is. The interior room is awsome. Lots of space for people and junk. The truck is huge for serious shoppers. The ride is smooth. This is a winner for an everyday car.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

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I have owned 5 Ford Taurus in the past am glad

by from Greeley, Co. on February 21, 2012

My first Taurus was a 1989 Taurus and it lasted till I traded it for the 2005 Taurus SE that we drive now. The 1989 was one of the most dependable cars I've ever had and I have owned several as I am n...
My first Taurus was a 1989 Taurus and it lasted till I traded it for the 2005 Taurus SE that we drive now. The 1989 was one of the most dependable cars I've ever had and I have owned several as I am now 71 yrs. old. The 2005 I find as a liitle small on the interior part. I am always bumping my head or my knees but I still have been driving it. It is roomy for my legs but not for my taller torso. For performance the best Taurus I ever had was a 1990 Taurus SHO. It could do things that most 4 dr. sedans would never think of. It corners like a Corvette and has the speed of Well, I better not say, other than more than you'll ever need. The Taurus SEL and the SHO have ALL the computerized toys and gimmicks that we all like and most of those items come standard on those cars. Buy Ford, you'll be glad you did.
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Good Bang for your Buck

by from Carrollton, Texas on January 17, 2012

This vehicle has been very reliable and not expensive to maintain. I've used it for road trips (to California, Colorado, Illinois, etc) and local driving (Texas) and it's held up well. Still plenty of...
This vehicle has been very reliable and not expensive to maintain. I've used it for road trips (to California, Colorado, Illinois, etc) and local driving (Texas) and it's held up well. Still plenty of pep after 158,000 miles!
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Impressed with this car - mpg & value!

by from Northern, VA on June 3, 2009

'05 SEL. Bought used with 23k - for HALF original sticker price! 2 yrs later, 65k and no problems - none - brakes are even original! Just replaced orig tires at 61k. Taillights tend to go out on Tauru...
'05 SEL. Bought used with 23k - for HALF original sticker price! 2 yrs later, 65k and no problems - none - brakes are even original! Just replaced orig tires at 61k. Taillights tend to go out on Taurus'; did on my '01 also (owned that 2 yrs to - 49k to 84k). Pwr leather seats VERY comfortable (well padded), long trips are a dream - smooth, quiet, comfy. Owned (very nice) Chryslers, GMs, VW, Hondas, and though I never wanted a Ford, I found this Taurus highly underestimated by general public. Though a basic family sedan, (sleeper) does everything a car should do and does it very well. Reliability of THIS American car is excellent. Read up on them! Easy 30+mpg/hwy. I AVERAGE 27.6mpg with mixed driving. NEVER below 22mpg (winter/city driving) Note well: folks who complain about mpg on Taurus' aren't figuring it out manually - the dashboard computer needs to be reset at every fill up! Great car, excellent value, ok looking too.
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Unbelievable deal

by from NC on May 7, 2008

this is a excellent car if your buying a used car and want something safe reliable and has decent gas mileage. i drove 12 hours to get to nc from ny and i felt great the car is so comfortable and gets...
this is a excellent car if your buying a used car and want something safe reliable and has decent gas mileage. i drove 12 hours to get to nc from ny and i felt great the car is so comfortable and gets excellent gas mileage on highway. computer said 30 but i calculated it by (miles since last fill up divided by gas to take to fill it) and got 34 mpg at 75 mph on interstate on up and down hills. had power to pass and has a great sound system. i love this car i couldnt have gotten a better deal on it for someone just going off to college.
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Taurus

by from chicago on December 18, 2011

We have put 140k on the car and the only thing thats has went wrong was the water pump failed at 80k.We ave about 25mpg's.
We have put 140k on the car and the only thing thats has went wrong was the water pump failed at 80k.We ave about 25mpg's.
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Great Care for the Money

by from Independence, MO on August 28, 2006

If you are looking for a good performing, comfortable, car for this price tag you wont find anything better. Car is simple, yet looks great. Although the car is behind the time to some, it has been ...
If you are looking for a good performing, comfortable, car for this price tag you wont find anything better. Car is simple, yet looks great. Although the car is behind the time to some, it has been perfected over it's 20 year lifetime and utilized many of the original design and mechanical elimints.
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taurus=reliability and comfort

by from Buffalo, NY on February 2, 2008

Bought an 05 taurus with 17000 miles on it. Now have 45000 miles on it . No mehanical problems, and car still has original tires on it . Driven betwwen ny state and virginia about 4 times a year, very...
Bought an 05 taurus with 17000 miles on it. Now have 45000 miles on it . No mehanical problems, and car still has original tires on it . Driven betwwen ny state and virginia about 4 times a year, very comfortable for 4 people and their luggage. Averages about 25 mpg on the highway. Ford should have continued to make the taurus, interior and exterior style could have been updated . A great car that isn't made anymore .
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