2008 Ford Taurus consumer reviews

$23,635–$25,485 MSRP range
side view of 2008 Taurus Ford
94% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.3
  • Reliability 4.8
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best car i have ever had

I really like my 2008 ford taurus runs great and good power and style. It gets low twentys miles per gallon. But a sturdy and great car to get around. It runs great especially in Mts.


Fifth review of car.

The car has 98,100 miles on the odometer. Fuel economy from January 1, 2012 through April 30, 2012 was 25.7 mpg (10,755 miles and 419 gallons gasoline). Driving mode was 70% highway and 30% city. The car continues to provide a comfortable ride, good handling and good reliability. Major maintenance items: tires replaced at 43,000 miles, rear brakes replaced at 45,000 miles, fuel injectors cleaned at 72,000 miles and spark plugs replaced at 90,000 miles. The front brakes have not needed replacement. Major repairs were: engine water pump replaced twice, at 25,000 miles and 61,000 miles.


So far so good

So far so good.Ive only had the car for less than 2 months but overall very happy with my car.Roomy.Great pick up when needed.Very Sporty looking car.Great Value.I paid what I thought was an exellent price from a private owner plus another 3,000 in other expenses.Only downside is it does eat up a lot of gas and the heated seat on the passenger side does not work.Bottom line if you handle the gas expense I wouldn't hesitate own a Ford Taurus.


Great car

I bought this car in the Limited trim with 55,000 miles on it. We now have 86,000 on it. She runs like a champ. Plenty of power and handles great. The interior room is awesome. The back seats have unbelievable head and leg room. The trunk is large enough to pack a families worth of stuff for a week and half and still have room. The traction control is great. Almost no road noise. The interior is very quite. The Microsoft Sync and the sound system are great options that I really enjoy. I would like to see a bit better fuel mileage out of it. It should get better than a combined 23 mpg, but it is a big car. The only draw back is on the Limited model the 18 inch tires are more expensive than the 17 inch tires that are on the SEL. If you want to purchase one, make sure the car doesn't have the stock Pirelli P6 tires. A lot of dealers will put these tires back on because they are cheap and they are the tires that some of the Limited's came with from the factory.They make the car seem like an over priced boat. Once I replaced the Pirelli's with Hankook Optima's the car is a totaly different beast. The tires truly make the car something you want to keep.


A lot of car for the money

I've owned the 98 Taurus for 4 months and put 3000 miles on it and am very pleased. We just took a 1400 mile trip and it averaged 27 mpg overall which surprised me for a car that big. After driving 625 miles to the beach, I wasn't tired at all. I am very pleased overall with the car.


Great ride

Bought used owned several ford Taurus models before 93sho, 99se and now this beauty not as fast as a Sho but awd makes up for that!


One of Ford's Best Cars on the Road

It has been two years since I have own this vehicle. I would like to inform anybody whom may be reading this review is getting true information about this vehicle. This car is worth more for the money. It is the idea car for the individual or family members. The new design of today's cars have very limited field of view driving in heavy traffic conditions. This particular Ford model car has a great view in all direction. From all the safety features to the value of this car. Believe all the good reviews you read from these owners because they are telling the truth. Hands down this is a very good car!


Love this car!

Two years in, and still love my Touras SEL. Rides like a dreem, handles great, great in snow. And gets 25 to 27 MPG on the highway. Thats 400 miles on a tank, at 70 and 80 MPH. Around town 15 to 17 MPG. Ford has a winner in these big beautyfull cars.


Great on Highways

With its upsized V-6 engine (the 3.5-liter Duratec gets 263 horsepower, up from last year's 203), the Taurus moves smartly from stoplights and pulls confidently onto the freeway. Passing others requires just a modest step on the gas, and at 75 mph the car feels like it still has plenty of oomph left. The extra power doesn't turn the Taurus into a lean machine, mind you ? my all-wheel-drive test car, which weighed in at nearly two tons, felt hefty at all times. It moves quickly when needed, though, something the Five Hundred never did. Stick with front-wheel drive, and you shave off 189 pounds (about 5 percent of the car's total weight), which is likely to create a payoff in sprightlier acceleration. Most of the time, the transmission minds its business without creating too much drama. Occasionally it goes beyond the call of duty, finding the right gear in a pinch and sticking with it for strong acceleration down a straightaway. Other times it comes up short ? prod the gas pedal from a stoplight, and the gear changes are jerky and awfully late. Using the EPA's stricter 2008 standards, gas mileage is rated at 17/24 mpg with all-wheel drive.


Great vehicle

Perfect car for the price, this is more a family car, my daughter wanted something more like a teen car, this car is in great condition, price worth it