A very good value
We bought a new 2010 which we love and I needed a second car a year later and found my 2009. It is not as flashy as the newer Taurus but has all the practicality at a lower price. I have owned three other Tauruses in past but these last two are really nice and refined. If you want a car that provides comfort, room, and reasonably good fuel economy for its size, this is a great value..The 2009 has better interior space and visibililty than the newer model..
Best value for the money
Bought used with 16k and now have 45K, been across the US twice and lots of city driving. Actual MPG is average 24.5. Got 29 on one tank across New Mexico and once again across Missouri, but mostly about 26.5 hwy, 22.5 around town. IMHO, this is the best car for the money on the road. It is comfortable, powerful, has lots of room and a functional design with no wasted space. Very stable at highway speeds. Easy to manuever in parking lots. Good visibility, but I added a small blind spot mirror. Replaced rear brakes at 30K; could have been the previous owner's driving; will wait and see. This is the fourth Taurus I've owned; they have all been reliable and practical and the 2009 is the best one yet.
Great Preowned Value
As an owner of the restyled 2010 Taurus and in need of a safe and comfortable second car, I chose a 2009 Taurus and was glad I did. While this car may lack the panache of the newer body style, it has a charisma all its own. The car is quiet, powerful and far more economical than the sports car I traded to get it. It is a big car that is very fun to drive and the price for what you get is quite reasonable.
Just bought this car used, and I can't believe the value I got. The car is loaded and has pretty much everything. Car is roomy, has great pick-up and a nice ride. Never would have considered this car if I didn't see it and test drive it.
Watch out for the details
Driving away from the dealer happy, did not last long. The pedals are too close, steering wheel too far away, with no adjustments. Your hand is never up by the light dimming switch because you can't reach there. The seat has no side support. The headlights are the worst I have had in a car, they just end at 70 feet from the car. I can live with the torque-steer, the wind sway, the buzzy engine under acceleration, the head rest hitting the back of your head all the time, the wheel well intruding into the foot space, the lack of standard automatic lights or daytime running lights. I am constantly moving my feet around (stuffing them behind the brake pedal to have room), moving my arms around, trying to get an elbow on an armrest while still reaching the steering wheel. When you turn a corner, you'll find yourself leaning forward to reach other parts of the steering wheel besides the very bottom. This is a fleet vehicle for our company, other drivers have made similar complaints. If you have legs and arms, watch out, Ford did not design for them. My family agrees, when this fleet vehicle is done, we won't buy it and no more Fords, I'm not taking another chance.
Ford's best kept secret
The 2009 Taurus is a surprise in many ways. First,its safety ratings are the best. Equipment is comparable to the competition. Price is a lot less than the competition. And to top that, its fuel efficiency is that of a midsize sedan. Overall, this is a great vehicle for families with small children.
Awesome styling, incredible handling! Best car for the money and made in America! Beats out my Toyota hands down. Nothing like the old Taurus! This BEAST has muscle, style, and comfort!
Bestest Car I've Owned
I got this car bout 5 days ago and I have been noticeing that the 6 speed automatic is powerful. The 3.5-liter V6 has 263 hp and the interior is very nice. It does 0-60 in about 7.8 seconds and has a top speeed near 110. The exterior is fantsy and I would reccomend this car to people that like 6 speed transmissions and people who want a nice, and quiet sedan.