Toll Free: 866 455-7638 Looking for Hackensack used cars, Backus used cars, Brainerd used cars, used trucks, new cars, or new trucks from one of the best Minnesota dealerships? It used to be my mom's car, and is mine now. The Taurus has performed well in crash tests, but anyone who is seriously concerned about passenger protection will want to get the optional Safety and Security Package, which includes side airbags, anti-lock brakes, and traction control. Whichever way you go, you'll be shifting a four-speed automatic transmission many competitors offer more economical five-speeds that sends power to the front wheels. When we got one part repaired, dealer said that another part always needs to be repaired as well and be reset at dealer. Despite the Duratec's greater output, it delivers the same gas mileage as the Vulcan, making it a tempting choice.
Stability control and side-curtain airbags aren't available on the Taurus. Primary Use: Commuting to work Taurus — Not the prettiest thing, but it's very functional. In the Taurus' final year, Ford is de-emphasizing retail sales of the car, so dealers might not have significant stocks of the car on hand. The Taurus driving experience is unremarkable, but not offensive. There is two points of access to the trunk from the cabin. The recall began on May 26, 2016.
Given the controversial styling, and subsequent expensive restyle, it no coincidence that the new Ford Five Hundred's design, clean and plain outside but rich and roomy inside, is very different from that of the Taurus. I even named her Black Betty!! Don't see what you're looking for? There isn't a car on the market with a plainer, less-exciting interior design. A Taurus is suited for the person who uses his or her car as simply a way to get from point A to point B and is looking for a low purchase price. Whenever I see it I just think that- so the coolness factor is -25. Of course we also have a wide range of quality used cars and trucks of all makes available at each location as well such as the one featured in this video.
Keep in mind that with the end of its road imminent, the Taurus is likely to suffer from steep depreciation, so it's not a good choice for someone who plans to trade for a new car in a few years. However, the seats are kind of uncomfortable, I wouldn't want to drive for hours on end in it. Ford's Taurus is a roomy and comfortable sedan. The Five Hundred is a superior car, and we expect the Fusion based on the laudable Mazda6 will be, too. Other than that it was a good car. It looks good, rides smoothly, handles well, what more can I say? You may be surprised to learn that the interior and trunk volume edge out those of the seemingly larger , , and , with key passenger dimensions overlapping these tough competitors'. Spirited driving should be limited to those times when you're so late for the rental-car return you risk being charged an extra day.
Please give us a call to confirm availability for any vehicles you might find here. Had driven car in am. It's being succeeded by the larger and, beginning in fall 2005, by the somewhat smaller sedan, as well. As in many midsize sedans, the rear seatback can be folded forward to allow long cargo to extend into the cabin from the trunk. This car gets about twenty to twenty five miles per gallon. The base engine is somewhat crude-sounding and slow, and while the Duratec V-6 is better, it still doesn't deliver the smoothness or acceleration of the Japanese six-cylinders.
Interior space is respectable, but the sloping roofline means taller passengers need to watch their heads when entering and exiting the back seat. Many are even factory certified! These technologies are widely available on other cars. Good on gas for a V6, and quite reliable from what I observed. The still-sleek, sculpted shape makes the car appear smaller than it is. The car will start squeaking like a bearing is out in your engine. It's being succeeded by the larger Ford Five Hundred and, beginning in fall 2005, by the somewhat smaller Ford Fusion sedan, as well.
Besides that, it's in good shape. Now, however, as it approaches the end of its life cycle, the Taurus' glory days are long past. Obviously, the Taurus is not the car for the buyer interested in driving a cutting-edge machine or who wants to make an automotive style statement. With 2006 scheduled to be the Taurus's last model year, Ford unsurprisingly sees no point in making a lot of changes now. Larger back seat passengers need to watch out for banging head on door frame when entering vehicle. Handling isn't particularly nimble, the turning circle is wide, braking is unimpressive and while noise levels are tolerable, it was louder than some competing models.
Cargo room is more than you'd expect. The Five Hundred is a superior car,…. It a power drivers seat and mirrors. Primary Use: Commuting to work Taurus — I really love my car. Owners may contact Bosch customer service at 1-888-715-3616. It was on the shop at leads twice a year for things other than maintence.
But failed emission test due to related same issue. Once a radical design, the lame-duck Taurus now looks dated. The car's traditional-style ride and handling will appeal most to the comfort-oriented driver. A few things need to be repaired soon, but it's easy to drive and is a fairly smooth ride. The second one was defective. Ford took the ovoid theme to the limit, with the curvaceous, porpoise-shaped sheetmetal festooned with circles.
It's roomy, is pretty good on gas, and very dependable. Nice fit and finish on body and interior. The front disc and rear drum brakes deliver fairly long stopping distances. My mechanic checked linkage and was good. The station wagon, however, will be dropped after the '05 model year, and Mercury's Taurus twin, the Sable, has already ended production. Body rust by the gas cap. Once 's mainstay vehicle, the Taurus was for years America's best-selling car.