The station wagon, however, will be dropped after the '05 model year, and Mercury's Taurus twin, the Sable, has already ended production. The Taurus is one of the few remaining sedans to still offer three-across front seating: two buckets and one very cramped center seat that flips forward to make a roomy center storage console. On the other hand, buyers looking to hold on for the long term should be encouraged by the car's relatively good reliability record. The Taurus would also serve well the driver who specifically wants a car that doesn't call attention to itself; get it in municipal white and it's almost invisible. It is the 6spd Aisin Warner transmission. Mileage is close to the intermediate size Buick I used to drive but this car is much more comfortable and worth the mileage difference. As in many midsize sedans, the rear seatback can be folded forward to allow long cargo to extend into the cabin from the trunk.
Overall very pleased and got a great deal. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. I did not realize that the fusion got 32 mile to gallon and my taurus is averaging 21. Love the remodeled design by Ford over their earlier models. Although both powerplants share a 3. 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'. While many midsize sedans offer both a four-cylinder engine and a V-6, the Taurus features only a six-cylinder engine as standard.
There has never been a problem with the motor or transmission. The layout of the car's controls and switches is relatively simple and straightforward. Great car, excellent value, ok looking too. 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. Now, however, as it approaches the end of its life cycle, the Taurus' glory days are long past. 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. The brake pad shim may shift out of position causing the shim to contact the brake disc resulting in damage to the disc.
Car is simple, yet looks great. With 2006 scheduled to be the Taurus's last model year, Ford unsurprisingly sees no point in making a lot of changes now. 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. 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. Interior space is respectable, but the sloping roofline means taller passengers need to watch their heads when entering and exiting the back seat. Once 's mainstay vehicle, the Taurus was for years America's best-selling car.
ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter. I do not drive it hard. There are minor glitches like the trunk latch needed greasing, lights burning out, neutral safety switch is bad haven't got enough energy to replace it , otherwise its great. 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. Though a basic family sedan, sleeper does everything a car should do and does it very well. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter.
SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557137981592 ; listingsSearchManager. Now, however, as it approaches the end of its life cycle, the Taurus' glory days are long past. NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. When we bought this car used it was 6 months old and the fusion had just come out. The Taurus driving experience is unremarkable, but not offensive. The rest of the kilometers were in the suburbs 0 percent , in the city 0 percent , and in heavy traffic 0 percent.
SeatingFilter selectedSeatingList, null ; seatingFilter. 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. WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter. It does better on the highway and not as well around town. SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter.
Still plenty of pep after 158,000 miles! Despite the Duratec's greater output, it delivers the same gas mileage as the Vulcan, making it a tempting choice. Mileage is very poor considering other feedbacks. Facing criticism, Ford squared off some curves, most noticeably with the rear window, for 2000. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. There isn't a car on the market with a plainer, less-exciting interior design. 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. The recall began on May 26, 2016.
The Five Hundred is a superior car,…. The second-generation Taurus launched for the 1996 model year with a dramatic body style that polarized opinion from Day One. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. 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. Taillights tend to go out on Taurus'; did on my '01 also owned that 2 yrs to - 49k to 84k. Ford took the ovoid theme to the limit, with the curvaceous, porpoise-shaped sheetmetal festooned with circles. The car's traditional-style ride and handling will appeal most to the comfort-oriented driver.
Once a radical design, the lame-duck Taurus now looks dated. Unfortunately, the standard Vulcan V-6 engine is an old iron-block soldier that at 153 horsepower is less powerful than most competing fours. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. 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. I ran one tank of 93 Premium and did not notice a difference in performance or mileage. Stability control and side-curtain airbags aren't available on the Taurus.