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2002 Ford Taurus

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 18/Hwy 25/Comb 21 MPG
Max Seating: 6
Engine: V6, 3.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

2002 Ford Taurus Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.8
Out of 10

Based on 1289 Ratings for the 2000 - 2007 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.2/10
    Quality
    8.1/10
  • Reliability
    8.4/10
    Performance
    8.1/10
  • Comfort
    8.4/10
    Styling
    8.1/10

A good combination of features at reasonable cost

By on Friday, September 05, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 79,500

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I owned a virtually identical 2002 Taurus before owning the 2004. Both were a good value and the right combination of features. There were some electrical issues with both, but no major problems. I like the seats, driving position, visibility. I like it running on regular (getting around 18 in regular driving and 21-25 on the freeway. Trunk could be better lit."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

This car can't handle many short trips and city dr

By on Sunday, August 31, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 220,000

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
3/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
3/10
Comfort
3/10

Pros: "Cheap, decent exterior and interior, cheap repairs"

Cons: "NOT reliable at all. Not for the big city!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3

"This car is my first car, and it makes for a decent first car. Repairs are cheap on this car, but they really seem to be never ending! This car has issues doing a lot of idling and city driving. This car seems like it does great on interstates and long trips. As far as gas mileage is concerned, I'd give this car a moderate rating. It gets horrible gas mileage in the big city...especially in rush hour driving! This car seems to have its own weird personality and needs to be babied a lot. It works for myself, a college student who doesn't do a ton of driving...but I still want something more reliable. I love the fact my Taurus SE 2000 is built in Chicago, IL, USA!! I love the Ford motor company, but this car could have been designed a whole lot better IMHO."

Very nice car drives great

By on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 60,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Comfortable, Great Gas Mileage"

Cons: "Transmission"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I bought this car used from a dealer in Garden Grove CA. The dealer kept telling me I should buy the extended warranty on the car because even with 51,818 miles the transmission might have problems.. I didn't, and it did. I had the computer control unit replaced at $1300.00 and it still slips once and a while.. The car also had no heat when I bought it, so $185.00 repair.. It also had an after market security system that would go on and stop the car from being drivable. However, once I took that off the car has run very well and I drive it every place. I have the 100th anniversary edition so it has all the options. I get great gas mileage, over 29 hwy when the tires are inflated correctly. I would buy this car again, but I think I would have test driven it a little more.."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

The perfect first car!

By on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 187,400

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Nice audio sound, Roomy, Large trunk"

Cons: "GAS GUZZLER!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"My Taurus has just over 187400 miles on it. It still runs great and gets me from A to B. Although my dad (i'm only 16) has put a lot of work into keeping the car running, parts are very cheap. The taurus is very easy to repair as well. If you're looking for a fun car, this isn't your answer. But, it has nice control on every surface, and is very good in snow and rain. Over all, The 2001 Ford Taurus is a fantastic car!!!"

Very good, reliable car, great engine & interior

By on Monday, August 11, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 208,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "This car now has everything new or nearly new."

Cons: "Gets 20-22 mpg."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"New complete tranny rebuild at 123,000, new starter at 207g, battery at 197g; This is a top-of-the-line 2002 Ford Taurus SES (3.0) with 208,000 easy miles. It is in very good condition with no wrecks, fender-benders or the like, but a few minor scratches here and there. It had new: brakes @ 173g, coolant recovery tank @ 144g, brake master cylinders @ 154g, power steering pump @ 167g, new brake discs @ 189g, all ignition electronics @ 186g, most of the engine sensors @ 191g, and new windshield @ 107g. Also, top-rated tires (9000 miles on Pirellis w/80,000 mile warranty), also, replaced catalytic converters (3) @ 185g. It has been maintained properly with oil changes at no more than 5000 miles spacing. Interior is perfect."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

very good vehicle

By on Thursday, July 03, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 107,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "good gas mileage, reliable"

Cons: "needs more trunk space"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"The only problem we had is when someone rear-ended us, and the vehicle's whole trunk wound up in the back seat. Unless you get in an accident- the car is wonderful. It's reliable, very good on gas, controls all different roads (dirt, paved, and gravel). And is easy to work on."

15 people out of 17 found this review helpful

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