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By multiskittles2013 (SC) on Thursday, May 23, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 139,621overall rating 4 of 10rating details
Pros: "Design, comfort, agility, maneuverability"
Cons: "problem after problem with the engine"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"Well I was involved in an accident so I needed a car. My aunt and uncle said they'd help. They bought a car and I was given a 2001 Ford Taurus SES 3.0 V6 FFV with 118,325 miles on it. Never thought I'd actually own this car. Love it and then problems started rising. I don't even know where to start but I fixed them one by one, and right now it is sitting in my grandmas yard with the oil light flickering, the head gaskets were just changed, alternator changed, oil, antifreeze/coolant added, and the heads were re-serviced. Thinking about selling it because by the time I fix it I could of had the car I wanted in the first place."
By Lucas F (AR) on Sunday, May 05, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 154,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Reliable, comfortable, ride."
Cons: "Bland, mpg at times."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"Originally bought my SL model Taurus around 95,000 miles and have already put about 60,000 miles on it. Mpg is decent on the highway or freeway coming in around 26 for me, but it really suffers in a rural area at low speeds or lots of starts and stops; typically 18-22 depending on the area. The V6 provides a good amount of power. Regular maintenance and repairs are average in terms of cost. The only repair outside of regular maintenance on my vehicle was my exhaust gasket popped off by the manifold... Nothing major, but potentially catastrophic if moving. No rust in sight, but still a bit of a strange thing to happen. The brake fluid warning light comes on frequently for what appears to be no reason at all. Otherwise, a great daily driver for around town or for long trips."
1 person out of 1 found this review helpful
By willy (OH) on Sunday, April 21, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,000overall rating 3 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2
1 person out of 9 found this review helpful
By 2003SEL169000 (IL) on Tuesday, March 26, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 168,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Cons: "Rust above rear wheel-common for car"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Purchased in Winter 2009 with 98,000 and now have 168,000 and have had no problems. Runs awsome!!!! Still going strong!!"
18 people out of 18 found this review helpful
By jas (TX) on Friday, March 22, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 111,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Confortable, roomy, and pretty dependable."
Cons: "Repairs are expensive spark plugs are very difficl"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5
"This was a great car until it reached 100,000 miles, Then it started falling apart under the hood. In the last year, I have replaced the transmission, alternator, starter,and many other minor components. Now, the headlights/dash lights and heater/a/c all dim and brighten constantly and no one can figure it out. Yesterday, at speeds of 60 mph the car just shuts off and restarts on its own. Time to get rid of it! Could of had a new car this year for what I've spent to repair it."
6 people out of 7 found this review helpful