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2008 Ford Taurus

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 18/Hwy 28/Comb 22 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, 3.5 Liter Transmission: Automatic, 6-Spd w/Overdrive
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

2008 Ford Taurus Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.0
Out of 10

Based on 141 Ratings for the 2008 - 2009 models.

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  • Value
    9.0/10
    Quality
    9.1/10
  • Reliability
    9.3/10
    Performance
    9.1/10
  • Comfort
    9.4/10
    Styling
    9.0/10

awesome vehicle

By on Thursday, June 16, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 200,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "overall trustworthy vehicle"

Cons: "20 mpg city/24 hwy"

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

"Struts are the only thing I have EVER had to repair/replace on this vehicle. It is the last one with the Ford Fairline 500 dash; loads of foot room (back and front) and large trunk. Will be a trustworthy car for the grandson. So sad Ford is not making this anymore."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Not attractive but reliable

By on Wednesday, June 15, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 125,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Reliable, sold road car, quality materials"

Cons: "poor mpg around town, sluggish at lower speeds"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"The Taurus is a good solid road car. It is comfortable for long distances and will get 25-28 mpg on the highway. My only mechanical problem was about 3 years ago when a computer chip went bad, causing the transmission to fail. Otherwise it has performed flawlessly. The interior has held up well since I bought the car 8 years ago. There are no cracks or tears from use or the weather. Around town it gets about 20 mpg and is rather weak in its performance at lower speeds. It corners like a large car. It has been more reliable that I imagined it might and I have overall been happy with the purchase, even at $37K."

Super Reliable

By on Friday, April 1, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 156,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Interior size & sightlines, Truck space, decent i"

Cons: "blend door actuators"

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

"I own an SEL FWD and this car is my daily driver, going about 75 miles per day. The car has never failed me and has been the most reliable car I have ever owned. The only non-routine work I've done on the car is replacement of the trunk gas struts (easy DIY job) and replacement of a couple of "blend door actuators". These are the electric actuators that direct your heat and AC. With dual climate control, there are 4 of these. They have a nylon gear that gets stripped and then you get the dreaded click-click-click. The one directly behind the glovebox is a cheap, 5-minute switchout. They others are trickier to get at and may be best left to the dealer to replace. In the big picture, this is a minor issue. I'm looking at replacing this vehicle later this year and I'm can only hope that my next car will be as dependable. I think a used 2008 Taurus with low mileage would be an excellent bet for those looking for full size vehicle."

5 people out of 9 found this review helpful

this has been one of the best cars i have had

By on Monday, January 4, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 102,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "great car"

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

"2008 was the first year that Ford brought the Taurus back. I bought it for the company sales rep and ending up using it for personal. this car has been very reliable and great on gas. with over 100k miles on the car it was in the shop only once for anything major other that that your typical oil changes and tires."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Roomy, comfortable, efficient.

By on Saturday, November 28, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 162,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Room, comfort, power, economy."

Cons: "Styling, doesn't seat six."

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

"We have two 2008 Taurus' and love them. Very Reliable. Good power and excellent gas mileage for it's size. Very Comfortable. Great value. However, I do wish it had an option for a center front seat instead of the console to seat 6 if needed. For comparison I had a smaller Mercury Milan and it was rough riding, less comfortable and got the same gas mileage as the Taurus. And I had a 2008 Chevy Impala and both the engine and trans leaked fluid and the tranny had minor shifting issues."

10 people out of 19 found this review helpful

Great Car for tall people

By on Thursday, September 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Plenty of room, front, back and ceiling"

Cons: "Large empty car when kids go to college! : ("

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

"We bought this car because it was the only 4 dr sedan with plenty of rear head space and leg room. 6 ft 3 in boys fit very comfortably in the back and trunk large enough for groceries to feed them! Ride excellent but so smooth almost puts you to sleep. Great car for families. 8 cup holders."

8 people out of 15 found this review helpful

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