1999 Ford Taurus User Reviews

1999 Ford Taurus Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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PROS
"power" 17 reviews
"ride" 14 reviews
"fuel economy" 11 reviews
"handling" 9 reviews
"reliable car" 8 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"transmission" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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Very comfortable drivers seat. This car was more comfortable to drive than my 2008 Rav4.

Great headrest, compared to more modern cars. That may seem like an odd thing to list as a pro, but back in the late 90's, car headrests were built for comfort. Modern cars don't have comfortable headrests across the automotive spectrum because they've been redesigned to maximize protection from whiplash.

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Had "check engine" light issues with both my 96 and 99 Taurus's. Most of the time it's caused from a plugged tube that causes the computer to mistakenly think the EGR valve faulty.  Tie rods seem to wear out easily. Headlights aren't very bright.

evimoore
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Overall, A Very Dependable Car. — I've owned 3 Taurus's. A 96, 99 and 2005. I'm very familiar with these cars. With both my 96 and 99 Taurus's, I had some EGR issues. There's a known defect with the EGR valve that often triggers the check engine light. The issue is caused by some EGR tubes that easily plug up or crack. It's a minor problem that never affects the drivability of the car. I tried to fix it a few times to no avail. But since the performance of the car isn't impacted, I just left it alone. Spray the door latches with WD40. There are door sensors which often malfunction, causing the computer to think the doors are ajar. WD40 applied liberally to both latches will guarantee this problem is fixed. Tie rods seem to wear out every 20k-25k miles, but they're easy and cheap to replace. The headlights aren't very bright, even with the Silverstar Ulta's I put in. This was my biggest complaint about the car. There were many nights I'd be driving and felt like the low beams provided no illumination. I had over 230k miles on my 96 Taurus before it died, so when I decided to replace it, I thought I'd buy a 1999 model. I purchased one in 2007 with only 37k miles on it. Gas mileage in this car is adequate for a car built in the late 90's. At freeways speeds you'll easily be able to achieve 25-27mpg, but city mileage is as advertised, at about 20-21mpg. Engine power is adequate, but not exceptional. Don't believe anyone who says this car is fast. 200hp is modest, but you're not buying the car for speed anyway. I never had any major mechanical problems with my 99 Taurus. I replaced ball joints shortly after I bought it, but that's because I purchased it from an old lady who let the car sit for months without driving it. I also replaced about 2-3 tie rods over a period of 3-4 years. The engine and transmission never gave me any problems. I owned this car from 2007 until late 2012. It had about 115k miles on it when I sold it and It still ran like new. If it weren't for the fact that I moved 2000 miles, I'd have kept it, but I had no way to move it, as this was my second car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Handles long-distance trips better than short-distance or in-town trips. Interior in good shape and clean.

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Transmission slips frequently when accelerating from a dead stop so stops and starts can be tedious for driver and people behind. Need plenty of time to enter highway/freeway to accelerate slowly or trans thunks.

nunya3251
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Great Car For Family Or Older Couple Who Like To Drive Leisurely. — Unable to accelerate quickly (or "punch it") without transmission slamming into gear. Engine smells like burning oil every time after use. Issues with losing power when using heater/defrost/vent so hard to drive during cold weather when front defrost is required.

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Decent car

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none

gtlw344
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Good Car For Snow — I was given this car by my grandmother due to issues it was having and now because of my jeep i can't afford to fix it so going to be giving it to my aunt. But loved the car when i drove it when my grand father was alive.

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Great people hauler

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gas mileage

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Family Wagon — This well equiped wagon has been a great one owner family car. It has 3.0 l 24 v engine, cruise, third seat, power windows, doors, locks, keyless entry, 8 passenger, power driver, cloth seats. It has been passed down thru two teenage drivers so has incurred a few bumps. A/C needs repair. The rear passenger door is creased from a rub along the garage and there are a few other body imperfections. The engine and transmission are awesome. Tires are new (two at 175,000 two at 172,000). Left front tie rod and right sway bar ends are loose.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Comfy, good gas mileage and inexpensive

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Heater core tends to clog up and it's a $500 repair as the whole dash must be pulled to fix it!

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Good Car, Never Use Radiator Leak Sealers! — Good overall car. Weak point is the heater core.... Tends to clog and EXPENSIVE to replace. Great car! Great gas mileage and comfy to drive/ride. Had a tad more front end wear after 12 years, but still a good value! Looks good and drives good.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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It's red

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It's a granny mobile

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Not Bad For The Price... — Blah blah blah...it goes from point A to point B and it's pretty reliable. It isn't a total gas pig but has a little get up in go when I floor it. The insurance rates are good on it too, cuz it's a granny mobile.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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It runs good and isn't hard to drive

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It is quite noisy and it's not as sporty as I would like to have

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Good Car — The car runs fine It is just very noisy at the moment since the Tension er pulley is squeaking Otherwise this car is a good ride. Haven't drove it in the snow yet but the rain doesn't seem to bother it

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Spacious

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Build Quailty

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My Taurus And Me — I bought this vehicle as a demo car back in 2000 with only a couple of thousand miles on it, within two years the transmission had to be replaced. The air conditioner doesn't work anymore and some type of magnetic sensor needs to be replaced. But other wise it has great power and lots of room in the trunk and for passangers

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good handle

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low gas miles

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Beasutiful — this car is nice drives good i love it.it handles well, and good on gas.. only cost 30 to fill it up.not to much work needs to be done with these cars they are built tought from ford.. this car is a good start car for somone how is just getting starterd

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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This car is not expensive and is worth buying if you can find a bargain.

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I have nothing bad to say about this car.

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I Am Glad I Own This Car. — This car drives nicely. I have owned it over a year, and it hasn't needed any repairs. The car's appearance is quite easy on the eyes although I wouldn't have colored it white. The car is durable, fast(has a v6), and can outrace most other vehicles in my city. With gas being near $3 a gallon, it usually takes $40 to fill up the tank. I haven't needed to take it in for repairs since I bought the car besides an oil change regularly. Overall this car handles nicely and gets the job done. Unfortunately since I live in South Dakota I won't be able to drive very fast thanks to all the senoir citizens.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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