2002 Ford Taurus User Reviews

2002 Ford Taurus Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 40 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 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" 14 reviews
"fuel economy" 13 reviews
"ride" 10 reviews
"comfortable car" 7 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"weak power" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"transmission" 2 reviews

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Rich writes:
2002 Ford Taurus SEL Review
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4

Pros

The color!

Cons

No turbo

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Ford Taurus — Very good family car. Great on long trips. We have just over 100,000 miles and it almost all original except for brakes and tires. Well made car I'd recommend to anyone. The only major complaint is that I'd like it to have more power, although it does get 30 to 32 mpg.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Moyad1 writes:
2002 Ford Taurus SES Review
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4

Pros

Comfortable, Safe, and Reliable

Cons

Not fun unless you get the stronger engine

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Reliable, Safe, And Comfortable. The Pros Outweigh The Cons — The Performance is average. Its not really made to race, its more of a family car. The build quality is great, everything works and is still running strong with only minor repairs. I love the appearance, its a very unique shape and very safe design. The gas mileage is good for a heavy 6 cylinder sedan, the maintenance is very regular. This car is not fun at all to drive. Its a cruiser, its made to get places comfortably not quickly.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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NNJDriver writes:
2002 Ford Taurus SES Review
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Great MPG Great space

Cons

Its not a benz

NNJDriver
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Very Reliable Car — I bought this car with 102K Miles it has 249K Miles on it now Original everything except for battery suspension is still stiff trany gets flushed once a year like clockwork no shift problems this car is extremely reliable

Owner for 2 years, 7 months

Miles Driven per Year:49,000

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Edward writes:
2002 Ford Taurus SES Review
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4

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Roomy, enough horsepower to comfortably travel freeway, decent gas milage, smooth ride

Cons

Miss the turning radius of my corsica, but otherwise none to speak of so far.

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Just Look How Many Are On The Road, Enough Said! — Performance - 3.0 V6 has get up and go without the problems some of the 3.8 had. Build - Electric mirrors are broken, but I think that is a fairly silly feature anyway. Cost - Paid 6k for a 7 year old car with just over 100 thousand miles on it. Gets about 26 MPG consistently (even the way I drive). Compared to my old Corsica, this thing is a luxury car. My college roommate drives a 2002 Subaru Outback (stick-shift). We tend to use his car for short fun hops and mine for freeway trips. Love this car, would buy another one in a heart beat if some jerk slams into this one.

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Stefan writes:
2002 Ford Taurus SES Review
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5

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gas, V6, room...

Cons

room...

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My Car — So far i have had no problems. It actually is great on gas and fast. lol :) I got it at an awesome price for the year and mileage. The only thing is it has room so i can take people places.......lame

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kelly writes:
2002 Ford Taurus SES Review
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5

Pros

the color combo

Cons

a broken visor clip that the dealership never fixed cuz he "couldn't find the part"

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Taurus — great for accelerating and braking. no problems handling just during the winter. my check engine light comes on and broken visor clip that the dealership said they would fix but "couldn't find the part." i like the white and black exterior look and gray tones interior. cheap car w/ a 15 gal tank. i love having a bigger car... LESS HEADACHES ON LONG ROAD TRIPS!!

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

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Mike writes:
2002 Ford Taurus SE Review
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5

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Old Reliable

Cons

Won't be able to replace this one when it's worn out...

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Third Taurus — This is our third. We bought a 88 new, then replaced it with a year old 95 in late 96. We bought the 02 from the dealer rental car fleet and it's been a very good car. Currently using as my "salesman's car" and has clocked just over 86,000 miles to date.

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Andria writes:
2002 Ford Taurus SES Review
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Good gas mileage, hasnt needed any major repairs, and its a sport.

Cons

It doesnt have a personality yet.

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Its A Sport!!! — I have driven Taruses all of my life for a daily drivers. They never need any work, on my old one I only needed to put in about $700 in major repairs in about 10 years that I owned it. And this one has never let me down, so I love it. And not to mention that it is a really comfortable car.

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Randy65Ranchero writes:
2002 Ford Taurus SES Review
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Pros

The Duratech engine delivers good power. Fuel milage is just OK. Comfortable front seats. Has been reliable with only normal upkeep.

Cons

Ride quality in the rear seat is only fair. Brakes are not as responsive as other Fords I have owned.

Randy65Ranchero
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Good Quality Car For What We Paid For It 9 Years Ago. — It's been a good car, my wife is the primary driver & she likes it. Does go through a battery about every 2.5 years. We have had it for 9 years, It currently has 128,000 miles and everything still is in working order.

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Melanie writes:
2002 Ford Taurus LX Review
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4

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handles great, ABS brakes are great, along with traction control

Cons

gas mileage

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My Blue Machine — Performance is ok, accelerates and brakes great, handles well, hasn't needed any repairs as yet, but has an electrical issue I need to have looked at, hopefully not too catastrophic, look pretty good, but I like sportier styles, no repairs so far but gas mileage is what you'd expect for a 6 cylindar (not great). It drives pretty good and it kicks ass in the snow, 10 times better than any car I have ever owned, Love that! I would reccomend this for a commuter car, not for a fun car.

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2009 Ford Taurus Reviews

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