2002 Ford Taurus User Reviews

2002 Ford Taurus Review Ratings

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  • 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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seandrisc writes:
2002 Ford Taurus SE Review
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5

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real  economical car very inexpensive to repair

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small back seat with front seats scooted all the way back, 12v sluggish at times

seandrisc
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Gas Mizer — like the comfortable ride , dislike weak transmission,very economical ,very inexpensive to fix,car handles very well ,manages to get around in bad weather quite impressively,the Taurus seems to be one of fords strongest car brand this car is a real workhorse dispite its setbacks it is a very great car to own

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kaye writes:
2002 Ford Taurus SEL Review
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4

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How safe it was, how strong it was, how reliable it was.

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The length, how it turned.

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It Was Very Safe. — I really like how safe and reliable it was, it never let me down. The main thing I didn't like about it was how long the car was itself and the way the way it turned, it was too wide.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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skegeeshaq97 writes:
2002 Ford Taurus SES Review
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4

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Great family car

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I can't afford to put the t.l.c. Into it the car needs

skegeeshaq97
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Perfect Family Car — I'm a ford man. The Taurus is made here in Chicago an several family members have worked at the plant. This car gives me power in the drive and comfort of safety for my family. I now have a teenager driving I'm not worried

Primary Use: Family transportation

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The_Sheese writes:
2002 Ford Taurus SE Review
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3

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its a fast little car, with it being only a v-6. 0-60 in about 6 seconds not bad. handles good in the snow with new tires, and the front locking diff. deffinately helped out. wasnt that bad of a car to me. held me and my brothers comfortably and got decent gas mileage for a ten year old car.

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the struts on these models are cursed, and mine were as well. $400 for the rear suspension, the heater core went out, like most Tauruses, not that bad of a car mechanically, but when something does go wrong, whether it be mechanically or cosmetically, its expensive. my father and i have put well over 3,000 into it in the year i had it.

The_Sheese
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Decent Ride. — i like the fact that she handled good in all weather conditions, as well as the fuel economy, look and storage space in the trunk. i also used it to drive my brothers around as well as my friends when we all hung out. i liked the power of a v-6 as well as the performance. but, the Taurus can be plagued with a bunch of problems, such as the struts going bad, heater core going bad, transmission clunking out, rust on the rear fenders, and a bunch more mechanical. when something went wrong it was a pain in the butt to fix, and very expensive. all in all, the Taurus was a good car when it wanted to be. but it had its sick days.

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Randy65Ranchero writes:
2002 Ford Taurus SES Review
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4

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

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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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Maggie writes:
2002 Ford Taurus SES Review
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the look, the way i keep it looking and performing.

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I really dont like all the repairs Ive had to get done to this vehicle, the years 2000-2004? have a few recalled parts, such as, front and rear coil springs, struts, transmissions (over 100,000 mi) and the paint on the rear fenders is starting to bubble and chip whitch is exposing rust spots ( a.k.a. michigan cancer)

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Dependable Even When Its In The Shop Ive Never Had To Wait More Than A Day And A Half On Any Repair — acceleration is sluggish at first but only with mine as far as I know there is definately a kink in the cable, and if i accelerate too quickly it will stick the car will accelerate on its own over rev and almost blow the engine....other than that its and awesome car, not the best on gas mileage, looks clean inside and out, handles corners like a sports car.

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Rich writes:
2002 Ford Taurus SEL Review
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The color!

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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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Ameris writes:
2002 Ford Taurus SES Review
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the smooth handling

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the repairs it needed soon after i bought it

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Gorgeous Taurus W/ A Crazy Woman Driver — it handles so smoothly...i love it...it feels like ur goin' 100 when i'm accelerating 2 60...it does need new brakes, but nothing else...it's the perfect car 4 me right now...it's a gorgeous deep blue wit' a grey spotless interior...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Matt writes:
2002 Ford Taurus SES Review
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Stereo

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It could be alittle quicker.

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Awesome — Owned it since 2006, haven't had any problems with it, not bad for performance. The car is in really good shape minus a couple scratches. Can't wait till it's back on the road. Will probably be putting HID's in it.

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Stefan writes:
2002 Ford Taurus SES Review
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gas, V6, room...

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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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2013 Ford Taurus Reviews

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2012 Ford Taurus Reviews

I Love This Car! By dkupers68

Fantastic car that will do almost anything you want it to. It's capable on dry pavement, but doesn't shy away from wet and snowy roads with its AWD. No buttons, just get in and go. If I had to buy ... Read More

Great Car, I Really Like It By Bill49855

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2011 Ford Taurus Reviews

Greay By jason1979x4

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Great Style, Lots Of Options By ekuziak

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2010 Ford Taurus Reviews

Beast! By icubuporky

This car was a retirement present to myself. To date it is my most favorite car I have ever owned. Power and performance, style, roomy, and the comforts are top notch. I will consider buying anothe... Read More

Beautiful Car Inside And Out By Kjeltema

I have been very happy with my car. I did a lot of research before purchasing it. Comfortable and handled better than I thought it would in the snow. My husband loves the car too, it turned out to be ... Read More

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