2003 Ford Taurus User Reviews

2003 Ford Taurus Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 32 reviews

  • Performance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 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

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"ride" 12 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"reliable car" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"power" 3 reviews

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Anthony writes:
2003 Ford Taurus SE Review
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gas mileage, comfy ride, not that much repair work needed

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none that i know of

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Ford Taurus Se — This is a good car. Great gas mileage. i have 75,000 miles and i've only had to fix a few things for as long as i have it. with the price of gas right now it costs about 70 dollars to fill up which isn't that bad with the gas it gets. It is a very comfy ride i did a four hour drive two weeks ago and it was a very comfy drive felt like i was on the couch. Its a good car and i love the thing. As much of an old man car it is it does its job and.... I can't be mad at at it

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Rjonas96 writes:
2003 Ford Taurus Review
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5

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Had the power top speed of 144 mph. Wide tires All wheel drive

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fuel mileage 22 at best

Rjonas96
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Sleeper — This thing was a sleeper. Overall performance was amazing the shear power was terrifying at the beginning. 4 door car that was modified to have the power to catch criminals. I wish i still had the thing. Needed racing breaks to stop it.

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SpecialEd71 writes:
2003 Ford Taurus SE Review
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4

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Extremely reliable

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Air Conditioning seems adequate on extreme heat days

SpecialEd71
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Recommended — Impressed with how reliable this car has been, I have gone through 2 starters (lots of starts and stops when the car was first purchased, an AC condenser, rack and pinion, 2 batteries, 2 sets of tires and 2 sets of brakes. Car starts first shot every time.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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seandrisc writes:
2003 Ford Taurus SES Review
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fantastic economical car cheap to fix

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small backseat when front seats all the way back

seandrisc
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Terriffic Overall Car — I find this car cheap to maintain very rugged and very reliable , I think the car is very economical and also a very good car for first time driver because of how safe this car is constructed,I think ford really made a good vehicle

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Cody writes:
2003 Ford Taurus SES Review
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Tarus — The gas milage could be a little higher but i cant complain much because a lot of the time i dont put the gas in. My window motor went out and i cant put my windows down, and its summer so it is going to be hot.

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Sofar writes:
2003 Ford Taurus SES Review
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its awsome

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slow

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Lovin It — its alittle slow but other than that it runs like a champ also the back seat is alittle small but other than those few things its one of the best cars ive ever owned and it looks clean all the time

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Gaelen writes:
2003 Ford Taurus SEL Review
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Looks

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MPG

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Aquire — Performance : Could use more torque. Braking good. handling a little soft. Build quality : quiet ride, workmanship not cause of repairs. appearance : exterior - i like the look of the taurus. i'm not sure why... but i do. interior - so much room! even in the back! Cost of Ownership : eh. 15gal tank. needs about 2/3 tank per week. currently about $45 Fun factor: not so much, unless you take a lot of long drives

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ryan writes:
2003 Ford Taurus SEL Review
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Great car

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nothing really i bought it has a four door car which it is great at what it is made for

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Great Car — Performance- The car had good acceleration for a lower end car enough power from the 3.0 doch engine that ford also uses in the ford ranger not sporty braking is fine great as long as you keep up the maintenance handling is very responsive every single time Build Quality- it is very quiet smooth and i do not see any foreseeable maintenance beside the regular maintenance Appearance- interior leather is nice and wood trim comfortable and the exterior styling is fine for a basic model car Cost of ownership- gas mileage is fine highway i was getting 27 at 85 with the cruise on the interstate and 32 doing 65 on a normal highway and in town about 20-22 depending on how you drive so pretty good Fun Factor- only fun factor i could think about the car is the mach stereo system with 6 cd changer and taking it on long road trips because it is very smooth and worry free driving on the road

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Logan writes:
2003 Ford Taurus SEL Wagon Review
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acceleration, fuel millage

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bad in winter

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Powerfull Wagon — pleanty of horsepower and exelent torque, handeling is a little heavy, would be alot more fun if it had a five-speed manual transmission, there isnt much to do in the way upgrading, sounds nice with a cherry bomb muffler, so fun to drive but easy to fall asleep behind the wheel since the ride is so comfortable

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JohnMills writes:
2003 Ford Taurus SES Review
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3

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Looks of the car, power of the car

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gas mileage, not much for head room, sits too low for driver, no controls for drivers seat to move the bottom half up and down

JohnMills
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Good Car--i'm Getting Horrible Gas Mileage-no Adjustable Seat — I like this car and how it drive; however, I hate that the hood is so long and the windows seem so low. I don't like how "low" you sit in the car and how little of glass space there seems to be. I have had a previous older model taurus that was much more roomy. I like the looks of this car from outside.

Owner for 4 years, 2 months

Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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