2004 Ford Taurus User Reviews

2004 Ford Taurus Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 12 reviews

  • 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:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 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: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"sedan" 3 reviews
"big space" 3 reviews
"storage" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews

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Phantomcobra writes:
2004 Ford Taurus SES Review
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4

Pros

Comfortable ride, plenty of room, fold down rear seats provide for extra cargo space

Cons

Wish the gear selector had 1, 2, D and OD.  They leave out the 2 so I can't stay in 2nd.  A/C could be stronger as it doesn't work real well in 100 plus degree heat.

Phantomcobra
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Good Family Car And Every Day Driver — The Ford Taurus had some years where Ford ignored it and quality and reliability were an issue. For 2004, this was not a problem as Ford started paying attention again. The SES has all the standard features for mid value sedans of that year. The 3.0 L engine is a little weak for a car this size but it is adequate. Just don't expect it to put you back in your seat if you hit the gas to get on the freeway. Ford doesn't seem to think people want or need second gear. I've noted several models over the years that did not have a second gear on the automatic gear selectors. I find a second gear in heavy traffic keeps the car from shifting constantly.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Stephany writes:
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drives like butter on a hot pan

Cons

in the snow trackion is touchy

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This Is A Good Realiable Car ,if You Maintan It — the brakes are very touchy, acceleration is something you very notice: picks up very fast. only thing is the bumpers are a bit weak but only 60 bucks a bumper its not much a problem. This car is a 6 cyliander so its drinks gas but shows u how much you have till empty. low maintence, and loud speakers make this an ok car. This car is also a work horse!!!!! we put 220,000 miles plus an shes still working it!!! so treat ur cars right an they can do the same for you.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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RapMusicIsDevil13 writes:
2004 Ford Taurus SEL Review
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good price, good quality, and depenable

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little more get up and go would be nice

RapMusicIsDevil13
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Couldn't Expect Any More, Runs Great. — Good american car without the ridiculous price tag. 10 grand for 30,000 miles beautiful condition, not a scratch, interior perfect. MPG not great 18.9 on average. Does have a little quicks and has a cool metalic green color. My second taurus, never have had a problem. I think people get sucked in to thinking more money and foreign is so much better. WHY? I paid cash, no car payment and have great car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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akrohn2010 writes:
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Practical, comfortable car with plenty of room for passengers and cargo. Fairly powerful for a sedan. Easy and cheap to maintain.

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It won't win any beauty contests, and it handles like the family sedan it is - smooth, but truck0ish.

akrohn2010
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Very Practical, Low-cost Car. — Build quality: so-so. The Vulcan V6 motor seems dependable, but has a lot of quirks that can sap up gas mileage and lead to longer problems down the road. Most of this little repair items are relatively inexpensive but require some research and knowledge to repair yourself or get done without paying for endless diagnostics. Performance: not much to talk about here - it does its job as a commuter and family car, and does it comfortably. It won't give you much past that. Keep up with alignments and rotations if you want a smooth ride. Mileage isn't great (see engine quirks above) but can be decent if engine is in good order. Maintenance: Low costs make this a great go-to commuter, which is what I use it for. Hard to beat $20 oil changes and low repair costs. Overall: Dependable, cheap, but quirky family/commuter car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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zachbws writes:
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5

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big interior and trunk great family car good for long trips or just a everyday drive around car with the family

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some blind spots the gas mileage is ok not the best but not the worst

zachbws
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Very Reliable All Around A Great Car For Anyone — my favorite thing about the car is its roomy inside but it doesn't take away form the power of the car like some vehicles the car still has a lot of go in it good for kids who wanna cruise with friends or a family that wants to go somewhere

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brittany writes:
2004 Ford Taurus SE Review
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Gas Mileage..6 disc CD player...Dependable

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It needs new brakes

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Its Dependable... — Ok... so I think the car gets decent gas mileage. We have found that gas from Shell Gas Station works better in the car and gives it better gas mileage. I would say 20/city 24/highway. Yup good reliable car to drive. It kinda looks a lil crappy right now because the drivers side mirror is hanging on by a couple of wires.

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Nelson writes:
2004 Ford Taurus SEL Review
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Affordible luxury sedan.

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n/a

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Safe Reliable Sedan. — 3.0L V6 Duratec engine. 22.5mpg/city and 27-30mpg/hwy. Sun roof, A/C, 6-disc changer, leather interior, cassette AM/FM radio w/premium sound system, 16" aloy wheels wrapped in Continnental tires. Fully loaded 4D sedan w/smooth luxorious handling(capable of putting your passengers asleep on long trips). 200bhp will getting you going. Where as all wheel ABS will bring you to a hault. Vehicle comfortably seats five passengers.

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Nicholas writes:
2004 Ford Taurus SEL Review
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roomy interior and decent gas mileage

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plain looking exterior

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Good Sedan For The $$$$$ — Exellent power with the 24v motor, plenty of room inside for the family, build quality is exellent, ........ I was in the market for a new Cadilac Sedan Deville when I found this car, all the interior luxury features of the Caddy for 1/2 the price!

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Dave writes:
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good handling and quick enough

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its ugly as hell and you get the "your driving the most average car ever" looks too

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Total Dece — I've had some fun in my taurus its one the taurus models that has 201bhp witch is ok for the type of car it is it has some pickup witch is good though it goes 0-60 in about 7 seconds not exactly a racer. It has some pretty good handling but tends to oversteer a bit but its not too difficult to contol

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Allie writes:
2004 Ford Taurus SE Review
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reliable

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17-18 mpg

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Ok — It's nice, but not my first choice. It's a great first car and it is reliable. I never would've chosen this car but it was given to me for free so I enjoy having it. I would look for something with better gas mileage.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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