2006 Ford Taurus Overview

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3.85 stars

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Understated Design by Craig
 — Unless you have owned a Taurus I don't think you will appreciate one. This car rides amazing, has tons of space, gets good fuel mileage, and will also get up and go when you need it to. The interior h... Read More
I Would Definitely Buy Another Tarus by Karen
 — I was always a Chevy girl but when I purchased my Tarus I was so impressed with everything about it that I will definitely buy another Ford. It's well worth the money. Plus this car is all american m... Read More
Good Car by Christi
 — it gets good gas mileage. its a good car. it hasn't needed repairs yet. acceleration, handling and brakes are good. the interior is nice and the exterior is good. it is a fun car to drive. a great car... Read More

2006 Ford Taurus Overview

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2006 Ford Taurus

The biggest change to the 2006 Ford Taurus is the loss of the wagon model and the Duratec DOHC V6 engine.  Available only as a four-door mid-sized sedan, there are two trims -- the SE and SEL.  Both come with a 153-hp, 3.0-liter V6 and 4-speed automatic.  Unable to compete with foreign sedans in its class, the previously popular, but outdated family sedan was quickly supplanted by the snazzier Ford Fusion and more upscale Five Hundred.

The Taurus is far from flashy and offers the most basic functional features.  Its highlight is its roomy interior, which can hold up to six passengers.  While the base model SE comes with power features, cruise control, and keyless entry, the SEL upgrades the look with wood accents, a power driver's seat, and a CD player. The 2006 Taurus earns top ratings for front impact, thanks to dual front airbags, but only earns three stars for side impact.  Front-side airbags can be added, along with ABS and traction control.  Bundled packages adds more luxuries, such as leather seats, a power passenger seat, and a CD changer, and a rear spoiler can be added to cut through the exterior blandness of the front-wheel drive sedan.

The 2006 Taurus may be showing its age, and it never achieved the cult status of the Honda Accord, but it has proved to be a fairly reliable sedan over the years, despite suffering from rapid depreciation.  Acceleration can be labored, and some drivers report inadequate brakes and brake shudder, but the comfort, features, and passenger room are still highlights.  2006 will be the last year for the Taurus until 2008, when the Five Hundred and Fusion will be revived under the Taurus name.

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Ford Taurus Questions

nel1956
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My 2006 Ford Taurus Has A Leak Near The Transmission Pan And A Local Shop...

problem with leak near transmission pan, gasket has been replaced over four times, because they would tell me it was cracked. What is the problem?

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nel1956
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My 2006 Ford Taurus Has A Chirping Sound When It Rains It Gets Even Louder....

My 2006 Ford Taurus has a chirping sound and when it rains and it gets wet underneath it has a much louder sound. Had belt and Tensioner Pulley replaced. What do you think is causing the problem?

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Richard Deamelio
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Info Dash Display

INFO DASH DISPLAY VERY DIM WITH LIGHTS ON AND OUT WHEN LIGHTS ARE OFF. CHANGES A LITTLE IF i PLAY WITH DIMMER ALL OTHER LIGHTS WORK FINE. IS IT SWITCH OR CLUSTER ?

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Mk_216
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My Car Was Overheatingi Drove My Car To A Safe Place And Saw My C...

how much would it cost to fix this car?

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bran702
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2006 Ford Taurus Check Engine Light On...again

Hello I am having issues with this car. Have had it for 16 months, less than 70K miles. The check engine light was on so took it to autozone, the said it was a misfire and needed a tune up so took i...

773 views with 4 answers (last answer 4 weeks ago)