2006 Ford Taurus Overview

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SE
Avg. Price: $6,382
SEL
Avg. Price: $5,812

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Average User Score

3.75 stars

Based on 23 reviews

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

Overall User Score

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Based on 23 reviews

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  Unable to compete with foreign sedans in its class, the previously popular, but outdated family sedan was quickly supplanted by the snazzier Ford Fusion and more upscale Five Hundred.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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2005 Taurus Changed Both O2 Sensors Still Wont Stay Running 3.8 Motor

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Recalls On 2006 Taurus Transmissions

torque converter stripped out on 2006 taurus mechanic told me ford had a recall on those transmiisions. need to know if this is true??

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How Do I Get The Rear Brake Drums Off?

I get as far as taking 'the axle nut off but the drum still won't come off

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