2008 Ford Taurus X User Reviews

2008 Ford Taurus X Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 10 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"handling" 4 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"big car" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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motherof4 writes:
2008 Ford Taurus X Limited AWD Review
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Too many problems

motherof4
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Worst Buy Ever — I would NEVER buy this vehicle again. After owning it for only 6 mths, I began noticing problems with the shifting. Since buying this car new in february of 09, I have had to replace the breaks at least 4 times, turned roaders 2 times and replaced them 2 times, break fluid has had to be completely refilled 4 times( 3 of them in past 6 mts). I have had it in the shop for burning something (coolant I was told) out the exhaust and was told by the first Ford Garage that it was leaking coolant into the #4 cylinder. This garage was not able to do the work on the car, so I had to take it to a different Ford Garage who then told me that nothing was wrong with the car. It was smoking all the way to the garage, but when we picked it up it had quit. They garage said they did not do anything to it. The car was out of line when I bought it, and was told to drive a while to be sure, if it was still out of line to bring it back and they would fix it. When I did they refused and said i waited too long. I am working on the 3rd set of tires, and will need new ones shortly in the front. The last set was put on just before christmas and it 4.5 mts ago. Ford refused to do anything about the problems.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kimmiej writes:
2008 Ford Taurus X Limited Review
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4

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Great family car, handles well

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The drivers seat heaters has went out two times.  It has had a lot of maintenance problems

Kimmiej
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I Wont Buy Another Ford Because Of The Problems With This Car — I bought this car brand new. It has had reoccurring problems with the transmission and the seat heater has went out two times. It had a "service bulletin" regarding a problem with the electrical system that affected the car and resulted in repairs over 1200 dollars.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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jfidanza writes:
2008 Ford Taurus X SEL AWD Review
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great for utility, handles VG for a large SUV great cruiser

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AWD hurts gas mileage

jfidanza
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Great Car Would Sell To Friend Or Fmily If They Had The Money — Would have kept car if we didn't commute so far miss the space and utility. Excellent family vehicle always drove when friends went out for dinner seats 6 adults easily ladies more comfortable in rear seats. Very easy to convert to flat cargo load space plus additional space for long materials by folding passenger seat flat!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Shirley writes:
2008 Ford Taurus X Eddie Bauer Review
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Drives very well and is reliable, comfortable, and practical transportation.

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Drive Ford And You'll Always Be Satisfied. — Performance-Good exceleration, good braking, excellent handling. Build Quality-Very good, paint scratches easily and grille has bubbles in the chrome. Appearance-Very good, nice fit up inside and out, except as noted in "Build Quality". Cost of Ownership-Gas milage is between 23 MPG and 24 MPG, and maintenance has only been normal tune-ups and oil changes. Ford Quality is evident. Fun Factor-Drives very well and is reliable, comfortable, and practical transportation.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Vikki writes:
2008 Ford Taurus X Limited AWD Review
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Nice appearance, drives smooth, good on gas, roomy in the front, lots of cargo, safe, handles well

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expensive, takes along time to warm up in winter, not alot of leg room in back,

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The 2008 Ford Taurus X Sel Fully Loaded Limited Edition Handles Well And A Good Family Car. — My car is HOT. It drives with class. We bought it fully loaded: sunroof, dvd player, sync, leather seats, air bags throughout, 6 cd changer, infared headphones and remote come with the dvd. There's a reverse sensor and it's all wheel drive. Black and chrome in color exterior, and tan/creamy seats with black and silver dash. NICE RIDE. I recommend this vehicle to families mostly. It has 7 seats, 6 fold down so you can have one seat and all cargo. Not bad on gas, Smooth highway and city driving.

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Marlene writes:
2008 Ford Taurus X Eddie Bauer AWD Review
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Lots of space and style compared to other crossovers

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None that I can think of at this time...

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The Modern Mom's Superwagon — Although I only have one 3 year old, I am a very busy mom, with 1 dog, a husband, and do volunteer work and a 1st year medical resident...My Ford Taurus X not only provides me the luxury of Microsoft Sync, but also opens the rear hatch at the push of the key fob, my doors open automatically, security, everything, and great moonroof, best of all, great tax credit because I chose a model with E-85...I also have rheumatoid arthritis so I did not want a gigantic SUV to get in and out of, but I wanted the length and size of an SUV without the price of gas of an SUV...Overall my Ford Taurus X is the best in my opinion the "Mommy Superwagon" car I've ever owned compared to the 2-door hatchback of Mercedes Kompressor that I had before my daughter had feet to walk on...lolol

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John writes:
2008 Ford Taurus X Limited Review
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comfort, safe, Satelite radio w/ cd, heated seats, and much much more

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Gas eater 17/24

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Family Style Car — This brand new 2008 Ford Taurus X is a one of a kind car. My mom uses it for work and loves driving it. It has one of the SAFEST crash test ratings. 6 standard air bags BUT not that gas friendly. It has 3 rows of seating and is better than any other style 3 row SUV out there. HIGHLY RECOMENDED

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Alicia writes:
2008 Ford Taurus X SEL Review
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12 cup holders.  Passenger air bags.

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The blindspots are different then other vehicles so be careful until you are used to it.

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My Mom's Smokin Hot Ride! — It rides smooth. It has the media control on the steering wheel. It also averages out your gas millage and tells you how far you have till empty. 12 cup holders. Speed volume. Compression included. Plays mp3 cd's and players.

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Mkbestbuy writes:
2008 Ford Taurus X Limited Review
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Has all the bells and whistles

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Nothing

Mkbestbuy
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Great Car — Love this car, all the options of high end cars for half the price. Looks good, fun to drive, DVD for kids and mp3 for mom. Third row option is nice for extra friends to ride along. Good car for the price.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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MDSFlooring writes:
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Great for familys or babysitters. seats 7 with 8 cup holders

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MDSFlooring
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Very Nice — i loved the fact that the seats fold up as well as down so people can clime in the back easier.Big plus is the rear conrtol for ac and heat on the head liner with vents coming from the top too totally cool.and plus there are ac adapters in the back as well as the 3rd row with more cup holders.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Poor Interior Design And Not User Frienly At All By derek234234

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