1997 Ford Taurus User Reviews

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Users ranked 1997 Ford Taurus against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    Displaying 11 - 20 of 32 1997 Ford Taurus reviews.

    1997 Ford Taurus GL Review
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    45

    It's A Great Starter Car, But A Newer Model Would Be Better — It's a good car until you get over 100,000 miles on it! I've got 186,000 miles on it already and I've had it since 05 when it had 70,000 and I've had 3 transmissions put in it, my sparks plugs keep goin out and overall IT SUCKS!! I know the older a car the more work that needs to be done, but seriously I had a transmission put in it after 2 yrs of having it!!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: family car and for work

    Cons: good gas mileage, but it's w/e

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    1997 Ford Taurus G Review
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    1997 Ford Taurus — Well it is a great family car that gets relatively good gas mileage but it has the turning radius of a whale. It has a ver spacious interior with great air conditioning. I gotta say this thing is durable its been wrecked 3 times and a tree bent it in half and its still running.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Gas mileage, durability, space.

    Cons: Styling, steering, and free wheeling trans.

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    1997 Ford Taurus SHO Review
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    Shoguns! — Nice sounding V8, honestly sounds better than most mustangs....Performance not bad for a 1997...gas mi is 15-19mpg. Parts can be expensive to replace.....fun factor is a 7-10 for me at least..motor should easily be able to hit 300K

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Exhaust Note

    Cons: Rattles like a Ford

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    1997 Ford Taurus Review
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    Too Many Problems — I hate this car all it is, is problems, problems, etc. I need a reliable car for my kids and I. I would love to have a car that is light green or light blue, not white, not black, silver, red ever again. Is this car fun to drive, no way! It needs so much work and it keeps dying on the road, noisy

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: To get to work, for family and places to go

    Cons: I hate Fords

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    1997 Ford Taurus G Review
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    Never Buy It — This Is Probably The Worst Car I Have Ever Owned The Performance Sucked Good Thing It Was Free. Every Other Day There Would Be A Different Problem. This Car was Free So I Guess Its Worth The Hassle ? ? Don't Buy This

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Nothing

    Cons: Everything

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    1997 Ford Taurus GL Review
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    My Car — performance - it is a family sedan, for a 12 year old car it does ok. I wouldn't expect it to do any more. it is a step up from my previous car. build quality - the dash is pulling up. the front bumper has some funny blisters appearance - it looks like an egg cost of ownership - it is getting around 20mpg and I have had to spend $3500 in the first 3 years I have owned it. fun factor - only if there were 3 strippers in there would it be fun.

    Pros: that it is paid for

    Cons: the engine and transmission

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    1997 Ford Taurus GL Review
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    My 1997 Ford Taurus — this car is not by any means a sports car. not a whole lot of get up and go but it gets me by and serves its purpose for the time being. it is extremely reliable. ive owned it about 11 months now and put 30,000 kms on top of the 216,000 already on it. it will do the quarter mile in bout 18 seconds flat as it sits now. picked up the car for bout $600 and it has been great to me. i would recommend it to anyone as a daily driver family car. i plan on making it my winter beater for when i park my summer car. i'll run it till it dies.

    Pros: Amazing Reliability

    Cons: Gas Guzzler

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    1997 Ford Taurus SHO Review
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    My Current Car — Here is a photo of my current car. This is the 5th SHO I've owned. The 2nd GEN II. I still have the other GEN II and I'm parting it out. These cars are fun to drive and will surprise you.

    Pros: V-8 Runble, Loaded with options, Leather, MOONROOF

    Cons: Slow off the line, 20MPG

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    1997 Ford Taurus GL Review
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    Great Car For The Money — It's a great car and has served its purpose. We've got almost 200,000 miles on it so it has been used and abused. It is okay to drive, although it needs a tune-up desperately. We had to have the transmition rebuilt in 2005 and almost everything the belt touches has been replaced, but it's paid for so there's no sense on getting rid of it yet.

    Pros: It was built to last.  We have almost 200,000 miles on ours

    Cons: performance is lagging, but that is due to a desperate need for a tune-up.

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    1997 Ford Taurus SHO Review
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    Red Monster — it was a v8, pretty powerful for acar this type. it grew on me, very spacious interior, great first car i had it in florida for college. loved it. called it the red monster it was a beast. too bad that the SHOs were not produced after 97 i had the last year of it.

    Pros: fast, powerful, spacious

    Cons: transmission issues

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    2014 Ford Taurus Reviews

    Ford Taurus Is The Way To Go For A Family Sedan!! By jessicaagee

    I love my car! It was the best investment I have made. It handles awesome in the snow and overall has amazing handling and speed. I feel 100% safe putting my kids in the back seat and taking off on a... Read More

    Sweet Ride, Looks Great By ekuziak

    Fantastic looking car with a ton of options and a lots of space. Slightly disappointed in MPG at 26 compared to other Taurus's I have owned at 28. Like the touchless key options for doors and trunk. N... Read More

    2013 Ford Taurus Reviews

    All Around Amazing Vehicle. Great Family Car. By scole22

    Its a hard car to get used to. When you first get in and drive, you are overwhelmed with blind spots. But once you get used to the feel it grows on you quickly. I guess that's why they added the back ... Read More

    I Like It By ranj1983

    I like the great power out and very good handling , but I don’t like the interior quality. Back up camera it is must , but it is exist in 2014 SEL but not in 2013, Nice Technology and perfect exterior... Read More

    2012 Ford Taurus Reviews

    I Love This Car! By dkupers68

    Fantastic car that will do almost anything you want it to. It's capable on dry pavement, but doesn't shy away from wet and snowy roads with its AWD. No buttons, just get in and go. If I had to buy ... Read More

    Great Car, I Really Like It By Bill49855

    This is my second Taurus, the other was a 2010. Ford has done a great job with style, comfort. I had always been a Chevy guy but would highly reccomend this car to anyone with a big family, does all... Read More

    2011 Ford Taurus Reviews

    Greay By jason1979x4

    no problem very nice car have been to flordia several times with this car and it performed great get a lot of looks sharp looking car very sporty sedan what more can is say this is avery eye appealin... Read More

    Great Style, Lots Of Options By ekuziak

    Large trunk, great feel and drivability. Paddle shifters are cool and fun to use. Love the cooled seats and the tuxedo black compliments the chrome rims nicely. Navigation display is much more user fr... Read More

    2010 Ford Taurus Reviews

    Beast! By icubuporky

    This car was a retirement present to myself. To date it is my most favorite car I have ever owned. Power and performance, style, roomy, and the comforts are top notch. I will consider buying anothe... Read More

    Beautiful Car Inside And Out By Kjeltema

    I have been very happy with my car. I did a lot of research before purchasing it. Comfortable and handled better than I thought it would in the snow. My husband loves the car too, it turned out to be ... Read More

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