2001 Ford Taurus Overview

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2001 Ford Taurus Overview

The 2001 Ford Taurus represented the second year of the model's redesign. As such, few changes were introduced. Antilock brakes were offered as an option for the LX and SE trims and came standard on the SEL and SES. Also available on the higher-end trims were a few luxury touches, like leather bucket seats and power-adjustable pedals.

As the newest incarnation of Ford's long-time bestselling car, the '01 Taurus had some history to live up to. Fortunately, drivers and reviewers alike responded well to the redesign. A more angular, broader-shouldered exterior provided more room in the cabin and more cargo space in the trunk; this was a key advantage the 2001 Taurus enjoyed over other midsize cars, even the more-expensive Volkswagen Passat.

On the other hand, the '01 Ford Taurus wasn't a muscle car, a sports car, a luxury car, or anything else particularly fun. What it did offer, though, was reliable, solid family transportation at an affordable price.

Not too long on power, the Taurus's base engine was a 155-horsepower V6. The higher-end trims, though, offered a 200-horsepower DOHC V6. Fuel efficiency was a middle-of-the-road 20 mpg city, 28 mpg highway.

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Heater Blows Cold Air

My 2001 ford taurus heater blows cold air. Put new water pump new radiator and thermostat new over flow bucket and full of fluid but still blows cold can anyone help me out and can tell me what I n...

Car Won't Start

2001 Ford Taurus. My heater wasn't working in my car so my boyfriend unhook the heater hoses ran water through them and help them back up now my car keeps dying and will not start. What do I do...

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I parked my and 5 minutes later went to move it and it won't start... only clicks once when trying to start... all dash light are on and lights are bright.... I just had the car serviced 10 days ag...

01 Taurus Transmission Issue : Car Won't Shift Out Of First Gear And Was T...

Car won't shift out of first gear (Auto) and was told that the tranny needs to be rebuilt. Upon hearing that, someone else told me to check the high/low transmission sensor checked before I spend th...