2001 Ford Taurus User Reviews

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    2001 Ford Taurus SE Review
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    25

    My Ford Tarus — The best thing about my car is that it is very roomy. Your not really cramped. Unfortunately, it's a Ford so I don't know how much longer my car will last. The handling isn't that great. It's really hard to control in the snow and slush. It has needed a lot of repairs over the years, but it might of helped if I had avoided that ditch.

    Pros: Comfortable, good gas mileage, and pretty cool looking.

    Cons: Bad handling, needed a lot of repairs (no thanks to me), and it's a Ford.

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    2001 Ford Taurus Review
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    35

    My Old Ford Taurus — My car is old. The air conditioner doesnt work and neither does the gas gage. It does get 25 miles to the gallon, and is a very comfortable and dependable car. It starts right up in the coldest winter mornings. But, I am so ready for a new car! Hopefully, next summer I will get a Ford Edge!

    Pros: great mileage

    Cons: no air and gas gage doesnt work

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    2001 Ford Taurus SEL Review
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    A Great First Car!! — This is my first car and i have to say I love it. It has great get up and go. You can really feel the Ford Power when you slam on the gas. It also drives very nicely and turns on a dime. The Ford Taurus is a great car for a first car.

    Pros: Great Get up and go, great on gas, drives real nice.

    Cons: Had slight oil leak due to dry rotting of parts when i got it and sometimes the radio knob doesnt work. but other then that its good.

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    2001 Ford Taurus SES Review
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    95

    Mother's Car. — Drove this a lot while looking for a second car. It accelerates nice, brakes alright, and very very quiet and smooth. Supposedly safe, too.

    Pros: safe, smooth, quiet, acceleration

    Cons: fan stopped working.

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    2001 Ford Taurus SE Review
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    95

    What Is That Smoke From The Hood? — The worst car i have ever owned, I had to drop a new transmission in it, it always broke, the brakes spot welded themselves together randomly, it always leaked fluids and got horrible gas mileage

    Pros: Looked almost sexy when it was raining and it was remote started

    Cons: It broke way too easy

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    2001 Ford Taurus SE Review
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    On The Cheap — Again it was a great car, this would have been my second Taurus....sometimes I miss you

    Pros: Good gas mileage, reliable

    Cons: at 150,000 it needs a full set of suspension

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    2001 Ford Taurus SEL Review
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    I Love My Car. — I had the windows tinted on my car last summer to help it look not so much like a grandma's car! Also my car came with the 5 spoke wheels and a spoiler, so that helps the looks too. It's been a great car to me and I just got astro start in it, so that makes it even better. I love my car; it has been very good to me.

    Pros: It's a reliable FORD!

    Cons: It's by no means the fastest thing out there.

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    2001 Ford Taurus SES Review
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    More Than Nine Million Sold Can't Be Wrong — Taurus - the car that saved Ford in the mid 1980s. The fourth generation Taurus (2000-2007) is a very good choice in the larger range of the midsize sedan class. It is essentially the same car as the third generation Taurus (1996-1999) minus the overly oval styling. The powertrain was upgraded for 2000, and again for 2004. The base engine is one of Ford's most reliable designs, albeit an old one. The 3.0 liter overhead-valve V6 is named Vulcan after the Roman god of fire and ironworking, Vulcan, because of it's completely cast iron construction. It puts out 155hp and 185 lb/ft. of torque. Flex-fuel versions, able to run on methanol or ethanol in addition to gasoline, were available from 1993 on. Optional was a 3.0L Duratec V6. It is a more modern dual overhead cam design, pushing 201hp and 207 ft/lbs. torque. It has also proved to be very reliable since its introduction in 1996. PERFORMANCE: Acceleration wiith the Vulcan engine is average. It certainly won't set the world on fire, but it will get you to 60mph in about 10 seconds. The Duratec will get you there in eight, but it has much more higher-RPM kick than the Vulcan. Handling is pretty good for a relatively big, soft family sedan. The original equipment Continental tires absolutely ruin the car. The chassis is very stiff thanks to several key design elements of the unibody structure: one-piece side stampings running the full length of the car; front strut towers integral with the firewall; and rear strut mounting points tied directly to the side panels and to each other (the rear parcel shelf is a structural piece). The car gives more driver feedback than, say, a Toyota Camry. In stock form at the limit, there is safe, predictable understeer. Grip is good without the atrocious Continentals. Braking is average. The lack of rear discs on the sedan is disappointing. Pedal feel is better without the optional adjustable pedals, but mine has better feel than most adjustable pedal cars I've driven. Swapping to rear discs is relatively straightforward. Performance category recieves three stars with the VUlcan engine - four with the Duratec. BUILD QUALITY: After seven years and nearly 90,000 miles on the road, the only thing that really rattles on my '01 is the power mirror switch. Occasionally the moonroof shade will rattle if it's left in the wrong place. Springs are a problem area. Watch for sagging or broken springs. This is a design flaw that may or may not show itself, but is more common in places that use road salt. Other than that, the interior is a nice place to be, and the car is well put together. 300,000 mile examples are more common than you might expect. Build gets four stars because of the spring issues and it's not a Rolls Royce. APPEARANCE: It's much less controversial than the third generation "jellybean"/"catfish" Taurus It still looks modern, sleek, and classy. There are a few key lines that absolutely make the car's looks that the designers nailed, all while working in the constraints of the old car's platform (and doors!). ANd this one's Spruce Green. Five stars. OVERALL: Excellent value, very reliable, roomy, comfortable, good looks. I spend lots of time on the road, and it's a nice place to be. Find yourself one that wasn't a rental and has been well maintained. Five stars.

    Pros: Bulletproof engine (and the noise it makes), simple to work on, parts available anywhere, huge trunk, roomy, steering feel, fantastic highway comfort, as reliable as a wood-burning stove.  More involving to drive than a Camry.

    Cons: No factory disc brakes on sedans, engine is perfectly competent but could use a bit more power, city fuel mileage.

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    2001 Ford Taurus SES Review
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    A Driver's Car — Accelaration Excellent,Handling equivalent to a midsize german car(On SES option w/3.0 V-6 duratec Engine)Pleasantly sufficient,Room even w/center console somewhat spacious - Get the Leather seats they are firm but comfortable - Probably great for trips,don't know yet just bought vehicle today(02/12/08)From what I've read Fuel Economy is decent for a midsize car - will find out soon. Overall very good buy,First Ford car,I've owned Ford Trucks(they just keep going)- I hope this is true for thier cars,must be because thats why they say Its the No.1 selling mid-size car in America!

    Owner for 0 years, 1 months

    Pros: Acceralation,Handling,Suspension

    Cons: Radio Controls and sound mediocre,need to find premium sound equiped vehicle and average-to-moderate roominess for Tall people

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    2001 Ford Taurus SES Review
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    115

    Good Value — Great car overall. Roomy, was reasonable for our family of 5 for over 2 years until we got our minivan. Still use it now as my transportation to work, and it's perfect for that as well. Comfortable transportation, even though AC just quit.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Reliable.

    Cons: nothing.

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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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