2005 Ford Taurus Overview

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2005 Ford Taurus Overview

Ford's mid-sized mainstay comes in both sedan and wagon and sees few changes this year. The 2005 Ford Taurus consolidates its trims into only two offerings, the base SE and the more equipped SEL. Both are offered as a 6-person sedan or wagon, with an optional rear-facing third row seat available for the wagon. The front-wheel drive sedan features two engines, either a standard 3.0-liter V6 that gets 153-hp or a DOHC version that gets 201-hp. Both come with a 4-speed automatic transmission.

The 2005 Taurus is roomier than its competitors, at eight inches longer than the Camry. The sedan trunk holds up to 17 cubic feet, while the wagon expands from 38 to 81 cubic feet with the seats down. The base sedan is well outfitted with power features, cruise control, remote entry, and a cassette player, while the SEL adds a power driver's seat, a CD player and the now standard wood trim on the console, steering wheel and shifter. With dual front airbags, the 2005 Taurus gets four and five stars on frontal crash tests, but only three stars on side impact tests. ABS brakes, and traction and stability control are all optional.

Owners report that they like the gas mileage, roomy interior, and smooth ride of the Taurus, but say that there can be some engine shudder and acceleration is not that great. Resale value is not that great for the 2005 Ford Taurus.

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    Heater And A/c

    The blower on both work , thermostat has been changed heater core has been rinsed out the freon on the AC has been filled and I get no heat and no AC but the blower works

    How Do I Fix A Random Missfire On My 2005 Ford Taurus?

    I have replaced muffler, plugs, wires, coil pack, pullies, belts, battery, done regular maintenance ie change oil, new fuel pump and filter etc.... Yet the check engine lightbis still on and shows ...

    A Hard Shift Every Once In A While Between 1st And 2nd Gear

    my 2005 taurus with a 3.0L 24V DOHC has a hard shift every once in a while after about 20-30 mins of driving.happens from a dead stop but doesnt do it every time.Other than that the tranmission works ...

    2005 Ford Taurus

    Surges only when I turn on air conditioning or heater no other time,changed every sensor egr valve even o ring behind engine,new fuel pump and sensor

    No Gas Is Pumping

    Replace fuel pump and no gas is pumping