2006 Ford Taurus Overview

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2006 Ford Taurus Overview

The biggest change to the 2006 Ford Taurus is the loss of the wagon model and the Duratec DOHC V6 engine. Available only as a four-door mid-sized sedan, there are two trims -- the SE and SEL. Both come with a 153-hp, 3.0-liter V6 and 4-speed automatic. Unable to compete with foreign sedans in its class, the previously popular, but outdated family sedan was quickly supplanted by the snazzier Ford Fusion and more upscale Five Hundred.

The Taurus is far from flashy and offers the most basic functional features. Its highlight is its roomy interior, which can hold up to six passengers. While the base model SE comes with power features, cruise control, and keyless entry, the SEL upgrades the look with wood accents, a power driver's seat, and a CD player. The 2006 Taurus earns top ratings for front impact, thanks to dual front airbags, but only earns three stars for side impact. Front-side airbags can be added, along with ABS and traction control. Bundled packages adds more luxuries, such as leather seats, a power passenger seat, and a CD changer, and a rear spoiler can be added to cut through the exterior blandness of the front-wheel drive sedan.

The 2006 Taurus may be showing its age, and it never achieved the cult status of the Honda Accord, but it has proved to be a fairly reliable sedan over the years, despite suffering from rapid depreciation. Acceleration can be labored, and some drivers report inadequate brakes and brake shudder, but the comfort, features, and passenger room are still highlights. 2006 will be the last year for the Taurus until 2008, when the Five Hundred and Fusion will be revived under the Taurus name.

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    Trying To Locate The Brake Light Fuse For 2006 Taurus

    i replaced my brake light switch and the cruise control switch rewired it and my car still won't shift out of park and on brake lights .help

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    06 Ford Tarus Se Wont Start

    Replace the battery and alt had both check both were bad and check the starter it good car still wont crank unless i jump it

    Low Oil Pressure And Engine Light

    My car was running just fine. I was travelling home from work when low oil pressure light/message came on. Shortly after my car lost power and died, and engine light came on. The car starts, idles, an...

    How Many Catalytic Converters Are On A 2006 Ford Taurus?

    A mechanic told me the codes said that the catalytic converters on my 2006 Ford Taurus SE V-6 3.0 (not the OHV engine) need to be replaced. He said there are 3 of them and they are $400 each. Are th...