Absolutely awesome vehicle/very reliable/great starter car
My first car was a 2000 Ford Taurus SE Basic package FWD, automatic transmission, 3.0L Flex Fuel Vulcan OHV motor.
The only issues that I have had with this model are the typical maintenance issues, like oil changes and tires.
One issue I have had is coolant overflow tank had spider cracks and leaked when under heat and pressure, 40 buck fix.
I also changed the plugs, wires, front/rear brakes at 150,000.
I changed the original alternator at 160,000 out of my own will, mainly for security reasons.
This car has been a great vehicle.
I have had ONLY good luck with this vehicle, and have heard a lot of comments on transmission issues or fuel related issues, but I have over 200,000 miles on my 00 Taurus with the original transmission and engine, and have not had any major issues.
I done all recommended maintenance, and believe that could be why. Many state that their issues are before 100,000, I believe it could be either lack of maintenance or misuse/abuse, which could be contributing to their issues.
I currently have over 210,000 now, and would not hesitate to take on a long trip; strong car, motor, and transmission.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th March, 2010