1998 Ford Taurus Reviews - Page 7 of 22

1998 Ford Taurus SE V.6 Something or the other from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission V.6 Something or the other Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired146000 miles
Most recent distance147000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

So freaking awesome!

Faults:

There's a whirring sound when we go over 30 miles an hour, particularly when we turn to the right -- we think it's just that the tire needs more air -- we're going to try it, and see.

General Comments:

The car is SO comfortable.

It was a transition to go from fighting with the escort to this thing turning and starting on a dime.

I feel very safe.

It isn't a racing car, but it accelerates well.

The gas mileage sucks -- sort of. We drove about 100 miles and we're down to like 3/5 of a tank of gas... but, I'm an environmentalist, so, ideally, it'd be like a hydrogen engine, or something...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th July, 2007

1998 Ford Taurus from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic

Summary:

You never know what you're buying with a car

Faults:

I have a 98 Ford Taurus, and a while back it began to stall, and the car would shake when parked at a light or stop sign. So I was told to change the spark plugs and the fuel filter. I did that, but it didn't fix a thing.

Now the stalling is so bad, that in order to get the car to even go, I have to press on the gas and get it to about 4k on the RPMs, and then it will finally go. Now also the overdrive light keeps flashing on, and the car has trouble making it up a hill. I don't know what to do? Can you lead me in the right direction, or give me an idea of what it would be cost wise to fix it? Everyone keeps telling me I need a new transmission. Will you help me please???

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th May, 2007

18th Feb 2008, 12:25

Sounds like the same problem I just experienced. Turns out a plastic part in the throttle body assembly broke. Cost about $175 to fix, most labor for taking the assembly apart and reassembling. Only found out after 12 months of engine light on/off with other fixes.

7th Apr 2009, 19:44

I have a '98 Taurus that until recently had the same problem, it would rev to around 3000 rpm when I first cranked it, then when I got to a stop light when in DRIVE, the car would shake and my rpms would drop so low that the car would stall out a lot at stoplights.

I went to go get a diagnostic done and the mechanics replaced a vacuum hose that was loose and was sucking in too much air into my engine, and since then it has been running fine. That said, I still don't like the car, it has many problems, but this particular one of yours might be cheap to fix (they included mine with price of diagnostic - about $90)

6th Aug 2009, 22:13

My mom has a Taurus wagon and it's hunk a junk. The engine light is always on, the locks go up and down like the car is possessed, and we are constantly having to repair or replace something.

We even had the problem you did. It was caused by a vacuum leak from this dumb little rubber elbow that melted. We replaced it a good 3 times before we finally got one that would actually last. That's bad design right there. Why they didn't just make the whole thing out of plastic baffles me.

THEN upon getting our new license plate, I discovered that the screws that hold the plate on screw into cheap plastic rings instead of going straight into metal! 2 of them were so brittle I had to super glue them back in!

This car is junk and no one should buy it. I've lost all respect for Ford because of this car.

1998 Ford Taurus LS 3.0 V6 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Distance when acquired2000 miles
Most recent distance110792 miles

Summary:

Fair car, but a lot of electrical problems

Faults:

The dome and floor lights will not go off and the door ajar light comes on although all of the doors are shut ocasionally the lights will go off, but I usually have to take out the lights if anyone can help that would be great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 19th March, 2007

8th Dec 2007, 07:30

The door ajar switch on all taurus vehicles are poor. I have changed mine and have had friends change theirs from 50 to 70k miles.

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 85 reviews