1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L from North America


Great family vehicle


The CV axle started clicking at around 165,000 miles.

General Comments:

This car is great on gas. Even with seven people in the car, it is still comfortable. This car has great styling features and is very aerodynamically designed. It is very comfortable, and handles great in the city and on the highway. It is quick and responsive. The air conditioner is outstanding, and the heater is great. I love the sound system; it delivers quality bass and sounds great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th March, 2008

11th Mar 2008, 21:54

Your experience with the Taurus seems pretty typical. Most owners experience little or no problems until well over 100,000 miles. Congrats on a great car.

1999 Ford Taurus GL Sedan V6 from North America


Feed and diaper her, and she will put you in a good retirement home


I had to replace three or four door seals, two transaxle seals, radiator hose seems to go every 50-60 thousand miles, and a few bulbs. I am on the fourth or fifth battery, and on the fifth set of tires. I had to replace the trunk and hood switches, and my key fob buttons never worked from the start.

General Comments:

Taurus is somewhat slow for my tastes.

Great reliability, just regular wear and tear!

Very, very comfortable.

Climate control easy to control.

Trunk is small and despise the trunk hinges.

Drinks oil very slowly.

Gas mileage was about 34 MPG when new, now down to 25 MPG, almost all highway models.

I think the car is somewhat ugly, but it it is okay.

Headlight illumination NEEDS to improve!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th March, 2008

11th Mar 2008, 12:37

Wow, it's a miracle that your Taurus has gone over 300k. I guess if you baby it the way you seem to it will last! New headlight lenses off eBay should help your illumination problem. My old Mercury Cougar had a quirky remote issue as well. The panic button never worked on either remote, but the other buttons always did. Weird.

11th Mar 2008, 15:53

You have gone through 5 sets of tires in 35K miles?? Try driving it!!! The seals that are leaking on your car are made of RUBBER like the tires, it's called DRY ROT!!!

1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0 Vulcan from North America


A reasonable used car for the money.


My biggest complaint is brake rotors warping and the fact that they can't be turned down. You have to by new rotors every time.

The previous owners didn't maintain the coolant. It was the original stuff, probably due to its low mileage (33,000) I took it in for a flush and fill and they had to do it twice, with the advise to bring it in again in four months to clean it again.

The amazing thing is it doesn't overheat and the heater still works, for now at least.

General Comments:

The 1999 Taurus wagon will haul all kinds of stuff which makes it a favorite of my wife. We've put 15,000 miles on it in 10 months with no issues, not bad for a $5,500 used car.

The ride is firm with reasonably comfortable seats and interior that has held up well.

The paint and wheels still look very good. I've always preferred the wagon look to the sedan.

The 3.0 Vulcan motor, while lower in power compared to the cammer motor, is very tough. My 1986 Sable wagon went 178,000 miles with one replaced water pump and one distributor unit. The engine still ran quiet with no oil consumption.

Yes, it went through a transmission rebuild along with half-shaft rebuilds and a front bushing replacement.

The 4 speed AOD is very smooth with 21 mpg city and 28 highway if you keep it at 65 mph.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd March, 2008

1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0 12V from North America


Great dependable vehicle


Only 2 problems in 9 years:

Rear struts @ 30k, but covered by warranty.

Left side tie rod at 55k caused a squeak or groan while turning at low speeds.

Changed the oil and antifreeze as required, and have had no problems.

General Comments:

Great reliability!

Very quiet and firm handling.

I rent a lot of new intermediate size vehicles like the Toyota Corolla on business travel, and always look forward to getting back into my full size Taurus. Even at 9 years old it's still better handling, smoother and more responsive than most new mid sized cars, and yes, that includes Toyota, Mazda, and Honda!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th February, 2008