1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0 from North America
Don't buy one!
I have owned a 1999 Taurus for six years. The newest problem is the heater. It just stopped working. It throws cold air most of the time. Air conditioner goes on and off at will even though the a/c is turned off.
I would never recommend Fords to my friends. Too many small problems that nickel and dime you too death. I do most of my mechanical work and even the professional mechanics are at a loss with the heater problems on the 1999 Taurus.
Interior seating is cramped. Electric seats on driver side won't work. Lack of power especially when passing with the 3.0 engine. Poor gas mileage, it will pass everything except a gas station. Hard to get in and out of car. Leaves collect under the windshield (hard to keep clean). I like the lines and the paint color. Brakes are another story, Constant replace rotors and front disc pads.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 10th December, 2007
12th Dec 2007, 17:44
So you drove this car for six years, over 100,000 miles. Sounds like a reliable car to me. You didn't say anything that leads me to believe this is a bad vehicle. All the stated problems are there, but don't seem to be major. Possibly more detail is needed, but I'm just going by the review.
13th Dec 2007, 12:54
When people complain about poor gas mileage AND prematurely worn brakes, it tells me that they drive the car too hard and make it break down. My family has a '97 Mercury Sable with the 3.0 Liter, and it runs great and gets just under 30 mpg, and they have never had a brake job despite the car approaching 180,000 miles. The difference can only be the driver.