1999 Ford Taurus SE from North America
This car is a nightmare
The heater coil broke.
I have had constant brake problems, especially with the ABS.
I have changed the EGR VALVE.
I had to change the transmission & motor mounts.
As an American, I decided to buy American. What a mistake that was. This car has had nothing but problems since the first day I had it.
I owned a Ford Taurus Wagon in the 80's and that car caused me a living hell as well. I thought FORD would have improved over the years. I had a Nissan before this and it never caused me these kind of headaches.
People warned me. I was told FORD stands for Fix Or Repair Daily!!! They could not have been more right!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 10th December, 2005
If you had to change your transmission and motor mounts, this car was seriously abused. How many other worldwide forums do you bash your country on?
I owned a 98 Taurus for years. I just had to get rid of it and wanted to locate another. This was the best car I have ever owned (an I have owned a lot) I had to replace only a cracked radiator reservoir and general maintenance. The only bad thing about this ride is the horrible gas mileage with a 3.0 DOHC. It seemed that I got better mileage out of my 79 T-Bird with a 351 V8.
This car was picked up as a used car. Based on the problems it appears the prior owner was quite hard on it. I personally would give more credence to a person who owned the car new or acquired it with low mileage. I have no doubt that these problems exist but the car has high mileage combined with age that would inevitably relate to mechanical breakdown.