1999 Ford Taurus Reviews - Page 2 of 42

1999 Ford Taurus SE from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired190000 miles

Summary:

Needs some work, but a good car

Faults:

First the heat doesn't work, which I can see a lot of you have had the same problem and if you are looking to fix it, it is the water pump. When they made this car, they used an antifreeze that was corrosive and ate through the teeth that help regulate heat. I fixed that, and the heat works WONDERFULLY! Just a heads up.

However now I think I might have a blown head gasket. I am bringing the car in to a shop tonight.

General Comments:

Other than that, I LOVE the car.

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

Review Date: 6th January, 2011

1999 Ford Taurus 3.0 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance240000 miles
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

The best car value on the market

Faults:

Water pump, starter.

General Comments:

Our family currently owns 6 Tauruses. The oldest is a 1993 with 143,000 miles, then a 1994 with 240,000 miles, a 1995 with 213,000, two 1999's with over 100,000, and a 2003 with 140,000. They have all been and still are good, reliable cars. We haven't done anything outside of regular maintenance to the 1993, 1995, either 1999, or the 2003. The 1994 has had the starter replaced twice, the alternator once, the water pump twice, and we finally had to replace the transmission at 210,000 miles. They are the most reliable cars I have ever been around.

I have read some of the negative reviews on this website, and can't help but wonder how these people treat and service their cars. We have been driving Tauruses for 20 years, and have never had issues with them. That's 20 years, 7 cars and close to a million miles between them. I wouldn't want any other car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st December, 2010

1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.0L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired84600 miles
Most recent distance103200 miles
Previous carFord Tempo

Summary:

It is a great car, may have some quirks, but overall a good car

Faults:

Transmission problems, ie: not a city car.

General Comments:

I am a college student. My parents bought me a 1999 Ford Taurus for a commuter in 2009. I have driven it for a year, and it has had 4 things done. It needed brakes, the water overflow tank, water pump, heater core, and will eventually need tires, come Dec.

This car, regardless of the problems, it has been a great car. I would definitely buy another Ford. It has not failed on me mechanically, maybe a few leaks, but most of that stuff is maintenance.

However those problems are reported to happen in that order due to pressure build up. It is a fantastic car, and I believe I made the correct choice.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th November, 2010

1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired30 miles
Most recent distance280000 miles
Previous carBuick Regal

Summary:

Immortal

Faults:

Nothing has or will ever go wrong with this car.

General Comments:

When I think of Ford Tough, I think of my car. "Ford Tough doesn't have to be a Truck!!!"

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th October, 2010

1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0 Vulcan from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.0 Vulcan Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired96000 miles
Most recent distance138000 miles
Previous carFord Aerostar

Faults:

We replaced the oil pan gasket (my opinion is the cork gasket is better).

Experiencing heat problems in the car after driving about 20 minutes, and turn the fan on, you get a blast heat for about 5 minutes. Then turn off because cold air returns.

I love the car; its performance on the road around curves. I can pass any car on the road.

We do our routine maintenance, but I'm not sure why Ford made it so complicated to change the oil pan gasket. This makes it high maintenance.

I only drive Fords. My father was Ford man. When my husband now came for my first date, he parked he Volkswagen in the drive, and my father, having fun, asked him to park across the street. Ford only in my driveway. After about six months, he went and bought a Ford Pinto. We plan on a Mustang next.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th August, 2010

1999 Ford Taurus SE DOHC 24v from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission DOHC 24v
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired25 miles
Most recent distance200000 miles
Previous carFord Explorer

Summary:

Very good

Faults:

Rack & pinion had to be replaced at about 125,000 miles.

Air conditioner compressor had to be replaced at about 100,000 miles.

Door ajar sensor malfunctioned.

General Comments:

Generally speaking, this car has given excellent service, and continues to give good service at 200,000 miles.

The motor/transmission combination has been great, and continues to perform well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th April, 2010

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 149 reviews