1999 Ford Taurus Reviews - Page 27 of 42

1999 Ford Taurus SE DOHC V6 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission DOHC V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired18000 miles
Most recent distance71500 miles
Previous carFord Taurus

Faults:

1. Car sped up, then slowed down, sensor for transmission replaced.

2. Windshield wipers randomly trigger like it was possessed, replaced wiper switch.

3. Had the brakes replaced, car was shaking and the brakes squealed like an injured pig.

4. Needed a power steering pump, leaked fluid all over the driveway and could not turn wheel left to right. Then rack and pinion repair after that.

5. Replaced battery twice, battery would drain down. Still have not figured that one out, but winter is not here yet.

Over all I love the car, I gets good gas mileage considering I have put over 71000 miles on it. And the car has decent power

D.O.H.C V6, and still looks great. Will my next car be a Ford? Probably not.. I plan to drive this car until the wheels fall off, but reading all your comments; that could be right around the corner..

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd November, 2004

9th Feb 2005, 00:28

I have owned Same car for 5 years now and I have had no problems with it. I have had to rplace the brakes, but it had 100,000 miles on it at the time. now it has 140,000 miles and no problems yeah like every car it does have an oil leak, but that's normal with this engine. I love this car with 140,000 miles still has just as much power as the first day.

7th May 2005, 17:10

I to have had my wiper switch turn on all by it self and with no warning. Call Ford I did. maybe they can do something. Ford told me that they have never heard of any Taurus doing that.

1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired86000 miles
Most recent distance116000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

I would not recommend anyone to purchase this car

Faults:

It ran really good initially.

My running lights went out. I replaced the fuse and this didn't help. I replaced the bulb and that didn't help.

They think it is an electrical problem.

Replaced the brakes @ 110,000 miles $400.00.

Replaced the battery @ 114,000 miles.

Had to have transmission worked on at 114,000 miles it was leaking and causing the car to jerk especially if you were going around a curve.

Heater Core stopped up at 114,000 miles, I was told they needed to replace the thermostat and heater core 600.00.

116,000 miles I traveled out of state to my parents house and while there my Dad replaced the spark plugs. The next day while traveling home from my parents house my water pump cracked and caused the car to over heat with in about 2 miles. When the water pump went out and the car over heated it caused me to crack a head gasket. A mechanic wanted to charge me around 900.00 to fix this.

It got horrible gas mileage. Maybe 14 miles per gallon if I was lucky.

General Comments:

Needless to say at 116,000 miles I decided enough was enough and I was not going to pay to fix a car that wasn't worth as much as what it was going to cost me to fix it.

All these major problems happened from August till October 24, 2004.

On October 30, 2004 I traded my Taurus in on a 2003 Chevy Trialblazer.

This car is ok if you have a lot of money and don't mind spending every penny you own on repairs.

My whole family is a Ford family so when I drove up in a Chevy I got some comments, but hey I went to a more reliable vehicle. At least I hope I did.

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

Review Date: 21st November, 2004

25th Apr 2005, 13:33

My '99 Ford Taurus has 115,000 miles on it and has been virtually trouble-free.

My college car, a 1994 Ford Escort, is still running, I gave it to a younger family member with well over 200,000 miles on it with the original engine and transmission. They drive it every day. This car had actually been totalled in an accident years back at 119,000 miles but we fixed it and it bounced back and still ran great.

My dad owned a Ford F-150 and put over 200,000 mostly trouble-free miles on it before trading it.

Could the problems be the owners and not the cars themselves?

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