1999 Ford Taurus SE from North America
Don't buy this car if you want to stay warm
Ever since I have owned this car the heater has not worked. Took it in twice to have it fixed and now a third time.
The first time they replaced the thermostat which was $500.00. It only had about 45000 miles on it. Second time was when I got it back, the heat still did not work. Then they said it needed the heater core flushed out. The third time, the heater still did not work. Now they are telling me that the heater core needs replaced and since it was not replaced the first time the thermostat needs replaced again, which is going to cost me $600.00.
I have battled with this heater for over a year and they cannot figure out what is wrong with it.
The speedometer, dash lights, and radio have all completely stopped working a couple of times while driving down the road.
The car continues to spark knock unless you put premium gas in it.
The gas mileage it not very good at all.
Overall, the car has not broke down on me yet.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 9th November, 2004
8th Dec 2004, 11:07
I too am COLD.. I have the same vehicle you do, and aside from the fact that the heater does not work, I love it!!
I have had the car in the shop 5 time for the heater.. after close to $1,300.. STILL NO HEAT.
I really don't know what to do. Fortunately I live in Texas, so the cold is not an ongoing problem, but on those 35 degree days it sure would be nice to be able to defrost the windows with warm air, instead of adding to the cold!!
Also.. I need to replace the center console, it's a total mess.. Anyone know where I can puchase one?