1999 Ford Taurus Wagon 3.0L from North America
Keep a $$ reserve for maintenance
Rotors turned when bought at 30K.
New brake rotors at 60k.
New struts at 60k.
New Driver front axle at 60K.
Power steering Rack leaked at 73K. Cost $750.
Wheel Bearings replaced at 70K $600.
Tie rods replaced at 73k.
Alternator and belt at 67K.
The car requires me to let it warm up a few minutes. or it will lurch as if rpm's are modulating for about 10 seconds.
The gas mileage is good. About 24 in mixed driving.
The front seat is comfortable for a 6'2" tall person.
I wish the car was more reliable because it is hard to find a vehicle that gets decent mpg, can carry 8 people if needed (2kids in back) and has good room for a trip to Home Depot if needed.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 2nd April, 2004
16th Apr 2004, 09:49
Just to add to my review. Coolant reservoir cracked at 75K. $250 to replace and flush coolant system.
26th Jan 2005, 21:36
Adding to this again at 90,000 miles
Another 1221.00 bill for
Timing cover gasket leaking, so went ahead and had waterpump replaced while off.
Oil Pan gasket replaced
Rear Brakes new to include rotors
Trans Fluid flushed
Brake fluid new
Transaxle seal replaced
19th Jul 2006, 06:07
I have a Ford Taurus wagon, it has been a very good car. I have been driving it for 3 years now and I have had no problems. Love my Taurus.
Patricia in Georgia.