1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L DOHC from North America
A comfortable and reliable high-performance car
The low coolant sensor went bad at about 40,000 miles. Resulted in the dashboard light continuing to stay on at all times.
Front brake rotors needed to be machined at approx. 50,000 miles (routine maintenance) ; no major problems other than some vibration when braking.
Other so-called "problems" have been basic maintenance issues such as replacing bulbs, replacing front brake shoes, replacing tires, and routine engine maintenance.
Switched from a 1989 Toyota Camry to the Ford Taurus to have a larger and heavier car to comfortably carry four adults.
This car has been driven extensively by me for long distances. The majority of the miles are highway. The car's interior and performance since it was new have been excellent!
The gas mileage with the larger engine and 16-inch wheels averages about 34 mpg on the highway even with the A/C on.
I've been very satisfied with the interior comfort and location of all controls.
Since purchasing the car with just a few miles on it, I have ALWAYS taken care of it -- mechanically and cosmetically. It survived a major hailstorm and after repairs two years ago, the car still looks almost like new when washed & waxed.
The ONLY reason I would consider another car in the future is due to rapid depreciation and low book value even though the car has no problems and works extremely well.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 7th October, 2003