1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L V6 24v from North America
Very good car!
Alternator replacement at 88,000 miles.
Nothing else besides regular maintenance, like brakes.
I bought this car as my second car in 2002. I had heard from family members that the Ford Taurus were very good cars. I bought one, and I am extremely pleased.
I have the SE sedan with red on a tan leather interior. The interior is really high quality and roomy, and the seats are really comfortable.
I am pleased with my fuel mileage as well, about 24/30.
The ride comfort is decent in this car as well, it's not like a Cadillac, but it's pretty decent.
Reliability has never been much of an issue, I think the alternator failed a little too young, but oh well. It now has 123,000 miles and no other major issues so far.
In conclusion, this is a very good car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd August, 2009
23rd Aug 2009, 01:27
I've heard these cars have major transmission problems around 100,000. Guess you got lucky on that one huh?
23rd Aug 2009, 11:03
Well, maybe you heard wrong. We have a 1997 Mercury Sable with over 180,000 miles and no problems. The transmission was starting to slam into gear around 135,000 miles, but changing the fluid and filter cleared that up and it's been fine ever since. Maybe people don't take care of things and then complain.
24th Aug 2009, 22:30
My girlfriend has a 1996, and has 280,000kms, and guess what, still on the same transmission it had 13 years ago. It has not been rebuilt, however it has another engine, no clue what the mileage is on that. I am personally not a Ford guy, but this ain't bad for a Ford.