1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0 Vulcan V6 from North America
A good car with a quirky transmission
The transmission shifts abruptly during low-speed maneuvers, such as driving around a parking lot at 15mph. A "clunk" emanates from the transmission at this time. I had the transmission inspected, but was told that it was "quirky" transmission.
While driving around a parking lot, the transmission can shift to second gear suddenly and the car will accelerate without any input from the accelerator.
The Anti-Lock Brake system light comes on after about 15 miles on the freeway. The system still works correctly before that time.
Front brake rotors became severely warped and needed grinding at 50,000 miles. No re-warping, yet.
The car has good power and handling performance for it's price range.
Freeway ride is good, but bumps can become monotonous on long trips.
Can handle a full load of passengers with relative ease.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th October, 2002