Good car with a bad rep? I don't think so
I did not have a good experience with my 2000 Ford Taurus SE. Bought it for 7k at 60k miles.
Evaporator leak at 65,000 miles, did not fix it.
Had to replace 2 tires because of shakiness at 70,000 miles.
Replaced the cracked charcoal canister on top of the gas tank - was causing the 'Check Engine Light' to turn on at 75,000 miles.
Replaced brake pads at 80,000 miles.
Bad lifter in the engine at 85,000 miles, did not fix it - causes noise, engine misfire, check engine light.
Replaced cracked serpentine belt at 90,000 miles, still small occasional noise from around the belt, don't know from where.
Transmission fluid leaks at 95,000 miles, did not fix it.
Battery dead at 100,000 miles.
That's where I am now, decided to drive it into dirt or give it away.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st July, 2004