2000 Ford Taurus SE from North America
Faulty design model
I too am having heating problems. My heat quit. There was this muddy like substance in the jug. I had to replace the radiator, thermostat, and jug because the shop said the cooling system was probably clogged. All for $1000.00.
The next day the car overheated again. This time I took it somewhere else where I was told the water pump was not working. Replaced that!
About a month later the sludge was back. Head is not blown due to head test performed. Still no heat. Had the coolant flushed again. No leaks anywhere. Now will have to have the heater core replaced. Nothing else left to replace.
The odds of the entire cooling system failing simultaneously are absurd. Never again. No more Fords. If after this still no heat, trade in on a foreign car will be the ultimate fix!
Not to mention the car now bucks at stop lights. I attribute this to the cooling issue. Had the car serviced several time for the check engine light, but it still comes back on.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 1st June, 2009
1st Jun 2009, 11:29
" Now will have to have the heater core replaced. Nothing else left to replace."
Yes there is: the steel lines to and from the heater core. They are known to rust.
2nd Jun 2009, 00:01
I am thinking about buying a 2001 Ford Taurus... really good body, in fact I like everything about the car. Love the space (I'm a tall chick) and I like the way it drives.
OK the bad thing is that the miles are high. It has 180,000 miles on it and that makes me a little unsure about buying it. I just don't know if I should get it. It's only $2800 but I'm a student and I really NEED this car to work without needing any major money put into it for at lest a year. Even though $2800 is not a lot of money, at this time in my life for me it is.
Should I get it?