2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0 from North America
Probably the most reliable I've ever owned
I have a serious rust problem on the left side just in front of the rear tire. I have noticed this on other Fords and a body man told me it was common. I wanted to repair the rust and here is what I was told. To repair the rust I would need to but the whole panel which is about $1200. Then the body-shop would have to cut out the rusted portion, cut off a similar piece from the new panel, and then do the necessary work. Estimated cost about $2000 plus the panel for a total of about $3200.
Has anyone had a similar rust problem and how did you solve it?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 31st May, 2008
1st Jun 2008, 07:48
I own a 2001 Taurus SES Sedan- but do not have the rust. I see the rust in that location on a lot of GM's U-Body applications- Rendezvous, Pontiac Aztek, Chevy Venture, Buick GL8, Silhouette, my friend's 2002 Pontiac Montana, Buick Terraza, Chevy Uplander, Saturn Relay, and Pontiac SV6. I see rust on older Ford models- the 90's Explorer, any F-Series prior to 2000, Aerostars, 90's Windstars, the first- and second- generation Tauruses, but not on the 2000-2007 Taurus.
If you live in an area in which it snows, the snow might harm the paint, not too mention the salt.
The only rust there might be on my Taurus is an orange discoloration on the rear drums.