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.

2000 Ford Taurus from North America


Loved my Taurus wagon


Seat belts in the back seat drove me crazy because they would work well one time, and not the next time. You can't get them to work consistent, no matter what we tried.

Air conditioning quit this summer, but had it repaired.

General Comments:

This is the 2nd Taurus wagon I've had. I liked the first one, the ride is great when you do a lot of travelling for work or for trips to the cabin etc.

I put over 20,000 kilometers on my car each year, maybe closer to 25,000.

We haul a lot of things, and I like the room also; I often carry 5 passengers in the car so that is another plus.

Regular maintenance helped it stay in good shape, oil changes every 5-8,000 kilometers.

Put snow tires on in winter, so didn't have trouble getting round no slipping and sliding.

Like the way the driver seat can be adjusted with a small motor that enables me to get it just right.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd February, 2008

2000 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0 Durtec from North America


I love my Ford Taurus and I will buy another maybe next year


I've had 2 sets of brakes in the 175,000 miles. I've also replaced the tires numerous times. Had a full tune-up at 100,000 miles and replaced the struts at around 130,000 miles. All my repairs have been normal mainenance items to keep the car running. Oil changes were performs every 3000-5000 miles. And with 175,000 there have been lots of those...

General Comments:

This car handles wonderfully.

The car rides like a dream.

The leather interior is wearing pretty good considering that it's not garage kept and is over 7 years old.

The defroster I will say though is horrible I've always complained. It won't clear the ice from the windshield and will not melt the ice from the wipers and causes it to build up and makes seeing very difficult.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th January, 2008

9th Feb 2008, 18:35

Defrosting problems with the Taurus??

I own a 2000 Taurus and live in Quebec, Canada. however the ice on my windshield doesn't cause me troubles. you should let it. check at a ford dealer.

2000 Ford Taurus SE from North America




Well since I bought the vehicle the electrical system has gone crazy. today the turning light signals won't work, five minutes later they do. driver side window won't work it just makes a clicking sound, then the day after it will go down, but won't go up, three days later it will go up and stay up for days then it will work fine, until now it just won't work, but it still makes the clicking sound.

And for those who don't have a heater in the car I have a a lot of it. in my case it is the A/C=--i took it twice into the shop and each time it cost 700 dollars!but it will only work one or maybe two days then it stops working.

Please any comments let me know.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 7th July, 2007