2000 Ford Taurus from North America


I bought a 2000 Ford Taurus LX. We had minor problems with it the first couple years, but I always had the oil changes and check ups done at the dealership so they were taken care of, especially with the warranty. Right after my warranty expired (36,000 miles), the steering wheel locked one morning and we had to have the car towed. There was a problem with the rack and pinion. As my warranty had recently expired, the dealership "only" charged me about $100.00 to fix it.

We've had problems with the windshield sprays, automatic door locks, and steering.

Most recently, this past Sat. night, my car overheated on the freeway and broke down. We were told that the head gasket was cracked/broken. Estimated cost of repairs is $900-$1500!!!

The thing is, we recently (beg. of June, at 65,000 miles) had the car serviced at a Ford dealership, including full inspection of the cooling system, flushing of the radiator, etc. We spent over $400 for that service. Do we have any additional rights in getting that Ford dealership to repair the current condition of my car? They said they'd run a diagnostics test for $100... yea right! I don't trust them.

Please, any suggestions or advice???

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

Review Date: 28th August, 2006

2000 Ford Taurus SE from North America


Ah geez, where do I start? In the first three months of owning it, I replaced two oxygen sensors and two EGR valves (prior to the 15,000 mile mark). In more recent times (approx 30,000 miles), I had to replace the coolant reservoir and subsequent hoses/ fittings. And most recently (45,000 miles), I had to replace tie rods and other important steering mechanisms,... not to mention - the rear power windows (both driver and passenger) would only work on occasion. The major problem that I had was spark knock. I started hearing it at about 40,000 miles, and took it to the dealer six times to be serviced - the problem was never resolved. Wow, couldn't wait to get rid of that lemon.

General Comments:

Whenever I took the car to be serviced - the mechanics jokingly said that it "must have been built on a Friday"... yeah - ha, frickin' ha! I will never buy a Ford again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th May, 2006

2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Vulcan from North America


Poorly made American car that doesn't keep retail value at all and I see why!


Rear axle on back of vehicle is broken.

The shocks and struts are not soft, extremely firm and outrageous!

Transmission started turning sour at 58,000 miles.

The transmission started shifting rough only when going from R to D or to Park.

Rotors warped at 45,000 miles.

Back seat to small and shaped like a C, so it is hard to sit three people in the back since seats are not designed to be flat, but curve instead.

General Comments:

It looks like ford rushed this car into production.

Seats are uncomfortable and feel very generic.

Automatic transmission AX4S is sluggish, not adaptive, hard shifting, and overall outdated. I don't see how this transmission would make it to 150,000.

For a good alternative vehicle, check out the dodge intrepid, chevy impala, or Nissan Maxima. Any of these cars will be a vast improvement than this ford.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th August, 2005

5th Aug 2005, 20:56

FORD always has a better idea--- so they think. How 'bout the trans in the 500---belt driven similar to a snow mobile. FORD hasn't publicized it at all and sales are so bad that they're redesigning after one year of production. Needless to say, but no more FORDS for me. I presently have a 2000 rusted out TARAUS with 29,000 miles--- worth NOTHING!!! HONDA or TOYOTA next time---the trucks are "HOT".

11th Aug 2005, 09:00

Obviously, the person who made the last comment has never owned a Taurus... rusted out at 29,000 miles and a 2000 model...you've got to be kidding.

I have a 99 model that still looks like new.

11th Aug 2005, 09:03

Ford Five Hundred do not use a belt driven CVT it is a chain driven CVT making it stronger and more reliable.

23rd Aug 2006, 09:58

Well, just in case anyone does not believe the Ford Rusting Badly stuff, I DO own a rusted to crap 2000 Ford Taurus. I also am not the only one, I am sure. It is worth nothing, although I am still paying for it, at the bank AND the repair shop. No one even wants it in trade. I shall buy Toyota, BMW or Honda from now on. I am sick of Detroit Garbage.

1st Jul 2007, 16:09

I've also had nothing, but bad times with my 2000 Ford, its like every six months it needs new work. I've had to replace the front CV joints three times in four years and I dive 10,000 miles a year. Over the left rear tire its rusting bad. I know why Detroit is going under, they can't make a product that's worth anything. I only keep it because its paid off, next time I'm going with Honda. FORD- Fix Or Repair Daily!!