2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0 Duratec from North America
Great value and comfort in a reasonably priced car
At approximately 15,000 miles, a sensor failed for the EGR system. This was covered by the warranty and was promptly repaired (apparently, there is TSB out on this).
I also had to replace the brake light switch located on the pedal at 52,000 miles.
Cassette player on radio failed at 53,000 miles.
This car handles fairly well and has excellent safety features.
Spares are cheap (brake light switch was $17.00) and so are the operating costs.
Excellent gas mileage (highway 26 mpg)
Decent power and comfort features.
Maintaining the transmission (AX4N) on this model has been a priority for me as I don't feel like changing the transmission any time soon... (service regularly, use synthetic fluid).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd January, 2004