2001 Ford Taurus Reviews - Page 16 of 16

2001 Ford Taurus SEL Premium V6 24 Valve Dual Over Head Cam from North America

Year of manufacture2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission V6 24 Valve Dual Over Head Cam Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired47 miles
Previous carChevrolet Silverado

Summary:

Great Car!

Faults:

Only thing I feel the car is missing is the ability to pull the steering wheel forward or backwards, it has tilt steering, but some cars have the ability to move it closer or further away. And the 6disc CD player is in the center console between the seats, and I rather have it in the trunk so there is more room in the console.

General Comments:

I bought a Ford Taurus SEL and have been extremely pleased. I was looking at the Nissan Altima, but for the price I got a lot more car with the ford. The SEL has tons of room in front, back and trunk (excellent if you have kids), very good pickup/acceleration, and is extremely comfortable ride and drive. Great A/C and stereod/cd system. Also an extremely safe car, with double steel bars reinforcing the doors for side impact, as well as front and side airbags, and six crumple zones with drop away engine mounts in the front.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd August, 2002

2001 Ford Taurus SE from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired44 miles
Most recent distance48045 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

I would rather push a Honda

Faults:

The transmission jerks badly when shifting from 1st to 2nd gear.

In the beginning the cigarette lighter when it was hot would shoot out of the dash into the floorboard. Now it is not functioning at all. I am not getting any voltage to the outlet and the fuse is not blown.

The passenger window will not roll down intermittently.

The windows sqeak and make a horrible noise when you roll them down.

The cruise control only works some of the time. Sometimes it will quit while I have it set in the middle of a long trip.

The brakes are very hard to use when the car is first started and backed out. Almost like the master cylinder is not functioning and I am using manual brakes. This happens every morning backing out of my driveway and stopping at the first stop sign.

The doors unlock by themselves after locking automatically when in gear.

The display on my radio dimms out and you cannot see it until you tap the front of it.

The drivers side seat belt twists up all the time and you have to dissassemble the pully and un twist it.

The radio does not pick up stations like it should. It is fuzzy in certain places inside the metro area.

I have had to put 3 batteries in the car since I have been driving it. I have no idea why, but batteries are not lasting like they should.

The air conditioning does not get that cold.

All of the windows fog up like there is not enough seal between the outside and inside when it is cold outside.

General Comments:

Overall this car is the biggest hunk of junk I have ever driven. This is a company car thank goodness I did not spend my hard earned money or it or somebody would have it where the sun does not shine. I have owned many vehicles in my life and I have never owned a Ford I have always owned Honda's and Acura's. Never had any problems with them. This car has around 48,000 on it, but it seems like it has 148,000. The company that I work for uses Ford products exclusively and we have had nothing but problems with them. We employ more than 10,000 people worldwide and all of the engineering and technical people drive either Taurus's Explorer's or Trucks.

Very bad automaker!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th August, 2002

21st May 2004, 20:44

I completely agree. Fords have had certain defects for many years now (ex. faulty automatic transmissions, faulty head gaskeys on 3.8L V6, stalling problems with 4.0L V6) that they know about and have done nothing to resolve them. Ford had known for MANY years that the Explorer/Bronco II was a safety hazard because it was far too easy to roll them over. Yet they waited until just recently to redesign the Explorer, making it wider and lower to the ground. I don't trust any company who knowingly manufactured a vehicle that caused hundreds of deaths related to a design defect. Who says quality is Job #1? More like PROFIT is job #1!

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 50 reviews