2002 Ford Taurus SES 3.0 from North America
FORD - Toyota's best salesman
New transmission at 40,000 miles.
New air con compressor at 35,000.
Dash lights work half the time (at night).
Auto door lock does not function properly.
Spent 400.00 for a new airbag sensor - airbag light on again after 90 days.
Drivers electric seat doesn't work right.
Cigarette lighter will not stay in the receptacle and the vanity lights decided to stop working.
The column shift has so much play while in "D" that it makes my wife nervous and she refuses to drive the car.
The rear left passenger window will not roll down from the driver's seat console button and there is a strange white oxidation on the black trim around the doors and windows.
The dealer is useless, covered NOTHING under warranty and rarely can figure out what the problem is. It is no wonder Ford lost 12 billion dollars last year.
I will walk barefoot to work before I buy another Ford.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 28th February, 2007
28th Feb 2007, 11:02
Ouch! Damn! Not very flattering. You'd think car manufacturers would wake up and smell the coffee when things like this happen.
28th Feb 2007, 16:44
Go ahead and get yourself a Toyota. You can trade the problems with your Taurus for a seized engine due to sludge, a front end that self destructs, a body that rots away in just a few years due to inferior sheet metal, an arrogant dealer network, and faulty emissions control equipment that led to have a federal judgement against Toyota because their cars could not pass inspection.
I agree with you that Tauruses are garbage (I know from personal experience), but please for your own good, do not assume that a Toyota made these days will be any better, and especially do not assume that one particular model is representative of all American cars. All manufacturers produce lemons. Problems with Japanese makes are just not as widely publicized because of the biased automotive press, and people who buy them under the misconception that it would be the answer to all of their automotive problems, not wanting to admit that their vehicles are not infallible.