2002 Ford Taurus SES Vulcan from North America
A great used car purchase so far
Nothing has gone wrong with the car so far. I've noticed two things which should be covered under warranty next time I take it in for service: the driver's side window is misaligned, and the clearcoat paint is peeling a bit on the rear driver's side door.
The interior is very well-appointed. I especially like the seats, which have a nice pile upholstery. The dimming feature on the vanity mirrors is a nice touch, as are the extended visors. The steering wheel is very solid and has a nice grip. Storage areas in the center console and dash are rubberized, which means that there is less risk for items to go flying during a sudden change in speed.
Backseats are comfortable for tall adults.
The trunk is extremely large.
The ABS brakes are great, though I've heard the rotors warp really quickly.
The outside of the car looks really sharp.
The cruise control buttons on the steering wheel could be lit at night, but they are tactile-coded (e.g., a button is raised or depressed depending on whether you want to increase or decrease speed).
The gas mileage could stand to be a bit better (I'm averaging around 20 in the city, upper-20s on the highway).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th September, 2003