2003 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L OHV Vulcan V6 from North America
Great car at a great price
Nothing has gone wrong with this car, except the usual problems that come with buying a used car.
This is my 2nd car and my first Ford. Coming from a large GM family, I came under a little criticism for buying my Taurus. I have changed the opinions of some of my family when they realized that it is a very comfortable and reliable car.
The acceleration and performance of the 155hp Vulcan V6 is actually very good, about the same as my previous car, a 1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE. The seats are very comfortable, but the Bonneville's seats were much more comfy, if you've owned a Bonneville you probably understand.
I really have had to make no repairs to it other than what it needed when I bought it. I had to replace the tires, brakes, air filter, and spark plugs. I understand the previous owner just didn't take care of it well and let everything become worn when he sold it. But since I've done that I really haven't had any problems with the car. The only thing I have to complain about is the poor gas mileage it gets, 15mpg in the city on average. But I still have yet to figure out why it is like that.
Overall, I would highly recommend this car and would buy another one in the future.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th December, 2005
10th Aug 2006, 19:58
Wow you think the power is the same in your Taurus as it was in your Bonneville think again I wish I hadn't got rid of mine for my Taurus, but I had 287,000 problem free rust free miles with my Bonneville, but it was time to go I really wish I would have held out for another Bonneville, but I can't beat the price of my Taurus, but still its no Pontiac.
16th Jun 2007, 14:50
I have this model and year of Taurus and it now has 107,000 miles on it with only minor repair/maintenance problems. I have done routine maintenance and just done some additional minor repairs (stabilizer bar link, transmission and coolant maintenance and had the rotors turned). I think the car has done excellent and have had it 4 years buying it with 18,000 miles on it. My daughter has an 01 with over 150,000 miles and still going strong. Good car with a decent price.
9th Sep 2008, 21:37
I have an 02 SES and we love it! As long as it is treated right, there are no problems and much easier and less annoying than a Toyota Camry for sure!
4th Dec 2009, 23:31
My 03 Ford Taurus has no problem. It now has 102,000 miles on it. I noticed it was not much power till I change Bosch 4 points spark plugs and Bosch wires on 3.0, and put on a K and N air filter. Wow, drives like sport car. I get about 34 miles per gallon on highway. 31 in city. Very impressed with it.