2004 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0 from North America
Very unreliable new car!! avoid!!
The engine starting knocking at 30,000 miles.
Keep in mind that this is a BRAND NEW CAR. Turns out a "plastic valve" broke inside the engine causing coolant to enter the engine, which basically destroyed it after so long. COME ON FORD!!
Now, after one new engine and 43,000 miles, the transmission is not engaging into the proper gear. If I put the car in reverse-stop-then put the car in drive-it will just sit there and not engage, I have to move the shifter in and out of gear to get it to work. TERRIBLE!!
The CD player no longer reads ANY discs.
Burned out taillight-the car is only 2 years old!!
Cruise control NEVER WORKED from day one. Ford can't figure it out...so much for customer satisfaction.
I gave this car a chance, but after I last had it to the "Ford Store" for a minor problem, they told me that the head-gaskets were leaking, and would only get worse. Of course, this is NOT covered under my warranty anymore... THANKS FOR NOTHING!!
The Ford dealers are also a disgrace to the industry, totally incompetent.
I have since sold the dying Taurus to a young college neighbor as his first car. We shall see how long it will last...
Complete disgrace of automotive engineering. ford should be ashamed!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 27th March, 2006
I hate to agree with you, but my 2002 Explorer will be my last FORD ever. Seeing that GM doesn't offer anything that I like and can afford, and judging by Chrysler's spotty reliability records, I might make the big jump across the pond and buy Japanese unless something favorable happens quality wise within the Big 3.