2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0 Vulcan from North America
Great car for the money if found in good condition
- Starter, alternator and master cylinder (all replaced under dealer warranty).
I love my Taurus! My model is the well-equipped SE. It has almost as much equipment as the top-line SEL, minus the woodgrain and automatic climate control.
I get compliments all the time. I think it's the color. My brothers make fun of the car because of the Taurus' checkered past. I remind them that I drive a lot and the Taurus has been relatively trouble free.
I have always had a thing for the Ford Taurus. I would some day like to own a 1986 LX model. Granted the car would be older than me, it would be cool to own one. This car really did save Ford and change the auto industry simultaneously.
The only real complaint I have about my car is the performance. My vehicle has the reliable 3.0 Vulcan that was available in the Taurus since its 1986 introduction. While reliable, it seems a little short on power. I think it has about 155 HP. The icing on the cake would have been the 200 HP 24 Valve Duratec! Ford dropped the mighty 24 valve engine after 2004 when they consolidated the Taurus.
Other than that, I am very happy with my Taurus.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th April, 2016