2005 Ford Taurus SE from North America
Test drive, test drive, test drive!
From the time we decided to purches this car we realized that the engine noise level is louder than any other car we have owned. That's about 9 cars in all. From older used "beaters" when we were in high school, to our now family sedan.
The rear driver side door window is out of alignment and slams when rolled up.
The gas peddle vibrates when used at all different type of driving conditions. I've been told that a motor mount need to be replaced.
The car when shifted into drive from park or reverse tends to lunge forward like there is pressure put on the gas peddle. It jumps forward like nothing I've ever seen before. It does have a very high idle I feel. After it jumps forward it will idle at a fairly quick and possibly dangerous speed.
The most annoying factor in this automobile is the gas gauge. When completely filled up the gauge just barley hits the full red line and after about 10 minuted of driving you can already see a decline in the needle. Let the car get down to about 20 miles of fuel left and the computer will beep and tell you the fuel level is low. Same with the needle it reads right on the "E" red line. Well when ever I fill the tank, the gas station pump never reads anything more than 13 to 14 gallons of gas dispersed. Simple math tells me that the gauge is not adjusted properly along with the computer if it is an 18 gallon tank. So who wants to drive around an almost new vehicle and have to calculate miles to the gal. before filling up again?
I feel that the problems can be corrected quickly and fairly inexpensive, but these problems seem to have existed from right out of the gate. Yes it was purchased used but at a reputable dealer and it even came with an extended warranty (power train till 75k or 7 yrs.) still these problems shouldn't arise this soon if at all unless the vehicle was in and accident. No report from car-fax found.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 15th July, 2007