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Why (Not) the Ford Taurus?

Ford Taurus reviews by TrueDelta members get to the point: the best reasons for buying (or not buying) the Taurus.

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Ford Taurus Reviews

01/06/14

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  Winter Update: I LOVE my Taurus in winter too!
A member in Michigan, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Ford Taurus: Reliability & durability
I just wanted to give an update on this car now that I have driven it in snow. And lots of it here lately. One of my criteria when looking for a car was that it have All Wheel Drive, and the SHO fits the bill. It came with Goodyear Eagle something or others on it, and I was not expecting much from the tires come winter. Thus the reason for this update.

I am extremely pleased with this car and the way it handles winter. The AWD system is top notch and I have had zero issues. Even the Goodyear tires have performed well, much better than I expected. (If you want to know which tires I have, drop a line.. I forgot to look before posting this review)

The car is very solid, and it is very stable on the road. It does not get skittish when driving on snow covered roads, icy or windy conditions. It is a full size car, comfortable, quiet and a pleasure to drive and look at.

All in all I am happy with my Taurus and at this point would certainly buy another.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Ford Taurus: Reliability & durability
I still have the occasional clunking sound in the front end. While the dealer tells me he is willing to fix it his actions say otherwise. The noise at this point doesn't seem to affect anything, it's just something I need to get looked at. I think I will have to take it to a private garage if I want action on it.



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07/07/13

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  The love affair begins: 2011 Taurus SHO
A member in Michigan, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Ford Taurus: Exterior styling
I was struck by the exterior styling of the Taurus SHO when I first saw the car. My wife and I had been looking at the Lincoln MKS and had driven several. We both liked the Lincoln interior, ride and features, but she had mentioned several times how she liked the looks of the Taurus front end in particular.<br />
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Well, just to see what a Taurus was like vs. an MKS, I found one on a Saturday morning surfing the web, called the dealer and arranged to drive it. <br />
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When we got there we were greeted with this beautiful black SHO. We drove it and I fell in love. I love the exterior, the interior and all of the features. The car is awesome!

Best Reason Not to Buy the Ford Taurus: Fuel economy
My average MPG is about 24 right now. It does better on the highway and not as well around town. I do not drive it hard. I am using (per Ford) Regular 87 in it and it seems fine. I ran one tank of 93 Premium and did not notice a difference in performance or mileage.

Other Reasons to Buy the Ford Taurus: Interior styling, Safety & braking, Powertrain performance, Quietness

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Ford Taurus: Driving position & visibility, Audio & nav systems, Materials & workmanship, Brand reputation & image

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06/02/13

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A member in Arizona, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Ford Taurus: Reliability & durability
IMHO This is the Best Car Ever.....<br />
It is a Ford Made by the Ford Motor Company of the USA. Ford has never taken money from the Government like the other two USA car makers.<br />
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I am a 40 year plus GM buyer but not in 2011. <br />
I own a Ford now and it will either be the last car I ever own or I may just buy another Ford when I wear this one out.<br />
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Right now I have 20,000 miles on it and the only maintenance has been oil/filter change and new wiper blades. I saved the original blades for spares since they were in fine condition and just wanted to be extra prepared for our trip.<br />
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Again.....Best Car Ever.....<br />
No I do not work for Ford. This is just an awesome automobile.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Ford Taurus: Color choices
It comes in too many colors.<br />
Should be available in silver only.

Other Reasons to Buy the Ford Taurus: Powertrain performance, Fuel economy, Handling, Cargo capacity



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06/02/13

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A member in Arizona, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Ford Taurus: Reliability & durability
IMHO This is the Best Car Ever.....<br />
It is a Ford Made by the Ford Motor Company of the USA. Ford has never taken money from the Government like the other two USA car makers.<br />
<br />
I am a 40 year plus GM buyer but not in 2011. <br />
I own a Ford now and it will either be the last car I ever own or I may just buy another Ford when I wear this one out.<br />
<br />
Right now I have 20,000 miles on it and the only maintenance has been oil/filter change and new wiper blades. I saved the original blades for spares since they were in fine condition and just wanted to be extra prepared for our trip.<br />
<br />
Again.....Best Car Ever.....<br />
No I do not work for Ford. This is just an awesome automobile.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Ford Taurus: Color choices
It comes in too many colors.<br />
Should be available in silver only.

Other Reasons to Buy the Ford Taurus: Powertrain performance, Fuel economy, Handling, Cargo capacity



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01/03/13

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  Great little car for around town driving.
A member in Virginia, United States

Compared to 2012 Nissan LEAF (White)

Best Reason to Buy the Ford Taurus: Exterior styling
Nissan set out to make a vehicle that looked different. Like other Nissan models, it is very stylish leaving some to love it or some to hate it.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Ford Taurus: Price or payments
With a price in the upper $30k range, the car is very expensive.

Other Reasons to Buy the Ford Taurus: Powertrain performance, Ride smoothness, Audio & nav systems, Front seat support & comfort

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Ford Taurus: Feature availability, Dealer practices, Interior styling, Tires

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03/02/12

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A member in Alberta, Canada

Compared to 2012 Nissan LEAF (White)

Best Reason to Buy the Ford Taurus: Powertrain performance
very good acceleration and decent auto trans performance

Best Reason Not to Buy the Ford Taurus: Front seat support & comfort
The front seats are horrible- similar to airline seats, and no amount of adjusting or adding cushions helped. I'm 6'2 and my wife is 5'3.and neither of us could get comfortable. After 2 weeks, it was actually painful to drive this car.

Other Reasons to Buy the Ford Taurus: Handling

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Ford Taurus: Driving position & visibility, Rear seat room & comfort, Safety & braking

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09/07/11

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A member in North Carolina, United States

Compared to 2012 Nissan LEAF (White)

Best Reason to Buy the Ford Taurus: Safety & braking
The Taurus has traction control and 6 airbags. It rates very high in crash tests and rated very stable by our insurance company. A close relative who is a paramedic stated the car can take a horrible wreck and the people in be in pretty good shape.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Ford Taurus: Warranty, maintenance cost
The warranty is the old Ford standard warranty, except the drive train is longer. For a car with so little recommended maintenance under 100K mile the warranty should compare to Hyundai or better.

Other Reasons to Buy the Ford Taurus: Rear seat room & comfort, Cargo capacity, Powertrain performance

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Ford Taurus: Handling, Dealer practices

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06/30/11

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A member in Massachusetts, United States

Compared to 2012 Nissan LEAF (White)

Best Reason to Buy the Ford Taurus: Powertrain performance
DOHC 24V V6 is reliable, low maintenance, and with adequate power for my SE wagon.

Other Reasons to Buy the Ford Taurus: Price or payments, Front seat support & comfort, Reliability & durability, Driving position & visibility

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Ford Taurus: Safety & braking, Rear seat room & comfort, Insurance & depreciation, Fuel economy

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06/25/11

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A member in Texas, United States

Compared to 2012 Nissan LEAF (White)

Best Reason to Buy the Ford Taurus: Exterior styling
Bold lines, distinctive. Has the look of a high quality Euro-sedan.

Other Reasons to Buy the Ford Taurus: Feature availability, Quietness, Rear seat room & comfort



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06/03/11

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A member in Ohio, United States

Compared to 2012 Nissan LEAF (White)

Best Reason to Buy the Ford Taurus: Exterior styling
Stylish, easy to enter and exit. Body has streamline look.

Other Reasons to Buy the Ford Taurus: Safety & braking, Reliability & durability, Powertrain performance, Feature availability



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05/25/11

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A member in Wisconsin, United States

Compared to 2012 Nissan LEAF (White)

Best Reason to Buy the Ford Taurus: Front seat support & comfort
Large enough, easy entry/exit

Other Reasons to Buy the Ford Taurus: Reliability & durability, Driving position & visibility, Price or payments



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03/03/11

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A member in Virginia, United States

Compared to 2012 Nissan LEAF (White)

Best Reason to Buy the Ford Taurus: Exterior styling
Nice lines along the side. Crease continues into rear fender. Low greenhouse along with sculpted sides and large wheels give the car a strong look.

Other Reasons to Buy the Ford Taurus: Powertrain performance, Feature availability, Audio & nav systems, Interior styling



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