But failed emission test due to related same issue. Oh, and our dogs when the weather permits. I did not neglect this car at all. In the time we've owned the Taurus, I know it will hold up to be a reliable family car. Model year 2005 Year of manufacture 2005 First year of ownership 2015 Most recent year of ownership 2016 Engine and transmission 3. Failed to get data, please try again.
Failed to get data, please try again. After 18 months in the Camry, I still didn't know where anything was. Before this one, I drove a 1999 Ford Taurus. This is a great value car for someone who does not need to show off or have something fancy, just a great commuter car that drives and feels like a quality car. Although the car is behind the time to some, it has been perfected over it's 20 year lifetime and utilized many of the original design and mechanical elimints. Wagons are better equipped than their sedan counterparts.
You can easily make out all the lights, and each icon is easy to read. The center control panel is easily read and very functional. Had there been a redesign of the rear deck, headrests would have been easy to put in. Later in the model year, a tire-pressure monitor system will become standard on all models with alloy wheels. I love my Taurus and plan on driving it until it will run no more.
The 2004 Taurus engine and transmission offer improved efficiency and shift quality. I drove the car fairly hard over 4 years without a day of trouble. Other than that I have not had any problems with the car. General Comments: Drives well, rides well, and I love the gas mileage. Love the remodeled design by Ford over their earlier models.
What's New for 2005 The Taurus receives a few changes this year, most in the name of simplification. Owners may contact Bosch customer service at 1-888-715-3616. The styling has been revised for 2004. My mom has had her 05 Taurus for 5 years, and it almost has 100,000 miles and she hasn't had any problems, only general maintenance. They went car shopping for another mid sized sedan to suit their needs. Had driven car in am. The interior is very quiet, shielding engine and wind noise, but not tire noise.
I also had a 2001 Camry, and that was an awful car. We have also gone through a lot of tires on this car. The Taurus takes maybe 10 seconds. It takes a while for heat to come up to temp--ie on short rides. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557444500050 ; listingsSearchManager. My father really likes the moonroof; I don't care one way or the other.
It was very comfortable, roomy for a mid-sized sedan , and met the needs of my four-person family. Poor design and inflated repair costs!!!!! DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. Today the Taurus went in for its 65,000 maintenance. The mechanic was surprised my Taurus could even stop, because the front two calipers were literally broken and digging into the rotors. Great car, excellent value, ok looking too.
The headlights are probably my biggest complaint about the car. The market is so saturated with junk Tauruses, you'd be better off not buying one unless you just love visiting your mechanic. Lineup Ford Taurus is available as a four-door sedan or a station wagon. My brothers make fun of the car because of the Taurus' checkered past. This car had the brakes done at 70,000km - except for oil changes, that's it for maintenance.