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Owners' Reviews

2001 Ford Taurus Reviews and Owner Comments

 
2001 Ford Taurus
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2001 Ford Taurus Owner Reviews (16 reviews)
  • 2001 Ford Taurus
    Visitor, Dalton, OH, January 25, 2014 05:35
    I bought my 01 Taurus SES in June of 2011 with 100400 mls on it, ran into the master cylinder needing replaced at 107k, replaced a few common suspension parts and allegedly my alternator went out while in the shop for the master cylinder ... After that no problems except the common oil pan leak around 115k. I'm at 127,500 now and there's another leak that the engine has to be pulled to get to, but it isn't an immediate problem. I'll get it fixed because this car has been great for me, its almost been 3 years and I've only paid 2000 in minor repairs. Love my car! Will buy another DOHC Taurus. Only complaint is the integrated control panel, think the aftermarket radio kit is just terrible lol.
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  • 2001 Ford Taurus
    Visitor, Dothan, AL, October 15, 2012 13:08
    IT'S A VERY COMFORTABLE CAR, BUT MY COMPRESSOR WON'T CUT OFF, IT KNOCKS IN THE FRONT END WHEN YOU HIT BUMPS. WHEN YOU TURN THE RADIO DOWN, IT GOES UP INSTEAD. O2 SENSORS. IT SHAKES WHEN YOU GO TO STOP, IT'S REAL BAD THE FASTER YOU ARE GOING WHEN YOU TRY TO STOP. I HAD TO RUN A RED LIGHT YESTERDAY BECAUSE IT WOULDN'T STOP, LUCKILY THE OTHER PEOPLE WERE WATCHING. I HAVE A 2001 KIA SEPHIA THAT HAS 331,000 MILES ON IT AND NEVER HAD AS MANY PROBLEMS AS THIS TAURUS, MINUS THE COMFORT PART. MY TAURUS ONLY HAS 153000 AND IT'S THE SAME YEAR AS MY KIA. IT'S STILL RUNNING TIL THIS DAY AND ONLY DONE NORMAL MAINTENANCE ON IT. I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER AMERICAN MADE CAR AGAIN!!!!!!!!
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  • 2001 Ford Taurus
    Visitor, Stone Mountain, GA, July 21, 2012 12:51
    I BOUGHT MY CAR 2 YEARS AGO AND I HAVENT HAD ANY PROBLEMS WITH MY CAR UNTIL RECENT, THE GAGE HAND IS ON THE H WHICH MEANS ITS RUNNING HOT! ALSO IT SEEMS AS IF IM ALWAYS OUT OF GAS DUE TO THE GAS LIGHT NEVER INDICATES IM LOW WHICH SUCKS, BECAUSE THE CAR STOP SUDDENLY...I STILL LOVE MY CAR BUT NOW IM NOTICING ALOT OF MINOR PROBLEMS.....WHEN I PURCHASED THIS CAR IT WAS 190,000 MILES AND NOW ITS OVER 200,000, NEVERTHELESS ITS A PRETTY GOOD CAR AND I WOULD RECOMMEND ANYONE TO GET A 2001 FORD TAURUS!
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  • 2001 Ford Taurus
    serrina, Kenosha, WI, June 06, 2012 16:01
     Enthusiast
    We have some porblems will the check engine light too. What do u do for this?
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  • 2001 Ford Taurus
    Visitor, Odessa, TX, November 10, 2011 08:58
    I agree with some of the previous post nickle and diming me to death. I am a single mom and bought this car for the safety, room, and thought it would be a good dependable car which for the most part it is. But keep having little issues arise. Driving me nuts now I am loosing all my coolant fluids. Here we go again.
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  • 2001 Ford Taurus
    Visitor, Goose Creek, SC, October 06, 2011 17:07
    I love this car. It's a Taurus SES, I bought it used in 2003. It had 44K miles when I bought it. It has a very nice ride, roomy with a comfortable and well designed interior. It's been a great car. Very dependable, only needing the normal parts that typically need replacing, like spark plugs and wires and fluids and filter changes. I have recently had to have the ball joints and the sway bar links replaced. I have also had the fuel pump and filter replaced. The battery, brakes, and tires have been replaced twice over the years. This car is going on 11 years old and is still a very sharp and clean car. The paint has held up great, it looks almost like new. I hope to keep this one for a long time to come.
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  • 2001 Ford Taurus
    Visitor, American Canyon, CA, August 05, 2011 23:36
    the frunt end suucks
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  • 2001 Ford Taurus
    Visitor, Stamford, CT, August 04, 2011 19:10
    ENGINE IS HOT ALL THE TIME.EVEN THOUGH THE NEEDLE IS ALL WAYS RIGHT BETWEEN HOT AND COLD.AND SOMETIMES WHEN THE CAR IS OFF THE NEEDLE DOES NOT MOVE.
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  • 2001 Ford Taurus
    Visitor, Mohnton, PA, August 01, 2011 18:38
    motor races alittle when first started i believe its the iac motor
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  • 2001 Ford Taurus
    Visitor, Plainfield, IN, July 24, 2011 05:03
    I bought this car in2005 used and had to put $2000 worth work in it right away I guess the previos owner didn't maitain it properly. Since then I have maintained it regularly. The most recurring issues are the brakes and the suspension I had the front coils snap but noone ever sent me a recall notice so I had to repair on my own. Now I have an issue with the front end and steeering shaking when I brake. I have had the alignment checked and I have the tires rotated and balanced regularly but this problem persists. Now I also have a knocking when I hit a bump. Don't know for sure but it sounds like something is loose under the right rear.
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  • 2001 Ford Taurus
    Visitor, Irving, TX, July 06, 2011 07:11
    I bought my 01 taurus new i have had no problems with mechanical parts such as engine tranny,but other little problems were numerous,like a/c fans shifter cable early milage.Nice car but little problems nickle and dime you to death.
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  • 2001 Ford Taurus
    Visitor, Gilbert, AZ, June 04, 2011 14:28
    Bought this car used with 45K miles on it. It had had the tranny worked on prior to my purchase. I had the tranny repaired 1 year after I bought it and only about a month after the warranty expired but continued to have sensor problems with it. Now the tranny needs replaced, the front seal is leaking. In addition, it seems like there is an electrical problem. In addition to the tranny, the following has been replaced AC Compressor, radiator, overflow, the control for the ac/heater switch, brakes, belts. I am very frustrated with this car. It seems like you get a Ford with all the good parts or one with all the bad parts.
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  • 2001 Ford Taurus
    exnavyguy34, Weymouth, MA, January 08, 2011 09:18
     Enthusiast
    My wife and I like the car, it's perfectly sized for our family of four. Plenty of room inside, comfortable interior, nice ride whether you are driving in town or on the highway, especially smooth and quiet on the highway. Decent gas mileage, would probably make more sense to drive a four cylinder car especially when all the driving we do is around town, but I like having a V6. We have had issues with the sway bars, and coil springs. We have kept up with the maintenance and the car runs fine, the a/c blows ice cold air, the heat works fine, the radio is fine as well. Nice big trunk too. The only problem is that the door locks do not work, we have to lock and un-lock them manually.
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  • 2001 Ford Taurus
    Visitor, Lake City, FL, December 15, 2010 20:48
    I chose the Taurus because I wanted a vehicle with lots of room. I also wanted a vehicle with four doors so that people didn't have to crawl in and out of the back seat like was the case with my 2 door Explorer Sport. The Taurus can comfortably seat 5 adults and for short trips will seat 6 adults or 5 adults and a child. The front seat is a split 60/40 seat. The middle will comfortably fit a child or it can be folded down to reveal an armrest and a cup and change holder. As for cargo space, the Taurus also has lots of this! I have never seen a trunk so big on a medium sized sedan. My mother has a Buick Park Avenue and the trunk on my Taurus is as large if not larger. The opening to the trunk is also large. I learned with my Mustang that this makes a big difference when you are trying to place suitcases in the trunk and they won't fit through the opening. http://www.reviewedfords.com/2010-ford-taurus.html
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  • 2001 Ford Taurus
    fmadden5672, Memphis, TN, June 11, 2010 20:49
     Rookie
    my rear brakes keep jumping off inside the drum
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  • 2001 Ford Taurus
    Visitor, Cottage Grove, WI, April 10, 2010 20:39
    Reliable car, some problems with head lights, check engine light.
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