I've owned a 2000 Toyota Camry and I can say that the Taurus is a much better car. The rear clip was redesigned with a larger trunk and trunklid, as mentioned above, as well as giving the Taurus two large taillights as opposed to the rear lightbar used in the previous generation cars. It handles smoothly on city streets and the open highway. The front bumper was also redesigned to include a larger front grille which, like the previous generation, contained a chrome bar running through the middle containing the Ford logo. It also got woodgrain on the rim and around the switches on the front doors.
Problem could be poor quality of materials or design problems. The whole package doesn't back up the looks or performance that first attracted you. Some pre-2004 Vulcans were mated to the four speed ; all other Tauruses of this generation received the transmission. This is a common problem on these cars and I recomend having them checked out if buying this car. The ride is fantastic, and very soft.
The front and rear clips were also redesigned on the Taurus and Sable sedans; all body panels were brand-new except the doors. Some cars, and people, come on strong. Trunk has lots of room. This system, at the time of a collision, would detect the driver and passenger's positions as well as seatbelt usage, and would inflate the airbags to match, possibly preventing airbag-related injuries. How can it go away? Taurus Car Club of America. It has 68000 miles and everythig on it is perfect. This Taurus' interior was available in two configurations; a front bench seat with a column mounted shifter and the Flip-Fold center console, or bucket seats with a traditional console and a floor mounted shifter.
There was no official event or function of any kind to mark the end of production. They look like a million bucks. Negs: Transmission is a concern but so far 80K miles , not a major problem. The Taurus now had the turn signals integrated into the headlamps, similar to that of the previous generation Sable. Archived from on November 19, 2006. The Tauruses from this year are awful mechanical headaches that are gas guzzlers.
. Speed pickup is very good. The dashboard had a more linear appearance, instead of curving around the driver. Air and heat work great. Instead the rear was given larger reverse lights, and the chrome bar above the license plate bracket was deleted. It handles quite well and the acceleration is great with it's V6 engine.
Like with previous generations, the Sable shared all mechanical components with the Taurus with a unique body. The fourth-generation Taurus would be the final derived from the original 1986 model line. The design was very controversial, and it strongly limited the appeal of the car. Alan Mulally, 2006 The last Ford Taurus rolled off the assembly line around 7:00am, destined for delivery to , owner of. The only problem I've had is the rear shocks and struts had to be replaced at 50,000 miles. The discontinuation of the Taurus was controversial, especially in the context of Ford's well-publicized financial problems at the time. The seats are very comfortable.
Our Take on the 2001 Ford Taurus Pity the folks who don't understand how much cars and people are alike. Like with previous generations, the Sable offered the same powertrains and equipment as the Taurus. Cathy's original restaurant was located across from the Ford Atlanta plant. Lots of style, maybe not so much substance. I would purchase another ford taurus if I was in the market for that style car. The interior also contained many new safety features; side airbags, tether straps, and a glow in the dark trunk release mounted inside of the trunk.
Rather than investing in an older nameplate, Ford had decided to replace the Taurus with the full-size and midsize sedans, as well as replacing the Taurus wagon with the. Road visibility is great- no blind spots. Only problem is if the car has problem then it is hard to fix even by dealers. This model was only offered in four colors. Then there are the cars, like people, you tend to overlook. The taillights were slightly redesigned, originally to include amber turn signals, but this was cancelled at the eleventh hour.
The Taurus, which had at one time been the best-selling midsize sedan, had already lost its position when it was surpassed in sales by the and , and in 2005 fell to 4 behind the. When folded out, it now rested against the floor instead of the dashboard, and had different cupholders and storage areas. Instead of sloping back, this car's trunk stood upright in a more traditional shape, which greatly increased trunk space. The roof was also raised into a more upright stance to increase headroom, which can be seen by the thicker C-pillar and larger area between the tops of the doors and the top of the roof. While mechanically similar to its 1996-1999 predecessor, major revisions to the bodyshell of the sedan were done to alter its controversial styling as well as add interior room; it was available in four-door sedan and five-door station wagon models. Other than that, routine maintenance and a few simple repairs.