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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Sedan
#2338 of 3389 2003 Mercury Sable LS - A/C
Jul 17, 2003 (11:12 am)
""That's the way it's supposed to work. In any mode except vent, the a/c will engage. It's in the owners manual. All my Ford products (1986, 1988, 1991, 1996 Sable and 2000 & 2001 Lincoln LS) have done/do it"
I was afraid of that since most days at 70F, there is no need for A/C but it would be nice to have Venting to the feet and up or anywhere for that matter as most other cars do. I had never own a Ford/Mercury until now and find this annoying but I am sure I will get used to it. Other than this I love the car.
Jul 17, 2003 (12:19 pm)
I assumed since you listed the SEL Premium you like loaded cars, and the SEL Premium I believe comes with the standard Duratec engine. If you really want a bargain Taurus, drop down to the LX or SE model. New, these can be bought for under $14K these days with all the rebates. An outstanding bargain in my opinion. I will bet it is hard to pay much over $20K these days for a fully loaded SEL Premium.
#2340 of 3389 2003 Mercury Sable LS - A/C
Jul 17, 2003 (2:28 pm)
If your climate control is automatic you cannot do much except to set the temperature and computer will turn on or off AC or heater as necessary. But there is one mode that turns off AC regardless - it is "to the chest" mode only.
If you have manual climate control then you have to turn on/off AC manually.
#2341 of 3389 I don't want a bargain Taurus
Jul 17, 2003 (7:39 pm)
I want an SEL Premium because I have to have leather and LOVE the wood trim and steering wheel. Like I said I want a car with a luxurious interior and the SEL Premium does it for me (I don't MIND having a powerful engine!).
#2342 of 3389 my dad has a 2000 Impala
Jul 17, 2003 (8:27 pm)
He hit a deer about 2 weeks ago and the body shop was finally able to take his car yesterday. They gave him about a '94 Taurus w/the 3.0 (and 130k miles) as a loaner. I got to drive it tonight and I've got to say I like the Taurus a 100x more than his Impala. The struts are shot on the Ford, and yet its less floaty than the Chevy. And the motor is smoother, even though they're both OHV. Shifts were smooth, the air was cold and it even has satellite radio controls on the dash. Overall, not bad for a ten year old car.
I don't hate the Impala, but I haven't found a car yet that I would take the Impala over it.
#2343 of 3389 Taurus heating and a/c
Jul 18, 2003 (5:38 pm)
I own a 2002 taurus ses and the only thing i don't like about it is you have to run the fan on high to heat or cool the inside. I don't like the design of the heating and a/c system at all. Dealer checked and all is working the way it was designed to to work. I believe the cabin air filter is limiting the amount of air that that can flow through the system, blower motor maybe to small? Anyone else unhappy with there heating and a/c system on their Taurus.
#2344 of 3389 Taurus heating and a/c
Jul 18, 2003 (7:50 pm)
Yes I am very happy with the heating and a/c in my Sable. In the coldest mornings running on high and for a very few minutes it quickly warms the whole car, and during the hottest afternoons it cools rapidly without engaging the max a/c. And I mean fast.
#2346 of 3389 re: Taurus heating and a/c by crusin14108
Jul 18, 2003 (10:20 pm)
"I believe the cabin air filter is limiting the amount of air that that can flow through the system"
Or maybe the cabin filter needs to be changed?
Jul 19, 2003 (11:12 am)
Had no problem with climate control and blower. Design is different from other cars where you don't have to turn on blower when car is moving, but on the other hand it gives you more controlled flow of air regardless of speed of the car. AC and heater are effective and designed for USA and no bad smell coming out.
Cabin filter has to be changed every 15,000 miles, of course if you care about your health.