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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Sedan
#2355 of 3389 My Ford F-150 is a good vehicle
Jul 22, 2003 (1:51 pm)
I have no complaint against Ford as my 1993 Ford F-150 Super Cab LWB 4 WD pickup with 6 cylinder engine is an excellent road vehicle. Sort of difficult to maneuver in the city but serves its purpose as a hunting and fishing vehicle.
The 2001 Blazer LT 4 WD with 4.3L V6 gets much better gas mileage and is quieter and smoother on the highway but has much less space. The 1994 Corolla Wagon was comfortable until age caught up with my wife and I. The seats are just too low for comfort on trips. That is why I would not buy a Ford Taurus: Poor seating position as in all current sedans. I will admit that the Taurus is probably more quiet and more stable at highway speeds than any vehicle I now own.
#2356 of 3389 reply taurus heating and a/c
Jul 24, 2003 (6:29 am)
I did have the system checked by the dealer and they said that's as good as it gets. The cabin air filter was checked and is clean. On a hot or cold day you should not have to run the fan on high to heat or cool the car. I also had it checked by an independent garage and they to said everything is ok. They also believe that ford needs to put in a more powerful fan in these cars with the cabin filters, with the filter out there is plenty of air flow.
Jul 24, 2003 (9:59 am)
My A/C works very well, I also have a silver SEL with auto climate control. The color of the car has a little to do with cooling, the darker the car the more heat it attracks and that would take a little longer to cool.
I love the auto climate control, it will be hard to ever own another car without it.
A friend of mine who is a mechanic just told me the other day that Ford's have some of the coldest A/C units on the market..
#2358 of 3389 Used 2003 Taurus SES???
Jul 26, 2003 (9:10 pm)
There's a used 2003 Taurua SES with 21k for 14k. It was a lease buy back. Looks great. Any suggestions?
Jul 27, 2003 (2:03 pm)
Well, you save the first year depreciation costs with a 1 year old car. Make sure it has all the options you want and then get good financing, since it's a 2003.
#2360 of 3389 Used 2003 Taurus SES???
Jul 28, 2003 (11:12 am)
Got the CARFAX on this car today. It was a government lease and was put in service 2/28/03. That's a lot of miles in just a few months...
#2361 of 3389 Water on the floor
Jul 28, 2003 (12:53 pm)
I have a 2002 Taurus SEL with 86,000 miles on it. The passenger side rear floor is SOAKED with water. It also extends to the front passenger side (but not as bad) and even between the passenger seat and console (I know becasue I have a Rand McNally Atlas jammed in there and it is wet). I don't think it's from driving in the rain. I put on lots of miles and my thinking is that it could be from the A/C? Could a drain hose or condensation somewhere cause this? Any ideas?
#2362 of 3389 RE: Water on the floor
Jul 28, 2003 (1:25 pm)
This happened to a Volkswagon I once owned. The drain needed to be blown out with an air compressor. The condensation built up to the point that it spilled over when you took a turn. That should be an easy fix if that is the problem...
Jul 28, 2003 (1:26 pm)
If you have a moon or sunroof, this can also be a sign of clogged roof drains - if that's the case, you need to get it fixed or else one day an entire wall of water will cascade down your back.
Guess how I know?
#2364 of 3389 Water entry
Jul 29, 2003 (7:06 am)
Check the seal around the doors ,to. Give it a visual inspection, then close it and test the door edges with a garden hose. With a door leak, it only takes one hard rain to fill up a floorboard