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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Sedan
#536 of 3389 Gas milage for 2000 Taurus
Nov 19, 2000 (2:27 am)
How come your Taurus is only 14MPG, I used to have a 1996 Taurus GL, I use regular, it is like 18MPG for local. I think Ford does not change the engine until 2000.
Now I own a 2000 Taurus SES 24V.
When I use regular, the gas milage is like 16-17 MPG for local, now I use plus, that improves to 18MPG, I guess when I upgrade to premium, it will fianlly meet the 20MPG which Ford claimed.
#537 of 3389 97 Taurus Audio Question
Nov 19, 2000 (9:25 pm)
I purchased a GL that has the DJ (CD) face plate. I installed a Kenwood CD Changer which sounds pretty good w/ the factory head head unit. Does anyone know how many watts the factory non-JBL amp puts out. My assumption is that its probably 10-12 watts per channel? Any thoughts?
#538 of 3389 CD changer 96-99 Taurus
Nov 21, 2000 (2:23 pm)
I was wondering if any one has added the CD changer them self. I have looked into it, but found that there are limited changers that will work with the factory wiring, and most require a separate wiring harness. I am not interested in FM modulated changers, I would like to use the controls on the current radio face. Can any one help me?
Mileage check: Still getting 18-19 in city and 25-26 highway on 99 SE Duratech with 28,000 miles.
I don't care what people say about the Maxima, and Camry, I have Heat and A/C to the rear seats. I don't know about Camry, but my friends 2000 SE Maxima didn't have that option.
#539 of 3389 Remember Post 568?
Nov 21, 2000 (5:02 pm)
I had asked about aftermarket sound insulation for my 00' SEL and all I hear about is stereos, CD changers, and wiring harnesses. I guess that you all have indirectly answered my question. I can't hear the road and engine noise with the factory installed MACH stereo with the CD changer at a higher volume. Anyone know anything about aftermarket sound insulation or suspension upgrades that may muffle these mildly irritating sounds?
#540 of 3389 CD changer installation
Nov 21, 2000 (11:09 pm)
I bought a Kenwood Six disk changer KDC-C665 for 189.00 and a wire harness adapter for 89.00. It took 20 minutes to install and works great. I drilled 4 holes to mount the changer in the trunk and pluged it in, no wires to splice. By far the easiest aftermarket upgrade I've done. I also upgraded all my factory speakers to Polk EX572a's (in front doors and rear deck). I'm tempted to add a 25-45 watt per channel kenwood amp for a tighter sound, but it sounds pretty good now. That would require more time and energy to install.
Nov 23, 2000 (6:12 am)
did you have to go through any major hassle to swap out the speakers?
#542 of 3389 Brake Light Switch
Nov 23, 2000 (7:43 pm)
Go figure! A friend just arrived from the bay area with her new taurus, and guess what? Half way here, her brake lights would not go out. I looked around the electrical and saw nothing out of the ordinary. Then I came here through a search on yahoo and found there seems to be a consistent issue. I hope Ford reads this and does the right thing.
I would not own one of these cars unless someone paid me!
#543 of 3389 IMPALA - BEST IN CLASS
Nov 24, 2000 (3:13 pm)
JUST watched a CNN report on new cars from Kiplingers Magazine and the editor rated the Impala best in its class. No mention of Taurus ANYWHERE, HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE.
#544 of 3389 amazing ford v6
Nov 25, 2000 (4:29 am)
My wife's car, a 1999 ford taurus se with 17,000 miles really impresses me. Something just doen't seem right, why does it feel blazingly fast? The standard vulcan engine that puts out a mere 145 horses is very responsise to the slightest touch of the throttle. Believe me I know, I own a 1994 seville sts putting out 300 hp, and sometimes I really believe the ford is faster. That darn thing just flies on the highway. The throttle and fuel delivery to the engine must be intergrated with the speed of the car. This car does one weird thing, while at any cruising speed if you throw it in to neutral, the idle will not drop to set idle speed of 1000 rpm,s it will rise to about 5000 rpm's. It will only decrease to normal idle when you slow down and come to complete stop. Overall this is one great car, at any speed the transmission quickly down shifts and power is instantaneous. This car feels like it has 300 hp and and my caddilac 145 hp. The Acceleration of my seville on a slight upgrade is so sllugish that the throttle is practically down to floor before it down shifts and picks up speed. This taurus v6 is amazing and should be given that honor like the v6 nissan brags about. Sometimes it is a little annoying in bumper to bumper traffic, because when hit the gas a little it lunges slightly on its own when your about to hit the breaks. Very evident on the highway, the gas pedal resistance is effortless. I have no problems to report unlike the oil leaking and jollopy bouncing suspensions of GM cars.
#545 of 3389 regfootball...re:speakers
Nov 25, 2000 (5:07 am)
I found it easy. I also bought the wire harness adapters from Best buy to adapt the ford speaker connector to the standard speaker connectors so I didn't have to splice the wires. Each pair was $4.95.
The grilles in the back deck pull up with some force. They are clipped around the deck lining. Pull from the top out. Take out the screws, that easy.
The front door panel comes off after you remove the screw in the arm rest finger hole. If you have the tweeters in the front corners remove the two screws to loosen. The panel is held in place with push fasteners. Pry away with a long screw driver or a prying tool. It just pops away. Remove the electrical plugs and set the panel to the side. Take out the speakers. If you purchase your speakers from crutchfield.com they will provide you with instructions and diagrams.