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#588 of 3389 Successful Taurus'
Jan 08, 2001 (10:52 am)
I also have two Taurus'. I have a new 2001 SEL and a 1996 GL (with the touring package). Both of these cars have been excellent. I am very pleased with the reliability I've received from both of them. It's not too often you hear about the positive remarks in this kind of forum. I've had other ford products (Windstar/Explorer) and my Taurus' have been by far the most trouble free!
#589 of 3389 Taurus Hard To Drive
Jan 11, 2001 (8:19 pm)
I think Ford Taurus's are hard to drive. I have a 99 Camry and I love it. Well I was looking for an additional car so I checked out the '01 Taurus. I took it on a test drive and I had to press really hard on the gas to make it go. I felt like I had to have a lead foot to drive it. This really turned me off. Did any new 1st time Taurus owners experience this?
#590 of 3389 01 taurus lead foot
Jan 12, 2001 (12:28 pm)
Just bought a 2001 SES. Do not have to press any harder than on my Suburban or Plymouth. Perhaps sometime was binding.
#591 of 3389 Help me decided
Jan 12, 2001 (5:03 pm)
I am a new to the car buying challenge and I saw a 1999 used basic Taurus SE 24v with 21k miles on it for $8,900. I was wonder if that was a good price? Is it same engine as the 2000 and 01 models. Also what is the Hp on it as well as 0-60 time.
#592 of 3389 1997 Taurus GL wind noise
Jan 13, 2001 (7:48 pm)
Love my car, it has 80k miles and still runs like new. However, the wind noise for some reason has been bothering me lately. All the gaskets around the doors seem to be sealing, but it just seems louder than usual. Are any of you noticing this condition and have you done something to improve the situation?
#593 of 3389 love my SE Sedan
Jan 14, 2001 (2:24 am)
I purchased my 2001 SE sedan this month. I love it! It accelerates like a dream and the ride is very smooth. But my one problem also is that I'm hearing a hefty droning (humming noise) too from the under the hood. Doesn't seem to affect the smooth drive though. Overall, i am very satisfied with my new vehicle and i feel very safe in it.
#594 of 3389 Ford TaurusSES vs. Pontiac Grand Prix SE
Jan 14, 2001 (11:09 am)
I have a choice on my company cars between a 2001 Ford Taurus and a Pontiac Grand Prix SE. I am leaning toward the Pontiac Grand Prix SE because of its looks but I have a '98 Ford Taurus that has been great. I am also 6'1" 220 so I comfort is #1 for me. Could anybody give me some feedback.
#595 of 3389 no heat for chuxdad
Jan 16, 2001 (7:07 pm)
CHUXDAD-THE HEAT TO YOUR CAR IS CONTROLLED BY A VACUUM OPERATED VALVE IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT JUST BEFORE THE HEATER HOSE GOES INTO THE FIRE WALL. GET SOMEONE TO OPERATE THE CONTROLS WHILE YOU LOOK FOR MOVEMENT OF THE SMALL ROD COMING FROM THE VALVE. IT SHOULD MOVE AS YOU CALL FOR HEAT. YOU COULD ALSO PULL THE APPROX. 1/4" VACUUM HOSE OFF AND SEE IF THE ROD MOVES. IF NOT, TRY TO WIGGLE IT BY HAND. IF IT MOVES, CHECK THE HOSE FOR LOSS OF VACUUM. THE VACUUM IS DESIGNED TO EITHER HOLD THE FLAPPER VALVE CLOSED OR OPEN. THIS IS WHAT ALLOWS THE HOT WATER TO GET TO THE HEATER. IF THE ROD DOESN'T MOVE AND YOU ARE UNABLE TO FREE IT. YOU WILL HAVE TO REPLACE THE ENTIRE SELECTOR VALVE. MY 3 LITER MAZDA DEVELOPED A LEAK AND I HAD TO REPLACE IT. PART COSTS ABOUT $15. AT THE MAZDA DEALER. (IT CAME PACKAGED IN A FORD BOX)AND TOOK ABOUT 20 MINUTES TO REPLACE WITH VERY LITTLE LOSS OF ANTIFREEZE
#596 of 3389 2001 Taurus SEL - Steering Cruise Control
Jan 17, 2001 (7:18 am)
I am very glad to have gotten the SEL with the 24V engine, traction contol, etc. The car drives and handles well (even in the snow). My only problem so far has been the passenger and rear window controls occassionally don't light up at night. Could it be a loose connection?
I also noticed that the steering wheel cruise control buttons don't light up at night. Is this right? The cruise buttons light up on my '97 Explorer and my friend's '98 F-150. What gives?
Jan 18, 2001 (9:17 am)
Recently purchased a new 2000 LX. Covered recall items after purchase included fuel module and fuel pump. No real problems as of yet during "break in" period. I have heard brake noises (squeals) are inherent with the model. Would appreciate hearing from anyone who is familiar with problem. Also welcome ANY feedback regarding the LX.
Thanks in advance!