Introduced in 1985, the Taurus captivated the appellation of the best affairs commuter car in the US from 1992 to 1996, but aback then, Toyota Camry and Honda Accord led this category.
The 2000-2006 Taurus offers actual comfortable, ample interior, acceptable administration and quiet ride. Used Ford Taurus is not actual big-ticket and while still defective all-embracing quality, the 2000-06 Taurus doesn't accept that abounding problems compared to the antecedent model.
Available as a auto or base wagon, the 2000-2006 Taurus has front-wheel drive with transversely-mounted CV'S agent and 4-speed automated manual with overdrive.
Two engines were available: the 3.0-liter 155-hp OH CV'S Vulcan and added able 200-hp 3.0-liter DOC CV'S Duarte.
The Taurus has deejay brakes in the front, drums in the aback (all four deejay brakes were accessible on wagon); the ABS was optional.
The conservatively-styled autogenous is actual comfortable, ample and adequately quiet, although the affection of some abstracts could be better. Accessible power-adjustable pedals are a nice affection for beneath drivers. The block is ample and the breach rear bench can be bankrupt bottomward for added burden room.
The ride is bendable and comfortable, although feels a bit "bouncy" on cracks and baby potholes. Steering is light. All-embracing administration is good. Heavy advanced end provides acceptable absorption on the snow - I collection the Taurus through the snow storm and with acceptable tires it captivated the alley actual well.
Ford Taurus 2000-06 archetypal accustomed "Good" all-embracing appraisement in the account aboveboard blast analysis performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (ISIS).
In HSA aboveboard blast tests, models from 2000 to 2003 accustomed bristles stars for both the disciplinarian and the advanced passenger, while 2004-2006 archetypal got four stars for the disciplinarian and bristles stars for the advanced passenger.