Ford's Taurus is a roomy and comfortable sedan. But at this point, the car was showing its age, as the design had been around since 1996. Handling isn't particularly nimble, the turning circle is wide, braking is unimpressive and while noise levels are tolerable, it was louder than some competing models.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"poor gas mileage"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Ford Taurus)

"Acceleration is not great."

JOZSEF Z., AB (2005 Ford Taurus)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Comfortable seats, everything works well."

Anonymous, MT (2005 Ford Taurus)

"ride is stiff and allows you to feel nearly every bump. Turning radius is poor."

MARK B., IA (2005 Ford Taurus)

"Before retirement my employer provided me with a car so that I could represent them in a large geographical area mining and pulp and paper (logging area). I chose Ford Taurus's several times in succession because:- I could sit comfortably for many hours and miles between customers. Some times when mileage meant allocation of a new car, I contributed out of my own pocket for an upgraded engine to provide acceleration needed to cope with logging trucks on narrow roads. When my sales territory chan"

MICHAEL O., ON (2005 Ford Taurus)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"I got over 300,000 miles on it with very minor maintenance before it started to fall apart."

DALE A., IN (2005 Ford Taurus)

"The price back in 2005 was a very good deal compared to today's.Actually I am shocked how much they have gone up.."

BENGT F., AR (2005 Ford Taurus)

"Bought it used with 10000 miles. Trouble free for 100000 miles. An amazing value."

Anonymous, MT (2005 Ford Taurus)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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