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$27,030 - $28,880
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Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
15-16 City / 22-24 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 3.5L SMPI 24-valve V6 Duratec engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Engine block heater *STD on retail vehicles only in AK, MN, ND, SD, MT, WI & WY. Optional on fleet vehicles*
  • Traction control
  • AdvanceTrac electronic stability control system
  • Front wheel drive
  • All wheel drive
  • Battery saver feature
  • Independent Macpherson strut front & multilink rear suspension
  • Front & rear stabilizer bars
  • P215/65R17 BSW tires
  • Mini spare tire
  • 17" 8-spoke bright aluminum wheels
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Chrome exhaust tips

Exterior Features

  • Roof rack
  • Chrome Tri-bar grille
  • 2-tone painted cladding
  • Body-color painted door handles
  • Keyless entry keypad w/Autolock
  • Quad reflector halogen headlamps
  • Fog lamps
  • Perimeter lighting
  • Solar tinted glass
  • Privacy glass on 2nd/3rd row windows & liftgate
  • Body-color heated folding pwr mirrors w/puddle lamps
  • Fixed interval intermittent windshield wipers

Interior Features

  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front bucket seats-inc: 6-way pwr driver seat w/manual lumbar, 2-way manual passenger seat w/fold-flat seat back, adjustable head restraints
  • 2nd row 40/40 reclining bucket seats w/fold-flat seat back
  • 3rd row fold-into-floor bench seat
  • Front row center console w/armrest, storage, (2) cupholders
  • Instrument panel storage bin
  • Carpeted 1st & 2nd row floor mats
  • Tilt steering column
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel w/audio controls
  • Dusk grey appearance applique on center stack
  • SecuriLock passive anti-theft system
  • Perimeter alarm
  • Instrumentation-inc: tachometer, lamp outage, low washer fluid, low oil pressure, fuel cap, oil change, door ajar, liftgate ajar & low coolant
  • Message center/trip computer w/compass
  • Pwr windows w/driver one-touch up/down feature
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry w/(2) fobs
  • Speed control w/steering-wheel mounted controls
  • Rear window defroster
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: clock, audio input jack
  • Premium Sound Pkg-inc: sound isolation
  • Air conditioning w/rear seat HVAC ducts
  • (12) total cupholders
  • (4) auxiliary pwr points
  • Map pockets & bottle holders in four door panels
  • Locking, damped glove box
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Accessory delay
  • Electrochromic rearview mirror
  • Overhead console w/dome light, (2) maplights, conversation mirror & sunglass holder
  • Illuminated entry
  • Sliding sun visors w/illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Front seatback pockets
  • (3) retractable roof grab handles
  • (2) coat hooks
  • 2nd & 3rd row reading lamps
  • Cargo area light
  • Cargo area grocery bag hooks

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Personal Safety System (PATS)-inc: seat belt pretensioners, load-limiting retractors, driver seat position sensing & crash severity sensing
  • Driver & front passenger dual stage air bags w/front passenger occupant sensor
  • Front side-impact air bags
  • 2nd & 3rd row Safety Canopy w/rollover sensor
  • Driver/front passenger Belt Minder system
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)-inc: (2) in 2nd row, (1) in 3rd row
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Traction control
  • AdvanceTrac electronic stability control system
  • Dual note horn

2008 Ford Taurus Owner Reviews

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Ford Taurus makes cars that fit a variety of needs and body types.

2008 Ford Taurus SEL

My favorite feature of this vehicle is the option to move the gas/brake pedals forward. I am 5'3 and have always felt frustrated with having to pull my seat up in order to reach the pedals knowing it poses a risk to my life if I were to be in an accident. This has allowed me to sit a safe distance away from the steering wheel in case of an accident where the airbags need to be deployed. The car is very spacious as well as the trunk. I purchased my car used and initially had to replace the alternator and for my own preference I put snow tires on in the winter but otherwise have had no real problems. I appreciate the aux jack as well as the storage apartment located on the dash that has made keeping important vehicle related papers (insurance, registration, repairs) organized and accessible. Some other features are the multiple drink holders and adaptors. Driving for a rideshare company my riders are able to charge devices from the backseat! Overall, I have enjoyed my ford Taurus and have had no real complaints with performance or maintenance.

- Nikki K

Both vehicles make it very easy to tow around the toy that we own.

2008 Ford Taurus SEL

My car has approximately 95,000 miles on it, and had approximately 35,000 miles on it when we purchased it. Like all other ford Taurus that I have owned, this one has very few problems outside the ordinary ones, with oil changes, and tires. The car at the time had the majority of the bells and whistles that most vehicles had. Cup holders, change holder, bucket seats, etc. The only real problem that we have had with it, was the brake sensor on one of the tires, which made the abs light come on and stay on. The repair didn't cost that much, and I expect to drive this vehicle until he 175,000 to 200,000 mile ark as I have done with all the other taurus's that I have owned. Our other vehicle is a Toyota tundra, that we have had no problems with outside the routine maintenance items. The tundra has an off-road package, which makes the ride a little bumpier than I would like. I do like the 5.7 liter engine, as it make it very easy to tow our pop up camper around,


Roomy, reliable and an overall nice car.

2008 Ford Taurus SEL

At first I was hesitant to get the car because it appeared to be wider than my previous car. It really is not that much different to drive and I, along with my passengers, enjoy all the room inside the car. The trunk is huge as well and I have moved a couple times with this car and I am always surprised how much stuff I can put in it. Gas mileage is pretty standard. I have had it almost three years and have had only standard maintenance done on it except for needing the rear axle aligned and two new tires in back. Prior to buying it the dealership put all new tires, new brakes and did some type of router work on it.

- Carlie S

2008 Ford Taurus Review - Great Car with Great Features for an Affordable Price

2008 Ford Taurus SEL

The V6 engine provides adequate power for being able to use the vehicle on terrain that is bumpy or rugged, especially on the hills and mountains that surround my community. The gas mileage is decent but could be better, again attributing to the local terrain. The car has unique built-in features such as a DVD player that makes long trips more enjoyable. The rear AC/heating vents can be controlled individually by riders in the back, providing another great feature for the vehicle. Overall, the car is of great quality and characteristics, making for a great one for families and singles alike.

- Chase T

This car will last many years with proper care.

2008 Ford Taurus SEL

The car has had some minor problems while in my care. It's not been anything too serious and most of it was regular maintenance anyway but there was an oil leak once that did cost a little money to fix. Other than that the car has been great. I couldn't ask for anything more except possibly a better sound system in the car. It has very easily adjustable seats, and has not hurt my back like some other vehicles in the past. It doesn't have many bells and whistles but it's a sturdy car that will last you a while if treated right.

- Andrea B

A comfortable ride in my Ford Taurus.

2008 Ford Taurus SEL

My Ford Taurus has been very reliable. The brake pedal squeaks when I push it but no brake issues. It has no problems when starting or driving. All electrical components work great. It doesn't have much lag when speeding up. Very smooth riding vehicle. It also has room for four passengers to fit comfortably. It also has several compartments to store things such as old receipts or the cars information.

- Jessica K

Good gas features Terrible on certain parts Good storage space

2008 Ford Taurus SEL

Tires problems with fuel pump and alignments an tires constantly. It drinks gas. But it is good for people with children. It's very spacious has large trunk for storage. It has the feature let you know how many miles to empty. It has problem with service engine light coming on but you take it to mechanic put it on computer nothing is wrong with it so they replace the fuse.

- Jenny N

Cheap, spacious, and gets the job done.

2008 Ford Taurus SEL

Bought it used with over 100k miles on it so it isn't perfect. It's held up though. Had it for almost 2 years and have driven across the county 3 times without it breaking down. It's comfortable except for a broken ac on the passenger's side but that's to be expected with the age. Trunk has a ton of space considering it's a fairly small car. Fairly happy with it.

- Isaac M

I like the fact it has fog lights

2008 Ford Taurus SEL

My ford gets really good gas mileage. It's very roomy with and extra large trunk. Has quite a few drink holders and does great on long trips. The digest downside is that the motor mounts go out quite a bit. Also have problems with the fosters. But would highly recommended this car to anyone with a family.

- Jeffery M

Roomy Ford Taurus with leg room for days!

2008 Ford Taurus SEL

Drives smoothly. Great on gas mileage. Plenty of room in back and front seats. Huge trunk space. Overall pleased with the interior appearance of the vehicle. The CD player no longer works because of a mechanical issue where the CDs have jammed in the system. Haven't had any major mechanical issues to name

- Sarah A

The 2008 Ford Taurus is a fine vehicle, with features and comfort.

2008 Ford Taurus SEL

The Ford Taurus has been a pretty reliable vehicle since we have had it. The only major problems we have encountered was a broken water pump; the labor included taking out most of the engine to be able to service the water pump! It is a fairly comfortable ride, and the features overall were very useful.

- Johnny T

Awesome ride, awesome car!

2008 Ford Taurus SEL

Great running car. Fabulous gas mileage. Is the best riding car I have ever owned. Is extremely comfortable on long trips. I would highly recommend the Ford Taurus to anyone. It is absolutely the most reliable car that I have ever had. If you purchase a Ford Taurus, you will be very pleased.

- Curt C

Ford Taurus high lights and what not

2008 Ford Taurus SEL

I love the space with having 3 kids it's like a boat. It always starts up and goes. Great running car for single moms. Trustworthy and reliable. Good gas mileage on trips. Huge trunk for storing big items like a stroller or groceries. Drives smooth and quiet. All around good performance.

- Kelsey B

Great car - easy to drive

2008 Ford Taurus SEL

My car is great! The only problem is that it is starting to get old and has been taken the shop several times just due to age. However, it still drives really well and is easy to operate. It is older so it doesn't have modern features like Bluetooth, etc. but it works great for me!

- Gabby R

It sent me to many amazing journeys.

2008 Ford Taurus SEL

Problem with catalytic converter. Nb decent gas mileage and handles well seems to drive well overall brake need replacing. Vb good storage wonderful green I interior.The car is a friendly companion that counsels me through bad times and good. What is my best fr friend ever.

- David S

Ford. The back seat is roomy. The radio is loud, It goes fast

2008 Ford Taurus SEL

I brought my car last year and all I had to do was change my oil when I brought the car. I didn't have to change my breaks or get any service done on my car for a year. After that year I had to get service done, but it was a lot. I love my car it's very room

- April B

9/10 Would buy this car again.

2008 Ford Taurus SEL

It's very spacious and very fuel efficient. Seats are comfortable. It does need a oil change more often than most cars though. I wish it had heated seats. Also the back seat pops out to open the trunk which is nice. I would advise 9/10 that it is a good buy.

- Sky C

2008 Ford Taurus- Great Car!

2008 Ford Taurus SEL

I haven't had any issues with this car. It runs great, and hasn't had any problems. Other than the usual oil change, and tire rotation I haven't had anything done. Along with that, the interior is very comfortable. It is great for driving any distance.

- Emily K

My reliable Ford. I love my car

2008 Ford Taurus SEL

Good spacious car. Not sporty looking but a medium size sedan. Somewhat good on gas not great. Rides comfortable and overall I am very proud of my purchase. I only had 38k miles when I bought it. On a 2008 3 years ago when I got it. Excellent condition

- Dee D

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