Bought a used Taurus in Dec 2008. Supposedly "Clean, Clean, Clean" marked down to rock bottoms price to sell before Christmas ($7,300 -. %5,400 -> $4,000). Got it for $3,875. Sales woman told me that there was a State mandated $250 documentation fee - they couldn't waive. This was a lie. $250 is the maximum they are allowed to charge, they don't have to charge anything. Well, the Clean car didn't make it 3,000 miles before the transmission went out. $2,000 later and back on the road, the cam shaft sycronizer went out, then the catalytic converter leaked. It took over a year to get the smoke smell out of the car - after the "sickening air freshener" smell finally left. I'm still trying to get the dog hairs out of the seats. The vinyl seat patches that the sales woman sat on during the test drive, are now stating to show up plainly. There was only one key - no big deal - they thought they could find the spare until after I bought it, then no one was even slightly interested in looking. The cheap spare key cost $125. Gas mileage was terrible until I replaced the plugs and ran several bottles of injector cleaner through it - still not great. Saleswoman insisted on going with me for the test drive, discouraged me from taking it on an open road, and talked constantly to keep me from paying attention to the car. She warmed up the car before the test drive- to make sure I wouldn't hear how it started cold. Overall - dishonest and/or misleading.
Posted: 1/28/2010 • Last edited: 2/13/2010 • Link to this review