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#4666880 - 02/15/18 02:30 PM Thoughts on 2007 Taurus for $3200
901Memphis Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
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Loc: Northern Kentucky
Looking at a decent used 2007 Ford Taurus for $3200. Guy wants $3800, but that was his cash minimum at 3200.




The owner works for a transmission shop, said he personally rebuilt the transmission, car has 118k miles, new rear brake lines, new tires, new battery, and all new brakes all around too.



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#4666881 - 02/15/18 02:34 PM Re: Thoughts on 2007 Taurus for $3200 [Re: 901Memphis]
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Registered: 08/14/10
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Loc: Northern Kentucky
KBB fair market range is $2700-4700 for my zip
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#4666890 - 02/15/18 02:39 PM Re: Thoughts on 2007 Taurus for $3200 [Re: 901Memphis]
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Registered: 12/08/06
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Loc: Illinois
When was the coil spring issue on those resolved? I'm thinking it was before this.
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#4666894 - 02/15/18 02:42 PM Re: Thoughts on 2007 Taurus for $3200 [Re: 901Memphis]
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Registered: 07/27/13
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Loc: Outer Banks, NC
Does it have any other service history? If it's mechanically sound, $3,200 sounds like a decent price.
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#4666897 - 02/15/18 02:43 PM Re: Thoughts on 2007 Taurus for $3200 [Re: 901Memphis]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
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Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
If the tranny is 100% then why not, scary though.
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#4666913 - 02/15/18 02:56 PM Re: Thoughts on 2007 Taurus for $3200 [Re: Trav]
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Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 10179
Loc: OH
This 09 CV sold at state auction for $1050 with 188k and no known defects. Major issues are disclosed. Every few months a new surplus auction comes up. The next one being in two days.


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#4666914 - 02/15/18 02:57 PM Re: Thoughts on 2007 Taurus for $3200 [Re: 901Memphis]
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Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 29797
Loc: NY
It's clean. I'd be concerned about the transmission though. He works for a transmission shop and rebuilt it himself is what scares me. Did he rebuild it to unload the car, or did he rebuild as if he was giving the car to his mother? That's an answer you may never know.........
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#4666921 - 02/15/18 03:04 PM Re: Thoughts on 2007 Taurus for $3200 [Re: demarpaint]
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Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 10179
Loc: OH
He either bought it for a few hundred from a customer or online, auction, etc. looking to make some money. Funny how he says $3200 is his cash minimum. Why, so he can clear 2k?

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#4666931 - 02/15/18 03:18 PM Re: Thoughts on 2007 Taurus for $3200 [Re: 901Memphis]
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Registered: 12/05/10
Posts: 929
Loc: KY
I wouldn't touch it with a 10-foot pole! Reason I say this is that I bought a 2005 "low miles" taurus from the first owner last year. It had approx 110K miles on it, had been maintained pretty well however 1 month and 1000 miles in, the tranny starts to shift pretty hard. Take it in to a shop to have it checked out, turns out the transmission is toast and its $2500 for a rebuild. Per the shop owner himself, the taurus transmission (was also used in other ford models at the time) was notorious for low mileage failure.

PS. I paid $2500 for mine, it was a silver SEL model with a sunroof! $3200 for this one is too high.
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#4666932 - 02/15/18 03:19 PM Re: Thoughts on 2007 Taurus for $3200 [Re: 901Memphis]
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Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 4078
Loc: North Carolina
That car may be the definition of "meh."
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#4666939 - 02/15/18 03:32 PM Re: Thoughts on 2007 Taurus for $3200 [Re: 901Memphis]
michaelluscher Offline


Registered: 10/07/12
Posts: 2422
Loc: Staten Island, NY
Mine's a clean low milage example compared to this one, and won't fetch nearly that much

Not worth the $$$

Dwight D. Eisenhower engine, questionable transmission history, relatively high mileage

Not enough goodies/trim level and too high mileage for the $$$
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#4666943 - 02/15/18 03:32 PM Re: Thoughts on 2007 Taurus for $3200 [Re: 901Memphis]
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Registered: 03/30/14
Posts: 3052
Loc: NJ
I wouldn't buy anything that has major rebuilt components.
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#4666958 - 02/15/18 03:52 PM Re: Thoughts on 2007 Taurus for $3200 [Re: 901Memphis]
390pi Offline


Registered: 12/01/11
Posts: 65
Loc: Gardnerville, Nv
2007 was last year for that body style and was sold to fleet customers only.

I had a couple of those and they were just fine, cheap, basic transportation. Low tech 3.0L Vulcan 12V.
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#4666959 - 02/15/18 03:53 PM Re: Thoughts on 2007 Taurus for $3200 [Re: 901Memphis]
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Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 12893
Loc: Northern Kentucky
Lots of different opinions... My thinking was that I'm familiar with them pretty well and know that the transmission is a weak point and having it recently rebuilt takes the possibly of worrying about a random transmission failure out of my immediate worry. I had a 99 Taurus that I kept the fluid changed on and I sold it with 145k on the original transmission because I didn't want to replace the heater core and brake lines with the body so rusty.
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#4666963 - 02/15/18 03:58 PM Re: Thoughts on 2007 Taurus for $3200 [Re: 901Memphis]
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Loc: Cincinnati, OH, USA
I am not a fan of those, too many family members had Taurus/Sables, they're not a very good vehicle.
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