Originally Posted by tbird100636
Great spelling job. Had you considered bringing the vehicle to a different dealer? You may have gotten a better result. As far as fuel economy, the advertised fuel economy is not a guaranteed number. This all depends on you driving habits. The fuel economy numbers are calculated using methods that were originaly used for emissions calculations, not fuel economy. You would have to exactly match the driving conditions of these tests to duplicate the advertised numbers. Which engine did you have? The 3.0L Vulcan or the 3.0L Duratec? My 2001 Taurus SEL 3.0L Duratec only gets around 16-17 mpg with no highway driving. Not all Tauruses are bad. Hope your Honda does ok.
Agreed, not all Tauruss are bad. I have a 1996 with over 125K with hardly any serious problems at all. It has the 3.0L Duratec and gets about 21 in the city. I drive it really hard, but I conserve gas by not gassing it up to stop signs/redlights, etc. I have gotten 33MPG on the highway with this Taurus wagon before as well, but that was a a mostly downhill stretch. :-/
I would bring it to a dealer or just get rid of it and either buy another one or something else.