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Is a 2010 a costly disaster?

I have decided this year to upgrade to a newer Taurus, I currently own a 2002 SE which I have owned for the past 6 years or so. I have never shied away from admitting I think it has become quite a sexy beast and have my heart set on buying one.

But hereís the thing, I have a friend, who knows about cars and works on them and has replaced some parts on mine, who says itís a bad idea and I shouldnít buy one and has even gone as far to say that I should buy a Dodge and stop buying Fords.

On a side note he owns two Dodges, his Ram has been in the shop twice so far in the last three years for bent rods and a myriad of engine problems and his Jeep has intermittent problems since he bought it two years ago where as my 14 year old Taurus, in the six years I have owned it, I have only had to replace a fuel pump (the original one at that), a starter (original), the alternator and the battery. I know it was original as the original owner, a company who used it as a fleet car, provided all receipts and service records they had on it.

Needless to say Iím sticking with Ford. But I figured I would take it to the source, people who actually own one. Iím not buying a brand new off the lot Taurus, I never buy new cars, Iím going to buy a 2010-2011 model and thought I would ask just how ďbadĒ they are and how ďridiculously expensiveĒ they are to repair.

We all know newer cars come with a price tag as far as repairs are concerned as there are more electronics and gadgets crowding up already limited space where a carburetor once was and .99 cent keys you get cut at Wal-Mart now cost $200+ dollar as they are outfitted with microchips.

But just so I have facts leading my decision rather than bloated opinions from someone who just doesnít like Ford, what am I in for? Another reliable Taurus which I wouldnít hesitate driving cross country, or a car that will result in bankruptcy?
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My 2014 was pretty reliable, little stupid stuff occurred but nothing that prevented me from getting to work safely, comfortably, and with some good beats.

The only thing to worry about on these cars is a PTU failure (AWD only), which isn't terribly common; and failure of the water pump between 80-100k. Neither are guaranteed to fail, but both are expensive. The latter requires 12 hours of labor to replace due to its location and surrounding components, and that's assuming any coolant leak has not caused any other engine damage.

Couple of bad data points, but honestly, most have been happy with these vehicles.

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My adult daughters 13 Limited has been very reliable. She bought it with 22K on the clock and it currently has around 65 K. Had the EVAP purge valve replaced under warranty shortly after she bought it in late 2014. Other than that, zero problems. I did replace front brake pads and front stabilizer bar end links this past summer. Parts cost $50 total.

Buy a new Dodge????? I would rather walk.
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Thank you both so much! It pretty much confirmed what I knew to be true.

Repairs are costly regardless of model year and itís a part of ownership, itís certainly not an aspect I have a problem with. I guess Iíll just start taking my new Taurus to a mechanic or Ford dealership if I ever need anything repaired rather than him.

Jeff, I completely agree. Iíd much rather walk. I understand brand loyalty, but his truck alone has cost him close to $6,000 and thereís still issues he has to get repaired. My Taurus in the last six years has cost me a measly Ė when compared to $6,000 - $400 in general repairs. The choice is obvious and I donít know why anyone would push a car brand on someone that has cost them enough that he could have salvaged the truck and bought a decent used car for.

I will admit however the Dodge Stratus at one time caught my eye, but knowing what I do, Iíll pass.
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Stay away from those Dodge's. Unless you like doing repairs.
My son in law is a Dodge guy and the things that went on his bought new pickups under 100k miles are obscene.
But he's a Dodge guy.
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Stay away from those Dodge's. Unless you like doing repairs.
My son in law is a Dodge guy and the things that went on his bought new pickups under 100k miles are obscene.
But he's a Dodge guy.

And evidently also a masochist. Mopar hasn't been Mopar for quite some time. it's far from 'mo' and well below 'par'
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I bought a 2010 sel last year with a tad over a hundred thousand miles on it for eighty eight hundred dollars.
So far the only thing ive replaced are the spark plugs which were original and bought two extra keyless remote keys
off ebay for 28 bucks.
so far so good, i love it!
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I'm definitely staying away from Dodge, everyone I know who has owned one has had nothing but problems. My aunt is one of the most recent victims, she was sitting at a stop light when the transmission in her Intrepid decided it had enough.

gixxer; That's great to hear, it puts any worries I had to rest, which let's be honest, I didn't really have any. haha Like I said, the Taurus I have now has been the most reliable car I've ever owned. I've driven back home (6 hour one way drive) countless times and every where in between without any problems and put on a little over 60,000 miles, it now has 145,xxx miles and still going strong. Taurus has always been a solid brand, so to buy anything else just seems dumb.
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I bought my 2011 SHO last July with 71k miles on it and traded in my 2011 Dodge Avenger Lux to get it. Zeros issues in the past 5k miles other than the ground terminal bolt stripping out (I'm assuming the dealer messed that up when the replaced the battery during the CPO process) which was a quick fix.

I wouldn't hesitate to buy a 2010 today. I love my SHO!

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My 2014 was pretty reliable, little stupid stuff occurred but nothing that prevented me from getting to work safely, comfortably, and with some good beats.

The only thing to worry about on these cars is a PTU failure (AWD only), which isn't terribly common; and failure of the water pump between 80-100k. Neither are guaranteed to fail, but both are expensive. The latter requires 12 hours of labor to replace due to its location and surrounding components, and that's assuming any coolant leak has not caused any other engine damage.

Couple of bad data points, but honestly, most have been happy with these vehicles.
12 hours labor to replace a water pump? OUCH!!!
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