Reliable if you take care of it. That car was awesome, bought used in '97. Nothing went wrong until few months ago. Great reliable car up until I left the lights on. Twice. Had to replace battery and alternator. Didn't fix problem, then I needed a map sensor, whatever that is. Still died on me. Then a completely different problem that same month; ignition module. Didnt help nor did a tune up. My fault, didn't change oil on time, drove on empty, never got transmission fluid flushed, etc. Great reliable car while it lasted. Only buy with low mileage.
Power, reliable (at least it was), exterior body looks great, comfortable, great acceleration.
A fast 5-speed car with great
handling with good high preformance car.
Bad for tranmission problems
because I put in 2 of them and the trans
when it breaks it leaks on the clutch
making it a replacment too. Hard on the
front drive axels being replaced about 3
Motor is still great and not
burning oil or knocking on startup.
Motor will last and transmission if
you don't drive it hard all the time
which is hard when you have all the power.
Transmission needs to be beefed up
more than the 1995 trans. that I put in
which has an extra piece of aluminum
This is one of the most interesing car
i have ever owned. When I first bought
my Taurus it was fun, reliable, clean
and all over nice. But six mouths later
that all changed. I ended up spending
close to $2000 to get my car fixed. And
ever since then my car has went down
hill. I love my car but i think it is
time for us to part.
The all power interior,moon roof,six
speaker premium sound system,leather
interior,electronic cluster, power
antenna,and the keyless intry.
The gas mileage, electrical system, and
the engine style.
I bought this vehicle used with 22,000
miles on it. At first it was a
pleasure to drive. The first two years
I put 250 miles a day driving to and
from work. Not long after I bought it
I was replacing parts. A new radiator.
A new air conditioning compressor. A
new muffler. And brakes -- never could
get them fixed properly. Electrical
problems left and right. Several wheel
boots that froze with winter ice and
snow -- that was a bummer. I understand
that this was a very bad year to buy a
Lots of power features on the LX model.
Very user friendly.
Better suspension. Rearend always
feels mushy with people sitting in the
rear seat. Standard 200 HP would have
Back in 1990 the Taurus was perhaps
the best in the "family car" class. I
ran the car over 200,000 miles with
surprisingly few problems. Nothing
flashy but it was a runner. Only
recurring problem was a TFI module
Ford would not recall. Skipped to
Honda Accord in 1998. Sorry Ford,
while you were ahead in 1990, by '98
you were not.
Torque torque torque, great style,
rugged (could handle a hail storm)
Make a high HP engine that gets good
fuel economy for once!