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It's a Ford
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By loves my ford
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1990 Ford Taurus L 4dr Sedan


Review

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.


Favorite Features

Power, reliable (at least it was), exterior body looks great, comfortable, great acceleration.


Suggested Improvements

Gas mileage is terrible.


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Great in its day
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By Adam0331
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1990 Ford Taurus L 4dr Sedan


Review

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.


Favorite Features

Torque torque torque, great style, rugged (could handle a hail storm)


Suggested Improvements

Make a high HP engine that gets good fuel economy for once!


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taurus problems
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By Melvin
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Vehicle

1990 Ford Taurus L 4dr Sedan


Review

stalls often cant find out what it is transmition problems advice do not buy for a first car for teenagers


Favorite Features

power everything


Suggested Improvements

new everything mainly all motor stuff


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Not a bad car to me
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By leepenfield
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Vehicle

1990 Ford Taurus L 4dr Sedan


Review

I bought this car for well under what the retail value is..and it was in good shape. Well maintained, it has not shown the slightest sign of unreliability. It is my daily driver and many times is forced to sit and idle for long periods of time.


Favorite Features

Good steering and responsive acceleration. Could have come with more features, my car is the extreme base model..


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Taurus : A Great Car That Falls Apart
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By Ford Guy
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Vehicle

1990 Ford Taurus L 4dr Sedan


Review

The '86-'91 Ford Taurus starts life as a great car. It has a good ride, seats 6, looks good inside and out, and is relatively comfortable. It is also really fun to drive for an affordable family sedan. For the first 5 years you will love it. However, after 5 years you will start to hate it. Things start to make noise, alternators die every 4 years, and other things go wrong. My advise would be to buy a Taurus with VERY low mileage. As long as it isn't worn out, the '86-'91 Ford Taurus is a great car. Just watch out for the higher mileage vehicles.


Favorite Features

My favorite features of the '86-'91 Taurus are its quick throttle response and good handling. It is by no means a fast car, with 0 to 60 taking well over 10 seconds, although 30 to 60 comes in no time. Another good feature is that all of the controls of the Taurus are easy to use.


Suggested Improvements

The '86-'91 Ford Taurus seriously lacks reliability. Although the engine will go over 185,000 miles without a major problem, the electrical system and drivetrain always have something wrong with them.


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