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 possibly one of the best cars I
have ever owned. It is fast, fun, easy
to modify(I have a supercharged one
with over 530hp and it runs 12.8s at
the 1/4). And when you want it too it
hauls your family to where they want to
I have now owned by SHO for 5 years -
it is one fast car - modify just a
little and it gets down right scary.
Too bad it has a ford body - if the car
was built like the engine it would be a
guaranteed hit - but I still love it -
nothing can keep up with it. I am now
restoring the body [only part that
needs work!]. It was the success that
almost was a hit...
0-60 - in under 6 seconds [yes, its
modified], 5 spd tranny - and
killer "bust your dentures" suspension.
Watch out for *expensive* replacement
parts for this car-- the body and
interior may be a Taurus (ie, cheap
mass-manufactured parts), but the engine
was low-volume... There aren't a large
number of aftermarket suppliers for this
car, so engine parts are expensive.
Qualified repair shops are also tough to
I bought my SHO used in 97. It had less
than 70,000 miles. I still have it today
it has over 100,000 miles and it still
runs like a champ.The 5 speed is great
and is the only taurus to hang with the
mustangs. I've had no major problems
with it.I'm thinking of hanging on to
it maybe it will be a collectors item
225 hp yamaha v6, 5 speed,4 wheel disc
brakes, fun to drive.