by Ann M. on Sep 12, 2005 Vehicle: 1992 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Wagon
I got a great deal on mine since my brother is a car salesman. I paid $1000 for it with only 63,000 miles on it! Although the a/c never worked I love this car. Built like a tank. The only problems I experienced were an radiator leak, electrical issues and a hole in the exhaust (regular wear). I had mechanic friends so repairs were cheap for me. I recently fell victim to 2 accidents in 2 months. Both times I was hit by senior men who shouldn't be driving. My car now has significant cosmetic damage and will cost more than it's worth to fix so I'm trading it in for a '94 Taurus GL sedan ::tear tear:: I would buy it again if given the opportunity!
by RKSKIB on Dec 23, 2003 Vehicle: 1992 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Wagon
Bought this car brand new in Jan 1992
and ran it for over 188,000. Just sold
it (Dec 2003) to someone at work and
car is still in great condition body
and mechanically. Has the 3.0 liter v-
6 that is virtually indestructible as
long as you maintain it. Original
transmission finally went out at
160,000. Only minor rust on bottom of
car's tailgate and it was used in the
Chicago area the entire time. Only
sold it because of great deal on new
SUV. I will miss it, but it will give
good use to new owners.
by lgake4 on Dec 20, 2003 Vehicle: 1992 Ford Taurus L 4dr Wagon
Car starts flawlessly every time, the
heater warms up fast. The 3.0 liter,
automatic accelerates and shifts swift
and smooth and the ride is quiet and
smooth as well. There is some roll
when cornering hard and fast, what
you'd expect from a wagon. Otherwise
handling is very good, especially in
panic moves/stops. Braking is very
Interior is roomy (ligitimately can
fit 8 passengers), egronomics are
excellent, seats are comfortable,
original sound system is very good.
Reliability is excellent. Have
serviced regularly, as suggested, with
no problems. Replaced tires/wheel
alignment at 57000 mi., front pads at
62000 mi. I am extremely satisfied.
A passenger airbag is now optional. Interior changes include a new dash. Restyled sheetmetal replaces everything but the doors. Antilock brakes are standard on the SHO and optional on other models. The SHO receives distinctive front-end styling. Wagons get an optional remote lift gate release.
Anyone who would've paid anything close to sticker for any new car needed to do more shopping. And especially SHO's when there are used ones a plenty. For a new one you should not pay more than 25k....