I bought my 1992 Ford Taurus SHO from an older family that wanted to get something different for their daughter. The car needed an ignition module and a tuneup. Tuneups on these cars are definitely not as easy as a Mustang or Camaro. I got the car with 160k on it. Fixed the problems and man this thing moves out pretty good. I have driven it on 4 trips already. They rate this car at 26mpg highway. But I averaged 32mpg on a 220 mile trip. Not too bad. The previous owner had removed the exhaust resonator on it. Definitely made the exhaust very distinctive. Definitely been a fun car! And reliable!
Secondaries opening at 4000 rpms!
Honestly the back bumper is just too plain for me. Other than that I would of liked them to have used a bigger fog light bulbs as the factory fog lights are low wattage.
Bought this car from a private owner in
1998 w/71,000 miles on it. Put another
70,000 on it before selling it in
2001. Hands down the Yamaha 3.0 liter
is one of the finest 24v V-6's ever
made. It's a darn shame they stopped
making it. The worst part about this
car is the taurus guts. A total piece
of garbage. I spent thousands keeping
this car absolutely perfect and it
still had some small problems when I
sold it. It ate struts, brakes,
batteries, clutches and had a myriade
of electrical problems.
This engine is a gem! Decent straight
line acceleration and makes some great
mechanical sounds in the process.
Pretty fun car to drive when it's not
in the shop.
Put this engine in something other than
a heavy, sloppy family sedan built by
While still put in the ranks of
a "Taurus" for far too many
classifications (like parts, and even
this Edmunds Rating) the SHO is in a
class by itselt.
The 5-speed high performance engine and
interior and exterior design set is
apart from the "other" Taurus Fords.
At a 1992 sticker price of $28,000 this
car was not for the weak of
pocketbook. The car to own and drive
has been a dream -- every day.
135,000mi and still gowing STRONG!
Many interior lights and great bumber