My taurus maybe 10 yrs old but it's
still as nice as it was the day I got
it. My gradparents bought one new
in '89. I always wanted one since, now
I do and it hasn't disapointed me. My
husband has a Saturn coupe and he's so
impressed with mine. He wants one. I
wanted to write this review about my
Taurus because I hear people say that
their not good cars. I can't speak for
the new Taurus because I don't have
one, and maybe their not as good as the
old ones, but to say that they are no
good is not true. I'm living proof, I
love my '93 Taurus and I will tell
people what a good car it is.
Power Seats, even some newer cars don't
have that option. Radio contorls next
to the steering wheel. The trunk
release, when you pull the lever the
trunk doesn't just unlock, it opens.
It's almost 11yrs. old so I'm going to
say maybe a newer model would be an
I bought this car new and have had
nothing but problems with both the car
and Ford. The headgaskets, water pump,
fuel pump, alternator, A/C compressor,
and radiator all had to be replaced
before the car had 60K on
After 10 years of my first Ford, I can
say it has been fairly reliable - had
some Mass Air Flow Sensor and O2 Sensor
issues at about 50,000. Also, it has
had 2 out of the 3 faults that I am
told it is infamous for - broken motor
mounts and now the tranny is shot.
Never had problems with the third one -
head gaskets, but it was probably
coming. An excellent handling car in
the snow, providing you have good tires
on it. I would consider buying another
one, but I would research a bit to make
sure the tranny and head gasket
problems have been ironed out.
Heads up control for radio, front seat
leg room, illuminated power window &
Make the tranny, computer emmission
sensors and head gaskets more reliable.
Provide usable cup holders.
It is a great car when its been
properly maintained. The car needs A
SHO repair expert to get any the work
done. Any work will be fairly
expensive but worth it. It has an
incredible engine and smooth
accelleration, it is roomy,
comfortable, and handles well on
windy roads. The brakes are
underrated for this fast car which
weighs @3500 lbs so they need to be
replaced relatively frequently. Gas
mileage is poor in the city but decent
on the highway. Overall, a very
inexpensive used car to acquire that
can be a bit expensive to maintain but
actually worth it. Excellent passing
skills and a great long distance
Smooth and powerful engine.
Power antenae fails on most SHOs.
Shifting the manual is a long throw.