by labtech122 on Jul 16, 2011 Vehicle: 1994 Ford Taurus LX 4dr Sedan
Bought it with 56K miles on it 81K on it now and it ran strong for the first year The car always pulls to one side so I had the tires aligned Turned out the entire front end (suspension, swaybar, springs) were shot Replaced those and all the tires for around 1800 Car still pulls to one side <.< Replaced water pump, radiator (twice), a short of an exposed electrical bundle near the firewall, tranny went out at 75K due to a leak at the tranny pan. Unknowingly drove it bone dry in inner city traffic. Had a used one put in for 1500. Tranny pan still leaks. Leaks a quart of oil a month from the valve cover. Needs a new timing chain gasket. Interior rattles and squeaks enough to make a man crazy.
by papasmith on Mar 23, 2011 Vehicle: 1994 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Wagon
I had three 94 taurus wagons altogether.
Everyone of them were comfortable and reliable.
They do have some consistent weaknesses.
The first seems to be the ignition module.
I had to replace everyone on each car at least once.
The second is the body control computer.
When this goes, you will think that the fuel pump has gone bad.
Find out where it is and tap it for a temporary fix.
The ignition module problem will manefest as unsteady speeds.
Other than that, nothing but expected maintenance.
I or my wife drove these cars well over 150k each.
A couple of these cars now have over 250k.
I wasn't that big on maintenance.
I wish I could find another with low mileage.
by ? on Apr 12, 2010 Vehicle: 1994 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Sedan
I just bought a Taurus & am in a dispute to get my money back. the guy lied on the disclosure sheet but more important, I getting all the problems I'm hearing over & over in these reviews! Tranny, jerky shifting, thumping on taking off or shifting. Thing is, I like the car, really. Even though, as I've read here, the electric windows and locks leave something to be desired. I found the previous owner, who told me it has always knocked and shifted jerky, but you get used to it, and its been a great car, so I should have Arden fix the motor mount and ignore the rest and it'll be a good car for me. I'm 60, alone, no man to help me if I have car trouble. But I really like driving this car!