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Extremely Reliable if you know what to look for
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By papasmith
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1994 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Wagon


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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.


Best Features

Fairly decent gas mileage. Comfortable and rock solid reliability with the 3.0 engine. The 3.8 had head gasket issues. I had the wagons and I hauled things you shouldn't haul in a car. Some of the best cars I have ever owned.


Worst Features

Make the newer Taurus as reliable as this generation.


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Every problem imaginable.
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By J Brown
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1994 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Wagon


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I've had to put $1400 into this car since buying it 7 months ago. That's almost more than it's worth, but I kept putting more into it thinking each time that it would be the last repair necessary and that I didn't want to "lose" the money I'd already invested to repair it previously. The suspension system broke and the spring attached to the front tire snapped in half as I was driving down the highway. I had to replace the whole suspension system. The transmission jerks, the electrical system is buggy, and I've had more problems with this car than any other I've ever owned.


Worst Features

Needs a better transmission and suspension system, along with a better electrical system.


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Love the Taurus
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By Stouder
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1994 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Wagon


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I do love my 94 Taurus, sure it had its problems, but being handy under the hood, I could fix it all. That's about the best thing about the car, easy to fix. Every sensor is easy to get to, the radiator went on it a few weeks ago and I changed it out easily, as well. As fo looks, the older, original Taurus is stately and a very attractive car.


Best Features

Workability, style and comformable as heck.


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Short range, poor shifting troublemaker
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By ToddfromKY
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1994 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Wagon


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12 gallons of fuel and 20 mpg to make this the poorest range of any vehicle I have owned. These won't go over 50,000 mils on a transmission. While it is roomy and rides well, it is noisy and the poor fit of interior components makes for lots of squeaks and rattles. Buy it cheap, drive it hard, and sell it before it needs a transmission.


Best Features

Easy to reach radio controls. Roll up cargo cover. Handling is surprisingly agile for a station wagon (I use Michelin X-1 in 60 series).


Worst Features

Bigger fuel tank. Better transmission. Tighten all parts fully. Get wiring harness to rear most door working and lasting. Get a better remote fuel door release system. Get more reliable remote mirrors.


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