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Transmission Troubles
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By Boo Taurus
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1994 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Sedan


Review

I bought this car in 2000 when it had 90,000 miles. Within 4 months the transmission went out. Had to have it rebuilt. 30,000 miles later the transmission has failed again. (Yes, I only put 30k miles on it in 9 years.) I'm not having it fixed this time. Let the junk man have it. I'm buying a Toyota!!!!


Best Features

It's a comfortable car to drive.


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Piece of Junk
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By Kent
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1994 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Sedan


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Bought this car with 116k miles. Almost immediatly had to replace the radiator, power steering, oil pan and valve gaskets, and both rear bushings. Gets terrible gas mileage, transmission slips, check engine light is always on, rides like crap, 3.0l v- 6 is painfully slow, and every interior piece sqeaks and rattles to the point I want to kill myself.


Best Features

This car was very comfortable


Worst Features

Build it better, and its ugly


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Running it until it dies
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By demonspeed
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1994 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Sedan


Review

I was doing some reminiscing about my parents car - their Taurus. They bought this car when I was still in HS, and I learned to drive on the thing. It's been over a decade since, and they still have the car. Approaching 200k miles, they've rebuilt the transmission twice, replaced the alternator once and replaced the rear springs twice. Other than that, it's needed nothing. I blame the second transmission rebuild on a bad rebuild in the first place. Nonetheless, this car has seen it all and it still keeps going. My parents, as frugal as they are, will not ever get rid of it until it's absolutely dead. Oddly enough, I don't see it happening any time soon.


Best Features

I remember how neat it was having the cruise on the steering wheel. Also, the radio controls near the steering wheel on the dash - or on the stereo itself - a convenience safety feature - just seemed new and interesting back in the mid 90's. Theirs was that ugly light green color, though, bleh.


Worst Features

They're still building them, and the 2010 model looks great. The only thing my parents GL was missing was the package labeled SHO...


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This Car Is A Lemon...
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By poofusnoof
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1994 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Sedan


Review

I got this car in 01, and its been nothing but trouble since we brought it home. We took it for a test drive..all seemed well, then we brought it home, and after you stop, and press the accelorator nothing would happen, and then your tires would squeal, and your off. We got the transmission rebuilt twice and looked at again, it still jumps BEFORE and AFTER you stop. PLUS I had to fix both shocks AND struts, Radiator, Water Pump, Motor Mount,Thermostat, Muffler, And for some reason the only power window that works is the drivers side, and the power locks dont work unless you press the lock button really fast, at least 12 times. Theres alot wrong with this car, But I Dont have room to list it!


Best Features

When I get Out Of It.


Worst Features

Everything.


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Could Be Better
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By Bob
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Vehicle

1994 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Sedan


Review

I bought my Taurus in September '06. It has been an OK car, although it has not been trouble free. It has needed a new radiator, rear struts, new speed sensor, and new power steering pump, altough it is not unusual for these kind of things to happen to cars with more than 100k. The 3.0 L V-6 is good but lacks punch. Flimsy, shaky interior but a very comfortable car, runs well.


Best Features

Comfortable seats, well designed interior, huge trunk.


Worst Features

Interior is cheap, though well laid out. Bigger backseat, more power. Sound system stinks. Could have better reliability


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