Blown head gasket, etc.
By Trading it in on
1994 Ford Taurus LX 4dr Wagon
1st year: Dealership ripped me off:
water pump, fuel pump, 2 starters
(defective parts), keyless entry DOA,
various hoses and the coin holder is
holding the previous owners pennies
hostage. Dealership had it longer than
I did the first month. 2nd year: Since
then: replaced radiator, 1 starter,
replaced 1 brake light, a/c died, radio
is losing it too, blown head gasket and
2 other leaks, at least one of us has
carbon monoxide poisening, tranny is
leaking, 6 mn. old radiator leaking.
Dealership has it now and for me to
repair it will turn it upside down!
Consumer reports did not say anything
about a defective head gasket!
Good stuff: I love my big green
machine! It's an easy ride, scares the
hell out of people when I drive up
behind them or pass them, great for
camping and long haul trips and is
great for hauling anything. I hate
that I have to give it up to trade in
for a car with less defects.
For whatever reason this 94 model has
several EXPENSIVE and repetitive
defects in parts: fuel pump and water
pump, starters, head gasket and
radiator. Even the replacements parts
are defective! I bought at 53,000 and
am ending it at 86,000 as a trade in.