I picked this one up with 50k on it in '96.
My taurus now has 235,000 miles one it,
which may be a record. The AXOD tranny
in this vehicle dropped dead at 190k,
due to a design issue. The issue is
plastic parts in it. Clearly a stupid
move on fords part. The tranny is now
ready for another rebuild, and i'll not
spring for another one, so ol' betsy's
off to the glue factory. That being
said, this car has served me so well its
suprising. at 230k miles on the engine,
it doesnt burn oil and runs great winter
and summer. If it weren't for the tranny
experience, I'd buy another one..
Road handling.. Sticks to the road in
curves like it was made of lead.
Ford engineers should NOT play with
plastic on engine/trans parts. My kids
braces cost what that tranny did.