by Doris on Nov 4, 2007 Vehicle: 1995 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Wagon
I bought this car to deliver mail on a 90mi./day rural route. I've been using it for 3 1/2 years and have had no problems. With only the cost of maintenance to worry about, I can afford the gas no problem! (14.5 mi/gal delivering | 22 mi/gal driving around town) With only 145k miles on it, I I'll keep it going until she dies on me - and then I will buy the new generation Taurus.
by Siouxze on Aug 2, 2007 Vehicle: 1995 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Wagon
I think that this is a great little car for getting around in, but not necessarly for long trips. I got good gas mileage, and it always starts every time. The ignition does stay on sometimes even after I take the key out, but then it dings like I left the keys in so I just turn it off. This was my Mom's car and she only drove it about 3000 a year, and in the year that I've had it it's held up to two kids, a teen and a toddler and all my running around. At first when she bought it I was mad, but now I'm glad, its a great little family car, but I still need my bigger SUV or Mini Van for bigger outings.
by twodeuces on May 20, 2004 Vehicle: 1995 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Wagon
I bought my 1995 Taurus GL wagon in
late 2000. The car was a fleet car and
had 80K miles on it. Looking at having
a vehicle that can hold all my mail and
packages, I took one look at the Taurus
wagon and knew it would haul anything.
This car has been through it all. The
car now has 137K miles on it and is
coming to it's end. The 3.0 engine is
still fairly strong, but the
transmission is slipping and the front
end (axle, bearings) is having alot of
problems. But I paid $4,000 for it and
put tons of mail route miles on it. If
this car was never used on a mail
route, I would suspect it lasting well
into 200K miles.
by Buyer's Regret on Mar 8, 2003 Vehicle: 1995 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Wagon
There's a "secret recall" on this
engine. In other words, when your head
gasket blows, and it probably will, you
have to know about the SECRET recall in
order to get a dealership to replace
the entire engine for free. Ford won't
tell you about this; you have to find
out the way I did -- have the problem,
then do research, then inform your
dealership. Don't buy this car.
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