Car belonged to my grandmother until
the headgasket failed (as many Ford
3.8Ls do) at ~68000 miles. Coolant
leaked into the crankcase... spun a
bearing and threw a rod. I got the
opportunity to replace the engine...
Its a nice car when it is running.
Seafoam Green is probably the ugliest
color in the world though.
Poorly Designed headgaskets that fail
to account for the different expansion
rates of cast iron and aluminum.
Buy the 3.8L from GM. The Buick
designed 90 degree 3.8L V6 is
infinitely better than the Ford...
I had problems from the very
beginning! I purchased this thing used
and was only the second owner. The car
had about 75k miles, but ran and looked
great from the beginning. Within 6
months, 2 fuel injectors were replaced
which cost me big bucks, the waterpump
was eventually replaced, the air
conditioning stopped working and the
list of repairs could go on and on.
The cupholder is in a rediculous
location...right in front of the radio
so forget about having a drink in the
holder and changing a station at the
same time. This car has been towed
more times than all my previous cars
put together and I will never own a
It is relatively comfortable to ride in
for long periods of time and I really
would like the car if it was more
I bought a '95 Ford Taurus LX Wagon with leather seats, sunroof, climate control, cruise control,keyless entry system, ABS, and opted for the 3.5 liter V6. After I put on 20,000 miles on this car, it had to be repaired at least 15 times. On numerous occasions I could not even start the car. The engine overheated twice. I held on to it until it had 85,000 miles on it and was about ready to die.