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1996 Ford Taurus SHO

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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Ford Taurus Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.4 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 240 hp @ 6500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1996 Ford Taurus

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  • What's New for 1996

    All-new Taurus debuts in sedan and wagon format, available in GL, LX and SHO trim levels. New or substantially revised engines and suspensions improve the performance of the Taurus, while several functional innovations make the car easier and more enjoyable to drive.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
/
  • 24
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



162,000 mile sho and going

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Vehicle: 1996 Ford Taurus SHO 4dr Sedan

My SHO is amazing! It is still comfortable, fast and handles great! 12 years later! It is going to be hard to part with this car!



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Fo sho

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Vehicle: 1996 Ford Taurus SHO 4dr Sedan

I know all Fords are not created equally but my SHO had 7500 miles on it when I bought it from the dealer and it currently has 74,000 on it. My only real problem was the cam shaft but nothing else other than normal maintenance. It is one of the best all round cars I've ever owned. Excellent comfort, outstanding performance, superb handling (NO oversteer!) and all the creature comfort features you could ask for. No tranny problems for me.



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High-maintenance baby

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Vehicle: 1996 Ford Taurus SHO 4dr Sedan

I really like the comfort, room, ride and performance of this car. It has enough room to easily seat 5, has good acceleration, handling, braking and top speed. Camshaft problem was a $700 pain to get welded, and the car is on the third transmission.



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Pos car.....i got a pos

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Vehicle: 1996 Ford Taurus SHO 4dr Sedan

This vehicle was purchased with 22K miles on the ticker. It wasn't long before I knew the relability of Ford products are poor. To make a long story short, in 78K miles of driving, it needed a new tranny ($2500) and a replacement engine ($3500). By the way, the engine failed due to a known design flaw on the camshaft sprocket which Ford wouldn't admit to. Now at 125K miles, only 50K since the last tranny, it needs replacing yet again. This car was never beat on or abused. It is a Taurus for gods sake. This car has never treated me good and quite honestly, I will never purchase another Ford product.



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96 sho

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Vehicle: 1996 Ford Taurus SHO 4dr Sedan

I just LOVE this car! It is fun to drive and is a big transition from the standard 4 cylinder sedan. It also handles the road very well.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Taurus sho

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Vehicle: 1996 Ford Taurus SHO 4dr Sedan

This is a great car if you're looking for more bang for your buck. The 240 horsepower engine really gets you where you're going.



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Full 1996 Ford Taurus Review

What's New for 1996

All-new Taurus debuts in sedan and wagon format, available in GL, LX and SHO trim levels. New or substantially revised engines and suspensions improve the performance of the Taurus, while several functional innovations make the car easier and more enjoyable to drive.

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Talk About The 1996 Taurus

1996 Ford Taurus Discussions See all Started By

jth1234
jth1234
06-25-2014
fuel pump runs, no fuel at inlet side of fuel pump. Any ideas on the cause of this....


scm97
scm97
05-04-2001
I can't seem to get the brakes on this car to last more than 6-8 months without the disk warping and the pedal and steering wheel vibrating....


looogan
looogan
03-01-2008
The problem was actually best described on another web site, and the suggestion is here as well, does this make sense? Other ideas?...



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