Bought my '96 Taurus with 20k miles on, a week later transmission broke down and it was replaced by the dealer. The transmission performance is miserable, dealer could never properly fix it, lots of problems and trips to the dealer, got tired of it. Service engine light on all for years, nobody seens to know whats wrong with the car, at 120k miles car got no ac, no heater, transmission going bad again, engine often stalls, ... A real mess. Nowadays you can only enjoy a Ford for a couple years before becomes a nightmare,
Power windows very fast,nice looking car, roomy interior, third sit at back.
Original owner -- 9 years; other than the idler pulley, no problems at all. Great gas mileage for such a big car -- 26-30 on the highway. Long wheelbase gives a great ride. Handles well in snow and ice. ABS is super. Great car for long drives.
Lock/unlock switch in the cargo area.
A little shy on horsepower, but perfect for city driving.
I have been totally satisfied with the
Taurus wagon. There is ample room for
the entire family (4) to ride
comfortably even on long trips. We
have experienced very little down time
since purchasing the car seven years
ago. One thing to keep a check on is
the idler pulley.At around 110,000
miles ours broke and the bolt had to
be drilled out for repair. It's a
Lockable storage area in rear
compartment floor.Steering wheel
mounted cruise control.
My Taurus replaced a 1988 Honda Civic
which was falling apart. I bought it
used, and at 15,000 mi., the car was in
excellent condition. I loved my Taurus
since the day I got it, and it hasn't
given me any major problems since. It
has 57,000 mi. on it and it shifts
beautifully. The only problem that I've
had with the car is when a sensor and
synthesizer went out in the engine. I
had it fixed, and for $500, they made
it run as good as new. Overall, I love
the car, especially the design of it,
which hides the fact that it is 8 years
old. This is a high quality, low
priced, fun to drive car that I would
recommend to anyone.
Stylish look of the interior and
exterior, power seat, 3rd row seat,
storage space(much needed!), family
I loved my car and now it is gone this
car is great for families who want a
economical car thats dependable. This
ford was built tough with a high saftey
rateing thats what saved my life and my
friends life as well. Needs a little
stronger engine to climb hills and
things but other wise great car.
loved the stereo and i loved the cruise
control and anti lock brakes.
veriable stearing should be something
that is improved for highspeed because
the reaction of the driver is to over
steer something much change.
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