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
I have tried long and hard to find a
favorite feature but quite honestly,
there is none.
Ford needs to take the time and efort
to design a car that will last. They
backed up this 3.4L DOHC 8cyl with a
poor tranny. Heck, every auto tranny
behind the SHO's were junk. It seems
as if Ford always comes up short in
their attempts for a good car.
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