1996 Ford Taurus Consumer Review: Solid Piece of Metal
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1996 Ford Taurus - Consumer Review

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LX Sedan (3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Solid Piece of Metal
By bmoreravens on

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1996 Ford Taurus LX 4dr Sedan

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I purchased this in 2013 with only 46,000 miles on it for only $2,000. Needed $500 worth of work to pass inspection, which had to do with the front stabilizing rods. This car is extremely reliable, although at times the transmission slams when going from park to reverse because of its high idle function. Had to put another $200 in a few months after purchase to repair ruptured brake line. Starts right up and has a really great hum to it. I get better gas mileage than its rated for, about 22mpg combined compared to the 18 or so its rated for, but I drive gently.

Best Features

Heated mirrors and lumbar support are a real bonus. Duratec engine is very well built.

Worst Features

Needs an option for inside air when using the fan. I have a real issue with exhaust fumes coming right through the vents when I have the fan on (unless it's Max AC option) and I'm at a stop so the exhaust blows to where the intake is. Transmission slams into reverse, mainly due to the high idle the powerful engine has.
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