1996 Ford Taurus Consumer Review: POS Car.....I got a pos car!

1996 Ford Taurus - Consumer Review

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SHO Sedan (3.4L V8 4-speed Automatic)

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POS Car.....I got a pos car!
By JCU on


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.

Best Features

I have tried long and hard to find a favorite feature but quite honestly, there is none.

Worst Features

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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