by Robert Norbeck on Nov 16, 2006 Vehicle: 1997 Ford Taurus SHO 4dr Sedan
The experience you get while driving is great. I usually get tired with a vehicle after two years. I'll have this car for three in approximately three month's and I haven't gotten tired with it yet and I don't think I ever will. This car is a keeper!
by Perry Reed on May 2, 2005 Vehicle: 1997 Ford Taurus SHO 4dr Sedan
The SHO is a fun-to-drive vehicle. Although the ride is somewhat harsh, it handles well and has more than adequate power. Mileage is decent for a car with this much power. The interior is well-laid out and the controls are easy to reach. The car is well-optioned, and includes climate control, which is nice to have. My major concern is the poor camshaft design, which really ruined the owning experience of this vehicle for me. Also, they could have made sure that parts are more readily available. For example, the electronically-controlled suspension has unique, expensive struts. They would have been well- advised to update the V6 from the previous SHO's rather than go with a new V8.
by RedGeminiPA on Aug 29, 2004 Vehicle: 1997 Ford Taurus SHO 4dr Sedan
I bought my '97 SHO with 105,996 miles.
Since then I've driven about 3,000
miles with no major problems. I did
have the driver's side tierod end
replaced because it was getting dry (no
grease fittings) and very noisy. It
will soon need ball joints for the same
reason (drying out). My average mileage
is between 20 - 22 mpg. Car looks
great - black metalic w/ chrome
wheels... real head-turner! Mach Audio,
moonroof, tan leather, factory cell
phone - tons of features for this
class! 4-wheel air ride is great on
highways, but rough on bumps. Yamaha
32V V8 has good power and nice exhaust
note. Will need suspension work -
noisy. I paid $5995.00. Nice for the $.
by jmac on Sep 11, 2003 Vehicle: 1997 Ford Taurus SHO 4dr Sedan
After careful research, I decided to go for it
and purchase a SHO! 97 British Green fully
loaded. all the claims that I read were pretty
much on the mark. the car looks great and
handles very well, car has 54000 miles and
it looks as good as it did the first day it rolled
out of the showroom. Plenty of room and
very comfortable. great acceleration and it
will eat up bmrs and stangs!
by Ed Kimmel on Jul 8, 2003 Vehicle: 1997 Ford Taurus SHO 4dr Sedan
These cars were one of the best buys in
automotive history, when looking for my
second SHO I wanted to create the
original feeling with a 5-speed and a
hot clutch, but ford had eliminated the
manual models. the 1997 British racing
green SHO has every option including a
hand free car phone, C.D. changer in
the trunk and some really beautiful
wheels to boot. great lines with really
great performance, (even the gas
mileage is 19\24 is good) at 71500
miles nothing but the antenna mast has
had to be replaced, also 1 battery and
a new set of tires at 42599. I would
highly endorse these cars for their
performance for $$ equation , its it
My car (Taurus 1997 GL) is having SES light on. The codes are P0340 (Cam sensor malfunction) and P0430 (Catalyst low efficiency). Did anybody here have the same problem? What is the reason for that pr...
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