by G, Labriola on Nov 10, 2006 Vehicle: 1996 Ford Taurus
I know all Fords are not created equally but my SHO had 7500 miles on it when I bought it from the dealer and it currently has 74,000 on it. My only real problem was the cam shaft but nothing else other than normal maintenance. It is one of the best all round cars I've ever owned. Excellent comfort, outstanding performance, superb handling (NO oversteer!) and all the creature comfort features you could ask for. No tranny problems for me.
by wylieSteve on Apr 16, 2004 Vehicle: 1996 Ford Taurus
I really like the comfort, room, ride
and performance of this car. It has
enough room to easily seat 5, has good
acceleration, handling, braking and top
speed. Camshaft problem was a $700
pain to get welded, and the car is on
the third transmission.
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
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