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loved it but it didn't love me
By katepaints on
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1997 Ford Taurus LX 4dr Wagon
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I loved this car; got it new. Two years into it, it kept shorting out so I couldn't keep lights on auto. Needed a new ignition before 50K. At six years the transmission needed overhauling after it died. With all the technical updates it ran much better. A year later at 129K the engine died. Ford in its infinite wisdom had put a race car engine in it so I really couldn't replace the engine at a reasonable cost. I was incredibly disappointed as I had been very good at maintenance and upkeep. I walked away and bought a '96 Jeep Cherokee which was a lot more reliable.
Favorite Features
Instrument panel very good; power seat great for short drivers. Loved the design.
Suggested Improvements
Overhaul transmission design. Make a car that's truly built to last.
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