Not bad for a Taurus
By MOS on
1997 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Wagon
Bought this wagon in 2001 with 85000
miles. I have since put on 46000
miles. Once had to have work done on
the transmission with two solenoid
valves replaced on the valve body. All
tranny shops wanted to rebuild the
whole thing for 1500/- and above. The
local ford dealer did a good diagnosis
and prescribed the right parts. I then
went to a trans shop and gave them the
diagnosis to fix for half the labor
estimate of the dealer. In all about
400/- to fix. 300/- in parts.
Roomy! used in three moves. Not bad
for power and MPG. Nice V6 3.0. Great
ride compared to a standard japanese.
(excl. Lexus). Great roof rack. I like
the bubble shape. GRreat with kids!
Clearance too low. FORD you have to
become more reliable! This is coming
from an Automotive Engineer. This
would be really the best in the US
class if it became more reliable!