The size & comfort & room n the back would sell this car. Have replaced 95% of parts under hood. Have put upwards of $3,000 in it, which makes it run smoothly and will stretch the usability of vehicle. Would trust to go from coast to coast. Is scratched from dog jumping on it, so could use a paint job, but not necessary, no rust. sliding seats & seats. Automatic windows, very clean. No fading on dash. Has right arm rest, lifts up or down. Back lift & window n perfect condition. Average gas mileage, less n city, more on highway. Good pick-up. Good tires. luggage rack.
space inside, small enough 2 park easily power-steering & brakes popular color easy 2 get around in.
sensor that norify's other sensors needs replaced, have estimate. Painting by choice, Maaco is $300.
This car (bought new in 1998) has had many things go wrong at a lower mileage than it should, e.g., transmission replaced at 63,000 miles; rear brakes at 70,000; front brakes, struts, and a "rotted plug" for the coolant at 87,000 miles (the latter required a major amount of labor, though the part was small). My husband has a 1 year older Honda Accord with about 35,000 more miles on it which has had almost nothing expensive needing replacing. We usually buy cars new, keep them maintained, and drive them until they drop, generally well over 100-150,000 miles. Given how much I've already spent on this Taurus, I think I'll trade it for a more reliable "foreign" car before anything else goes wrong!
Interior is roomy and comfortable; we like the option of putting up the armrest to accommodate a 3rd person in front. Drives well, and is reasonable on gas mileage for its size.
Transmission should not have had to be replaced at such a low mileage. Other reviews also noted transmission problems. Need improvements in all aspects of overall mechanical reliability. Not a trustworthy car at higher mileage.
This has been the best car I have ever owned. Overall even better than my vintage Corvette! It wants to GO! And yet is has great creature comforts and a killer sound system. Eventually I will have to move on from my car with 120,000 miles. Unfortunately, Ford has chosen to stop offering this great car. Where will I go now?
Great engine, great sound system, love the oval rear window and similar instrument panel cues. Split rear seat allows for carrying long items with the trunk closed. Exterior design curves flow beautifully with subtle shading.
Watch for camshaft problems. Otherwise this is a fun car to drive. The V8 provides great power, especially over 50mph. Interior is roomy (I'm 6'3", so I should know). Trunk is very spacious - holds 4 sets of golf clubs. My SHO has over 125K miles on it and is still running like a champ (only major repair was getting the cams welded). If you are in the market for a SHO - get the cams welded!
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