These are a lot worse then the 95 model that I had. Not only are they slower, if you do not have the cams welded, your motor will be shot. The trans is just about the same sloppy shift as a regular model Taurus. You think they would of built a tougher trans being the sho has 235 horses. Sharp looking car and it does handle Nice. Gas mileage is fair, but if you have power, who cares about gas. It's sad, but the 95 s. H. O automatic would of put this v-8 sho to shame, the manual version would of smoked this v8 sho in the first 2 gears.
throaty sound of the v-8, handles pretty good for American car.
better trans, better design on motor, put a cd player in dash, not in trunk
55,000 miles. Fast if you step on it.
In need of brakes tires struts.
Car feels beat up, but its a Ford over
50k miles I should expect that.
Radio stinks, no in dash CD. More
sound deadening would be nice. Front
seats are way comfy. Engine sounds
awesome. Slow off the line, above 3500
rpm it starts to kick it. Trunk could
be larger. Paint, body still good.
Harsh ride over bumps doesn't help.
Steering and handling very good when
tires were newer. Excellent touring
car passing power awesome. Tranny
kicks down slow. Be aware: design
defect with v8 SHO's and camshaft
design. Ford trying to hide it. Ford
should fix this for ticked off
owners. V8sho dot com.
Front seats are waaayyyy comfy. Lots
of room. Interior and exterior of SHO
looks stylish, base Taurus is ugly.
32v surge of power when you step on
it. Airy and open feeling cabin,
New transmission and radio,
better/quieter tires, ride over bumps
can be less harsh, quieter inside,
nicer plastic, fix camshaft design
defects for owners. Better leather.
Car starting to feel loose. Trunk and
sunroof are small. More aggressive
looking GEFX and spoiler.
Bought the car used in oct,2000 with
just over 17,000 miles from a ford
exec,and the rest of the story is
pretty much crap history! Car now has
46,600 miles and so far these are
repairs been maid,Tranmission(what an
failure,drivers side window failure,cd
player skips,crackel in stero,roof
strapps have been replaced three
times,sun roof whistles terrible at
high speeds,etc,etc,etc. In closing is
there anyone out there who's owned a
sho 96-99 who hasnt replaced the
transmiision yet? I sure wish i would
have took another 10,000 and bought an
camaro ss like i was going to!!!
The 7year 100,000 mile warranty.
Build a Bullet Proof Transmission!
(What a burden for 96-99 taurus
I've been quite satisfied with my
purchace,It's pretty funny to pull up
to a car and rev the Engine and they
give you a look like look at this kid
driving his mommys Taurus.Little do
they know there's a 235hp v8 under the
hood. Then when you beat them they
either turn at the next street or they
ask me about it at the next light. Most
of them ask if I got turbo,I just laugh
and say "no it's just ford"
The leather seats(there like sofa's)
The look of the engine