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1999 Ford Taurus SHO

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SHO 3.4L V8 4-speed Automatic - (7 reviews )
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sho what happened
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By johnstoys
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1999 Ford Taurus SHO SHO 4dr Sedan


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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.


Favorite Features

throaty sound of the v-8, handles pretty good for American car.


Suggested Improvements

better trans, better design on motor, put a cd player in dash, not in trunk


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SHO me the way
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By regfootball
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1999 Ford Taurus SHO SHO 4dr Sedan


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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.


Favorite Features

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, great visibility.


Suggested Improvements

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.


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Transmission Mechanics Companion!
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By Gary H.
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1999 Ford Taurus SHO SHO 4dr Sedan


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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 epidemic)sensors,air conditioning 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!!!


Favorite Features

The 7year 100,000 mile warranty.


Suggested Improvements

Build a Bullet Proof Transmission! (What a burden for 96-99 taurus owners)


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Great car fun to drive
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By mccann_mike
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1999 Ford Taurus SHO SHO 4dr Sedan


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This car sounds as good as it looks and runs even better. Great fun. Everything about the car is good.


Favorite Features

engine, Engine, ENGINE


Suggested Improvements

Transmission occasionally shifts hard. Center console padding should be attached better.


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sho'srock
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By Dave Kucbel
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1999 Ford Taurus SHO SHO 4dr Sedan


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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"


Favorite Features

The speed The leather seats(there like sofa's) The look of the engine Chick Magnet


Suggested Improvements

Weight Lenght of trunk


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