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1999 Ford Taurus SHO - Consumer Reviews

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


Review

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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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


Review

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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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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Vehicle

1999 Ford Taurus SHO SHO 4dr Sedan


Review

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!!!


Best Features

The 7year 100,000 mile warranty.


Worst Features

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


Review

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


Best Features

engine, Engine, ENGINE


Worst Features

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


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sho'srock
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Dave Kucbel
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1999 Ford Taurus SHO SHO 4dr Sedan


Review

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"


Best Features

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


Worst Features

Weight Lenght of trunk


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