I bought this car around 07 with 84,000 on it about 10,000 miles later the head gasket blow. I fixed it in about a week then 5000 miles down the road while I was getting a brain tumor removed the motor blew on the highway leaving my wife all by herself with no help at night. This car is awful do not buy one don't even think about it get something else avoid at all cost.
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
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
I had a person that had one of these and he was selling it to me.
He let me test it out for a few weeks before buying it for 300 dollars.
it had 124000 Miles on it.
The car was amazing to say the least.
The tires were aweful but it still drove down the road perfectly.
The engine and transmission were 100% smooth running and it was FAST (IMO).
So a week after I had it to test it, I decided to look underneath the car.
I had a 7 inch wide OPEN hole in my drivers side floor pan.
Both rocker panels were non existent.
AND, the sub frame had 4 holes in it.
I decided to give it back to the person.
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