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My 1992 Taurus L Wagon
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By lgake4
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Vehicle

1992 Ford Taurus L 4dr Wagon


Review

Car starts flawlessly every time, the
heater warms up fast. The 3.0 liter,
automatic accelerates and shifts swift
and smooth and the ride is quiet and
smooth as well. There is some roll
when cornering hard and fast, what
you'd expect from a wagon. Otherwise
handling is very good, especially in
panic moves/stops. Braking is very
good.

Interior is roomy (ligitimately can
fit 8 passengers), egronomics are
excellent, seats are comfortable,
original sound system is very good.

Reliability is excellent. Have
serviced regularly, as suggested, with
no problems. Replaced tires/wheel
alignment at 57000 mi., front pads at
62000 mi. I am extremely satisfied.


Best Features

*Sleek, sporty appearance, very good handling. *Back seat and 3rd seat fold down flush for moving packages, boxes, furniture, equipment, etc. *3rd seat is fun for the kids, great for drive-in movies, "tailgating" and picnics.


Worst Features

Car would be more sporty w/ console and bucket seats.Otherwise, car is a great family and work vehicle w/ plenty of room!


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1992 Taurus wagon
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By Edgar Latrek
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Vehicle

1992 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Wagon


Review

I have two of these SW from 1992. Both
have leaking steering. One has a dead
air conditioner. One has a failing
transmission. The inadequate air
conditioning will freeze you on a cool
morning and leave you sweating by 11:00
am. The rear defroster connection wires
on both cars failed. Both have barely
adequate cooling systems. AC fogs
windows exactly where you need to look
to see the side mirrors.


Best Features

Cargo carrying ability. Appearance. Convenience features.


Worst Features

Whether a Ford Fairmont or the later Taurus, Ford needs to figure out how to make a steering system that won't quit.


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Run Away
Performance
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Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
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Exterior Design
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Reliability
By schmuck
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Vehicle

1992 Ford Taurus L 4dr Wagon


Review

We purchased this car for our college
bound daughter, within a week it
stranded her: ablown fuse with no
known cause. Finally get it back,
stranded her again, blown head gasket,
leaking radiator, and now the tranny is
acting up too. A knowledgible mechanic
told to get rid of these before they
hit 120k, ours has 101k. I'm looking
at a $1000 repair bill on acar that I
paid $500 too much for.


Best Features

We like all the bells and whistles, power everything, roomy, safe.


Worst Features

Make the head gaskets last longer, beef up the tranny. Why can't an american car go as far as a Honda or Toyota? Why can't a person buy an american car with 101k and get another 101k out of it?


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It's all about the engine
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By Ben H.
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Vehicle

1992 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Sedan


Review

This is an OK value when it comes to
used cars; that is, until the car
reaches 70k miles or so and blows a
head gasket. I have never had a car
that has gone to pot with so few
miles on it. It was pampered by my
grandmother for many years before I
got it, so I know that it was taken care
of. Since I bought it, it has done
nothing to take care of me. I sank
nearly $500 into it before I my
mechanic informed me that it would
need a new head gasket (to the tune
of $1500), not to mention developing
transmission problems (which could
cost an additional $1500). What a
lemon! I'll certainly junk it before I
sink twice as much as it's worth into
repairing it.


Best Features

A nice ride and a large trunk make this a good car for highway trips.


Worst Features

FORD, BUILD AN ENGINE THAT WORKS! I very much doubt that consumers will want to purchase any Ford products with such an unreliable engine as the 3.8L V6. I will never again make the same mistake.


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Awesome Engine...too bad it's in a Ford!
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By 18Driver
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Vehicle

1992 Ford Taurus SHO 4dr Sedan


Review

Bought this car from a private owner in
1998 w/71,000 miles on it. Put another
70,000 on it before selling it in
2001. Hands down the Yamaha 3.0 liter
is one of the finest 24v V-6's ever
made. It's a darn shame they stopped
making it. The worst part about this
car is the taurus guts. A total piece
of garbage. I spent thousands keeping
this car absolutely perfect and it
still had some small problems when I
sold it. It ate struts, brakes,
batteries, clutches and had a myriade
of electrical problems.


Best Features

This engine is a gem! Decent straight line acceleration and makes some great mechanical sounds in the process. Pretty fun car to drive when it's not in the shop.


Worst Features

Put this engine in something other than a heavy, sloppy family sedan built by Ford.


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