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I love this car!
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By Ed Johnson
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1993 Ford Taurus SHO 4dr Sedan


Review

Owned 5 years and 75K miles to 135K
(60K). Yamaha engine is strong,
smooth, and durable. Any older car
needs alternators, water pumps,
starters, belts, A/C compressors,
cooling system repairs, and has oil
leaks. Oh, and that "check engine"
light; replaced the computer.
No electrical bugs in mine. Auto
trans sometimes confused by power
downshifts. I like my grey
cloth/leather interior with no fake
wood trim, auto climate control, auto
headlites, cornering lites, and
premium sound, but wish it had a CD
player, and wish it had the FoMoCo
keypad entry system.
Replaced the struts when it was in
to have the steering rack replaced.


Best Features

Engine, handling, looks (it is pleasing,looks a little more "purposful" than a standard Taurus, but still "stealthy"), interior with no fake wood, and those adjustable seats. It is smooth, strong, agile and fast. Fun to drive!


Worst Features

Ford, make another one. Use Lincoln LS "sport" as base, but SHO meaner and leaner.


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i love my taurus
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By jennco
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1993 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Sedan


Review

My taurus maybe 10 yrs old but it's
still as nice as it was the day I got
it. My gradparents bought one new
in '89. I always wanted one since, now
I do and it hasn't disapointed me. My
husband has a Saturn coupe and he's so
impressed with mine. He wants one. I
wanted to write this review about my
Taurus because I hear people say that
their not good cars. I can't speak for
the new Taurus because I don't have
one, and maybe their not as good as the
old ones, but to say that they are no
good is not true. I'm living proof, I
love my '93 Taurus and I will tell
people what a good car it is.


Best Features

Power Seats, even some newer cars don't have that option. Radio contorls next to the steering wheel. The trunk release, when you pull the lever the trunk doesn't just unlock, it opens.


Worst Features

It's almost 11yrs. old so I'm going to say maybe a newer model would be an improvement.


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Don't Buy
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By NY
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1993 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Sedan


Review

I bought this car new and have had
nothing but problems with both the car
and Ford. The headgaskets, water pump,
fuel pump, alternator, A/C compressor,
and radiator all had to be replaced
before the car had 60K on
it.


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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Ken in CT
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1993 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Sedan


Review

After 10 years of my first Ford, I can
say it has been fairly reliable - had
some Mass Air Flow Sensor and O2 Sensor
issues at about 50,000. Also, it has
had 2 out of the 3 faults that I am
told it is infamous for - broken motor
mounts and now the tranny is shot.
Never had problems with the third one -
head gaskets, but it was probably
coming. An excellent handling car in
the snow, providing you have good tires
on it. I would consider buying another
one, but I would research a bit to make
sure the tranny and head gasket
problems have been ironed out.


Best Features

Heads up control for radio, front seat leg room, illuminated power window & lock controls.


Worst Features

Make the tranny, computer emmission sensors and head gaskets more reliable. Provide usable cup holders.


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I really like this car
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By michaeltpo
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1993 Ford Taurus SHO 4dr Sedan


Review

It is a great car when its been
properly maintained. The car needs A
SHO repair expert to get any the work
done. Any work will be fairly
expensive but worth it. It has an
incredible engine and smooth
accelleration, it is roomy,
comfortable, and handles well on
windy roads. The brakes are
underrated for this fast car which
weighs @3500 lbs so they need to be
replaced relatively frequently. Gas
mileage is poor in the city but decent
on the highway. Overall, a very
inexpensive used car to acquire that
can be a bit expensive to maintain but
actually worth it. Excellent passing
skills and a great long distance
cruiser.


Best Features

Smooth and powerful engine.


Worst Features

Power antenae fails on most SHOs. Shifting the manual is a long throw.


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