I am second owner. My first Ford. Drove for 2 weeks before I purchased. Purchased in 2000 for $3,300 at 127K miles, now with 176K miles. Reasonable reliability. 3.0 L Yamaha, VIN Y. No engine problems except oil leak into spark plug wells, which surprisingly did not affect the ignition or wires at all. Unusual failure of front spring bearings, maybe due to improperly performed … recall requiring removal of springs? First owner replaced clutch at $49K, still strong. Now using cryogenic brake pads and centrix rotors. Torque steer disappeared with Goodyear Tripletreds.
4.5 out of 5 stars
Reliable and Comfortable
GL 4dr Sedan
This has been my favorite car.
I bought it in '05 with 80k miles on it.
I have more than doubled those miles.
I have taken it on numerous long trips including a driving vacation last summer from Washington state to lower California and back last summer.
I get roughly 26 mpg highway.
It is more comfortable than my parents newer Toyota Camry.
I drive it hard on highway and rural unpaved … country roads.
This is one car that I'm going to miss when it finally gives up.
I agree with the alignment issues which if you don't take care of regularly will wear out tires.
I also have to replace brakes quite often.
Other than that just routine maintenance.
I definitely will stick with Taurus.
4.88 out of 5 stars
16 years and counting
GL 4dr Wagon
We bought this wagon new, have used primarily for hauling kids back & forth to college, vacations, and moving furniture & appliances. Gets great fuel mileage, to 30 mpg on highway, is really roomy, has been very reliable, altho when we purchased it we got the extended 60k mile warranty and were glad we did (fuel pump, radiator, power steering). We will keep it till it falls apart, as … this size of wagon no longer domestically produced. Very good in snow, mountains. We also own a '93 sedan we bought in '97, can't complain about that one either.
4.5 out of 5 stars
Love at first sight.
SHO 4dr Sedan
Bought the car with exactly 150k miles a little over a year ago. I absolutely fell in love with the car when I saw an ad for it in my hometown. I replaced a few sensors and a muffler and we were good to go! Well.. sort of. Now, I love this car but you need to know what you're getting into. This is not a budget car. Maintenance is not cheap and you can get in over your head if you're not … careful.
Other than that I swear that a few electrical problems have actually fixed themselves. The alternator used to make the wipers slow down when idling. It hasn't done that since winter. Also the wipers used to stop halfway across the windshield on intermittent but it hasn't done that in a long time.
The Used 1993 Ford Taurus is offered in the following submodels: Taurus Sedan, Taurus SHO, Taurus Wagon. Available styles include LX 4dr Sedan, GL 4dr Wagon, LX 4dr Wagon, SHO 4dr Sedan, and GL 4dr Sedan.
Pre-owned Ford Taurus models are available with a 3.0 L-liter gas engine or a 3.8 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 140 hp, depending on engine type.
The Used 1993 Ford Taurus comes with front wheel drive.
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