I agree with all enthusiasm expressed
for the SHO's performance. However,
watch out. My '95 held up admirably
until 2002. Then I got socked with
numerous expensive repairs, over $1000
each. The Yamaha engine is bullet-
proof, but the Ford parts gave me
significant trouble. I broke down
twice in two months.
Power, power, power. I was still sad to
see it go, even after all the trouble
it gave me.
Exhaust system, antenna, sunroof motor,
air conditioner components, many parts
that are hard to find. I had to wait 3
months for a part. Ford said they do
not make this part any more (!).
The SHO was an excellent car. It is
too bad that newer comparable versions
do not exist. My husband and I love
our SHO; however, we have had our fair,
or more than fair, share of problems.
Our SHO has 106,000 miles and has
provided us with a few headaches.
Ford is not well known for
reliability. Unless the SHO is
replaced with something comparable we
opt not to buy Ford for in the future.
I love the sound our SHO makes. The
modified exhaust purrs like a cat.
Make a vehicle that will last for well
over 100,000 miles.
is it a family car or a sport car?
well, if it were a normal taurus, the
previous would be the awnser, however
it is an sho. who doesnt love a v6 with
220 hp in a family sedan? i love
getting this beast out and showing up
all the kids who have their brand new
imports or their daddy's mustang. this
car is simply fierce. with a new ram
air intake and hi-flow exhaust ive
increased my power to 250 for about
$500. with the added power mustang gts
are in my reach and even the normal
camaro is no problem. this things
biggest advantage is surprise. no one
expects to lose to a taurus, sho or no.
220hp standard in family sedan,
leather, power everything, surprise
please, if you gonna race it get the
intake and exhaust, youll love yourself
Just bought my '95 SHO and I love it so
far. Leather, JBL audio, cassette/CD,
moonroof, auto temp., wonderful car.
People are so surprised when they think
you have just a regular ole Taurus and
you blow them off the line. This is my
first American car, always had Nissans
and my last car was a '98 Maxima SE and
this SHO is quicker. Not as fast as the
newer Maximas though, since they have
155HP. I plan on pumping up the horses
The car is very comfortable and the
Yamaha engine is great. The seats are
very comfortable and you fit nice and
snug in them. When cornering the seats
keep you in place.
There are some squeeks and rattles in
the interior but its not bad and to be
expected somewhat from an older
vehicle. Ford needs to bring back the