1996 Ford Taurus Consumer Review: POS Car.....I got a pos car!

1996 Ford Taurus - Consumer Review

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SHO Sedan (3.4L V8 4-speed Automatic)

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POS Car.....I got a pos car!
By JCU on


1996 Ford Taurus SHO 4dr Sedan


This vehicle was purchased with 22K
miles on the ticker. It wasn't long
before I knew the relability of Ford
products are poor. To make a long
story short, in 78K miles of driving,
it needed a new tranny ($2500) and a
replacement engine ($3500). By the
way, the engine failed due to a known
design flaw on the camshaft sprocket
which Ford wouldn't admit to. Now at
125K miles, only 50K since the last
tranny, it needs replacing yet again.

This car was never beat on or abused.
It is a Taurus for gods sake. This car
has never treated me good and quite
honestly, I will never purchase another
Ford product.

Best Features

I have tried long and hard to find a favorite feature but quite honestly, there is none.

Worst Features

Ford needs to take the time and efort to design a car that will last. They backed up this 3.4L DOHC 8cyl with a poor tranny. Heck, every auto tranny behind the SHO's were junk. It seems as if Ford always comes up short in their attempts for a good car.
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