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darn, darn, darn
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By Alilly
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Sedan


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okay..so i purchased this car (which was my first one) last june with 80,000 miles on it...im not sure how many was on there when the whole car went up on me but it jusat did in febuary...7 months and each month after i brought it, it gave me problems from the cadilldic converter to the strut peices..u name it, it had a problem! the inside of the car is great i loved the cloth seats, it was very roomy and the design was cool but the car itself stinks really bad...ford...every ford stands up to its name FIX OR REPAIR DAILY i will never EVER purchase a ford again...such a headache...glad its gone!


Best Features

the interior loved the room on the inside...could fit my whole dorm room in the backseat! lol favorite thing ever was the motor going up on me lol bye bye ford


Worst Features

everything electrical, or that had a motor, transmission...u name it


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185K and still running
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By aaron
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Sedan


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The only thing other than brakes and tires all around the things I have had to change are, powersteering pump went after 134k miles,the fuel tank,and the waterpump now with all the bugs worked out it runs awesome for a car built 14 years ago. Would definitely recomend and will be buying a newer one, probably a Mercury Sable though they are a little bit nicer.


Best Features

Seating for 6, I have used that feature quite a few times


Worst Features

Make the parts last longer


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'96 Taurus Duratec
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By Glen
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Sedan


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Got our '96 Taurus in '98 with 35000 miles. Since then I've replaced the turn indicator switch, DPFE, EGR, and some other minor parts. This car has been a delight to own and drive. This is our family car and we change the oil regularly. Right now it has 203000 miles and the 6cyl DOHC Duratec engine is still going strong. Just this year the AC has gone out and the transmission is starting to not shift into overdrive. With regret, it may be time to move on.


Best Features

Leather seats, sunroof, 10 CD changer, JBL sound system, engine.


Worst Features

The short lived DPFE and EGRs.


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Ford won't build to last
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By mao caves
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Wagon


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Bought my '96 Taurus with 20k miles on, a week later transmission broke down and it was replaced by the dealer. The transmission performance is miserable, dealer could never properly fix it, lots of problems and trips to the dealer, got tired of it. Service engine light on all for years, nobody seens to know whats wrong with the car, at 120k miles car got no ac, no heater, transmission going bad again, engine often stalls, ... A real mess. Nowadays you can only enjoy a Ford for a couple years before becomes a nightmare,


Best Features

Power windows very fast,nice looking car, roomy interior, third sit at back.


Worst Features

Transmission shifting should be smooth.


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Hit and Miss
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By Aaron
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1996 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Sedan


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This car has been absolutely nothing but problems and stress. It had 131000 miles when I bought it, and now it has 134500 miles on it. The transmission is pretty much burned out, the seller told me he had it repaired 1000 miles before he put it for sale. It constantly stalls while coming to a stop. Last but certainly not least, it has a blown head gaskets, which would cost around 3000 to fix both.I'm so disappointed with Ford, how they designed the engine to let the head gaskets blown after 100000. I love the shape and look of the car, but can not stand the quality of the car. Every time I get into by breaking down Taurus and look at the steering wheel, I see the Ford logo, it makes sick


Best Features

I love the way the car turns, it's very easy. It can take turns going past 35


Worst Features

I'm sure Ford has already addressed this problem (sarcasm) but start making more reliable cars!


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