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By ust
on

Vehicle

1996 Ford Taurus Sedan GL 4dr Sedan


Review

Reliability good except for possible
transmission problems in the 40 thousand
miles range. Overhaul can be expensive
and various computer sensors on
transmission and engine will activate
check engine light. This will cause
a smog check inspection failure required
by several states and in turn require
expensive repairs to search for the
sensor and replace it.
Another problem area may be in the
anti-lock brakes which requires
expensive pump replacement if light
remains on.


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Worth what you pay
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By Haley
on

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1996 Ford Taurus Sedan GL 4dr Sedan


Review

Bought my car six months ago from
someone who had it sense 1996. Haven't
had any problems except the check
engine light which wasn't anything
major. Fun little car for the price
tag, trade in value is kind of
depressing though. Very nice interior
deisgn, and outside i've been given
compliments on the 'smile' of the front
of it. This car has been in northen New
Hampshire sense 96' and it is still
running great at 04'.


Best Features

Reliable in winter, smooth ride, huge seats and interior.


Worst Features

Gas mileage is sad, but not horrible, good if they didn't go as cheap on them when they were built.


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Do not buy this car!
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By EX-FordFan
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1996 Ford Taurus Sedan LX 4dr Sedan


Review

Dont let the looks fool you, this car is
very spacious, comfortable, and has some
good features. Its a bummer is that ford
cut out some features on the later
models like, rear disc brakes, rear
vents, gear indicator on dash, and
subwoofer.

Also, do not go to Power Ford of
Huntington Beach. I had a horrible
experience with RB Bradley, who wouldn’t
fix my car when I told him what was
wrong and threatened to call the cops on
me when I refused to pay the bill until
spoke to the manager who was on vacation
for 2 days. Ford ESP is worthless when
you have to deal with b$ to get anything
fixed. For more information on the
taurus check out taurusclub [dot] com


Best Features

Keyless entry keypad on door. This is probably the best feature of the car. You can lock your keys in the car and let it warm up if you must! Also this car has rear air vents, something not common on cars in 1996, letalone many cars today unless you spring for the premium models.


Worst Features

Reliability! So far I have replaced the engine, transmission, steering rack, heater blower motor, crank pulley, and multifunction switch. I cannot say I have bad luck since ford obvious did not put any thought into the parts they designed.


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7 Year Owner Opinion
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By DS2001
on

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1996 Ford Taurus Sedan GL 4dr Sedan


Review

I bought this Taurus used in 1997 with
about 15,000 mi. I now have almost
115,000 on it and it is starting to
give me some big trouble. The
tranmission is not shifting from 1st to
2nd properly and jerks. The brake pads
wear out quickly.I had to have
electrical work done on steering
column.
Fords should last more than 115,000
before they start tofall apart


Best Features

Fairly smooth ride and comfortable interior


Worst Features

Overcome shoddy workmanship. These cars are not built well Trade in value is almost non-existent


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Good car, but not reliable
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By JoeKass
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Vehicle

1996 Ford Taurus Sedan GL 4dr Sedan


Review

I have been having this car for almost
three years. super car, but spent
almost fortune for its maintenance.
Be careful when buying and take into
consideration that occasional repairs
might add up to the price.


Best Features

power package, roomy


Worst Features

quick to break down. maintenance is very high


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