1996 Ford Taurus Consumer Review: 96 Taurus -- Stylish Winner

1996 Ford Taurus - Consumer Review

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GL Sedan (3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
96 Taurus -- Stylish Winner
By Ford Fairlane on


1996 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Sedan


Overall design and build quality
strong. OEM tires lasted 60,000 miles
with regular rotation -- replaced with
Yokohamas (OEM alloy wheels) -- the
Yokohamas improve handling, braking

Very few problems outside of routine
maintenance. Fuel pump expired at
58,000 miles. Best car I've ever
owned. May purchase an '04 since (a)
the new Five Hundred/Montego may not
fit in the garage and (b) the new
small, mid-size car (Mazda 6 stretch)
may be significantly smaller.

Occasionally, must use mid-grade gas
during Summer to prevent knocking on
ethanol-enhanced gas.

Best Features

Oval dash, styling, radio controls, rear seat fold-down, heated mirrors, handling, road quiet. A very "high content" car for the money.

Worst Features

The only improvement -- I wish this car had the Duratec 24V engine rather than the 12V Vulcan (although the late model Vulcan's I've rented seem to have more power and improved performance compared to the '96s).
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