1996 Ford Taurus Consumer Review: I'll never learn

1996 Ford Taurus - Consumer Review

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GL Sedan (3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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I'll never learn
By 3rd Strike on


1996 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Sedan


I got this car second hand from a
relative who kept very detailed service
records and followed the maintenance
schedule religiously. The vehicle has
roughly 118,000 highway driven miles
and there are no outstanding recall
issues. So, after 2 horrible
experiences with a 1991 and a 1993, I
foolishly purchased another Taurus with
similar problems. Currently, the
transmission is being overhauled after
losing 4th gear. I was hoping it was
the MLP sensor or something relatively
benign, however why should I have
expected anything less than another
outrageous repair.

Best Features

Ride is relatively good and the interior layout is nice, albeit unattractive.

Worst Features

All three of these vehicles had very major brake problems and two have had transmission failures. I can't believe my luck is this bad, so I am not very impressed with Ford's commitment to quality. Sorry, but my next vehicle will probably be a Honda.
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