1996 Ford Taurus Consumer Review: reliable since 99...

1996 Ford Taurus - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

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GL Sedan (3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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reliable since 99...
By bbgunwb on


1996 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Sedan


Bought it in 99 when it had 38,000 miles on it. It now has 123,000 miles on it. Long time nagging problem is a squeaky internal vent fan and a poor defroster that usually refuses to turn on the compressor until the engine's warmed up, and sometimes randomly stops working. Front brakes kept warping until I replaced rotors with beefier aftermarket ones - since then, zero brake issues. 90,000 mile service was over $500 bucks. Other than that, its been solid until the last 6 months or so - the tranny's been hard shifting in 2nd gear. Only question is whether to fix it as I pass it on to the kids. 'Till then - baby it!

Best Features

Power windows work after keys is off and out, until door opens. Folding back seat and long item trunk pass-through.

Worst Features

Better defrosting system.
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