1996 Ford Taurus Consumer Review: It Won't Die!

1996 Ford Taurus - Consumer Review

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GL Sedan (3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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It Won't Die!
By xc6793 on


1996 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Sedan


This car was originally purchased by my dad in teh fall of 1996 (I was only in middle school, but I remember going with him to buy it). Since then, the car has been driven by my mom, my sister (took a lot of abuse, as she learned to drive in it), and finally me. I use it primarily as my second car, particularly to transport my big dogs back and forth to the park (hard to lift them into my suv).

It has 217,000 miles and is still going on the original engine and transmission. Sure, it's definitely showing its age, but it amazes me how well this thing still drives. Also, I'm amazed at how many of these things (96-97 model years) I still see driving around.

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