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1996 ford taurus Sedan Gas Mileage
1996 ford taurus SHO 4dr Sedan, 4-speed automatic, regular unleaded 18 combined MPG 15 city MPG/24 highway MPG
1996 ford taurus GL 4dr Sedan, 4-speed automatic, regular unleaded 21 combined MPG 18 city MPG/26 highway MPG
1996 ford taurus LX 4dr Sedan, 4-speed automatic, regular unleaded 21 combined MPG 18 city MPG/26 highway MPG
Used 1996 Ford Taurus Sedan Overview
The used 1996 Ford Taurus Sedan is offered in the following styles: SHO 4dr Sedan, GL 4dr Sedan, and LX 4dr Sedan. Pre-owned Taurus Sedan models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The used 1996 Taurus Sedan comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic.
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Review I purchased this in 2013 with only 46,000 miles on it for only $2,000. Needed $500 worth of work to pass inspection, which had to do with the front stabilizing rods. This car is extremely reliable, although at times the transmission slams when going from park to reverse because of its high idle function. Had to put another $200 in a few months after purchase to repair ruptured brake line. Starts right up and has a really great hum to it. I get better gas mileage than its rated for, about 22mpg combined compared to the 18 or so its rated for, but I drive gently. UPDATE: Unfortunately, with only a little over 70k miles on it, the Engine started to make a weird knocking or tapping noise sporadically when the engine was under load and at lower RPMs although it still ran fine. I could definitely tell something was starting to go wrong, not to mention a bunch of check engine codes. I took it to a bunch of engine mechanics and they all said by the time they could tell me what was wrong, I might as well just get another engine and with the age of the car there was no way I was doing that. Put it on Craigslist and somebody purchased it locally -- they were willing to take their chances on the repair costs given a very reasonable price. All in all, happy with this car but wish I would have gotten a few more years out of it.
What options are available on the 1996 Ford Taurus Sedan?
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Available Ford Taurus 1996 Sedan Trims: SEL, Limited, SE, SHO, SES, SE Fleet, GL, SEL Deluxe, SES Deluxe, LX
Exterior Colors: Magnetic Metallic, Shadow Black, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat, Ingot Silver Metallic, Tuxedo Black Metallic, Blue Metallic, Oxford White, Sterling Gray Metallic, White Gold Metallic, Merlot Clearcoat Metallic, Ebony Black, Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Oxford White Clearcoat, Deep Impact Blue, Black Clearcoat, Dark Side Metallic, Red Candy Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, White Suede, Dark Shadow Grey Clearcoat Metallic, Blue Jeans Metallic, Candy Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Caribou Metallic, Dark Ink Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Kona Blue Metallic, Matador Red Clearcoat Metallic, Smoked Quartz Tinted Clearcoat Metallic, Steel Blue Metallic, Vibrant White Clearcoat, Arizona Beige Clearcoat Metallic, Bronze Fire Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Chestnut Clearcoat Metallic, Deep Impact Blue Metallic, Gold Ash Clearcoat Metallic, Gold Leaf Metallic, Kodiak Brown Metallic, Spruce Green Clearcoat Metallic, Tuxedo Black Clearcoat Metallic, White Suede Clearcoat, Bordeaux Reserve Red Metallic, Cinnamon Clearcoat Metallic, Dune Pearl Clearcoat Metallic, Light Ice Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Silver Birch Clearcoat Metallic, Silver Frost Clearcoat Metallic, Silver Frost Pearl Metallic, Sunset Metallic, Titanium Green Clearcoat Metallic, Toreador Red Clearcoat Metallic, Vermillion Red, Vermont Green
Interior Colors: Charcoal Black leather, Dune cloth, Charcoal Black premium leather, Charcoal Black cloth, Dune premium leather, Charcoal Black/Mayan Gray leather/sueded microfiber, Charcoal Black leather/sueded microfiber, Dune leather, Medium Parchment, Charcoal Black premium cloth, Light Stone leather, Medium Light Stone leather, Black leather, Camel leather, Light Stone cloth, Medium/Dark Flint leather, Ebony Black leather, Light Stone premium cloth, Light Stone premium leather, Medium/Dark Pebble
Popular Features: Rear Bench Seats, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Power Driver Seat, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Trip Computer, Tire Pressure Warning, Post-collision safety system, Stability Control, Bluetooth, USB Inputs, Auto Climate Control, Alarm, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Back-up camera, Remote Start, Parking sensors, Aux Audio Inputs, Leather Seats, Heated seats, Mobile Internet, Keyless Entry/Start, Cooled Seats, AWD/4WD, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Blind Spot Monitoring, Upgraded Headlights, Navigation, Sunroof/Moonroof, Upgraded Stereo, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Upgraded Engine, Third-row seating