1997 Ford Taurus Consumer Review: A sorry gift

1997 Ford Taurus Sedan - Consumer Review

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A sorry gift
By Pops on


1997 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Sedan


Because they depreciate so fast, especially with high mileage, I was able to buy this Taurus very cheaply. It is rated well in safety so I gave it as gift to my son. Excellent car with few problems until the tranny went at 120,000. I should not have replaced it. Since then it has been ball joints, struts, oil pan and gaskets and major brake work. Now at 150,000 it needs another tranny, serpentine belt pulley, exhaust, and wheel bearings. The Taurus is probably a good buy with low mileage, but sell it before it gets much over the 100,000 mark. Long term buyers should go with foreign makes.

Best Features

Economical and reliable until it gets real mileage.

Worst Features

Transmission, transmission, transmission.
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