1997 Ford Taurus Consumer Review: Pretty, but high maintenance

1997 Ford Taurus - Consumer Review

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GL Sedan (3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Pretty, but high maintenance
By Rob in Peoria on


1997 Ford Taurus GL 4dr Sedan


I liked the looks, but wish I had done
more homework before buying. In little
over a year we've put more money into
this car than we paid for it - new
tranny, brakes (twice!), and tires.
Hopefully I can help someone else keep
from getting sucked in by the sporty
appearance - if you love your
mechanic, or more specifically, love
making his boat payments, buy this
car. It also rides rough and is noisy
(wind noise is terrible)

Best Features

Sporty exterior, moderate gas mileage, comfortable seats, lots of trunk space.

Worst Features

Fix the tranismission, larger brake rotors (so they don't overheat and warp under normal driving conditions) make the windows a bit more airtight so they don't scream in highway wind speeds.
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