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THE HULK
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By Blackwolf
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1997 Ford Taurus Wagon GL 4dr Wagon


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I bought the Hulk back in 2008, I think, at 110,000 miles. I still own it today, has 285,000 miles and has been the best car I have ever owned. I will never get rid of him, he still has some issues with age, but he still rolls with the big boys and some that are stranded on the side of the road. You go Hulk!!!


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Old ford still runs but it costs to run.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Gordon
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1997 Ford Taurus Wagon GL 4dr Wagon


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I bought this car certified preowned in 2001 with 37k on it. At 42k it needed a camshaft sensor, 46k new struts, 55k cat converter and power windows. 67K the transmission needed replaced and replaced again at 99k. At 100k ac, radiator, crankshaft sensor, wheel bearings, windshield wiper motor and struts again, had to be replaced. We bought this for $14,000 and the resell value five years later was $2600. It still runs but we don't drive it much anymore. Piece of junk.


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loved it but it didn't love me
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By katepaints
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1997 Ford Taurus Wagon LX 4dr Wagon


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I loved this car; got it new. Two years into it, it kept shorting out so I couldn't keep lights on auto.
Needed a new ignition before 50K. At six years the transmission needed overhauling after it died. With all the technical updates it ran much better. A year later at 129K the engine died. Ford in its infinite wisdom had put a race car engine in it so I really couldn't replace the engine at a reasonable cost.
I was incredibly disappointed as I had been very good at maintenance and upkeep. I walked away and bought a '96 Jeep Cherokee which was a lot more reliable.


Best Features

Instrument panel very good; power seat great for short drivers. Loved the design.


Worst Features

Overhaul transmission design. Make a car that's truly built to last.


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Not Bad
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By jman
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1997 Ford Taurus Wagon GL 4dr Wagon


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Had the car for three years then started to have few problems like head gaskets, hinges for back window etc. and was not the car we had.


Best Features

A/C, MPG, seats


Worst Features

Engine repair difficulty


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Love it
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By Angelina0888
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1997 Ford Taurus Wagon GL 4dr Wagon


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Ok they do have trouble, yeah mine doesn't start right. The paint is chipping, back window doesn't work right, needs a tune up. But I love it. Better then the 03 Sable I had that broke down at 53000 miles.


Best Features

She goes


Worst Features

Electric, mostly doors and windows. And forget electric AC controls, they mess up everything


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