Well at first I was somewhat hesitant
to purchase this vehicle.But as a few
people have said that the ride and the
comfort was much nicer then I had
expected. I just like to say that it is
one smart buy. And I spent half the
money I was expecting to spend.The
Audio system is a little poor, but that
is a quick fix. Other then that it has
been a great car for camping, going to
the beach as well just cruising.
Every Taurus I've ever owned, the
transmission drops before 100,000
miles. I had a 91 and the trans
dropped at 98,000. Now my 99 trnas
dropped at 70,000. I've heard rumors
that the Taurus is known for having bad
trans by mechanics. But I love
evrything eles about. No other problems.
I love the contour of the body, the
large trunk space and the fact that you
can access the trunk from the inside.
By the time the car was five years old
with 63k miles, I had had the
transmission rebuilt, did the brakes
twice myself, replaced several
suspension components trying to fix
dangerous at the limit handling
characteristics, installed several new
electrical items including power window
motors and power seat switches, and
several mechanics were chasing a check
engine problem. All this and 22 mpg.
So, I traded it this weekend for a '02
Subaru. It handles, shifts, and stops
like a car should. No more Fords for
Improve total engineering and quality
picture. A five year old car with 63k
on it should not require a transmission
rebuild, and two brake jobs. Emergency
handling is dangerous!