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01-24-02, 06:21 PM   #1  
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1990-1995 ford taurus

Is a ford taurus a good car? Im thinking about buying one.

 
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01-24-02, 08:40 PM   #2  
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Not really. The 3.8 liters suffer from bad head gaskets and the early ones have transmission failure.

Stick with something rear drive of this vintage. Better off. More room, and easier to fix.

 
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01-25-02, 05:32 AM   #3  
Might want to do a search here for posts on Taurus's and Sable's (same car). I just got through doing a timing cover gasket on my brother's '93 w/3.8L. Joe is right on the mark as usual; we've towed RUNNING Taurus/Sable's to the junk yard that had bad trannies that were not worth fixing and I'm talking cars with less than 50k miles on them.

 
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01-25-02, 10:20 PM   #4  
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how about the one's with the 3.0 liter engine?

 
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01-26-02, 05:14 AM   #5  
Same tranny; unless you find one that has had the big $ internal work done on it already (veifiably), better save money for when it goes out.

 
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01-26-02, 04:19 PM   #6  
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3.0, 3.8....same crap just uses more fuel.

The 3.0 is not known for blown gaskets like the 3.8 is.

 
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01-28-02, 04:46 AM   #7  
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Phew - Ford Taurus

I echo all the sentiments of the other posters about the Ford Taurus. I have a 94 Taurus GL with 169,000 + miles on it. It has a new transmission, rebuilt engine from the original block - at 164,000 and it still has problems. Temperature gauge is all over the place, coolant is "disappearing" but mechanic can't tell me why. Other things they forgot to mention - lousy air conditioning system. I am looking at $1500 to overhaul that. My other car was a 86 Camry which I put close to 200,000 miles on and the only major repairs I had done to it were two timing belts and three altenators. Never had a thermostat, radiator, transmission problem. Are you asking why I ended up with the Found On Road Dead (F.O.R.D.)? Let's just say to keep marital harmony.

 
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01-28-02, 07:00 AM   #8  
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Lol. That's a new one .

Sorry to hear of your troubles.

 
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