1994 Ford Taurus GL wagon 3.0 V6
V-6 performance in the guise of a family car
Rear window heater's electrical contacts had delaminated (Separated due to differences in heat between contact and the actual heating element.)
Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) sensor burned up, possibly due to previous owner using a regular rubber hose connection instead of the recommended silicon hose.
Drive belt (for cooling water pump, alternator, powered steeringand air conditioning pumps) unseated itself and came off the cams.
Repairs on this vehicle have been cheap and easy to effect.
The Exhaust Gas Recirculation sensor cost about $70, the silicon tubing cost about $30 and it only took 5 minutes to remove the old sensor and install the new one, since then fuel consumption has dropped and performance has increased.
The drive belt hadn't suffered any damage, neither had any of the pulleys and cams. I loosened the tensioner pulley and the alternator, repositioned the belt and tightened everything back up again, testing the slack on the belt as I progressed.
It doesn't take much to keep this car in good shape and so long as you do it will reward you with a very pleasant drive.
What many people fail to realise is that the GL Wagon was equipped with a V-6, where the sedan only had a 4 cylinder as standard. Acceleration and top-end speed is not something you'd expect from such a family-oriented car, and this wagon delivers.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 3rd November, 2003