1987 Ford Taurus 5MT 2.5 SHO from North America
In the process of replacing rotors, brake drums, brake line flex lines, and possibly calipers, due to age and rust, to pass safety, to get it back on the road.
Love the way it handles, and love driving a standard transmission. With automatics, a driver just steers the vehicle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st March, 2011
21st Mar 2011, 15:50
The Taurus 5MT is in the shop being worked on as of today; brake drum and shoes? Replaced fuel line, repaired rotors, and flex lines being replaced. Calipers seem to be fine. New pads being installed, along with new flex lines.
Had a look at the undercarriage; not bad shape. I had to repair three small areas due to rust. Not bad for a vehicle that's been sitting for a couple of years.
Next task to be done is an emissions test. In Ontario Canada, vehicles over 20 years do not require emissions tests, but I will do it, plus an oil change needs to be done. I have 2 spare radiators and several other parts.