1987 Ford Taurus from North America
Resilient beyond your wildest dreams!
Due to the age of the vehicle when I began driving it naturally it had repairs coming. I replaced quite a few things but overall, the electrical system proved to be most irritating. However, getting a car battery at a place like WalMart makes it simple and inexpensive to repair when something goes wrong with the electrical system. I usually just brought it back and had it exchanged for another! :)
I love this car! This was a very comfortable ride that I really hated to trade off. My Taurus, even after its 21st birthday, performed quite well in every possible way. I chose not to drive it over 55mph to avoid unnecessary strain on the older parts and I'm sure this made quite a positive difference in helping to maintain the vehicle.
With the help of a bi-annual waxing, the paint is still shiny even after 21 years. The interior is extremely durable and spacious. Because this model was so popular, parts of fairly easy to find.
If I wouldn’t have had to replace the brakes (again, this is a natural repair for a car this old) I would have kept this vehicle for many years to come. I love this vehicle!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd June, 2008
23rd Jun 2008, 16:34
You got rid of a car you love because it needed a BRAKE JOB?? I just replaced the front pads on my 2001 Pontiac several months ago. It cost me a whopping $18 and took me 20 minutes. The rear pads cost about the same (they don't need replacing yet). I don't understand getting rid of a car for a brake job.
20th Aug 2010, 21:48
The brakes on my 87 were over $50, and they weren't even the good brand, and installation was a pain. We ended up resorting to using a mechanic, and the job ended up costing over 700 dollars.