1988 Ford Taurus LX 3.8 liter V6 from North America
Its OK if you haul a lot of kids or take a lot of trips
The starter went out right after we bought it. We've had to replace it twice since then.
The thermostat stuck closed and blew the upper radiator hose and the radiator itself.
The heater core went out and took all day to replace because you have to tear the whole dashboard apart to get to it. While fixing that I blew up the A/C so now I have to fix that.
Got the key stuck in the ignition on the side of the road with my pregnant girlfriend in the car.
The interior of the car is falling apart (great pleather upholstery).
I spent 4 months trying to fix the heater controls (I have finally given up on the awful buzzing sound) tore the dash out numerous times.
It's a great road trip car, but around town it gets awful gas mileage (it averages about 14 mpg).
Although the interior is falling apart the seats are still very comfortable.
It also makes a very good car if you have to transport a lot of kids.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th March, 2003