1989 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0 DOHC from North America
Only buy it if you really want one..
3rd clutch at 144k miles.
Needed both radiator hoses replaced.
Needed cam shims adjusted.
Needed spark plugs.
Needed spark plug wires.
Needed front wheel bearings.
Needed front and rear brakes (pads and rotors plus 2 calipers)
Needed parking brake adjusted.
Needed 2 front hood struts.
Needed water pump.
Needed temp sender.
Needed timing belt.
Needed cam sensor.
Needed crank sensor.
Needed subframe bolt updates.
Needed front and rear motor mounts.
Needed one tie rod.
All of this was done between 144k and 150k miles.
It's fast, it's a sleeper, it handles decently enough. It has a large trunk and fits 4 adults with a reasonable amount of room.
HOWEVER --- it's a Taurus, they are ALL getting old and beat up, mine needed LOTS AND LOTS of work to be a somewhat reliable driver. It has only left me literally stranded on one or two occasions.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 9th January, 2007