1990 Ford Taurus LX 3.0 from North America
Nice car.. except for the transmissions
Transmission is going bad.. overdrive is slipping and speedometer just stopped working. Blew head gasket at 110,000 miles, and replaced CV joint at 76,000 miles. Neither one of those is that suprising really. What is suprising is that Ford was able to not have to recall the junk transmissions they installed in these cars. The fact that I have made it to 112,000 and am still mobile despite the notorious tranny failures is a miracle.
Ford should have lived up to some semblance of reputation and replaced the transmissions in these cars. Of course they are writing the big re-election checks not us little guys so we got screwed, they got rich!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 14th August, 2003
24th Oct 2004, 21:33
A Very helpful coment. I have changed my mind about buying a Ford Taurus, I will stick with the Imports. I thought that the notorious transmission failure in the Ford Taurus was just a rumor at the auto parts stores. I heard one person say that their Taurus went through, not 1, but 4 transmissions! and the car still isn't running! Good Greif!!
No Ford Taurus For me! Thanks!
12th Oct 2006, 13:16
The car isn't all that bad, mine has 240,000 miles and still has the original transmission. True, a lot of things break on it, but it's a pretty dependable car.