1990 Ford Taurus Station Wagon 3.0 from North America
A trusted and reliable family friend
Maintenance records from previous owner indicated that the alternator was replaced twice during first 100,000 miles; I replaced it at 107,000, no further issues.
Front end suspension (struts) replaced at 107,000.
Rear shocks replaced at 120,000.
Rear defroster/wiper wires broke off from window connections at 125,000.
I replaced original radiator at 135,000.
Much work done on CV boots and both half-shafts (through Sears Automotive), both half-shafts have been replaced (twice!) during my period of ownership.
Champagne (brown) paint in very poor condition, some rust-through on bottom of front doors and back hatch.
Radio lights no longer function.
Water pump gave out at 155,000.
Heater blower ceased to function at 172,000.
Despite the aforementioned list of repairs and replaced parts - after the vehicle had traveled 100,000 miles - this 1990 Ford Taurus Station Wagon has performed like a true champion.
I would certainly buy another!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 31st October, 2002