1990 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L from North America
When it goes, it goes big. Be prepared
Transmission problems, engine head problems, starter problems, idling problems, clearcoat peeling off.
Great car until 100,000 miles. Then the wheels fell off to coin a phrase.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 15th August, 2000
14th Dec 2002, 19:58
I agree. I used to own a 1990 Taurus LX that I bought used with about 110,000 miles on it. The car was nothing but trouble. The transmission was just about gone. It had a tendency to not downshift from 3rd gear when slowing down to turn. Motor mounts had to be replaced twice. The air conditioning did not work and the power steering was problematic. If you own one of these cars, it's best to take good care of it or get rid of it before it hits 100,000. Definitely don't buy one of these used unless you can get good maintenance records.
3rd Nov 2008, 04:36
They are great cars if they are maintained properly. I have seen these cars hit 200000 once again if they are maintained properly. Take it from a Ford tech.