1991 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L from North America
The jury is still out on this one!
Took it to Firestone to have the A/C checked, and the compressor was going bad, so I'm having a new system put in.
Was told I need a new water pump, so having that done too. Total cost $700.
Mechanic said my tie rods have some play in them, and the CV joints are leaking grease, but that will have to wait, or I may attempt to replace the tie rods myself. Bought a repair manual that shows me how.
Bought this car for $1500 after totaling my PT Cruiser in an accident. Exterior (minus the back bumper) and interior are in excellent shape. The car has been very well maintained to be 23 years old.
Since I am laid off from my job right now, I'm hoping nothing else major happens to the car until I can get back to work, and maybe trade it in for something newer.
Love all the power features, and the seats are more comfortable than my PT Cruiser. I always drove Ford/Mercury cars (Comet, Lynx, Escort, Focus) before ending up with my PT Cruiser.
What time I have driven my Ford Taurus so far, it drives great, and the V6 has good power and rides smooth. Keeping my fingers crossed!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th June, 2013
Too bad you didn't buy a '91 Olds Delta 88 or Buick LeSabre... or really any early 90s GM. These Tauruses aren't really recommended for cheap transportation. We used to use one as a taxi-cab back in the late 1990s, and it was a nightmare of frequent repairs. We also had some old late-eighties/early nineties GMs (Buick Centuries, Chevy Celebrities), and they gave far less trouble.
I wouldn't worry about the tie rods. Not a big deal if they go out - they're an easy fix afterwards.