1991 Ford Taurus LX 3.0 V6 from North America
Well worth the money
New rear struts and strut mounts were installed.
The tie-rod ends were replaced.
The A/C motor froze, resulting in re-routing of the serpentine belt.
The shift-tube cracked, resulting in a tedious, but inexpensive repair.
The previous owner had the transmission replaced.
I purchased my Taurus for $2500 which was a little high by the blue book, but the previous owner had just put a mint into replacements the year before. As far as my research told me, this car was rather undervalued, and my experiences had tended to agree with this opinion.
Generally, this car is reliable. I've had several problems with it, but many are just the result of my not being able to afford repairs on a timely basis. I've only had three problems that weren't routine (A/C motor, shift-tube, and the keys locking themselves in the ignition for a few days). On the plus side, this car is rather easy to repair.
The interior is exceptionally roomy and comfortable. At every gig I play, I am amazed how much equipment I can fit into the car. The only minor drawback is relative lack of rear-passenger foot room (as I drive with the seat all the way back).
One final gripe is that the windshield seems to always have a reflection of the dash panel. This reflection is plainly visible from the driver's seat, and is more of an annoyance than anything.
Overall, the 1991 Taurus is a great car, especially for the money.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd July, 2002