1992 Ford Taurus ES 3.0 Litre V6 from North America


A perfect car for a new teen driver


Rear drum brakes at around 125,000.

Radiator leaks at 131,000 miles.

Original transmission and everything else.

Both back door locks don't work, it is just a motor problem and we can still lock the doors manually.

Front head lights wouldn't work sometimes.

General Comments:

This is a nicely put together car. I am 16 and my parents gave it to me.

Not much has gone wrong with it and the space it has holds enough of my friends that I don't complain about driving a family car.

The V6 gives it enough power for my liking, even though I know it is a family car and it isn't as cool as a sports car doing 100mph (it does get up that high though).

Never needed trunk space for much of anything except football gear, but it holds up fine.

My parents almost bought me a Probe, said I drove too recklessly in it when I test drove it, but the Taurus isn't so bad.

The gas mileage is good and easy on my budget, along with the rock bottom insurance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th August, 2001

27th Jan 2002, 21:51

I had a '92 SHO with the Yamaha v-tech motor and my god that thing moved like a bat out of hell, but it cost too much to fix it. Maybe if I put some turbos on it with some NOS, then it would be worth it. But if you see one buy it, it's worth it trust me.

11th Feb 2003, 20:40

I have a 92 SHO, and I'll say for a family car they do hall some ass, but I've had the worst luck with the MTX transmission. And to replace them does cost a lot if you replace 3 in 1 Year. Whats their to do to fix it?

1992 Ford Taurus LX Station Wagon 3.6 from North America


If the previous owner has taken care of it, it would probably be a decent car


We had to replace the planetary gear in the transmission at approximately 80000 miles. This cost us $1000.00. At 90000 miles, some seals went bad in the transmission. Instead of rebuilding this one, we dropped a different one in, which cost us another $1000.00. We bought this car used so we were not sure what to expect from it.

We had to replace both tie rods at the same time the tranny blew the first time.

General Comments:

I'm not sure we will ever buy another Taurus, at least not an older model.

It has been a smooth and comfortable ride for the most part with plenty of room. The back has a third seat and even a picnic tray.

It doesn't seem to have much get-up-and-go starting off, but once it takes off, it picks up speed quickly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 27th June, 2001

7th Jun 2004, 15:55

Allow me to enlighten you a little. It wouldn't have mattered about the other owner. The Ford Taurus is the biggest single mistake Ford ever made! My Taurus had 65,000 miles on it. I had to replace the transmission (grand total of about $2,300). Seven months later something else went wrong in the transmission (grand total of about $600). Five months later the gears started slipping again. This time I got smart and sold it for $400 just to get the headache off my lawn. In between the fixing on the transmission, I replaced a starter, some other little computer piece under it that busted me about $300, the CV joints, the alternator, and the windshield wiper motor! I have never in my life spent the money to fix a vehicle that I did on that one.

All in all you could say in the whole year I had it, it spent a lot more time with the hood up than down. This is all not to mention how dangerous it was when it would decide to stall going down a highway and the brakes and steering would lock up. Never did figure out what was causing that.

The only thing the Ford Taurus is good for is a lawn ornament!!