1992 Ford Taurus L 3.8 police engine from North America
It's worth more than I paid for it
I have had no major problems, first the transmission was acting up. So I took it to a transmission shop, just like any other shop they are all crooks. told me I need to spend $2,000 for a rebuild. I knew I didn't' need that. So I went home and fixed it myself, all it took was a vehicle speed sensor for $20 and the car runs like NEW! If you have a ford taurus around 92 model with transmission problems, this would be the first thing you want to change- the vehicle speed sensor, don't' rebuild it like the transmission shop crooks tell you.
I drive this car about 800miles a month, that might be a lot for some people, but I do. I have had no problems with it. Maybe because it's a police model? but some people have wrote they have 70k miles on it and it's falling apart, well my taurus has 132000 and it runs like a new car.
Interior is still in new condition, no rips no fading, the dash board in perfect condition. steering is tight, acceleration is great.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th May, 2005
1st May 2009, 17:40
Fixing automatic transmissions is a "Black Art". Prevention is worth a pound of cure and that's why this person's car is in good shape still. I will be the first to agree that most foreign cars are more durable, but in 2009 you really are not getting more reliability by getting a new, foreign car.
Most mechanics are crooks as well. Find a good one and stick with them, your life will be less complicated. People should really learn what it takes to maintain cars properly.
4th Nov 2010, 22:43
I just recently laid a 92 3.8 Taurus to rest. It had 277,000 on it and still ran good, sure it used a little oil (1qt every 3,000), but with this many miles, anything would. It's being made into toasters as we speak.