1992 Ford Taurus LX 3.8 from North America


I'd recommend against it only because of the 3.8 liter engine


Starter went bad at 88,000 miles.

Head gasket blew at 89,000 miles.

Leather seats a little worn from lack of maintenance.

General Comments:

A nice car with one major fault. The head gaskets on the 3.8 liter engines have a tendency to blow, and once they do a new engine is only alternative. This I heard from two independent mechanics, and the local Ford dealership. The aluminum heads on these engines have a problem with sealing with new gaskets. Even the Ford dealership was unable to get a Ford engine, they would have used a Jasper re-manufactured engine.

Otherwise there were no major problems.

Comfortable to drive.

Good interior and cargo space, yet small enough to park easily.

If not for the engine, I would still have this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th August, 2003

28th Aug 2003, 16:35

I had a '92 Taurus and it was one of the best cars I ever had.. because it had the 3.0 engine. We ran that thing HARD, I mean we showed NO mercy, putting over 172,000 on it with no major problems. Get a Taurus with the 3.0 V6 if you want a reliable car.

2nd Jan 2005, 10:45

I've got a 92 Taurus LX 3.8 Litre, rolled over 200,000 miles, intake manifold gasket replaced once. Changing oil is key, on time helps. Runs like a top, It will pass 300,000 miles, Thanks.

1992 Ford Taurus Wagon GL 3.0 Liter V6 from North America


A car for ones who likes to tinker around


The radiator hose broke within 2 weeks of purchase.

Power steering fluid reservior and hose broke.

Both front axle are shot at 75000 miles, requires about $450 to replace.

Cassette player broke.

The air conditioner/heater vans are squeaky.

One of the power locks is nonfunctional.

General Comments:

The most attractive feature of the Taurus Wagon would have to be the van like cargo space. With the rear seats folded down, the space is phenomenal.

The number of people you can carry is an amazing 8, that is if you can care about cramping a bit. The two fold out seats that faces towards the back is interesting, but not comfortable.

The accelertion from the 3.0 liter is certainly enough, yet it whines a little during high RPMs. Avoid extreme acceleration at all costs because the engine mounts are really flimsy and easy to tear off.

The car is a good city driver, with decent gas efficiency for a car at 3000+ pounds. On highway, the wind noise is tolerable, yet the car shakes above 70 which scares me. One odd thing is that the speedometer only goes up to 85mph, go figure.

The features of the standard model is plentiful like the driver power seats and A/C, etc, but all lacks the refinement of cars like the Camry.

Overall, it's an high-maintenance car with much left to be desired.

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

Review Date: 12th August, 2003

1992 Ford Taurus L 3.0L from North America


A reliable vehicle for anyone


My heating core gave me some problems, but it wasn't Ford's fault. I got the car extra cheap because of having a broken heating core, but got it replaced. But the replacement was faulty.

The Check Engine light frequently comes on for no reason, and there are no problems with the engine. I suppose this is a bad fuse or something.

Only other thing is the wipers. They work fine, except for the fastest one, where it doesn't do anything.

General Comments:

This is a great first car. It's very comfortable, safe, reliable, and fuel-efficient.

I would recommend this car to anyone who is looking for a reasonably-priced family car or even a first time car. There are a very few problems with mine. Though it is plain, it's better-looking than most hatchbacks!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd June, 2003

1992 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 V6 from North America


Concealed within this family car lurks the engine of a sports car


Things that have gone wrong so far:

Water Pump


Windshield wiper motor

Multifunction switch

Gas tank rusted through

Exhaust pipe broke off the resonator

Blower motor died

Transmission died at 175,000 miles

Rust around the doors

Needed new brake calipers because the bleeding screw on them rusted inside

Power Steering pump.

General Comments:

Even though I have sunk quite a bit of money into this car, I really love it. It has great handling and a very powerful Vulcan 3.0 V6 engine. I have also put a lot of money into the car in modifications, of which there are plenty of available even for a car this old. The car is perfect to take on long rides and comes loaded with extras including power seats, power windows, power locks, air conditioning, power steering, and power brakes. The trunk is huge! People still can't believe how much I can fit in there. All in all, it does cost some money at times, but it is well worth it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th June, 2003