1992 Ford Taurus L 3.0 V6 Overdrive from North America
Aced the test
Nothing major, just general maintenance. Brakes, rotors, tires, idle controller, "Low Fuel" light quit working (never fixed). The car's needed motor mounts and new shocks since we bought it and needed a new power steering assembly as well (had a slow leak).
What can I say? It's been a great car. We've all been impressed by the reliability. Wasn't the most exciting car to drive, but it did it's job well. Ours was originally a government fleet car for the Department of Natural Resources, so the car had been well maintained over the years and we had all the records. It was the basic model Taurus for that year, but had everything you'd need. (Air bag, power mirrors, ect). We've had the car a few years now and nobody's been easy on it. It took a lot of punishment and kept going. I'm sure it would have made it over 200,000. This car was involved in a hit-and-run accident. I was rear-ended by a large utility truck and the other driver sped off. The car had been rear-ended a couple previous times and never showed damage, but what car will survive a 50 MPH impact at a standstill from a large truck? The rear end was destroyed and the car was totalled. (Still made it home though) This car was built very well, I walked away unscratched from the whole thing. This car was a bargain for $1,200 (US) and I'd buy another one in a heartbeat.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th February, 2003