1992 Ford Taurus L 3.0L V6 from North America


Superior Safety, Excellent Reliability


The Transmission had to be replaced once in 1996, other than that, no other Engine/transmission problems.

The air conditioning needs re-servicing.

Rear Defogger/Wiper (I own a wagon) not working, due to my son's friend yanking out the wire.

Wipers "lock up" when used.

Door on right side can't open from outside.

General Comments:

Aside from some of the problems this car has had, it has proved to be a very reliable and safe car. It has good off the line power, and has relatively quick downshifts. The brakes work excellently and has strong pedal feel. Its steering is light and responsive, and it's visibility is excellent all around. It also has lots of cargo room, and good leg room in front, marginal in rear with front seats pushed fully back. The controls are legible, and fairly easy to operate while driving. The seats are in like new condition, and the interior is pretty nice. Outside, the paint is good in some areas, but needs a new coat on the lift-gate and the hood. The car needs a little work done on it, inside and out, but otherwise, it gets me from Point A to Point B safely and reliably. I would definitely recommend this car to anyone who has teenage drivers like myself, as it is one of the safest cars built.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th December, 2002

23rd Jun 2003, 22:15

I agree with everything you said. It's not a great car, but it is very safe and reliable. It's also decent on gas considering it's not a tiny car. I'm a big guy and originally wanted a truck for my first car, but the 92 Taurus was a better option for me and now I think it was worth it.

1992 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 from North America


I thought my seats were in perfect condition and I liked the design inside

General Comments:

My Taurus has actually been pretty nice to me and very reliable. There have been a few things that went wrong that I caught on to because I listened and and a feel for things. Well one thing that went wrong is it over heated and I had a leak in the radiator and had to tear that all apart and replace with a new one. 700 bucks down the tube! Then I had another problem I never figured out why, but I kept on snapping engine mounts. I never fully figured out why this was happening buy I finally rigged it so it stayed putt, but its not right. I also one night I was far away from home and had the alternator die on me that wasn't fun so I bought a high power one and the car ran great! If you ever have to replace that get the highest power one they have in stock. Lets see, what else oh ya the water pump went once and white smoke went everywhere. I forget how much that was though. Needed shocks and struts, but that was only because I lived down a dirt road! Breaks don't usually last to long anyhow. But other than that the car is pretty comfortable and reliable to start every time and will get you from point A to point B. Don't be hot rodden it like all over, but once in a while is OK.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th November, 2002

1992 Ford Taurus from North America


An absolutely reliable car with great performance


The alternator went at 150,000 klm.

Gas tank starting leaking at 190,000 klm (only when tank filled to rim)

Rad starting leaking at 198,000.

General Comments:

This car was amazing (now in her resting place)

I drove a minimum of 120klms a day. Never did she let me down.

Very fast acceleration- easy to pass.

Extremely comfortable. The large fabric seats were great. Being that the car was of larger size there was little road sound.

Lots of room for 5 passengers.

Unfortunely the body went before the engine. I never had any repairs done on the mechanical side. She never hesitated even during the coldest months. Sturdy to drive on winter roads always giving me a sense of security.

I only paid $400.00 for the car and at most put in $1000.00 over two years. These repairs I believe were normal maintenance and not serious.

One day driving to work she literally got me to the front door and the rad finally blew. The body was shot - it was time to move on but it was sad to say "good-bye".

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th October, 2002