1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 V6 from North America
Good USA car - must be maintained, watch fluids - change on time
Power steering hose.
Starter at 256k.
Rear wheel bearing.
Rear wheel shaft bearing.
Got the car free with 107k from family 4/2005.
The car now has 320k 10/2014.
Does 30MPG on the highway.
The 3.0 V6 is one of Ford's best; it could go 400k.
Has never let me down, but it's not working at this point. Think it's the crank sensor.
Original trans, engine, timing chain, alternator, and paint.
Best American car I've ever owned.
But too many small things went - but for a USA car I cannot complain. One of Ford's best cars made, but remember it is a USA car.
Newer Taurus are not as good.
Overall a good car, but I think Japanese cars are better; I have an Accord as well.
Must maintain it, not sure how much longer I will own as it's almost 22 years old.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 2nd October, 2014
The 3.0 V-6 (2-valve, OHV) is indeed a 400k motor :)
I've always heard this about this traditional, cast-iron, push-rod motor. However one also hears (and reads) that the transmissions on these Taurus cars typically need expensive re-builds extremely often. So... is there any way around this transmission weakness?