1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L from North America
A very poor quality vehicle
Water temperature sensor (twice).
Front engine mount.
Windshield wiper motor.
Air conditioning suction line ruptured (caused by bad motor mount listed above.
In-tank fuel pump/fuel level sensor replaced.
Constant-velocity axle boot is leaking grease.
Brake booster does not let brakes completely release, so the brake drag at certain engine speeds.
Overheats for no apparent reason. Runs fine again after cooling down.
All this in just the 18 months we've owned it.
We received the car as a gift from my wife's uncle. I knew of the bad reputation of the Taurus / Sable before hand, but we needed another family car. I am an aircraft mechanic by trade. I thank God He has given me the skills to do my own repairs. I can't imagine what we would have paid if we hired someone to repair all these things for us.
Overall, the car looks great, the interior is not as comfortable as it looks, it rides rough, and it squeaks and rattles everywhere.
I would sell the car, but I would feel like I would be intentionally giving someone else the shaft.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 9th August, 2004