1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L V6 from North America
A superior value to anyone with a family or one who travels frequently!
At 200,000 miles, things are just starting to break due to sheer exhaustion.
Air conditioning has gone out for the second time in 5 years (75,000 miles between occurrences)
Transmission has been slipping for quite a while, but has not stranded me...ever.
I have had no major problems other than routine maintenence issues (spark plugs, brakes, etc.)
I am shocked at the number of complaints listed in the reviews of the Taurus as I find it a superior car.
This was my company car and I developed a strong bond to it while I racked up the 130,000 miles with that company.
When I was downsized, this car was part of my "severance package" and I feel that it was the most valuable part.
When others say that the interior shows wear early on, I feel that it is more of a conformation to your body type than a "wearing out"
I would purchase another Taurus in a heartbeat and would recommend one to anyone.
The fuel economy could be a little bit better, but the lack of fuel economy is more than compensated by the reliability.
Performance was great up until about 20,000 miles ago when the engine and transmission have started to show their age.
The body has not rusted, nor has the paint peeled despite having been an "outdoor stored" car since I bought it. When it is washed, it still looks like it came off of the showroom floor.
I cannot find a single fault that would dissuade me from recommending it to anyone.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th April, 2003
I sincerely agree. I have a soft spot for the original generation sable/Taurus. Power train very reliable and ride on the highway is great. My first Sable was retired with 400,000 K's. The only major problem (in Canada) is body rust.
I too am surprised at all the complaints over the Taurus. I recently purchased a Jeep Cherokee as a replacement family vehicle, but could not bring myself to parting with the Taurus. The Jeep is now for sale. I purchased the Taurus used in October 2001 with 83000 miles. It now has 11400 miles with few problems.