1993 Ford Taurus LX 3.0 from North America
A very costly to maintain vehicle. I had a Mercury Sable some years ago and swore I would never look at another Ford car again, but made a mistake to buy a Ford Taurus just because it had a natural gas system. I can't find out the reason why it only starts from time to time, but never showed any codes when checked with a scanner.
Brakes go out all the time due to sticking calipers. Electrical problems and replacemnt of alternators, fuel pumps and so on. Stalling problems, front end wears out quickly - rack'n'pignion, rod ends, bearings...
In a word a car you would never want to buy again!
Ford means cheap, but costly cars!
Don't buy a Ford!
Go with GM, Chrysler-Benz!
Don't make the same mistake like me to buy a second Ford after the nightmare you've had with your first Ford!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th August, 2002
28th Sep 2002, 12:28
I'm sorry your vehicle was not better to you. My 1993 GL model with 173,xxx miles on her has had a transmission rebuild @ 120,xxx, water pump at 102,xxx and a radiator directly after the pump because of minimal flow. However, the car has racked up over 110,000 miles while in my possession. It has never broken down on me, left me stranded, or failed to start. With routene maintenence she will probably live to see another 100,000 miles, so tough is this car. It is still reliable and an excellent vehicle. My previous car was a 1991 Corsica.
21st Oct 2002, 18:54
Well I have a large, but good all around Taurus.
It breaks all the time, and it drives very slow and it stalls, but I have a manual, so I can start it when I'm moving.
It has 4 spare tires on it, which makes it peel out very nicely.
It takes off quick until about 120mph, then it stalls and I have to pop the clutch to restart it.
It has a Geo Tracker manual transmission; it was hard to put in, but after some fabricating, I managed to make it work in 4 gears; the 5th gear doesn't work.
I also made it a convertible. The roof rusted through, so I had to do something to make look nice again.
It is also rear wheel drive, and has no suspension; it is welded to the struts and has homemade stabilizer bars, and I built the front end out of a Chrysler LeBaron, and welded the the heck out of it. It does not go straight.
Other than that, I am very proud of my Taurus.
7th Dec 2005, 20:38
Sorry GM owners, but I have a Ford Crown Vic 1992 with 227,000 on it. Put a transmission at 100,000. Put new brakes at 120,000. The car is very reliable and wouldn't give it up for a GM for nothing.