1993 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L from North America
For sale, cheap!
Where do I begin...
We were on vacation in Colorado. We pulled off of the freeway and BOOM no power to the drive shaft. The transmission had gone out with absolutely no warning. Very expensive to fix even in a small town where the hourly charge is a little lower than in the city.
One afternoon as I was running errands on my lunch hour, the water pump seized. Again, we had absolutely no warning (no noise, no leaks, nothing). That caused the serpentine belt to snap and melt, rupturing a hose. Not as expensive to repair, but still not cheap.
I've owned this car for about 10 months. So far, it's cost me (excluding the purchase price) $400/month in repairs on average. I should be driving a BMW -- not a Fix Or Repair Daily (FORD)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th May, 2002
8th Jun 2002, 23:59
My wife has a 93 Taurus and the transmission in that thing jerks so bad its unreal. I can't think it would last that much longer I heard that Taurus transmissions are pretty bad about giving out-
7th Sep 2007, 23:30
Not true about the transmission on the pre 95 at least in my experience with 3 Tauruses. However, I had the 3.0 engine and that might be the difference. I would try flushing the transmission. Sometimes that makes a world of difference. In fact, my wife has a 99 Mercury Marquis. It was changing roughly and we got the transmission flushed. Viola, problem solved. I have had three 93 Tauruses, all with well over 200,000 miles. One has over 265,000 miles. No transmission failures. All I did was have the transmissions flushed at about 92,000 miles. My cars were Great! No problems except the normal except for the ignition module.