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1993 Ford Taurus SHO 3.2 V6 Yamaha from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.2 V6 Yamaha Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.6 / 10
Distance when acquired15000 miles
Most recent distance92000 miles
Previous carFord SHO

Summary:

Great car for speed lovers!

Faults:

Had to put in a new transmission at 85,000 miles. $1200.

Besides that and the seats tearing, only minor problems have occurred...

General Comments:

This car is great if you love speed in a 4 door sedan, one of the fastest sedans ever made in my opinion, and it gets GREAT GREAT GREAT GAS MILEAGE 25-28 MPG... If they made another SHO model I would buy it in a heartbeat!!

I currently drive a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, and I love it!! It would be between a SHO and a Jeep Limited if they were to come out in the same year :)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 27th September, 2008

1993 Ford Taurus LX Station Wagon from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles

Summary:

It handles like a much smaller car and is luxury class comfortable

Faults:

Nothing so Far.

Recharging A/C can be costly as this year still uses R12.

General Comments:

Great, roomy transportation with easy handling. Many reviewers seem to forget that when buying an older, used vehicle it is as much the maintenance the car has had as the manufacturing that determine whether the car is going to be a dream or a nightmare.

I was looking for a wagon because that suits my needs - make and model were second rate. It had to be cheap. For a 15-year-old car mine is in in fantastic shape, garaged and maintained by a senior citizen. When I first bought it my mechanic found it to smog like a 5-year-old car ( US-CA regulations ) and except for recharging the A/C there were no mechanical issues.

This wagon turns on a dime and handles like a video game. It is incredibly comfortable and roomy without being overwhelmingly huge. After 20K miles I love my 15-year-old Taurus and wouldn't give it up for the world. It has toughed out 800 miles in one weekend as I am using in state wide for dog shows. Great SUV alternative.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th August, 2008

1993 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0 litre from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.0 litre Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired28000 miles
Most recent distance200000 miles
Previous carMercury Sable

Summary:

Awesome car!

Faults:

Starter.

Starter.

Starter.

Starter!

Water pump.

Clutch @ 80,0000 and again @ 194,000.

Finally had to replace rotors/calipers @ 88,000 miles and the rear brakes again @ 150,000.

The AC condenser went bad at 180,000.

A front idler arm at 190,000.

Headliner dropped at 150,000.

General Comments:

Besides replacing starters, which I have to believe is a problem because it sits directly below the oil filter (stupid location!), you can't get a much better performing car than this has been for me. Parts are expensive though. Extremely cold AC.

Now my oldest son is driving it! The paint is still shiny and great looking. THIS CAR IS 15 YEARS OLD!

I drove it every day to work for 10 years. I paid $9500 for it and it has been the best bargain ever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 21st May, 2008

1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L EFI V6 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.0L EFI V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired154135 miles
Most recent distance161021 miles

Summary:

My own version of the SHO! (Fun)

Faults:

The engine's computer lost its mind and doesn't work properly.

Revs very high, then drops RPMs so low, almost killing the car.

Oxygen sensors are bad.

EGR valve needs to be replaced.

Engine mounts also need to also be replaced.

Alignment needed to be adjusted.

General Comments:

Well after shoving out almost $1500 to fix all that was mentioned above, the car was like new!

I started to modify it afterwards.

This thing hauls after I installed dual exhaust from a 1991 Ford Taurus SHO!

Put new headlights in and lowered it... I get envious stares.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th May, 2008

1993 Ford Taurus 3.2 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.2 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired170000 miles
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

Best car I have had in years

Faults:

Well I just got the car about three weeks ago and I have had to change the fuel pump. But it is still not pumping fuel so I think that the wiring for the pump is bad.

General Comments:

Before the fuel pump went out the car ran good, I could ask for a better car. Great power and handling, and it makes me feel like I'm riding on air.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 6th May, 2008

1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L EFI V6 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.0L EFI V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired154135 miles
Most recent distance155254 miles

Summary:

Great, comfortable, economical

Faults:

Have to replace the engine management computer, (opened and close the engine control valve upon start up, almost killing engine.) ERG valve needs to be replaced. Engine Mounts heading south also.

Update: 15th May 2008

Have to replace the engine management computer, (opened and close the engine control valve upon start up, almost killing engine.) ERG valve needs to be replaced. Engine Mounts heading south also.

I have had all these problems addressed.

General Comments:

After getting some of the problems fixed, the car is a great commuter with great gas mileage, and very comfortable seats.

Update: 15th May 2008

I decided to do something different and add a 1991 Ford Taurus SHO high performance exhaust system... AND THIS THING HAULS!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th April, 2008

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 79 reviews