1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.8 gas from North America
The head gasket failed requiring a complete rebuild of the 3.8 engine at 79,000 miles.
The AC compressor failed.
An engine mount broke.
The automatic transmission case cracked and had to be replaced.
The radiator blew out and was replaced.
The most expensive car I have ever owned from a repair standpoint. I do not plan to buy another Ford product. I have had other makes: GM, Honda, VW, Toyota, and BMW. Never have I had so many expensive problems with one car. I could not get the zone manager to even call me to discuss several problems. This is AFTER I explained to the Ford dealer that this did not give me much incentive to buy another Ford product.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 31st August, 2000
3rd Apr 2003, 10:01
I currently own a 1991 Ford Taurus. I have experienced some problems with my car, such as, heater core leak, radiator leak, and currently my steering gear needs to be replaced. Even with these problems I do not feel as thought it is a bad car, in fact I still have faith in American cars. One thing I would recommend is to be wary in buying a Jeep, but that is another story.
4th Mar 2007, 12:11
I have a 1993 Ford Taurus which I bought used. I put 2000 miles on it before it would just die on me while driving. I mean a complete shutdown. After 20 minutes. it would startup again and a few minutes. down the road shutdown again. I can hear the fuel-pump at the gas inlet when the ignition is placed in the on position, but haven't got a clue as to what the problem is. Never again will I buy a Ford. My other Taurus is dead in my driveway. Walking now.