1993 Ford Taurus Reviews - Page 4 of 23

1993 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0 Yamaha from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.0 Yamaha Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired95000 miles
Most recent distance128000 miles

Summary:

The SHO is a stealthy, power-full, family sedan

Faults:

At around 99k miles the DIS went, checked out the local junkyard got one for $20 replaced it myself and went on.

At 110k I had the top 60k service done because of oil leaking into the plug wells, changed the plugs and wires as well.

At 115k the right half shaft went.

At 119k The water pump began leaking so I went ahead and had the pump replaced along with the rest of lower 60k service including the camshaft position sensor and crankshaft position sensor.

General Comments:

This car is a beast, It handles great for a larger car and catches a lot of positive and negative attention. I have had my car keyed in so many random places its ridiculous.

The 3.0 Yamaha they put in these mated to the 5 speed manual turns this calm car into a beast. The engine is high revving and SCREAMS when taking hard launches while the exhaust stays quiet.

For reliability, basically any part of this Yamaha motor that was ford derived will break. The engine it self is bulletproof and will stand up to abuse, the car has never left me stranded and I have put it through its paces with 6 and 7 hour road trips.

This car easily beats 5.0 mustangs of the current time period. And is fun to spank ricers with.

Despite being a FWD heavy car I've found that it does not handle well in the snow, the tires easily spin and the rear end is lighter than the rest and I have lost the rear end in snow with some of the best all season tires. But I have never had to get snow tires even considering I live in upstate New York.

The car is roomy, it can easily fit 5 people and the car is very comfy with leather and power adjustable seats.

Don't be scared by the maintenance I had to perform in just 30k miles, I just happened to purchase the car around the time these parts life span end. The car is great and Its been nearly 11 months of driving and I'll I had to do is replace the oil and filter!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd September, 2007

1993 Ford Taurus 6 cylinder 3.0 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 6 cylinder 3.0 Automatic
Distance when acquired5000 miles
Most recent distance387368 miles
Previous carFord Thunderbird

Summary:

Better than a $400.00 monthly payment

Faults:

Replaced water pump.

Replaced alternator.

Replaced radiator.

Replaced power steering.

Replaced A/C air dryer under dash.

Power seats not working.

Cruise control not working.

Hit three deer and replaced front three times.

Trucks caused stones to break my windshield three time and have replaced each time.

Starts to use oil after 3500 miles after change.

General Comments:

Getting good gas mileage until about one month ago. Started to have trouble with my EGR Valve Pressure Sensor causing "check engine" lite to come on.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th July, 2007

1993 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0 V6 (24v) from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 (24v) Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired156000 kilometres
Most recent distance168000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Rabbit

Summary:

Should not have been called a Taurus..

Faults:

When I first bought the car I had the front (passenger) wheel bearing replaced as it was becoming noisy. I also had to replace the starter drive because the car had intermittent no start problems.

General Comments:

This is a great car for anyone who simply wants to get in and GO. The performance of the SHO model is far ahead of its time, and the car is truly oriented for the comfort of the driver.

Granted the age of the vehicle, it has held up incredibly well, and has many features one would not expect from a car this old.

I would still be driving the car, but it was involved in an unfortunate series of accidents that have now exceeded the worth of the car- it was repeated kicked in the rear quarter panel, involved in a low speed frontal accident, and broadsided by a car pulling out of a parking spot. All of this occured in less than three months, and the repair cost has greatly surpassed the worth of the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th February, 2007

10th May 2008, 22:51

I'm not sure I get this comment, "has many features one would not expect from a car this old"

1992 is not all THAT long ago, we are not talking about a car from the early 1900's but one from the early 1990's. Cars from the '90s have just about the same technology as what is used in cars today.

Airbags, ABS, automatic climate control A/C, power everything, all this was not invented yesterday, and is not only available in brand new cars.

And just because a car is around 15 years old, it does not mean that the options just being disappearing as the car ages. So I'm not sure why you wouldn't expect a car to have good option just because it is a little older than new.

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