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1993 Ford Taurus from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired85000 miles
Most recent distance86000 miles
Previous carNissan Sentra

Summary:

I wish I would have invested in another car.

Faults:

Water pump went out.

Broken three belts.

Interior buttons quit working.

Head liner in the process of falling.

Motor support broken.

Injectors messed up.

Wiring Problems.

Power Steering Problems.

General Comments:

It was a big disappointment... I had it for approximately 6 weeks and it chewed the belt up and I have had more problems ever since. It seems like when I fix something that ten more things mess up.

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

Review Date: 19th October, 2006

20th Oct 2006, 06:55

I bought a low mileage 1999 Ford Taurus and had many of the same problems. I've had cheaper car that lasted much longer. Only after started having the major problems did I find out how prevalent they are in this model car. From what I gather the Taurus is a real hit or miss vehicle.

12th Feb 2007, 07:55

This car is about the biggest pain in the neck I have ever had it is a good start off car, but I would recommend you get a better car. This car is reliable, but there is a 3/4 of a chance that it may break down.

1993 Ford Taurus sho 3.0 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired204000 miles
Most recent distance207000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Ciera

Summary:

A lot of fun for the money

Faults:

Car was purchased as a mechanics special. replaced tires, struts, complete brakes, changed all fluids, belts, hoses and timing belt.

Interior is decent for the year and body is showing its age.

General Comments:

Serious fun with four doors.

225 horse and a 5 speed is a great time.

All around sporty appearance and feel on the road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th March, 2006

1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired56000 kilometres
Most recent distance65555 kilometres

Summary:

Take care of your Ford vehicle is MUST!

Faults:

Tune-up twice.

Alignment.

Totalled by a drunken driver when he drove his trunk into the back of my car at high speed at I-40 highway on Oct 23, 2005.

General Comments:

I got this car from a member of my former church for free on August 2003. This car was so smooth and calm.

I took care of this car very good like change oil twice every year and gave it a new battery, few check-ups (and fixed) & new front wheels.

I noticed a lot of people loathe Ford for bad problems are NOT care of their vehicle very well.

I still miss this car a lot. : (This is my first car.

P.S. Don't get a Ford Taurus with an 3.8 engine if you not do oil change so OFTEN. You need get BEST oil for an 3.8 engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th February, 2006

1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L V6 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.8L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.6 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance97000 miles
Previous carPlymouth Voyager

Summary:

Nightmare-worst piece of junk ever!!!

Faults:

Too many to name... This car NEVER ran right from the day I bought it...

New transmission at 51,000 miles.

New transmission at 79,000 miles.

Head-Gaskets blew at 86,000 miles.

Rebuilt engine at 86,000 miles.

Head-Gaskets blew at 91,000 miles.

New (used) engine at 91,000 miles.

Transmission finally died a THIRD time at 97,000 miles.

Various interior parts broke for no reason because of cheap plastic and bad design.

Check engine light was always on...

Oil light was always on... even though the oil level was fine...

Turn signals stopped working.

Windshield wipers stopped working at random times...

Dashboard started cracking in various places...

Half the time it didn't even start... couldn't figure out what the problem was...

Shocks always wear out more than normal...

Lots of clunking and loud banging noises while driving...

General Comments:

The Ford Taurus is the worst car ever produced. The car is a complete disgrace to anyone who drives it. In order to save a few dollars, Ford used cheap quality parts and engineering on every single element of this car, and boy does it show.

It will cost you more to fix this car on a daily-yes daily-basis than the original purchase price!!

I honestly don't know who in their right mind would even think about buying a Ford Taurus. There are SOOOOOO many other better cars out there.

Avoid at all costs!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd November, 2005

7th Nov 2005, 15:50

I don't think I would even buy a brand new Taurus!! They are simply terrible cars!!

8th Nov 2005, 21:15

How so? From what I've seen, they're OK cars, it's just that people don't take care of them.

18th Jan 2006, 04:23

That review brings back memories of my family's Taurus. We bought it off of somebody that we figured was honest. That turned out to be false later. I think we had it from about 1999 to 2004. It was a great car at the start. It looked fabulous and never gave us any problems. Then we overloaded it once on a long trip (probably by a couple hundred pounds). The car overheated, and threatened to overheat more on the trip. After that initial failure (we think it was the fan) we had a transmission seal fail. Besides that, I really can't recall that car costing us much. We didn't take especial care to drive or maintain it really well, and yet it gave us a bit of pause. We had to sell it for $200 when practically everything on it worked well, just because it had high mileage. After we sold it we found out that the car hadn't been from B.C., as the dealer had told us. Furthermore, as he never would have told us, it was a car with an accident in it's past. Considering that, we did pretty well with this car. Not all Tauruses are bad, just quite a few of them, due to being rushed to production and the dismal quality of Ford's transmissions and engine components from the 1980s to the 1990s (and beyond).

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