1994 Ford Taurus SHO 3.2 Yamaha V6 from North America


It should be a federal law that Ford continue to make the 1992-1995 Taurus SHO!!


My moon roof switch stopped working.

The air conditioner does not work either. (What a surprise!)

General Comments:

This is, in my opinion the best sport sedan money can buy. The engine alone is a work of art. It sings like a Ferrari V-12 above 4000 RPM. The seats are very very comfortable. They are 12-way power and leather covered. This car can go 0-60 in 6.5-7.5 seconds, covers the quarter mile in 15.1 seconds at 96 MPH, and if you drive it right will get 30 miles per gallon. The only downside to this car is the above average running costs. Because Yamaha designed and built this engine, the parts and labor are higher. I would recommend this car to anyone looking for the ultimate stealth machine. This car also came loaded to the roof. It has a power moon roof, leather seats, automatic climate control, a factory JBL sound system with 6 speakers and a Rockford Fosgate sub. It also has automatic headlights, a power antenna, and a keyed lug nut on each wheel. This car is a great machine!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th November, 2003

30th Oct 2004, 02:13

I drive my GRANDMOTHERS 1994 Taurus SHO to work every day and it's the ultimate sleeper. There are these young kids with their late model, hopped-up IMPORTS that occationally TRY to show off to their girlfriends, but just end up getting embarassed. I love this car and pray that someday my Grandmother will leave it to me. With a supercharger and a 2" drop this car will be Nightmare to the import crazed kids that have their priorities all messed up. Thank you Ford for building a car capable of making fools out of American born, import supporting idiots.

31st Jul 2005, 17:21

I miss my 1994 Taurus SHO. It ran like a champ for a number of years. Unfortunately, at the 113,000 mile mark I just got nickeled and dimed to death. I called my car my "Q-ship"...it didn't look obviously powerful, but could own just about anyone leaving a stoplight. Had problems with the power antenna, some interior trim, and my A/C died, too. Cloth and leather interior was excellent. I'd say the 1994 was the best year for the SHO, and I wish they were still made today!

1994 Ford Taurus GL wagon 3.0 V6 from North America


V-6 performance in the guise of a family car


Rear window heater's electrical contacts had delaminated (Separated due to differences in heat between contact and the actual heating element.)

Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) sensor burned up, possibly due to previous owner using a regular rubber hose connection instead of the recommended silicon hose.

Drive belt (for cooling water pump, alternator, powered steeringand air conditioning pumps) unseated itself and came off the cams.

General Comments:

Repairs on this vehicle have been cheap and easy to effect.

The Exhaust Gas Recirculation sensor cost about $70, the silicon tubing cost about $30 and it only took 5 minutes to remove the old sensor and install the new one, since then fuel consumption has dropped and performance has increased.

The drive belt hadn't suffered any damage, neither had any of the pulleys and cams. I loosened the tensioner pulley and the alternator, repositioned the belt and tightened everything back up again, testing the slack on the belt as I progressed.

It doesn't take much to keep this car in good shape and so long as you do it will reward you with a very pleasant drive.

What many people fail to realise is that the GL Wagon was equipped with a V-6, where the sedan only had a 4 cylinder as standard. Acceleration and top-end speed is not something you'd expect from such a family-oriented car, and this wagon delivers.

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

Review Date: 3rd November, 2003

22nd Jan 2006, 05:02

I own a 94 taurus sedan and it has a 3.0L V6 in it... and all of the sedans I've looked at have the same thing. Are you sure you're not meaning 3.8L V6 for the wagons and 3.0L V6 for the sedans?

27th Oct 2008, 23:00

The 4 cylinder version was dropped after 1991.