1994 Ford Taurus Wagon GL 3.0 OHV from North America
Excellent cars when maintained!
Transmission at 170,000, engine at 201,000.
I was given this car by a customer that never took care of it. As I have owned many of these Taurus', I was excited to get it. I installed an engine with 135,000 miles on it, and have driven it with much enjoyment.
Despite what people say or feel about the Taurus, it's a great car!
What people don't understand about used cars are that people get rid of them for a reason. Most of these people don't spend the money on the car in the first place to properly maintain them, then sell them to an unsuspecting buyer.
The transmission problems with the Taurus are primarily due to a lack of service! A filter change was due between 60,000 to 100,000 miles, BUT the fluid was to be inspected and changed as necessary, which should be between 15,000 to 30,000 miles (not just one time)! The oil pan gasket would go bad on the 3.0, and you must repair this when the oil starts to leak, not when the engine no longer has oil.
Time and use will wear on ALL vehicles!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th April, 2011