1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 from North America
I'll drive this car till it reaches 300,000 miles
Replaced battery at 117,000.
Replaced alternator at 117,000.
Replaced stereo at 117,000.
Replaced headliner at 117,000.
Tuned up and oil change at 117,000.
Brand new tires at 117,000.
I paid $1100 for the car, and it was in decent shape when I bought it. I just noticed some things that I wanted to replace for my peace of mind.
She runs like a dream, and everything works on the car. Any vehicle that you can buy that's 16 years old and has a good motor and transmission is worth it.. The rest is basically cosmetic..
I really like this car.. No oil leaks, good on gas, cranks every time.
Last car I owned was a 1995 Oldsmobile 88 Royale... it was a great car.. would still have it but it was totaled... not my fault... the other driver rear ended me.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th April, 2010
17th Apr 2010, 08:20
I had the exact same car. Should have kept it, it had 250,000 miles on the clock when I sold it. The things that went wrong in the year I had it were just a water pump and alternator. That is just minor and normal with such high mileage.
It had a great heater and ice cold air!
22nd Apr 2010, 18:20
If the tranny goes, it's definitely worth replacing. Service it though and it should be fine.
I've owned a '92 Taurus with 177k on the original drivetrain till it was rear-ended hard (and STILL drove flawlessly even when totaled), a '94 with over 220k miles on a replaced tranny, and a '98 Windstar van still in service with the exact same 3.0 V6 (yes, I chose the 3.0 over the 3.8).
Despite all the negativity people direct at Ford, that 3.0 Vulcan engine is a true engineering marvel, and will go and go and go. And they kept it the same basic design for over a decade.