1994 Ford Taurus Sedan GL 3.0 V6 from North America
This car is a tank with NOS
The radio does not work; it shows the stations, and the antenna is hooked up, but no sound, just static.
Takes a little while to shift when accelerating slightly above normal acceleration rate.
Rotors were warped.
Leak in the muffler under the mid section of the car. Small nickle sized hole.
Horn does not work.
Other than the occasional shifting delays, it runs well and is quite comfortable.
Lots of space and good speakers.
Brakes are original; haven't changed them, and still above half for the brake pad width.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th March, 2010
7th Mar 2010, 12:09
These early to mid-90's Tauruses ARE tanks. I've got rear-ended in my '92 by a runaway utility truck and it still drove home! (The other driver took off, hit & run), then my '94 Taurus sustained heavy front end damage in a collision and I had to scrap that one as well. In NEITHER case was I hurt in the least bit, and these were serious accidents! The weakest link is definitely the transmissions on these.. expect to replace your tranny somewhere on down the line & put away some money, but it's worth it, that 3-liter engine is bulletproof.
Maintenance is key, I had over 172,000 on my '92 with original tranny, and the thing was a fleet car before I got it, so it was religiously serviced. The '94 had over 220k miles on it! Tranny replaced, but that engine stayed strong. Amazing.