1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 from North America

Summary:

That is a good family car and reliable

Faults:

I just changed water pump twice and some minor repairs just in case.

General Comments:

My Taurus was a very reliable car. I traveled almost 30000 KM all around Canada with this car having no problem at all, despite the high mileage. It's quite roomy in both back and front and very good riding. The engine quite impressed me, since I opened the hood for inspection just a few times during five years that I owned this car. I just filled the tank, and drove. The interior design is good, too. All the keys and buttons you need while driving are handy and you don't need to look around to find a button. Only the cup holder is placed in a bad location as it blocks radio when you put a cup in it. The heater and air condition is excellent. I never had a problem with heating in the harsh winter of Canada and/or cooling on hot summer days. I enjoyed driving this car on the road in my trips all over Canada. The trunk is quite roomy and you can put a great deal of stuff inside the trunk. A friend of mine bought a used 1996 Taurus and I realized that 1994 model was much better and more comfortable than that.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th December, 2007

1994 Ford Taurus GL Police P52 3.8L V6 232ci from North America

Summary:

A great police sedan that makes a great country driver!

Faults:

In a 1-10 scale, this little sedan has been a 9 out of a 10 overall.

I have no problems with this sedan; only thing is since this Taurus GL is 13 years old now, a little rust is visible on the lower RH rear wheel well.

A very mechanically sound car in and out.

General Comments:

This Taurus sedan is no ordinary run of the mill "fordoor" Ford sedan. This is a model P52 Police Option sedan equipped with the 3.8L V-6 and dual exhaust for the 1994 model year. The 1994 would be the year before the Taurus P52 would be discontinued by Ford in the 1995 model year, thus making the P71 Crown Victoria; Ford's marque police package car.

This particular sedan I acquired from a small Iowa Town Marshall's office, with only 32,000 miles on the car in its 13 year patrol duty history. This sedan did not see any pursuit driving, constant idling, or hard treatment like most police or emergency vehicles do.

I have been operating this car on a daily basis as a work, and personal car. As of this date, the sedan shows 34,000 miles exactly without any signs of fatigue.

I recommend this P52 series Taurus to anyone who wishes to acquire one.

On one note, a word of warning to those wishing to purchase a Taurus police package car in more urban areas: The P52 Taurus was not a recommended police sedan for URBAN patrolling, whereas a P71 Crown Vic was. The Taurus would be plagued with transaxle failures; also following suit was the 3.8L V-6 was plagued by head gasket failures too. Suspensions were not made for bad city streets for the Taurus P52 either. If you wish to follow up on the reports on problematic Tauruses, please refer to reports from large city Police Departments that used these sedans. Ie: Baltimore, MD; Los Angeles County Sheriff, Los Angeles, California; and Omaha, Nebraska.

However, on my POSITIVE note; I strongly recommend this car if you buy one from a small town police or sheriff's department. The lower the miles, and minimal pursuit/emergency use is what makes this car a good little sedan. I was lucky to find this sedan, because it was a one of a kind P52 Taurus, with no complaints here.

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

Review Date: 31st July, 2007

1994 Ford Taurus V6 from North America

Summary:

Poor quality control- never own another Ford

Faults:

Transmission burned up at 20K miles - Had a 1988 model also and the trans burned up after 40K miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th December, 2006

27th Dec 2006, 11:15

Australia get the Falcon, we get the Mondeo here in europe and you get the Taurus. I have heard good news about the other two and nothing, but bad about the Taurus. Why if they are so bad, do they sell so well over there?