1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.8 from North America


A huge money pit!


Prior to my purchase, this car supposedly had head problems which were repaired under a recall notice.

I replaced the timing chain gasket, cover and water pump at approximately 70000 km due to leaks.

Tie rod end on the passenger side has to be replaced about every year and a half. The first time was 32 days after I had bought the car. This means three times so far and each time has resulted in ruining the front passenger side tire as well.

The engine gave out with no warning (yes I did regular oil changes with synthetic oil) at 98000 km and was replaced with a rebuilt engine from Ford Canada at a cost of $3500.00.

The air conditioning gave out at approximately 105000 km, but with no fogging up as reported by others.

A new rad was installed around 120000 km. It started leaking a few days past the warranty.

Rear driver's side power window quit working; fortunately it was up at the time.

Tension wheel (or idler wheel, I can't remember) blew apart while I was on a road trip. Fortunate to be near a major center when it happened. Why do they make parts like that out of plastic?

General Comments:

The car is comfortable to drive, with lots of passenger and cargo room (mine is a wagon).

The 3.8L engine provides all kinds of power and acceleration, but has been nothing, but problems for me.

I would recommend the 3.8L Taurus to no one, save my worst enemy.

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

Review Date: 4th July, 2004

4th Feb 2005, 22:00

I have a 1994 Ford Taurus which has actually been the BEST car of my life. I still own the car with 87,569 miles on it. No problems with it. The 2005 model is the last model year. Too bad, I would have bought another one. I also own a 1997 Chevy Malibu with 50,000 miles which has turned out to be a pile of poop. Over $3,000 in car repairs in the last 2 months. What a ripoff. Never own a GM product. Their parts are cheap and expensive to replace. Later, a dissatisfied Chevy owner.

1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 from Mexico


Very cool family car!!! I love it



The transmission is making some noises.

The transmission is making rough shifts.

When the Air Conditioning in ON the car seems to be a little underpowered.

Cheap Plastic all around.

Front Lenses burns easy with the sun.

But just that.

General Comments:

The car is excellent, very comfortable, super economical (about 28 mpg in city WOW!) for a 6 Cil. And excellent for travel and long trips.

Here in my country we have and quote that said: Nothing is too red to burn and too blue to freeze, so, not all Tauruses are bad. The most common think is the Transmission (I don't get it, but that's Ford's worst mistake) but in resume. Is a great car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd July, 2004

1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L V6 Vulcan from North America


A Good Transportation car and Great on Gas for the Money


About 184000 had to Replace Starter.

Done Tune Up Spark plugs, Wires, Air and Fuel Filter.

Replaced Front Brake Pads.

General Comments:

Over all A Good Car that has been though pretty much any thing I guess. I knew the previous owner that had the Car for about a Year and a Half and never needed any thing done to it except for the Basic Oil change. All things in side of the Car are Comfortable and every thing is Reachable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th May, 2004

1994 Ford Taurus SHO from North America


A Ford built Chevy Camaro


In 35000 since I owned the car I put on Motor Mounts ($300).

Starter ($180).

Alternator ($200).

Valve cover gasket ($100).

Spark plug wires ($350).

O2 sensor ($120).

Timing belt and tensioners ($800).

Brake system: master cylinder, vacuum seal, calipers, brake lines, pads, rotors ($2000).

Radiator ($200)

Oil sensor ($80).

Automatic transmission relay switch ($120).

Horn relay switch ($50).

Spark plugs ($60).

Stereo system broke new head unit ($500)

Plus all the labor cost ($4000)

Tires ($500)

For a total of $$$9560...

General Comments:

The car is very quick, but to fix it costs a lot of money.

I mean a lot of money.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th April, 2004