1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 from North America


Plain, simple and reasonably priced car


Water pump: It was the original, and went after 126,000 miles. You simply cannot ask for more out of a piece of machinery.

My windshield washer fluid pump has gone out, and I suspect that has more to do with it being manhandled when fixing the water pump than anything else. It's only going to be $14.00 to replace anyways.

I'm beginning to have an odd problem with the transmission selector not going into park. Instead, it goes to reverse, and I have to double check and really push to the farthest end to make sure it is indeed in park.

General Comments:

This car is smooth and very utilitarian. No, it's not flashy, and no, it's not quick off the line. But it starts when I turn the key, and I'm pretty sure that as long as I do the upkeep, it'll keep running.

I don't need anything more than this. However, I do wish I got better gas mileage. I think I'm getting about 21-ish, and I'm wondering if I need to get some sensors replaced to get that up?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st March, 2012

1995 Ford Taurus LX 3.0 from North America


Biggest piece of crap ever offered by any manufacturer


Auto transmission failed repeatedly. Finding a suitable aluminum case worthy of rebuild proved impossible.

The AXOD will fail. If you own a car like this, throw in the towel unless you wanna pay for another rebuild annually.

Power steering failed repeatedly; pumps, racks, yada yada.

Power windows failed often.

Struts/shocks failed often.

Without a doubt, the biggest piece of crap ever offered by any manufacturer.

General Comments:

Junk... run, run, run, run away.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th October, 2011

31st Oct 2011, 08:48

The reviewer has only put 7000 miles on the car, yet claims to have had repeated problems with the transmission, steering, shocks, and windows?

Either he needs to find a new "mechanic", or this is a bogus review.

6th Jun 2016, 17:21

Ford Taurus vehicles are notorious for bad transmissions. My buddy bought a Taurus Wagon and the transmission went out 6 months after purchase -- and this on a car with under 100,000 miles. In contrast, my son's Toyota wagon went over 200,000 miles with no transmission problems whatsoever.

1995 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Vulcan from North America


Excellent, affordable, good vehicle


Front springs and struts, gas tank and fuel pump, rear brake lines. All of this work was performed at over 250000 km.

Up till that time, the Taurus ran like a top and never ever failed to get me to work. I commute about 6000kms a month, and with snow tires on I never failed to get where I was going.

I also did three front and rear brake jobs, rotors, pads and one pair of rear calipers.

General Comments:

Excellent car, quite comfortable, good fuel mileage if driven at posted speed limits. Don't corner at high speeds though, you might regret it.

Stereo sucked, so I put in an decent aftermarket deck.

I was amazed how much junk you can load in this thing. My wife hated the wagon until she needed to pick up a rather large box. She took over the wagon for a while.

Preventative maintenance is important with a Taurus. Regular oil changes and transmission services along with all the other recommended service is a must. If you take care of it, you will get a reliable long lasting comfortable ride. I did take care of mine, and for 460000kms I enjoyed my wagon. I had a Taurus wagon prior to this one that did 390000kms, and that was also a pleasure to own.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th February, 2009

1995 Ford Taurus LX 3.8 Liter from North America


Very well put together car


- Engine was knocking when vehicle was purchased, dealer replaced for no charge 63000 miles.

- Heater hose blew out at 65000 miles, $10.

- Sunroof switch went out, not yet replaced.

- Front struts and coil springs replaced, 73000 miles, $800.

- Fuel pump replaced, 73000 miles, $140.

- Plugs, wires, cap and rotor replaced, 73000 miles, $75.

- Tensioner replaced, 73000 miles, $45.

- Trans fluid and filter replaced, 73000 miles, $30.

- Outer tie rods replaced, 73000 miles, $40.

- Stabilizer bar links replaced, 73000 miles, $80.

- Fuel filter replaced, 73000 miles, $15.

General Comments:

Very luxurious car, all leather, digital HVAC, premium sound, sunroof, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, alloy wheels. Very comfortable driving car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th April, 2008

7th Apr 2008, 11:50

You are doing pretty good. Usually in a Taurus the transmission goes out before 74K miles. IT WILL GO OUT!!! Just a matter of time ;)

7th Apr 2008, 22:58

As a mechanic and car enthusiast, this sounds like an AWFUL LOT of repairs for a Taurus with this low mileage. I strongly suspect you may have been talked into some of the repairs by a greedy mechanic. I've never replaced anything other than brake pads on my Fords before 90,000-100,000 miles. Your list of repairs sounds excessive to me.