1995 Ford Taurus SE 3.8 V6 SHO from North America


I Recommend This Vehicle as A New Driver


Not much has gone wrong with this Taurus SE. The vehicle was involved in a accident in 2001 and has recently had the front bumper/hood assembly replaced. The steering column is off center, but I believe this to be because they failed to re-align the wheel at the shop.

My alternator died @ 113,485...but it was the original unit, so I was expecting something would go.

Catalytic Converter had to be replaced Summer of 2007 due to rattling noise. Muffler and exhaust systems updated.

Other than that, nothing else so far.

General Comments:

This car is fantastic! I love it as both a new driver and one as wanting to assure a safe ride. The horsepower is amazing and definitely is worth the age. It handles like on rails, cabin is a bit aged, but is comfortable. Only the best from Ford Motors. Body and shell holding up quite nicely... the model I have was actually the model in the show room, mixed package between SE and SHO (I believe the engine is the V6 SHO engine, hearing that this engine is more powerful then the traditional V6 Engine). Paint still looks like its new, in places. No Rust anywhere.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th January, 2008

12th Jan 2008, 15:28

Your car does not have the SHO engine. Yours has the same 3.8 V6 as my dad's Windstar. My 1991 5spd SHO has the SHO engine, and let me tell you that there is a huge difference :) Type "SHO engine" on Google images and you'll see the difference.

The '95 SE is a great car tho. They have the SHO seats and spoiler.

1995 Ford Taurus GL from North America


Don't buy it


There's some major radiator problems going on. I think the water from the radiator is leaking into the engine because I'm getting a lot of really thick white smoke.

The heater core is out too, which means no heat for the inside. Sometime it won't start or even turn over.

It's a gas guzzler, hmmm... what else? Oh, I hate it!

General Comments:

The shop mechanic I took it to said that Tauruses are notorious for their heater cores going out.

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

Review Date: 8th November, 2007

9th Nov 2007, 10:06

So you bought a 12 year old car with problems.--A friend of mine sold a 14 year old Mercury Sable (basically same as your Taurus) without problems. You should have bought from my friend- or at least you should have had the Taurus checked out before paying for the car.

9th Nov 2007, 16:24

My friend cannot sell his Sable which is 10 years old. No one wants to buy it. I guess the only price it will sell for is 500 bucks and that is with low miles. Tauruses are notorious for transmission failure over 60,000 miles, so you cannot forget heredity.

1995 Ford Taurus SE 3.0 OHV from North America


Very good car, walked into more problems then originally thought though


Car was stored in a barn for about 2-3 years before purchase.

Right after purchase:

Needed Muffler

Needed Tune-up bad

Needed rear suspension replaced

Needed new brakes all around

Needed new radiator

Headliner ripped, driver seat worn.

After 2 years of owning this car it has needed:

New rear brake lines

New muffler/flex pipe

New motor/trans mounts

New A/C wiring due to motor mounts

New Power steering Pump

New Tensioner/Fan belt.

General Comments:

Again I bought the car knowing I had some problems, later found out that it was abused and improperly stored so it has had more problems than originally thought. however this car drives extremely well for having 115K on it, and the steering was very tight at purchase, and after the new P/S Pump, it got tighter and handles very very well for a 12 year old mid-size sedan. The driver seat, even though warn, is still extremely comfortable. The lumbar support and power seat works flawlessly. This car had only stranded me once and that was because the rear brake lines blew, which was due to the car sitting for as long as it did before purchase.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th July, 2007