1995 Ford Taurus Reviews - Page 4 of 17

1995 Ford Taurus S WAGON V6 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired35800 miles
Most recent distance35900 miles
Previous carFord Windstar

Summary:

I hate that car

Faults:

I only had it for 100 miles. That 100 miles was not good. The air condition broke down the first day. The third day, the battery faild. I replaced the battery. The next day on my way to work, the windshield wipers stopped working. It has a really hard ride. Both rear doors cannot open. The last day, the transmtion went up. I got the transmission fixed, and traded it for a Ford Five hundred. I cannot keep it for another day. Never by a used Taurus.

General Comments:

Nothing good about that Car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th September, 2005

30th Sep 2005, 15:44

Shut up. MY '94 Taurus has 144,000 miles on it and has never given me trouble except for wear-out items like brakes. The Ford Taurus is a reliable car, but only when it has the 3.0 liter engine. The rest of em, I will admit, are junk.

13th Oct 2005, 16:36

I agree. Too many people complain about Taurus. I have had three. The biggest problem I have had to date is having to service the ABS system. I have otherwise had three trouble free experiences.

27th Jan 2006, 22:38

You might want to look into lemon laws. Were you notified of prior problems? You may have gotten a lemon. And if it wasn't a lemon, the seller might not have been honest with you about those problems. It sounds like it's not an issue of the car, but the person who owned it before you.

1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 Liter from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 Liter Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired157928 miles
Most recent distance165000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Maintain it and it will go, and go... and go

Faults:

Transmission began shifting roughly 160000 miles. Changing the fluid corrected this problem.

Motor began jerking around. Replacing the Motor and Transmission mounts fixed this for about $140.

Speedo cable broke, haven't got around to fixing it yet, so the actual mileage is unknown.

Transmission linkage is sloppy, maybe this is to the moron who replaced the transmission out of a Mercury Sable. Yes the cars are similar, no they are not the same. The linkage does not line up, nor are the gears the same. At least not with this model of Taurus and the type of transmission the Sable had.

Mass air flow sensor fell off, causing the car to get 8 mpg. Ouch.

General Comments:

I love this car.

It's not awful to look at, but it's not a stand out car.

It's not slow, but not a neck breaker either. (Okay, it's a tad sluggish) But when the gas mileage is over 24 (since I repaired the sensor), I understand.

This car is super comfortable and yet fairly responsive to turns, braking, and overall drivability.

The durability of this car is great, or shall I say, the best I've had so far. My Civic must have been a lemon because I became stranded so many times with it. I've owned two Fords so far, and they are the best cars I've had, besides my 308 GTB, but that's another story.

I am convinced that Ford makes the best cars around, just because you can make them last forever. My neighbor's Crown Victoria has 870,000 miles on the original trans and engine, and his T-bird has 480,000. My work colleague's Taurus has 200,000 miles all original and still runs strong. Mine has about 165,000 to 170,000 miles and runs excellent.

Just change the fluids, and put gas in. Maintain these cars, and they go forever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th September, 2005

17th Jan 2007, 21:51

Amen and thank you for saying what was always true.

1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0L Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.3 / 10
Distance when acquired64000 miles
Most recent distance89000 miles

Summary:

The Taurus is an unreliable car and is expensive to maintain

Faults:

Shortly after I bought the car it started to stall out. Mechanics were unable to identify the source of the problem, but it seemed to resolve with a new fuel filter and premium gas.

Around 70,000 miles it began to hesitate when shifting from first gear to second.

At 87,000 mile the transmission died on a trip to Parris Island and was rebuilt for $1,800.

At 89,000 miles the car started to decelerate on the highway and when I tried to pull over I realized I had also lost the brakes and steering. My car is currently being looked at by the insurance company, but my mechanic thinks it was a bearing in the master cylinder from what I described.

The whole time I have had the car it is always loosing coolant, so I have to keep some in the trunk. We have been unable to find a leak.

The check engine light is almost always on from a faulty oxygen sensor.

The air conditioning died before I bought the car.

General Comments:

The interior is very roomy and comfortable and the upholstery is great except for the stuff my friends and I have spilled in it.

The acceleration is unpewdictable because of the transmission problem.

The speaker were actually fairly decent and clear.

The paint didn't fade even though it had been in Florida.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th July, 2005

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 61 reviews