1995 Ford Taurus Reviews - Page 7 of 17

1995 Ford Taurus SE 3.0 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.4 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles

Summary:

Waste of money, time and hard work

Faults:

My shocks went out the first day I bought it

Transmission went out in less than 10,000 miles

Every time I got it out of the shop the piece of junk had to go right back in

Horrible on gas.

General Comments:

I figured it was a real common car and I should get it

I was so wrong

The good thing was that the cigarette lighter worked.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th September, 2004

1995 Ford Taurus SE 3.8 Liter V6? 3.0 maybe. from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.8 Liter V6? 3.0 maybe. Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 0 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired11250 miles
Most recent distance38500 miles
Previous carPlymouth Reliant

Summary:

Nightmare on wheels

Faults:

The left head gasket went bad, (driver's side) 17,800 miles.

The transmission started to quiver if I stomped on it in first gear. 20,000 miles.

The transmission then would shake no matter what gear it was in and how hard I pushed the gas. 23,000 miles.

Then it completely gave up around 24,000 miles.

Then (after I personally replaced the tranny) the fuel pump died. 23 miles later.

After I replaced that, the oil pump stopped and therefore, no oil pressure was building up in the engine.

After I replaced that I posted the car for sale.

But on the way home from posting the ad at the newspaper office, the entire electrical system went dead and I was stranded for a few hours. It was the battery which literally just decided to stop producing current.

After I replaced the battery and got home, a person called about the car the next day. I offered to drive the car out to him, but it didn't make it. One of the spark plugs cracked and dropped a little piece of ceramic junk into the cylinder which then got stuck in a valve and snapped it off in a few short miles. So I figured it was destiny that I couldn't sell this car.

I had no more problems (after spending $1500 on the engine) until I tried selling it again. 1 1/2 years later. This time the transmission was acting up by shifting erratically. about 38,000 miles.

I finally agreed to let it go for $400.

General Comments:

This car could be an absolute joy to drive one minute, and then a nightmare the next.

The ride was so comfortable, but the reliablity was anything, but pleasing.

If this car was reliable, I would consider this the best car made, but since it's not, then I can't say much for it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th September, 2004

28th Sep 2004, 14:52

I wrote this review and messed up on something. The Reliability area is supposed to be zero, and the comfort supposed to be 10. And no dealer service rating. Sorry.

1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Vulcan from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0L Vulcan Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired39000 miles
Most recent distance183000 miles
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

I consider this car to be a great value with very low operating costs

Faults:

Brake light wire burned through at 45,000 miles.

Tune up (spark plugs, cap, rotor, and PCV valve) at 100,000.

Stabilizer links replaced at 140,000 miles.

Water pump and radiator replaced at 150,000 miles.

Idler pulley and drive belt replaced at 155,000 miles.

AC hose broke at 160,000 miles.

Transmission failed due to driving through high water at 183,000 miles.

General Comments:

This car has been very reliable.

Comfortable to drive and good gas mileage.

The only regular maintenance performed was changing the oil every 7,000 to 10,000 miles and air filter every 20 to 30,000 miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th August, 2004

1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired98000 miles
Most recent distance135000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

Poor gas mileage, but a great car

Faults:

Crack in the Radiator at 134,000 ($120 fix)

General Comments:

I really can't believe how comfortable this car is! I can put my seat all the way back and the people sitting behind me still have plenty of room. There's no center console, and this car realistically seats six.

The trunk is huge! My friends decided to see how many people we could fit in there and determined that at LEAST 5 would fit!

Pretty good pick-up and go. It out accelerates my friends' cars unless you push down on the accelerator too fast. Then it just gasps.

The parts are cheap, but the gas isn't. It only gets about 18 miles to the gallon.

Over all, I've had a good experience with my Taurus.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th July, 2004

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