A very reliable, strong car at a very affordable price
The only main problem I faced with this very reliable car was that at about 139000 miles, the transmission started to slip. I took it to the mechanic and a new main seal was required. After having the seal work done on it, the car is back to normal. Other than that I have had no problems with it and I plan to keep it as long as I can.
This is my second Ford Taurus. I priorly owned a 1992 Ford Taurus and put about 50 thousand miles on it without any problems at all. The Taurus is a car which is known to take heavy abuse. I have abused my 1996 Taurus a lot. The rear folding seat is very convenient and you can fit a lot of materials inside the car. I hauled a lot of material home in my car when I finished my basement. It is also a very strong car. I recently got in an accident where I was hit from the rear. The other persons car was totaled while my rear bumper had, but a few scratches. My son now drives this car and he loves it as it picks up speed very fast with its V6 sized engine. It also looks great.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th October, 2004