1996 Ford Taurus GL V6 3.1 from North America
A High-Cost Nightmare
Freeze plugs corroded at 76,000 miles, causing the antifreeze to leak and the cylinders to blow.
Engine was replaced with a reconditioned engine with 25,000 miles. Freeze plugs blew out again, cylinders did not blow this time at 101,000 miles.
Transmission blew at 102,000. Car dies when put in drive or reverse.
This car is stylish on the exterior, but unreliable when it comes to expensive components like engines, transmissions.
Resale value was not retained well.
At six years old, car is totalled by costs of repairs.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 7th April, 2002