1996 Ford Taurus LS 3.0 V6 from North America
Tough, tough, tough
Needed a new wheel bearing at 160,000 miles.
We purchased our 1996 Ford Taurus used with approximately 130,000 miles. We then proceeded to drive it hard and put it away wet nearly every day for another 100,000 miles with only $500 worth of repairs. She died with dignity at the age of 222,000 miles looking great inside and out. My only regret is that I will probably never own a car that reliable and tough again in my life. Rest in peace Charolais.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd July, 2010
13th Feb 2013, 10:40
You're telling the truth. It's a good car. I'm scared to buy another car. I had this one for 6 years, and probably spent 1500 altogether on simple maintenance.
14th Feb 2013, 15:11
Fords are incredibly reliable and very well built. My family put over 300,000 on one with less than $500 in repairs. They are also very tough. I have hit curbs hard enough to blow out a tire in both my 5.0 Mustang and my Fusion, and didn't even knock them out of alignment.