1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 from North America
There are no lemons only unaware buyers!
DTR module went in car before bringing it home, replaced as car was to be safetied.
Water pump went at approximatley 115,000 kilometers.
Wheel bearing at approximately 140,000, dealer being pro-active in maintenance replaced major steering components under warranty IE other wheel bearing, ball joints linkages etc at same time.
The valve body controlling the overdrive went at about 143,000, replaced under warranty at same time transmission drained new gaskets and filter were installed.
DTR Module can go at any time on any model of car, replaced Item myself.
Water pump again can go at anytime I am just glad it happened half a block away from my mechanics home.
Wheel bearing going could happen at any time as well.
The only Item that really concerned me was the Overdrive in the transmission. but I was pleased that it was fixed quickly by my Ford Dealer.
At first I thought it would be better to replace the whole transmission with a rebuilt. My mechanic soon pointed out to me rebuilts are not always the best option as you can never be guaranteed a good rebuilt transmission.
Over all I am pleased with the car it gets excellent mileage and can carry as much as an Aerostar.
Visibility in the car is excellent.
I just wish it had seating for two more people (can we say stretch wagon please Ford)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th March, 2004
12th Mar 2004, 15:30
Your statement is not logical. Whether a buyer is "unaware" or not does not change the fact that a lot of cars develop mechanical problems, unfortunately sometimes repeatedly.
It would make more sense to say, "There are no lemons, only inept mechanics" (who are incapable of diagnosing the problem and/or fixing it right)
28th Sep 2005, 10:34
How expensive will it be for me to replace the wheel bearings on my 1997 ford taurus.
5th May 2007, 00:19
I would say 30$ for labor and 25 for parts! if it is rear. if more... they are greedy m..f..ers!
5th May 2007, 00:26
Not does not???that makes things clear!