1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 from North America
Moneypit on wheels! Don't do it, don't buy it!
All engine mounts needed replacing shortly after purchase.
Electrical system problems: Floor lights stay on after the doors are closed because the car thinks that there is a door ajar for some reason.
Camshaft position sensor had to be replaced.
Transmission has been replaced twice. I was smart enough to buy a warranty, and good thing, the transmission needs replacing again!
Oxygen sensor was replacing.
Cradle mount needed replacing shortly after car's purchase.
Rack and pinion and power steering pump broke at about 100,000 miles.
Water pump went at 140,000 miles.
Pulley seized on the car, and caused the serpentine belt to be thrown overheating my coolant reservoir and blowing the top off it.
I have more repairs that need to be made. The only reason that the above repairs were performed is that we still owe quite a bit of money on the car. We try not to drive it unless we have to, this would be my advice if you have accidentally purchased a 1997 Ford Taurus. Either sell it quickly or buy another car to drive in it's place, because chances are more likely than not that you will shortly have to perform some fairly major repairs.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 18th June, 2003
13th Aug 2003, 11:59
After reading your review, I think you must be my twin! I have had all those parts go on my 1997 Ford Taurus Wagon. It has now done 144,000 miles. We are on our fourth transmission, second fuel pump and I cannot recall how many serpentine belts we have had to replace due to pulley failures. Although by far the best experience to date was when the front wheel fell off due to a seized wheel bearing. Luckily I was only going 30 mph at the time. The car has had all scheduled maintenance performed. These cars are absolute junk we warn anyone and everyone any chance we get;stay away from a Taurus.