1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 V6 from North America
Don't dis' the Taurus
There was some kind of dead switch that was cutting off the power to the windows, the radio, and also the power steering. I had that switch replaced. The car had 183K at the time.
The transmission died at 189K, definitely not worth fixing.
My best friend gave me this car for free, it had about 181K at the time. I put 8,000 miles on it in less than six months, and then the trans busted.
The Taurus is a very comfortable, roomy car. I couldn't believe the way it drove with so many miles on it, you never would have known. The base 3.0 V6 engine is decent, its not thrilling, but it does the job well. I hear people say bad things about Fords all the time, but I guess they don't know how to take care of a car. The Taurus is a great car, the only reason I would not buy another one is because I've already had 3 Fords, and I would like to try something different this time.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 11th February, 2007