1998 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4 V8 from North America
There have been no problems with this vehicle. OEM brakes lasted 52,000, struts and shocks are still original and in great condition. No electrical or mechanical issues other than normal maintenance. Driver's seat got a slight tear early, but dealer replaced free of charge.
This is by far the best overall car I have ever owned, and I've owned 16 cars in my life. Quiet, smooth, and plenty of performance for a family sedan. If anyone complains that it doesn't have the power of comparible family sedans from other manufacturers, they are biased. I have held my own against every other family sedan in this class. So to those complainers, grow up. While the gas mileage is not what I would have liked, it is what should be expected by a V8. No other family sedan in this class are offered with V8's.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th October, 2004