No more Tauruses. No more Fords
Sputtering started around 126,000 miles.
Electrical blips and glitches began around 129,000 miles. Radio or fan would not turn on for a few minutes. Speedometer/tach display wouldn't work all the time.
Thermostat went out at 132,000 miles.
Fuel sender, fuel gauge, and low fuel light went out around 142,000 miles.
Transmission slipping now at 146,000 miles.
Supposed to get average of 21 miles per gallon, but currently getting about 12-14 miles per gallon.
While the car feels comfortable and handles pretty well, the cost of maintaining the car is well higher than average.
Make sure to get extensive maintenance records for these vehicles.
You can't just change the oil and gas it up and it be okay like many cars.
This car needs constant attention.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 22nd January, 2007