7th Feb 2006, 11:35
I am very content with my 1994 Ford Taurus, it has 100,000 miles, and still going strong. I find it a very comfortable ride. Everything works. Granted I don't "peel out" from a standstill like some people. I know it is an old car, so I treat it like one. I believe all cars are made good, they will last you a long time if you take care of them and drive them gingerly.
7th Feb 2006, 16:49
Sorry, but that comment is simply untrue. My friend had a Focus that he babied, never "peeled" out, religiously had it serviced at the dealer and so on.
Car had 20 recalls and was in the shop 10 times.
Ford cars are awful, pure and simple. You just lucked out by getting on not built on a Monday or a Friday.
Pampering a car won't cover up bad engineering and build quality.
17th Apr 2006, 11:22
My 1994 Taurus is running fine and it has 166,000 miles on it. I've taken this car across the country and back and then some. The only problems I've had to replace is the radiator, and my driver side window doesn't roll down. Other the that this car is great.
17th Nov 2006, 16:28
Give me a break... Once a Ford always a Ford... As for that pencil neck geek who thinks the 94 Taurus is the 57 of the 90s...do a little research on the 57, and try again.
Just for the record I have never owned a Ford, NEVER will and the only reason I am here reading this nonsense is because I have to repair one.
Bye the way I own a 57 belair and she is Outstanding, every nut and bolt of this car I have ever changed came out with-out breaking or stripping!
16th Mar 2009, 20:55
I owned a 94 Taurus wagon, and it just died after putting on 420 000 Kms on the original engine... Even though she wasn't a very pretty car, I was very satisfied with it and would buy another.
4th Mar 2010, 16:00
Most of the above comments and complaints I've read don't sound right. I've owned my Taurus GL sedan for about a year now, and knew the previous owner rather well, and I have only had to renew a few things as well as the previous owner.
The only things that have had to be replaced are the water pump, rotors and the belt; that's all that's been replaced. Hell, I still have the original brake pads on there.
Currently though the transmission shifts late, and the windshield wiper pump or whatever went out, but the car is at 150196 miles, so I think it's done fairly well. All it takes is a little care, and regular oil changes and what not, to keep a car running for a while.
5th Mar 2010, 09:31
I have owned a 1998 Ford Taurus. I bought it with 80,000 miles, and sold it when it had around 135,000 miles. It was an amazing car, the only thing besides normal maintenance that I replaced was a sensor. I would have kept the car, but a family friend gave me a great deal on a Crown Victoria. I also have had friends who have had the Ford Taurus, they were also extremely reliable, the Ford Taurus is a great vehicle.
9th Mar 2010, 20:47
I bought a 1994 Taurus wagon 2 years ago for $100.00. Had to put a little bit of time and money into it. The car is still running good, body is getting rusty. I have had to replace the radiator and back brake lines.
Just bought a 1994 Mercury Sable for $250. Needs a tail light and a windshield. The car is from down south, still has the original brake lines, there is no rust on the car, it has 163,000 miles on it.
The Taurus has 160,000 on the odometer and is driven daily, haven't had many problems, both cars have the 3.0 engine, not the 3.8.
Also have a 1993 Ford Ranger, 89,000 original miles on it, bought it for $300 a year ago, had to do some work to it.
21st Feb 2011, 06:49
I have had four Tauri from 1992 to 1995. Everyone of them were dependable cars. My family drove 3 to around 200k, and then we sold them. One person I know has one, and it has over 260k on it and is still running well on the original transmission and engine. The only problems I had with these cars was the ignition control module, which caused the engine to run unevenly and the body control computer, I think it is called, which will make you think you have a fuel pump issue.
In summation, I am sorry, but I have too much experience with these cars. They were GOOD cars. One caveat. I had only the 3.0 engine. I understand the 3.8 had head gasket issues.