11th Apr 2006, 10:01
I have a 94 Taurus and it has 150,000 miles and this is the car's 4th transmission. My dad had the bright idea of buying this car and then giving it to me. Well I can't afford a new car so I have to keep fixing this piece of junk. This is the second time we've had a problem with Taurus transmissions. My dad didn't learn his lesson the first time with our 1989 Taurus. These cars are junk and I wouldn't recommend them to anyone. Ride your bike before driving this junk pile.
2nd Jul 2006, 12:18
I also had a 1994 Taurus GL. These are pieces of junk!!! When I bought mine as a 5 year car (at that time) 9k miles later, transmission (what Ford is famous for doing) gave up completely.
Fixed it. Then I had an oil leak. Mechanic tells me it's the crankshaft seal on the transmission side of engine. Trans needs to be removed to get to it. I decided to just live with oil leak.
I had a problems with the power window switch. Doesn't work. I later sold this car to a co worker. Later he told me that transmission died again. After he fixed it, the engine decided to give way too.
I WILL NEVER BUY FORD AGAIN!! I lost a lot of money because of Ford quality. Not ONLY THAT, I had nothing but people telling me how crappy Ford is (and VERY VERY seldom have I received any kind of compliments). MAN were they right!! Buy a Honda or Toyota instead! At least you don't have to worry about ANYBODY telling you bad things about your Honda or Toyota etc. You'll get mostly ALL compliments about these better made cars.
23rd Oct 2007, 10:12
I have a 1994 Taurus GL wagon, it has 225,000km on it and the only thing to ever go wrong was the power window on the rear drivers side... fixed it for about $5. You guys must have got lemons.
P.S Funniest thing is I'd never buy a Honda or Toyota for the same reasons why that last guy doesn't want to buy a Ford. Never had a Japanese car work properly for me. Maybe they just don't like me.
31st May 2009, 15:32
I bought a 94 for Taurus second hand. I like Fords but I hate this car. I have already replaced the a/c on it, idler pulley, radiator, both rear springs and struts, passenger side front spring and strut, and now working on replacing the motor mounts. This has to be one of the worst vehicles I have ever owned.