8th Jul 2004, 14:06
I have a Taurus that has over 125,000 miles on it, basically it is a good car, with a few minor repairs that need to be done to it, which is to be expected with an older vehicle. Don't we wish they would all run like brand new?
12th Aug 2004, 19:59
Almost everyone knows that no matter how well a Taurus/Sable is taken care of and no matter how carefully it is driven the transmission is faulty. That is the biggest complaint about them. Ford needs to recall them and make them stronger. I had to take a brand new Taurus as a rental car and the Transmission went out on me 200 miles out of town. It only had 4500 miles on it. I would never buy a front wheel drive Ford product. I owned a 71 Ford Galaxie with no problems what so ever and my brother drives a '95 F-150 with no problems.
23rd Aug 2004, 20:01
No, not everybody knows about the ford transmissions. If I would have known, I would not have bought the Ford Taurus I now own and call The Money Pit.
13th May 2005, 09:39
Well, I have a 1991 Ford Taurus right now. There is nothing wrong with it. I have had it for over a year now. As long as you keep the engine up, oil changes, annual inspections, etc., your Taurus (along with any car) should run just fine. Maybe this guy bought it from someone who didn't take care of it. Take it for a test drive, check the engine before you buy a car! My car has almost 250,000 miles on it. I drive that thing ROUGH. It's still staying strong. You have to take care of your car for it to take care of you. JC
12th Jul 2006, 02:14
My 91 ford Taurus LX -was- given to me (possibly unfortunately). It has only 68,000 miles on it, and amongst the problems listed below, are various other problem areas, such as cosmetic and performance problems.
So far, the water heater has broken down on multiple occasions.
Head gaskets had to be replaced.
Starter had severe problems, and problems with stalling.
Inner and outer tie rods had to be replaced.
Brake rotors all around had to be replaced.
I just got the transmission rebuilt (I know, stupid, cost more than the car is worth. :: sigh ::) And then the wheel bearings in the front went out.
Now, I have news that there is severe, possibly fatal (for the car) corrosion damage to the unibody.
In short, I have not had this car go for longer than a month without breaking down, and I've only had it for 2 and a half years. I can see why the car dealer laughed when my mother tried to trade it in towards her newer car. I would not consider buying another Ford product again.
6th Jan 2007, 01:16
I got my 1991 Ford Taurus GL 6 month ago. The transmission was never changed. Car runs just perfect! No problems at all.
And there is nothing wrong with it being front wheel drive because I'm not a big fan of drifting and street racing...
Therefore when people buy Ford Taurus they should not expect an F1 performance...