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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Sedan, Wagon
#1 of 3012 tatchy
Apr 05, 1999 (9:02 pm)
Hi! my name is tatchy. I have question about
Taurus. What should I know about Taurus' repair and
maintenance when I purchase or lease it? Would you
please answer me!
Apr 12, 1999 (5:41 pm)
For a new one you have to know nothing, for a used one my opinion - better not to do it at all.
Apr 20, 1999 (7:28 pm)
Do not purchase a used or new Taurus. Ever. Do not get in a Taurus. Cross the street if you see one. Especially mine.
Apr 28, 1999 (2:39 pm)
Wife drives a '94 Taurus LX. Currently 69K. This has to be the worst car we've ever owned. Nickel and diming us already. Hard to keep front end aligned. Noisy. Lousy AC. Check out the Consumer Reports web site ratings for the year you are considering. Most years rate at the bottom for reliability.
May 07, 1999 (8:59 pm)
Several of my friends and I have had Tauruses. None have gone beyond 110K. Mostly front end troubles, transmission and A/C (for the total price of all repairs A/C could be golden plated!)
May 09, 1999 (5:15 am)
AC in the Fords designed the way that it would
never hold it contents long enough. How Ford escaped environmental class action suite - that what makes me wonder.( I forgot, 20 bil in cash reserves probably outweigh big hole in ozone layer).
#7 of 3012 mpaul
May 12, 1999 (3:23 am)
Worst vehicle I have ever owned!!!
Three transmissions,2nd engine,Every time I
have the a/c repaired it lasts one season then
springs a new leak.
Numerous other problems. I don,t drive my vehicles
hard and they are well maintained.
Run as fast as you can from a Taurus
#9 of 3012 dmiller2
May 17, 1999 (9:29 pm)
I had a 1991 Taurus wagon that went through three transmissions in 75,000 miles and an air conditioner. You won't see me in a Ford dealership anymore.
#10 of 3012 Taurus type
Jun 15, 1999 (8:12 pm)
Not really a Taurus fan. My 89 3.0 just went over 150K, however. Tranny beginning to slip again just like it did at 75K. Was fixed under 3rd party warranty for over $1300. Overall, approx $4300 worth of warranty work done between 75 and 100K. This has sold me on extended warranties from the right party. I am religious about regular maintenance but I do drive somewhat harder than the next guy. Would NOT recommend the car overall although I'd probably rate it over most Chrysler products, given that I own/have owned my share of them.