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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Wagon
#450 of 475 Re: SABLE/TAURUS [edmund2460]
Jul 16, 2006 (12:08 am)
That reply is quite humorous. Seeing how you have in short stated what I have said.
ďAs far as the reliability of the sable and the Taurus I can say its better than people say. Yes in the 80's the technology was bas but look at all cars in the 80's in the same class. As far as American cars go, their were few mid sized cars worth wild. And Dodge had the worst of all.Ē
So there it is spelled out for you, in my opinion the Taurus is one of the better cars from the 80s-90s but all cars had problems. The main reason cars had a problem is due to the fact that American cars were built on the concept of carburetion well injection was kind of new so they had problems. Everyone had problems the main problem was the introduction of emissions on a carbureted car, they donít like the EGR much. But here is the thing about your car. Itís only a guess but they both had the 3.8l V6. The major problem with that was the head gasket. Now I donít know all of your problems but their were most likely recalls and you forgot to follow up on them. But as far as your 2 cars go the 87 was a gen1 car and the 92 was a gen2. They made the gen2 in 1991 only modifications were cosmetic. The hood, fenders, and headlights can not be interchanged between the 2 due to the design. But you should know that.
#451 of 475 Re: SABLE/TAURUS [ford_boy_1984]
Aug 25, 2006 (8:28 am)
I would have to say the Ford Taurus is still one of the most reliable American cars on the road. My dad owns a 2000 Ford Taurus, has driven in Atlanta,(difficult driving) and has rarely had trouble with it. We've driven to many different places and have been find handling the large size of the Taurus. It's now 2006, 4 years have passed since he bought it (2002), and his Ford still looks like new. Not many vehicles can have that said about them.
#452 of 475 CD Changer
Sep 18, 2006 (10:19 am)
Just bought a '00 Taurus SE wagon and want to add a CD changer. Where is the wiring harness located in the back? Also
can anyone recommend a either OEM of aftermarket on the changer itself. Looks like some used OEM's are available e-bay.
#453 of 475 1996 Mercury Sable Wagon
Oct 02, 2006 (7:36 am)
I have a 96 Sable Wagon which I got from a repo deal. It had all the usual stuff wrong, brakes worn out etc. The transmission went kaput a few months after I got the car. I had the trans replaced with a recon unit ($1300)and that went south a few months after the warranty run out. Luckily I had friend who put some pressure on the people who sold me the recon unit and they repaired it (grudginly) for cost. I think the unit is going to fail again, bad shifts, thudding sound when you slow to a stop etc. Is there another trans that will fit my Sable or am I going to have to bite the bullet and get another one when it goes again, the car is not worth trying to sell with the trans as it is and I can't afford a new car...any ideas?
Feb 07, 2007 (7:58 am)
I heard on the news this AM that Ford is officially renaming the Five Hundred as the Taurus in hopes of helping the turn around of the company. The news anchor said something like "the Taurus saved Ford before, they are hoping it will do it again..."
Now I wonder, will they rename the Mercury Montego back to the Sable as well? And will they bother to come out with a Wagon model on this line, considering they are trying to launch the "Edge" model?
I have a '98 Sable Wagon with about 60K miles on it, my 3rd Sable Wagon.
#456 of 475 Re: Taurus Reborn [pat]
Feb 12, 2007 (11:52 am)
Interesting... and thanks! It looks like my first post on that topic in this group even beat the first post in that thread...
But a Taurus X? I'm sorry, no interest here...
My Sable/Taurus history?? My ex-wife and I had bought a 1989 Sable Wagon to replace a totalled Bronco II. Loved it, so we bought a matching 1989 Sable Sedan. I drove the heck out of that '89 Sedan with no major problems, all over the country on business. Then she got ownership of the '89 wagon during a divorce, and I leased a '94 Sable Wagon. Mostly a lease so she couldn't touch it during the divorce proceedings.
After the '94 lease was up, I leased a 1996 Sable Sedan in '96. Decided I hated it, because I needed all that loading space in the back to move stuff around.
So then I got the '98 Sable Wagon. Now it's still under 60,000 miles, sure I've had some problems, but for the most part, it's been great. I did buy a 2003 Sable Sedan at the end of 2003, (0% interest for six years, why not?). It's running just fine, but I still prefer the road "feel" and handling of the 1998 better. I think in the 2003 they added some sort of "power-assisted" steering which makes it feel much more mushier, in my opinion. Rides decent, I just prefer the '98 flavor.
Anyway, nothing I've seen hints any indication of bringing back a Sable or Taurus Wagon, other than the so-called Taurus X. (Not interested, frankly!)
I guess the "X" stands for Cross as in Cross-over? No thanks, but I still would like to find a decent "wagon", as I'm just NOT an SUV kind of guy.
#457 of 475 Try it you'll like it.
Feb 12, 2007 (12:14 pm)
I have a 2000 Sable LS wagon that was struck in the right rear causing the vehicle to be declared "Totaled" by the insurance company.
We still have it, don't ask why.
HOWEVER, we have since purchased a Mazda CX-7 and am surprised at the technological advances which makes for safety and drivability improvements beyond that which your cars may have. It also makes driving much more pleasurable .
#458 of 475 Re: Try it you'll like it. [nmk]
Feb 13, 2007 (10:47 am)
Actually, yeah, when Ford first announced they were discontinuing the Sable/Taurus wagon (the topic of this thread, after all...) I did start looking around at my choices, and the Mazda-6 Wagon looked like a nice replacement for the Sable Wagon, actually.
Not sure how much I'm interested in the CX-7 (again, X for that "cross-over" designation...?)
Now are they getting rid of the Mazda-6 Sport Wagon and forcing people to go with the CX-7???
#459 of 475 Re: Try it you'll like it. [ford_guy52]
Feb 13, 2007 (4:57 pm)
Well, you might want to consider the Mazda speed 3 Wagon. I have just read a review of it and it has the same engine as the 6 and cx-7.
What I read sounds like a fun car as well.
All the best