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#1092 of 3389 HELP: NEED ADVISE
Jul 14, 2001 (11:33 am)
Is $3,000 too much to pay for a 1993 Ford Taurus? It is GL, 4 dr. sedan, with 75,000. We have had Taurus' in the past and have had transmission problems with both of them. My son is looking at this privately owned car and I am worried that he might be buying a big headache for too much money. Any Advise and Information on this year and model car would be *greatly* appreciated. Thanks in advance. Jane
Jul 14, 2001 (5:57 pm)
I am in the market for a car. This time I will definetely buy domestic. I spotted 2000 Taurus for $12.5K with 22K miles. However I am very reluctant after I have read all transmission problems. Is there any 2000 owner out there that can share his/her experience with us.
#1094 of 3389 Transmission
Jul 14, 2001 (7:59 pm)
I have heard of stories of transmission problems with Tauruses, but I would hope not many 2000 model owners are having problems yet. If there is still a problem, it might take a few years to show up. I know someone who had a 1997 Taurus that started having problems with the transmission earlier this year.
Make sure the owner has original copies of all the maintenance records and consider an extended warranty.
#1095 of 3389 1992 Taurus $600 starting problem - did dealer stiff me?
Jul 15, 2001 (1:44 am)
Took '92 Taurus (52k miles) to dealer recently as one day it all of a sudden would not start (cranked ok & was getting fuel). They kept it for 5 days (!!) and here is what they came up with:
1. Replaced MAF sensor (said it was corroded and damaged) $161.67 for remanufactured part.
2. Replaced engine electric coolant control, $40.25 (now this I happen to have replaced myself a couple months ago for a different reason)
3. Wiring kit asy jumper $18.20
4. Labor $287.00
5. Environmental & supply charge $29.00 (!!!! what a rip this is, unbelievable!)
Total came to almost $600 with tax, and this was after they reduced it $50 after I compained when I picked the car up.
The clerk at the counter mentioned something about a $75 core credit (probably for MAF sensor) but this was not noted on the bill or credited to me - I assume they will keep this money when they get it.
Seems like they just started changing parts and charged me for their trial and error diagnostics.
I asked for my old parts but they could not produce them. Did not persue that yet, was going to go back Monday and talk to manager.
Did I get screwed here? I am not even sure that the problem is absolutely solved, I worry that I will get stuck somewhere when/if it decides not to start again...
#1096 of 3389 Transmission problem...
Jul 15, 2001 (2:18 pm)
I have a 2000 ford taurus that I purchased in November 1999 and it is in the shop for transmission work. The mechanic tells me the gear shift is broken and I have to pay $1500 to fix it because I have 36125 (115 miles over my warranty)...how convenient, huh? So needless to say I am not happy with this car and will be trading it in SOON...
#1097 of 3389 lteturner - broken shifter
Jul 15, 2001 (7:05 pm)
I would DEFINITELY bring this matter to the attention of the Ford Zone Manager. There is NO WAY that you should have to pay for that repair! Take 'em to small claims court if you have to, but you should not have to pay for that.
#1099 of 3389 94 Taurus AC Problems
Jul 16, 2001 (3:22 am)
Have a 94 Taurus w/ 112K, AC stopped working, was diagnosed with a leak somewhere under the dash, quote to fix is 1200, does this sound right? Anyone else have the same problem?
Jul 16, 2001 (7:53 pm)
JUST STARTED LOOKING AT THE NEW 2001 TAURUS--SUNROOFS ARE NO LONGER A CHARGEABLE OPTION? IS THIS FOR THE MIDWEST ONLY?
#1101 of 3389 marsha7 - rear end clunk
Jul 16, 2001 (9:46 pm)
I have the same thing in my 2000 SE. Only happens with people in the back. I haven't gotten under there and checked anything yet because it isn't very loud or frequent. If you find anything please let us know.