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#211 of 3389 94 Ford Taurus
Jul 01, 2000 (5:45 am)
I bought a 94 Taurus in 1995 and have had nothing but problems. I have had rear break problems that I have never been able to get fixed. The rotors wear out and the calipers don't retract and cause rubbing noises. Most recently I had the head gasket go out at 93K miles. Fortunately for me, Ford is covering this condition up to 100K miles or money toward purchase of another vehicle and I promptly dumped this car. The 94 - 95 models w/ 3.8L engines are notoriously known for blown head gaskets at low mileage (design defect).
Jul 02, 2000 (9:44 pm)
where's all the posts?
did someone say "darn" or something?
Geez they let you say some naughty things on the napster message board.
Jul 03, 2000 (6:27 pm)
Well, I just realized the other day that I've had my '97 Taurus for 2 months. I loved it the day I got it, and I can honestly say that the feeling hasn't changed. While the 3.0L vulcan engine doesn't produce as much power as my previous Sable's 3.8L engine, it is definitely above adequate for all the driving I do. The interior is great, and I must say that I love the integrated radio and climate controls. It looks great, drives great, and I got it for a great deal. If Ford found ways to improve this car for the 2000 model, I think there is no reason why the Taurus shouldn't regain #1 spot in the next few years.
#214 of 3389 TAURUS Sales are HOT!
Jul 03, 2000 (7:27 pm)
Wow....I guess the 2000 Taurus really has taken off. Ford reported record sales today for the Ford Taurus, 43,365 units. For comparison purposes, the Impala sold 15,522 units.
Jul 05, 2000 (5:00 am)
Sable93, I know the feeling. I have my '96 Taurus just over 2 months now as well, and the car is absolutely incredible. It's quiet, powerful (I have the Duratec engine), it rides like a dream and I love the interior.
While I brought the car in for service an oil change a few weeks ago, I looked around the dealer at some other Taurus vehicles. The 2000 Taurus is very nice, but it doesn't appear to be all that different from the '96-'99 models. Also, I definitely think that the '96-'97 dashboard is the best looking Taurus dashboard of all time (even though it has been only about 15 years since we were blessed with this vehicle. )The styling is a lot nicer than the styling used in the newer (and older) models. The font is so much nicer, and I like having the numbers displayed in increments of 10 rather than in 20. Although the dashboard introduced in '98 isn't bad looking, I think the '96-'97 dashboard blows it away aesthetically. Does anyone agree with me?
#216 of 3389 '96-'97 Dashboard
Jul 05, 2000 (4:08 pm)
Yeah, I really loved the dashboard on my '96 Taurus too. Until the day I had a problem with the cassette player. The dealer had to remove the entire console and send it out of town to be fixed. Since it was mid-winter and I refused to be without by defroster so that I could see, the dealer relented and gave me a loaner for the time it took to get the consoled repaired, returned and replaced. I really loved the styling on the entire vehicle. They just didn't think it all the way through when they created a radio/climate control console as one unit.
#217 of 3389 96 Taurus with issues
Jul 05, 2000 (5:52 pm)
Folks...my 96 Taurus ran like a dream...but now.....At speeds like 60, 65 mph sometimes the rpm's will drop from 2200 to under 1000 then jump back up again for no reason. At deceleration sometimes coming to a stop sign or turning off an exit ramp with no foot on the gas, the RPM's will drop from 1000 to under 500 then jumb back up. I took it in for service, and they say that they put it on the computer, and drove it...and I got the dreaded "Sorry, we can not duplicate the problem". Any ideas here?
#218 of 3389 '00 Ford Taurus SES
Jul 05, 2000 (6:54 pm)
Just picked up my new '00 Taurus SES on Saturday! Nice car, but a bit plain. Went w/the 24V motor and leather interior. Ordered the rear spoiler to give it a little more of a sporty look. Any suggestions about additional add on's. Why no dual exhaust? Can I do any mods w/out voiding warranty?
Jul 05, 2000 (11:22 pm)
I have a '90 Crown Vic that did the same exact thing (I know they have nothing in common but...) it turned out to be the computer itself... the shop that finally fixed it said that ford electronics are the hardest (of the big 3) to diagnose because they only report codes when things go wrong. the others (apparently) display what all the sensors are sending in. just a thought.
#220 of 3389 Engne computer problem
Jul 06, 2000 (1:21 am)
taterstud: I had a similar problem with a 1991 Taurus when it was brand new. I went back & forth 4 times with the dealer with no satisfaction. Couldn't duplicate problem, they tried the throttle sensor, O2 sensor etc. I kept insisting that it was the computer but they wouldn't change it. Got the Ford regional rep. involved and we finally agreed that the computer would be replaced, but if it didn't fix the problem I'd have to pay for the computer. The computer change fixed the problem. We kept the car to about 60K then sold it to a neighbor who drove it to 135K without the problem never occurred again after the computer was changed.