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#622 of 3389 1995 GL Police package
Feb 17, 2001 (10:13 am)
My 1995 GL has 181,000 miles and no major repairs not even the transmission. I replaced alternator at 135K and water pump/radiator at 172K. The rest is scheduled maintance. I ask my mechanic if I was lucky. He explained that my car was equipment with a "police package" which included heavy duty trans, SHO suspension and a modified 3.0 V6. Over the years has he has done all my maintence and said he was told this by Ford as he order new replacement parts. Can this be true? If so I would like to see if there is a version of this on 2001 Taurus. He said that he has seen other similar Taurus with this equipment exceed 400,000 miles. I am not sure if I should consider making a change.
#623 of 3389 Cd Changer fot tuarus
Feb 17, 2001 (5:17 pm)
Thanks for the info. I love My 97 it has the cd in the trunk. The 99 I will put in the trunk as well.
I was looking at crutch field's catalog . I will check out the "Radios and More" located in Fayetteville, NY (www.radiosandmore.com). People now.
#624 of 3389 1996 Taurus - How to shut off alarm
Feb 17, 2001 (7:17 pm)
My alarm goes off now and then for no reason, would anyone know how to disconnect it entirely ?
#625 of 3389 Shutting off the alarm
Feb 17, 2001 (10:33 pm)
No, I don't know how to do this, but after reading prior posts about bad door switches for the interior lights, maybe you should try replacing those switches first (since they are generally hooked into the alarm system) and leaving the alarm connected. Just a thought.
#626 of 3389 What's it worth???
Feb 20, 2001 (8:31 am)
I'm new to this section of the Townhall and I am hoping that everyone is as helpful as in the Pickup topics.
I have a 1993 Ford Taurus GL Sedan with the 3.8L V-6 (100,500 miles). Over the weekend, we experienced some severe engine trouble. It is either a blown head gasket or cracked engine block. I am interested in cutting my losses with this vehicle and just getting rid of it.
Does any one have any thoughts on what the vehicle is worth as is? The body and interior are in good shape. There are no other problems with the vehicle that I am aware of.
Any help would be most appreciated.
#627 of 3389 90 taurus - rear suspension
Feb 20, 2001 (3:23 pm)
The plate that holds the rear control arms is cracked along with the box beam it attaches to.
Anyone have idea how to fix less than the
frame shop quote of $3000.
Feb 20, 2001 (6:49 pm)
It's the head gaskets! The 3.8L Ford head gaskets have a better popping ratio than Orville Redenbacher!!! When mine on my '93 went (in 1998), it cost me $1,300 to have fixed at an independent shop. They did NOT use Ford parts when they repaired it and they said that they had never had one come back a second time. Car ran beautifully after that, so you might want to reconsider selling if you like the car. I ended up selling mine after my daughter hit the back end of a pickup with it (last spring)! The bumber was fine, but the fascia, headlights and hood were goners. Body shop estimate was $1,800. Since I don't know anybody "in the business" as they say, that is what it would have cost me to fix it. Instead, I finally ended up selling it (103,000 miles) to a Ford used car salesman for $800. He was able to get it fixed cheaper than I could. He hasn't had any problems with it that I am aware of. In my mind then, I got $2,600 for the car (this was last October). If you go by the same formula I did, you could probably get about $900 - $1,300 for yours if it is in excellent shape.
By the way, have you talked to Ford about fixing it? They have been covering some of the costs of this repair under a secret, extended warranty. I don't know the details though, but perhaps someone else does on here.
#629 of 3389 Minnesotaart
Feb 21, 2001 (6:04 am)
Thanks for the great information. I do appreciate it.
I've got a pretty good contact at a local Ford dealership. I'll be talkin' with him today about a possible "secret warranty". The worst they can say is no, right? I'll let you know if I have any success.
#630 of 3389 Price on my SES Taurus. Good, Average, or Poor
Feb 21, 2001 (10:56 am)
Just bought a 2001 ES with 16,000 miles for 16,200. I tried to use Edmund's to gauge what I should pay. I figured around 16,000. What do you think? A friend of mine paid 12,400 for a 2000 SE with 25,000 miles. Does it depreciate that much?
Feb 21, 2001 (9:09 pm)
The 2000's seem to hold $1000 more than the 1999's did, since they have the restyle, etc.
My neighboorhood Ford dealer had a glut of year old 1999's last year for $11-12K. Now they have 2000's for $13-14K. They get a lot of rental cars for sale.
Also, used Focus' go for more money than 2000 used 4 cyl. Contours. The local dealer has '00 Contours for $9999 and used '00 Focus SE's for $12-14K.