Gave my mother-in-law a new 92 Taurus Wagon.
Drove it home last week because it had some problems. He is what I found.
1. The rotors had separated from their own hubs (even though there was
little wear on the rotors). Now I know why it did not stop to well.
2. The gas tank was leaking fumes from a rust hole.
3. All the hydraulic lines and gas lines were fully rusted, even the
transmission lines I had the Ford dealer replace 4 years ago.
4. The transmission and motor pans were fully rusted and leaking.
5. One could not get the steel wheel's plastic wheel covers off to change
the tires because all the screws holding the covers to the wheels had rusted
tight. (We had to hammer the screw holders out of the wheels to get them
Perhaps the CEO of Ford should drive and maintain his own cars for a few
years to see what Ford has put out into the wild. I hope more recent
production has addressed these durability issues.
By the way, once I fixed the breaks and replaced the tires it stopped and
drove just like the fine vehicle it is.