Someone has given me their 94 Ford Taurus GL Wagon (3.8L V6 automatic,
174k miles). They bought it used with 30k miles from a rental agency
and took very good care of it. I lack any self-repair skills but would
like to use it for putting around town if it can be repaired for a
reasonable amount. Here's what I know:
PAST PROBLEMS: Head gaskets and ignition both replaced due to recall.
Transmission rebuilt once. Motor mounts repaired three or four
PRESENT PROBLEMS: Motor mount loose (this is an ongoing problem).
Heater core needs replacing (not a priority). Possible pinhole
radiator leak (car does seem to get hot when driving the streets after
20 minutes or so). Windshield wipers only work on high speed.
Speedometer lags about 10MPH, so when I'm doing 65 I'm really doing
Otherwise this vehicle is very clean, A/C works great, power
locks/seats, good brakes. If we can at least get the motor mount(s)
repaired, I would like to think this car has at least 15k safe miles
left in it. Am I asking for trouble?
Thanks for any advice...