Hello, helpful people.
I'm thinking of buying a '93 Taurus Wagon with a mere 20k miles on it.
It's in beautiful shape, hardly driven, good CARFAX report -- but I
keep reading about bad reliability in general for the '93 Taurus.
Anyone have any advice? Good experiences/Bad experiences with that
year & model? At how many miles did things start to go?
Mine still runs well. You'll enjoy maintenance because of age, but nothing
big has broken yet. At 108,000 miles I'm still happy. Make sure it is a
3.0 and have "all!!!" the fluids changed at once, including the brake fluid.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Amy Biancolli) wrote in message
The weak links for these Taurus are transmission and a/c. My 95
Tausus has only 76k miles. About five months ago the transmission
started to slip. Everytimes it goes from stop to go, the transmission
will shudder. My mechanic told me I need a new transmission. A
rebulit from Ford will run $2600 installed. I thought by 95 Ford had
solved the famous Taurus transmission problem. My mechanic, who is a
very honest man, told me Ford had not. I am very disapppointed about
this, since I have taken great care of the transmission. I changed
the transmission fluid every 30k miles and I have never abused the
car. I decided not to repair the transmission. I am still driving
the car. I pray that it will last for a while. The rest of the car
is still in great shape. I will junk the car when the transmission
Another major problem you may have is the a/c. The a/c in my Taurus
had a major leak. I have some of the a/c tubings replaced and had the
system recharged at a cost of $500. Good luck in your purchase.
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