Yea, i look every week for parts. And in my part of the world, i don't see 3rd
taurus often listed. Most of the time there cars that stopped running and the
parked them. You still have to pull the trannie out. Or pay someone to to it.
if there not running, still no guarantee how good it is or is not. No way to test
it. And if the owner ran it into the ground, chances are the rest of the car is
Most owners don't buy back their wrecked cars if there totalled, so you would
to have an inside at the insurance auction to get to them. Its not uncommon to
1st and second gen taurus from $200 or so on up. Usually with a dead 3.8 or a
trannie. I did see a 3.0 spouting water out of the tail pipe last month. They
usually outlast the car.
Its rare that i see a taurus that's parts out listed in one of these types
of paper. A pickup, SUV, or collectable is another matter.
Ok Mr. expert. 1993 taurus. 180K Miles. Original 3.0 motor.
Original ax4s. Still going. Have i done work to it?
YOu bet! but its still serviceable and running.
Parts are available and salvage can be had.
Yea, i got a stash of salvaged parts for future repairs.
Scam them when a core wanders by. SO i guess your 100K
theory is bogus. Yes, there not all good. some don't hit
100K. especially with a 3.8. Any 10 year old car is going
to need on going maintenance. I don't care WHAT brand it
is. Can you name me one that does not? You can roll on the floor
all you want. I have got my moneys worth out of this car 10 times
Your hit, the other guys insurance totals it. They pay you off.
They own the car then. That's how its bought back. How do i know?
My wife's old taurus got totaled this way and i bought it back for
parts. Pulled out the vitals and the rest went for tin cans.
Maybe you can get that 16 year old kid that totaled his own car to
pull the trannie for you too.............
Chances are his parent hauled it to the junkyard before any parts
got strewn across the drive way. Nice try Hurc......
More than what???
My taurus is running. Same cannot be said for my 96 S10 2.2.
A motor that is supposedly not an interference motor that is sitting in
my driveway with little compression after a cheap factory chain
tensioner shelled and caused the cam gear to slip. New chain and gear
did not help. Probably bent valves. Will find out latter this week.
I have seen 3.8's with 150K. But there in the minority compared to
3.0's. And i cannot vouch for how many head gasket repairs they might
have had. I have seen some nice cars trashed with bad 3.8's.
Most 3.0's will out live the car. Death by trannie or rust is more
You think HOndays don't break either?.
I see the older ones at the side of the road just like
anything else. ANd the u pick it yard has a pile of them.
Got to give honda credit, they do build a good car that holds it value
longer. But it generally costs more. And it eventually dies like
I have a love / hate relationship with them. The 93 now needs motor
mounts, and has a PS leak i have been waiting until it warms up to
work on. Since i do most of my own work and have the manuals, i usually
can get it back on the road or fixed reasonably. And with my stash of
parts, a lot of big expensive items are in the garage ready to go.
Since my S10 is now dead, it has priority in the repair list.
I don't think i would be as successful reasonably fixing a rice burner
of the same age. Mileage is OK, but not great. 17/18 in town and up to
29 on the road. I will run this one until it self destructs or a better
newer one comes along. My wife has been in wrecks with two of them and
lived to tell about it. I doubt she would have been as lucky in a
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