One can not judge every vehicle of a particular brand based on
the ONE they have owned good or bad, as many are prone to do. My
one son had a 2001 V6 Accord that was one problem after another
during the two years and 30,000 miles he drove it. His wife had
a Sable company car that she used during the same time period
that was trouble free and had nearly 50,000 miles on the clock.
Both cars were purchased new, should one than assume that all
Accords are bad and all Sables are good, I think not.
Bill 2 wrote:
I never much liked the Taurii... until the wife needed a newer car and I had
a limited budget.
For me, it took finding a 95 with just the right color for my idea of the
styling. Cranberry, in my case, I loved the looks then. And still do.
That was 5 years ago and 120,000 miles later.. total 165,000 miles, it has
been a real gem.
Look.... crap cars dont stay on the road.
I was a pup when the 1957 models came out, and you know the Fords way outsold
Chevvies that year.
7 Years later, when I bought my classic black 57 BelAir 2dr HT, you could
barely find a 57 Fairlane on the road.
Check out how many 90-95 Taurii you see on the street.
Now check how many early 90 Nissans you see.
Yep, got my '88 3.0 w/85k when grandma passed away. Big ? on it's service
record, maintained it and got it to 150k before the trannie went.
GF's '94 3.0 was bought used w/50k on it, it's at 150k and runs like a top.
Except for brake parts, VSS and a water pump it's still all OEM . If ya
don't drive them like a 17 yr old they last. I'd own a Nissan, if I lived
in Japan, but I don't and won't.
"Some suffer from insanity, I choose to enjoy it"
Consumer Reports gave them a recommended rating. Slightly used, you can get
one for around $10,000 if you negotiate. They have poor resale value and
they are a good vehicle. That works to the buyer's advantage.
LOW retail price perhaps, buy POOR retail price is inaccurate. As
a percentage of the actual total selling price the Taurus does
quite well. A two year old Taurus may go for $4,000 less than a
Camry but the new drive home price of a Taurus is at least %5,000
less. One can buy a 2004 Taurus V6, nicely equipped for under
$16,000 much less that the drive home price of a 4cy Camry. Go
do some total drive home pricing and get educated on real world
If your 95 is a 3.0, AX4N tranny; you have a keeper. Or sell it for premium
price, advertising it as such.
I was lucky because when I bought my 95.. knowing only vaguely of the 3.8
Head Gasket and AXOD piston problems and didnt even check for them.
Both Tauri had the 3.8 and axod. Neither had a problem. The '04 is two models
newer than the '95. I was wondering if they have similar reliability,
workmanship, etc relative to the model's history. Some advice has been to stay
away from first year and end year. Since Taurus is now history, I'm thinking
that the workers on '04 and maybe '03 models threw in the towel.
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