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1996 Ford Taurus

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 18/Hwy 26/Comb 21 MPG
Max Seating: 6
Engine: V6, 3.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1996 Ford Taurus Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.6
Out of 10

Based on 539 Ratings for the 1996 - 1999 models.

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  • Value
    8.1/10
    Quality
    8.0/10
  • Reliability
    8.2/10
    Performance
    8.2/10
  • Comfort
    8.5/10
    Styling
    7.9/10

Great car but having 2 repair the same issues

By on Friday, April 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 159,115

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "gas, easy to fix,"

Cons: "replacing the same parts, no cd or tape player"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"I brought my car used in 2012 at about 139xxx miles. When I brought the car the seller stated that the transmission had recently been replaced but there was no paper work. So far no issues with the transmission, but I have replaced the engine mounts twice and they need to be replaced again (they should have been replaced more than twice) as you can see the whole engine shifting into gear. The oxygen sensor has to be replace every year, the right tire axle keeps needing to be replace, not to mention I had to replace the tire rods a few months after I first got the car. Even though these are minor repairs, I am not sure why I have to keep repairing the same parts. The engine mounts were replaced by 2 different shops. I recently brought a Lincoln navigator (which is in the same family) so hopefully I wont have these same issues. But the car has been reliable other than the issues listed and easy to repair as I replaced the alternator my self with the help of YouTube about 2 years back. I am selling the car now as I will not keep repairing the same issues"

1 person out of 4 found this review helpful

This car has a yamaha engine. Great

By on Monday, March 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 174,558

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This Ford Sho has a Yamaha engine in it and it runs like a race car. In very good condition. If you like the engine it is worth it."

best vehicle, drove 100,000 miles, my second SHO

By on Tuesday, January 06, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "see above"

Cons: "couldn't think of any"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"great gas/mileage ratio, smooth running, amazing acceleration, the the 8 cylinder dual valves is a power house!!"

8 people out of 11 found this review helpful

performance plus milage

By on Sunday, December 21, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The yamaha motor is a masterpiece I actually get better milage than 23 hwy , I get 28. Love this car."

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Very reliable vehicle.

By on Friday, December 12, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 168,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Fun to drive."

Cons: "Poor city gas mileage."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Was 8 years old when I bought it. Selling it because I am moving. Otherwise I would keep it until it falls apart. Love my Taurus."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

She has been a great car!

By on Sunday, September 28, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 235,525

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Dependable and economic"

Cons: "Difficult to get in and out of"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"This car has been a God Send. She has required only the natural maintenance needed, i.e. breaks, a/c flush and normal required service. She is just nearing the time when her transmission will need serviced. She is reliable and economic vehicle. My only real complaint is that is difficult to get in and out of as I am short and must pull the seat up to reach the peddles."

14 people out of 22 found this review helpful

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