1986 Ford Taurus User Reviews

1986 Ford Taurus Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • Performance:2.9 out of 5 stars2.9 out of 5 stars2.9 out of 5 stars2.9 out of 5 stars2.9 out of 5 stars 2.9 / 5
  • Appearance:2.8 out of 5 stars2.8 out of 5 stars2.8 out of 5 stars2.8 out of 5 stars2.8 out of 5 stars 2.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Overall: 3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5

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"power" 3 reviews
"space" 2 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews

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Mark writes:
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4

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Reliable

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Style - borring

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Ford Taurus — This car had the Yamaha engine - never had a problem for 186 thousand miles. Perfomance was average for a v6 engine - excellent handling in the Wisconsin snow. Seemed to have to replace the boot joints annually, and the digital dash slowly broke down, but other than that the car never had any problems that I can remember.

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Eric writes:
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comfy, reliable

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not fast, or a great looker.

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98 Taurus — build quality was good apperance was not great. the car had a lot of space and everyone who rode in my car commented on how comfy the seats were. I reccomend getting the dashboard instruments in digital. much more entertaining.

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Jonathan writes:
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the digital dash was awesome

Cons

nothing

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86 Taurus — got this car second hand from my uncle had the leather interior and digital dash..power seats and windows...never had any problems with the car...great first car for a high school student...funny story is my parent's crashed it not me

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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ackpht writes:
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comfortable, practical, don't care if it gets dinged up

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the cursed AXOD transmission, engine difficult to work on

ackpht
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A Decent Design Brought Low By Bad Engineering — Bought a used Taurus wagon cheap after my Toyota died. Lots of interior room, great highway cruiser, good placement of controls. I could lift the rear window and fit two garbage cans in it. Great "park it anywhere and not worry about it" car. AXOD transmission failed (as many, many of them did), spent big $ to get it fixed, but stuff kept breaking. Liked the car but ultimately couldn't trust it. Donated it to charity.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Konrad writes:
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Innovative, 2000's design in The 1980's, FULL of gadgets and screens to play with, good power and nice incredible premium audio.

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Too many electric gadgets for a car so old (LX), Auto trans needs to be taken care off,Cooling Fan system is a pain.

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Ford Taurus Lx A Silent Classic — The most important car ever made by Ford in a LONG LONG time, build quality is incredible and this LX came with all the goods, even a pouch on the trunk with gloves, tire psi measuring device, multi flashlight, etc. Everything is powered, seats 6 way adjust, power lumbar, electronic climate control,keyless entry,auto lamps w/timer, electronic cluster, system scanner and fuel computer, cruise control,amplified factory installed premium audio system with 6 speakers.... Even things you won't find in BMW's and Mercedes of the time. The engine gives you enough power for highway cruising and mountain climbing, it's not a ferrari but it pulls with nice nice torque. 140hp on 1986 was a good figure and only 1300! A truly underestimated car at times. Best American car of the 80's a true competitor to the Europeans. You can almost say it was stolen form the Germans at Ford Germany ;)

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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sheris writes:
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I like the looks and the fold down seats in back

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Hard to find parts for in my area

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I Like It So Far — Bought used so I really can only say what I like about the way it is now. Overall Tough car and nice looks. Aside from having a hard time finding some replacement parts for it so far it's ok. I like the way I can open either the whole back or just the window part. I like the hideaway for the tire.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jessica writes:
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power seats/windows/door locks; soft velvety interior; came with it s own touch-up paint.

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V-6 (not very fuel efficient), slow to get-up-and-go.

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Where It Stops, Nobody Knows! — This car was in almost immaculate condition when it was purchased from family members back in 1999. I did not receive it until 2001, after my stepmother and my sister had their hands all over it. By the time I got it, it had been rear-ended, ridden over 20,000 miles and needed new everything. It got me all the way fro Palm Springs, CA to Socorro, New Mexico before it quit. I had it towed to Albuquerque, when it lived another year before completely giving up. My model had electric everything, making it a luxury vehicle of its time. I loved this car, but it had seen better days and at 17 years on the road, it was time to put her to pasture.

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Jethro writes:
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space

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unreliable

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Worst Car I've Ever Owned — Great interior space, was a great car 22 years ago but the drivetrain was unreliable.

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Mark writes:
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nice to drive,  good power with the v6, lost of cargo room

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not much head room, alittle hard to work on, it is a ford,

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Im A Dad Now So I Got A Station Wagon — jsut go this car because i got a kid and needed a famley car. its cool i like station wagons. has a 3.0l v6 4speed auto, new paint, decent power could be inproved with little things like cold air intack and exaust. had to chance the heater core on it had to remove the dash for that was not fun

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1987 Ford Taurus Reviews

The Saviour For Ford By Jordan

This is the car that saved Ford in the Mid eighties. This is also the first car I ever owned. Never had a problem with it besides the water pump. And being my first car it was treated pretty rough.... Read More

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1988 Ford Taurus Reviews

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1989 Ford Taurus Reviews

Solid By Matt

Grandma car! Good gas mileage, holds a family of four with no poblem. Has no power, no looks/style, doesn't handle very well, but grabs the attention of 60 year olds an up! Either way, was a good dail... Read More

Tore Up Taurus By Michael

a cheap car i bought off of my dad. Drove it for a few months and made 2.25 trips from Warrensburg to the Bronx. The last time my X-girlfriend and i never made it. The head gasket blew and i knew it b... Read More

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1990 Ford Taurus Reviews

Possibly The Best Bargain In The Used Car Market For Under $5,000. By NFaoliu

This is the first car I've ever bought outright with my own money. The Taurus SHO I found on Craigslist 5 years ago was a 1990 SHO+ model, meaning it came fully loaded with every option under the sun.... Read More

It Is A Good Grocery Getter. By Wallace

It is a good car, except for the fact that I currently have a cracked block. It has an engine limiter, so it takes forever to get upto speed. Once at highway speeds, the overdrive kicks in and has goo... Read More

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1991 Ford Taurus Reviews

It Like The Car It Is A Tank And Makes You Feel Secure When Driving. By lwmk13

the look of the car is not bad it is not rounded as the newer Tauruses and is a really heavy duty car. the backseats are very roomy with lots of head and leg room and very comfortable. The front bench... Read More

Great Grocery Getter And Weekend Camping Getaway Vehicle By Jamesey38

Great Cloth interior easy to keep clean, Hauling capacity is way beyond whats expected for a vehicle this size. Although the 3.0 engine could use a few more ponies, it gets where it goes..Bad Tranny ... Read More

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