1994 Ford Taurus User Reviews

1994 Ford Taurus Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 33 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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"power" 14 reviews
"ride" 11 reviews
"speed" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"sound" 5 reviews
CONS
"power" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"high maintenance" 3 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews

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Ryan writes:
1994 Ford Taurus SHO Review
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Unique Yamaha and manual transmission are addicting, making every drive fun.   It's a sleeper, much more so when it was new than now.  Understated but sporty styling, Comfortable, roomy, and more amenities than the typical family sedan of the early 90's.  Good handling and the sound and pull of the Yamaha, again.

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Somewhat weak brakes.  Maintenance must be done to keep it running well, which is not always easy, and it is American which unfortunately means not always the best build quality and part longevity.

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The 143 Mph Family Sedan Of The Early 90's, For Under 25 Grand. — Ford took an otherwise boring run of the mill Taurus and decided to drop in the 3.0L Yamaha built V6 that they had contracted Yamaha to built. They mated it to a Mazda built 5 speed transaxle (more 93-95 cars however had a Ford automatic) which provided positive, solid shifts, although not nearly as smooth as a Honda or BMW. A huge amount of work was done to the suspension tuning, making it stiffer, adding bigger anti-roll bars, and doing everything possible to dial back torque steer. Along with the minor exterior changes, front facia, rear bumper, small trunk mounted spoiler, alittle body clading and 16" wheels (up from the base Taurus's 15's) the interior was upgraded with leather seating and sunroofs on some cars, a standard auto climate control, and an optional JBL audio system. The car tracks straight on the highway, and can hold its own on back roads, as long as maintenance is is kept up on the suspension. Steering feel is good and torque steer is very controllable, only showing itself in first gear on bumpy or wet roads. For most of the earlier SHO's brakes were a weak point. They were just alittle unndersized, never lacking in stopping power, but if subjected to alot of highspeed braking, or track use were easily warped after a few 5 or 10 thousand miles. The 220hp Yamaha however is a unique engine that makes you crave flooring it to listen and feel the secondary intake runners open above 4k rpm. Its raw power delivery is unlike any family sedan of today and you'll surprise many people when they look under the hood. This was one of Ford's best cars of the early 90's, when they were thriving and not afraid to try something alittle different.

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Robert writes:
1994 Ford Taurus SHO Review
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Surprising kids in their little foreign cars and kicking their butts.   LOL

Cons

Hard to find second hand parts for this rare machine.

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Four Door Grocery Getter Designed To Avoid The Police While Kicking Butt Against The Import Crowd. — The SHO combined all the luxuries available at the time with far above average power and handling performance. A joy to drive and a reliable ride. I've had mine since 1997 and the odometer currently sits around 270,000 KM

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James writes:
1994 Ford Taurus SHO Review
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5

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Yamaha SHO engine

Cons

Rare parts and more maintenance.

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Fun And Rare. — What a good idea it was to put a Yamaha SHO motor in a Taurus. It really woke up the car to what it should be. Different headlights, bumpers, side skirts, the regular Taurus really looks bad. Yes cost of ownership is a bit high, and motor parts are expensive and sometimes rare to find, but it is a blast to drive, especially when the secondaries kick in!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mathew writes:
1994 Ford Taurus SHO Review
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Fun to drive and throw around

Cons

engine maintence

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If You Can Afford The Upkeep, Fun To Drive — Performance-for its time period it was a fast sedan that could keep up with the best of them Build Quality-the engine needed special repairs that had to be done by a qualified mechanic Appearance-good looking car at the time Cost of Ownership-o.k. gas mileage, but the upkeep was spendy Fun Factor-awesome car to drive, sleeper

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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masteroduniverse writes:
1994 Ford Taurus GL Wagon Review
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3

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COMFORTABLE storage shed

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The cost of living.

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Its A Ford Expect Problems, Especially If Your A Lead Foot — I love the interrior of this car, I just wish the mechanics of the car were better. It gets the acclaimed award of overall WORST transmission. It is fast for a 3.0L V6 once it shifts right. It has mucho interrior space and seating. VERY comfortable. The stereo got replaced but the stock speakers arn't too bad. So far my car will be on its THIRD TRANSMISSION, i replace the tires (still need alignment), needs engine service soon 131,100 miles however i change the oil every 2500mi, AND these cars have cooling and electrical problems too. BEWARE OF THE BULL! ONLY EXPERIENCED RIDERS NEED APPLY.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Ryan writes:
1994 Ford Taurus SHO Review
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fast, good in snow, loaded, rare, nice sound, comforable, nice lines

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under respected cause its a taurus, its front wheel drive, engine has some problems, its a ford

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Shobroz Reveiw — awsome car very comfortable and loaded to the max: Leather, climate control, JBL audio, 3.2L 24 valve Yamaha V6 with 220HP, sunroof, keyless entry, fast effecient, sleek and fun to drive, you wouldn't know its a 4 door car, this car is not a Taurus but is related to a Taurus the only thing it really shares is the frame and some body parts, this car is very solid in cornering and doesn't let you know its front wheel drive, power is smooth and always there, these cars are on there way out so don't miss the fun, they are rare so if you see one jump on it before its gone

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

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Korence writes:
1994 Ford Taurus SHO Review
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Fast, sleeper, sedan that has practiality.

Cons

Expensive to own

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I Like It But Want To Get Rid Of It Only Cause Its Not What I Want Now. — Quick car for a Taurus, a tad slow for an SHO. WAY TOO MUCH MONEY IN PARTS. ITS ALSO NOT A STICK!!! It handles well and is a nice sleeper car that also serves its purpose in being a mid size sedan. Has nice extras like JBL system with amps, sun roof, lumbar and wing supported seat, leather interior and climate control all stock. I loved my Taurus gl and it is a little nice to be able to put the pedal down and have the extra power.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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David writes:
1994 Ford Taurus SHO Review
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4

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Sound System, Dual Exhuast

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15 Years Old, Has Some Problems

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Sho — It's a quick car. Brakes are good. Handles good. It needed a new upper radiator hose. It burns off coolant so I have to refil the reserve tankl like every 3 weeks. Charging system isn't the best. Exterior is nice but has some faded paint and a ding in it. I like the dual exhaust and the spoiler. Interior isn't that great, very worn. Power everything and sound system is nice. Gas mileage (city) is horrible, but got very good mileage on I95. It's a fun first car and proud to own one because you don't see many SHO's around.

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David writes:
1994 Ford Taurus SHO Review
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4

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Quick

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Charging system problems.

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Good — Performance is good for it being 15 years old. Minor problems. (Charging system, burns off coolant.) Not bad appearance. (Ding in the left fender, faded paint.) Gas Guzzler. (Probably gets 15 mpg if I'm lucky.) It's a fun car, power everything and a quick 220hp.

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Teri writes:
1994 Ford Taurus GL Review
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4

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I like everything except the gas mileage now.

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When you change the spark plugs you'll lose power and gas mileage and get a starting/sputtering in the high rpms problems...

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Still Love Her Even Though She's Broke. — Pretty good car until you change the spark plugs, then everything goes awry. Lol but all in all she's been a good car. Had good gas mileage for a 3.8, good power, comfy seats, big trunk. tinted the windows and ripped the cats and muffler off so she's pretty pimp ;)

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