1996 Ford Taurus User Reviews

1996 Ford Taurus Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 30 reviews

  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 / 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: 3.8 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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PROS
"ride" 9 reviews
"power" 9 reviews
"comfortable car" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"sound" 5 reviews
CONS
"heavy car" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews
"transmission" 2 reviews

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Vernon writes:
1996 Ford Taurus GL Review
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4

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Comfy
Practical
Reliable

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Heavy
Tanky, space consuming

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Great Car, Will Remember It For Life — This was our family car for the last 14 years, very reliable and has broken down only once due to battery failure. It cost very little to maintain and a good family car. The build quality, like many American Cars, very strong especially in both the chasis and door. However, it is a heavy vehicle and doesn't handle well. This car is powered by a 3.0 V6 DOHC engine, with around 160-170hps, very quiet on both city and highway traffic.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Josh writes:
1996 Ford Taurus GL Review
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3

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Color, the sound of a Vulcan engine roaring, its sporty style.

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Little stuff breaks easy, a few unknown errors here and there.

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Its Got A Good Color, Sporty Style, And A Good Ride. — Not a great car, but not a bad car either. Roomy, lots of cargo space, and quick enough to get around, but nothing sporty or fun like a real sports car. Take care of it and the engine will go farther than your average compact, but you'll end up replacing a lot of suspension parts and maybe a transmission. If your going to get a Taurus, a SHO is recommended for the sport driver out there, but for engine reliability the standard pushrod Vulcan V6 is best. The Duratech V6 is a good choice for those who want the same from the standard model but with more power.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Chris writes:
1996 Ford Taurus SHO Review
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V8 Power, Great interior

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Cost of repairs.

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Sho-gun — Overall, for 1996 this was an amazing car. Put it up against any other sedan from the era, and more then likely you will surprise a lot of people. The repair bills are horendous though, so watch out! They were great cars when new, but they are TERRIBLE "old" cars (due to the costly repairs).

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wilsong5017 writes:
1996 Ford Taurus SHO Review
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3

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It is a great car to drive and it has great power.

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Expensive to work on.

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The Car Is A Classic And Their Not Many 1996 Sho On The Market. — The Ford Taurus SHO has great acceleration, braking power and a fun car to drive. This a durable car and I have not had to do many repairs. The car in my opinion does not handle as well as I would like.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Allan writes:
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Fantastic value for money. Styling quite amazing. Nothing else like it. So weird it'd great. 6 months in, still love it. Passed it's 6 monthly check needing nothing. Been on a few journeys and it has performed faultlessly.. Great, excellent,comfortable car. Beats my 2003 Diamante hands down.

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Nothing as yet. Interior plastics not world class quality, but all interior trim wearing very well thus far.

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Massive Value For Money Orphan Ford — Just got Taurus. Needed decent size, performance and room at a good price. Quite rare here in NZ but seems durable and well thought of by all accounts. Time will tell. Rare here. Owners Love them, everyone else just stares, mouths open... Comfortable, well equiped, good safety equipment tally for age. Performance adaquate. Has that familiar 'big Ford' feel, despite being American, and front wheel drive... Handling 'competent' and great motorway ride.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Steve writes:
1996 Ford Taurus SHO Review
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Lots of fun to drive

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not much just a heavy car

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My Custom Sho Wagon — I built this car from the ground up in 2 weeks. I stripped the wagon down to the bare shell, then swapped in everything from my 96 Smashed SHO sedan including full wiring harness and dash. Then I had one of 2 SHO wagons registered in America and Canada. Fun and awesome car that could hall around 7 people. This car rode like it was on rails with SARC struts on the front and H&R springs. It also had 17 x 8 Mille Miglia M11 rims with 245/45/17 rubber. It was a complete SHO in a wagon body so it was a total sleeper. This pic was from the All Ford show that it was entered in.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mario writes:
1996 Ford Taurus SHO Review
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great sound system, chrome wheels, leather seats, sunroof, cd changer, v8

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v8, gas, engine, transmission and any other problems that WILL arise

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Loved This Car Because It Was My First Experience To Be A Man — Loved the car. The feel, the color, the looks i recieved from it, how the car could pass most on the road even though many didnt want to take me on. I loved the sound system because it just engulfed me. Automatic temp was great. Just made me feel like a million bucks. Just ashame that it cost more money to repair than i made. Also the it took premium to fill and cost 45 to fill. That was when gas was cheap.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Bo writes:
1996 Ford Taurus GL Review
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horrible

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none

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Never Again — Terrible I will never buy a car from ford again as long as I live disaster stay away, if I knew that I had to put so much money into this car, I would never bought it, give me a subaru please

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Daniel writes:
1996 Ford Taurus GL Wagon Review
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the space if you got a wagon

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econony of gaz

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1996 Ford Taurus Wagon Gl — v6 3.0 litre great power but drink to much of gaz great suspension a lot of space nice sound system a lot of space to put thing as maps etc not a Formula one car but still great fun to drive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brian writes:
1996 Ford Taurus GL Review
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good on gas

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the shape

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Very Good Car — the shape of the car is all almost the same the trunk space is pretty good its roomy inside take of it and it will run for ever the seats are comfy the middle seat up front turns into a console

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2011 Ford Taurus Reviews

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