1996 Ford Taurus User Reviews

1996 Ford Taurus Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 31 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: 3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 9 reviews
"power" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"comfortable car" 6 reviews
"sound" 5 reviews
CONS
"heavy car" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"transmission" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews

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1996 Ford Taurus GL Wagon Review
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good on gas

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transmission problems all of them

austinj1227
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Get Rid Of Transmission — They all have transmission problems but over all if they did not have this problem this car would be great for the kids as it has a rear fold down seat so the kids or pets could look out the back window.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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1996 Ford Taurus SHO Review
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It is a great car to drive and it has great power.

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Expensive to work on.

wilsong5017
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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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1996 Ford Taurus GL Review
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Comfy
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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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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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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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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

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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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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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1996 Ford Taurus LX Review
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It was a good car and  reliable.

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it is 11 years old

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This Was A Good Car For Several Years I Had It Altogether 11 Years. — This car had good performance and was reliable >the only trouble I had with it was when the check engine light came on and I payed MIDAS 378 dollars to fix it and it came right back on in a few days .I wound'nt recomend them to any one. Also the overdrive quit kicking in after about 73000 miles.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1996 Ford Taurus LX Wagon Review
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Did you look at the car?

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Stay Away. Looking Back, I'd Rather Walk Than Drive This Thing Again. — This is the kind of car that you purchase when you are a student, do not have money, and still haven't realized that station wagons are not exactly sexy in the U.S. The car had several problems from the engine to the exhaust system during the 2 years I had it, and had virtually no resale value when I could finally purchase a decent car again.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2011 Ford Taurus Reviews

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2010 Ford Taurus Reviews

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