Wow... sounds just like my old Taurus! It had the alternator go out in it, and the cloth inside the roof area started dry-rotting and falling off even though it was kept in the dry all the time! My transmission also had big lurches in it (would nearly knock you senseless) every time it down-shifted.Optima said:I too had a Ford Taurus, it was a 1996 and a POS, it use to eat alternators and one of the pulleys for the cerpentine belt kept coming off, it only had 82,000 miles on it. The interior was cheaply made and falling apart, the transmission was another downfall. I'd never go back to owning an American automobile. My next automobile was a 2002 Optima, I got over 100,000 out of it, before I traded it for my current 2004 Optima. I'm sticking with Hyundai/Kia products.
The bodies don't suck at all..... How would your body hold up if it had run over 100,000 miles?!?joebunda said:Tum...love subi's. I had an 85 wagon traded at 175k, an 86 XT parted out at 150k, and an 85 XT Turbo that I got with 225K (for free!) and sadly sent to the graveyard at 295k.
The engines run FOREVER, but the bodies suck.