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SHO, cure for boredom by An MSN Autos Consumer on 12/11/2007. Trim: 1989 Ford Taurus SHO, Owned 4 years.
Pros: Any 4 door sedan for under 2,500 that has over 200 HP and put most contemporary honda's, acura's and the bazillion rice-mobiles in it's rear view mirror is a winner in my book. It'll bury most mustangs and camaros too. Fast, handles like it's on rails and has room for 3 friends with 4 full sets of gold clubs and a beer cooler besides.
Cons: Have to really love the car as it is 'tempermental' as requires attention to keep it running right. Not that it breaks down often, but when it does parts can be a challenge to find at times.
Overall review: A real love it or leave it car. I love it and wouold rather drive and fix it than pretty much anything currently available. You want 'Bang for the buck'? this is it. A true sleeper, I can't count the number of young punks in their riced up japanese cars that thumbed their noses at my car only to have me hand them their a$$e$ when the light went green. Most parts are easy to find and dirt cheap as it shares 80% of it's parts with the SLO (non-SHO Taurus), but the other 20% tend to be expensive and hard to find.
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Nice Try Ford by TruthHurts33 from Connecticut on 02/21/2006. Trim: 1989 Ford Taurus LX, Owned 3 years.
Pros: Nice body, roomy trunk, good for a family of four,smooth driving, came with it own security alarms
Cons: The first thing happen, the transmission died, wanted to replace it (cost $1000),but did not, could not afford it, i bought it for $600, pretty cheap, with problems. i eventually sold it and did not bother repairing it, it was not was just a waste of time, beside it was old.because it roll back on me, It stall on me when I was on the highway! how embarrassing!
Overall review: I wish I bought an honda instead, beside it will good for college students that not traveling on highways, but overall do not buy an older version, if you going to buy one buy 1995 and up, it probably have improveon the major problems!
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Bully the Reliable Taurus by Catherine (Canada) on 01/16/2006. Trim: 1989 Ford Taurus GL, Owned 2 years.
Pros: Reliable, lots of power.
Cons: I'm afraid people will not want to buy it in the future because people assume a ford taurus is a bad car. My car is great.
Overall review: Personally, my ford taurus is an excellent vehicle. Starts great in the winter. Loads of power. I travel long distances with it (one time 13 hours straight) no problems. One time a hose broke but it was easily fixed.
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this is the sho stopper by shy smooth nc on 02/04/2005. Trim: 1989 Ford Taurus SHO, Owned 9 years.
Pros: the power, handling and trunk space and the engine is the best i've seen in a sedan, have over 400,000 miles on it got it in 1996
Cons: front wheel drive, weak shifter, not 300hp like i should have been
Overall review: get one if you can find one
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Taurus by An MSN Autos Consumer on 11/20/2004. Trim: 1989 Ford Taurus L, Owned more than 10 years.
Cons: Lack of performance.
Overall review: OK, for a first car.....however not recommended for enthusiastic drivers.
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