Remedy Bosch will instruct the owners how to have the affected brake pads replaced, free of charge. . Specifically, the center pod buttons have a good feel, but their… Olds Leads Indy 500To almost no one's surprise, Oldsmobile's Aurora sport sedan will pace the 1997 Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day weekend. With Ford vowing to decrease significantly the percentage of cars it pumps into fleets, and new product from both the domestic and import fronts carving ever-widening swathes through its market segment, chances are extremely slim that the Taurus will retain its best-seller status in '97. Some drivers loved it; others never became comfortable with the layout. Mechanically, we had a windshield wiper arm strip out at the pivot, and the ashtray door-gateway to the all-important 12V power point-jam in the closed position.
The results were enlightening-and a bit surprising. Rear seat:Able to handle three adults on shorter trips, the Taurus' rear seat has loads of legroom, but could use a touch more overhead clearance. As a group, our survey owners were a tad more frugal. It handles extremely well, has adequate engine power and a great sound system. At first glance, that might appear to be a more conservative sample, but 70. Second on the buying rationale list was brand loyalty, with 59. Opinions about the Taurus powertrain varied among our in-house drivers.
The brake pad shim may shift out of position causing the shim to contact the brake disc resulting in damage to the disc. Sales leader of its automobile lineup and the best-selling passenger car in the country since 1992, the Taurus was dramatically-some contend controversially-restyled inside and out. And when you're out there primarily trying to sell people steak rather than sizzle, it's hard to ask much more from any car. Major transient maneuvers at the limit can elicit a bit of tail twitch, but over two thirds of our respondents gave their Taurus excellent marks for handling and an additional 28. A year later, the debate continues, albeit at a considerably lower level of intensity.
For the record, it was 0. A solid, reliable package, to be sure, shortcomings like slightly compromised rear-seat headroom, a less-than-ideal trunk configuration, and so-so acceleration found our car more likely to be tabbed for casual lunch duty and errand-running rather than engaging in major cross-country treks. On the subject of dealers, our owners rated their local purveyors just a touch below average. Any misgivings on our part notwithstanding, the owners were generally quite pleased with the package: 63. Sales leader of its automobile lineup and the best-selling passenger car in the country since 1992, the Taurus was dramatically-some contend controversially-restyled inside and out. Our car also was subject to one of the two recalls on '96 models-to repair a flawed component in the park mechanism of its automatic transaxle.
The real question was whether the average American family-sedan buyer would find the transformation just a bit too radical. Each item required at least two trips to the dealer to be properly corrected. Only a few owners reported similar experiences, but this was the same behavior exhibited by the identical transmission in a '97 Mercury Sable we tested in the July '97 issue. Despite enduring a few minor bumps on the ownership road, the consensus of our survey group was that they'd made a wise purchase decision. But today's choices are much more daunting. Even so, for the most part, owners we heard from were a rather satisfied lot.
The recall began on May 26, 2016. No one would dispute the fact that this metamorphosis brought with it numerous significant mechanical improvements. Units Affected 49635 Ford took some big risks with the all-new-for-'96 Taurus. A police officer from St. Owners may contact Bosch customer service at 1-888-715-3616. No one would dispute the fact that this metamorphosis brought with it numerous significant mechanical improvements.
Las Vegas captionLongest-distance odds beaten by our Taurus involved successfully sojourning from Los Angeles to nearby Las Vegas and back. Off-the-line performance of the Duratec V-6 is sprightly enough, propelling the car 0-30 mph in a respectable 3. Along with the aforementioned diminution of wind and suspension noise, prime on the wish lists for future upgrades were map pockets nets were added to the front lower door panels and seatbacks for '97 , better cupholders, and more interior room. Third most frequently cited criterion, at 58. Criticism continues regarding the comfort of the leather-wrapped front buckets and the unusual stereo and climate-control layout. Although sales practices earned a laudable 82.
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