The Yamaha V6 and the SHO was a regular top ten critics car for its first few years of production. And our user reviewers still love these cars today.
Repeated comments include the lack of maintenance and repairs required, the luxury of space, speed and decent levels of spec as well as that great SHO look.
One reviewer describes the Ford Taurus SHO rather simply, saying they should have never stopped making them. Another reviewer who has owned six SHOs says they were all great reliable and fun cars. Another reviewer says his car is still running perfectly - unbelievably at 230,000 miles on the clock.
Bargains are still to be had and the Taurus engine can seemingly last for ever with proper attention. Although Ford Taurus SHOs are very durable it needs to be said that older models need to be inspected thoroughly for signs of wear. Clutches are the main component likely to be in need of serious repair.
SHO=Super High Output
Due to the Yamaha designed and built V6 the SHO has also been described in some circles as the SHOgun
Facing slumping sales and poor customer satisfaction, in 2005, Ford replaced the Taurus completely in commercial markets with the Ford Five Hundred. The main difference to realise about the 1989-1995 SHO is that it comes with that 220HP 24 valve DOHC V-6 made by Yamaha. It also has a better handling suspension, better seating and different exterior trim. The regular Taurus and the SHO are very different.