Written on: 16/11/2008
Outstanding Car. I have an 08 with 17,000 miles and runs like a bear. Great ride, handling, style, color metalic Red, room inside and a trunk big enough to put 6 bodies in it. Also at 4000+ I get great fuel mileage. Mostly over 30mpg.
Will buy another one and I reccomend it to everyone. My toy is a 2009 Mustang GTCS for when I need to get bumped around. (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2008 by mackdigital
I have a 1995 Ford Taurus automatic 3.2 with 146,000 miles on it. I got mine beat up and beat down. But even with all the problems I had it still was faster and more potent that just about anything I've ever driven. The Yamaha 3.2 is quite possibly the best engine ever made. I've taken everything from eclipses, to souped up civics to Lexus 400's. City driving is fairly normal in general, but when you get on the freeway.....It's a wrap. Best car I ever had. Pound for pound its the best... (read more)
Written on: 19/07/2008
I'd buy another one if they got better gas milage and they still made them. Everything about my car is great, it's a 98 with 42,400 miles on it, I've had it 10 years. I live in Ohio and have never been stuck in the snow, it has a lot of get up and go. (read more)
Written on: 21/02/2008 by andy bevard (1 review written)
I have had 3 Ford Taurus SHO's so far and still own 2 of them. a 89, 93, and a 99 they are the best cars I've ever owned, the best part about them is that they are the sleepers... Take care of yours and they will last.. I will have an SHO for as long a I can. (read more)
Written on: 15/01/2008
I have had my '94 SHO since 1996. This is the best car I have ever owned. I have thought about other, newer cars, but I have yet to find another one that is as good at everything this one is, for as little money as this one costs.
And of course, it is always fun to raise the hood and show it off to others.
Written on: 16/09/2007 by Reaper (1 review written)
If you own a compact car and get behind the wheel of an SHO Taurus, step lightly on the gas pedal, or you will freak out when you feel the power! I used to own a Mitsubishi Mirage and the fist time I stepped on the gas, what a rush! The key is maintenance - take care of your SHO and it will love you right back! (read more)
Written on: 09/08/2007 by eliterry
I found my 1992 Ford Taurus SHO with a little over 100,000 miles on it last year. I got this car fantastically cheap! It has all the interior goodies original to the car. The JBL sound system is fantastic! Love the sunroof. The five speed with the clutch has shifted flawlessly since I purchased the car! Everything works. No rust anywhere. It has plenty of power and can run with traffic with no problems. Had to get a radar detector so I could get out on the highway and go! Ford should have... (read more)
Written on: 05/05/2006 by Ajax (1 review written)
The best point? My '95 Ford Taurus SHO is white with black piping, a black moon roof and a black partial bra. Even now, some drivers ahead of me slow down, mistaking it for a pursuit car. Well, more importantly, it's super comfortable for my build with a great power seat and lots of leg room. More space than a BMW of the same class and as easy to handle. The coachwork is excellent too; I live in Ontario where there's lots of snow and ice and, of course, road salt. But my SHO has no rust. (read more)
Written on: 21/02/2006 by SHOlover (1 review written)
I've had my 95 Ford Taurus SHO since it was a year old. It had a broken motor mount and clutch (think the previous owner liked to abuse it) and it still beat a souped up Camaro and a Trans Am at the track in the 1/4 mile! Mine is a daily driver and even used for work. I'm a 59-year old female realtor and the men clients especially just love the car and give me a lot of respect. I'm frequently challenged at traffic lights by young kids in their imports and old men in their muscle cars. ... (read more)
Written on: 20/12/2005 by initskater (1 review written)
I got mad electrical problems with my Ford Taurus SHO. I've replaced the ecu computer the coil pack plugs wires and starter and started cylinoid. It turns over but I'm not getting fire to the coil pack. Someone said maybe the cam shaft sensor or crank shaft sensor. I don't even know where they are!!! Some one help. (read more)
Written on: 15/12/2005 by TX25HERE (1 review written)
I have owned a Ford Taurus 1993 SHO for 5 years now & I absolutely love the vehicle, although I do have to admit, the vehicle has never broken down, however it requires maintenance, maintenance, maintenance (read more)
Written on: 22/11/2005 by shoman (1 review written)
When the Ford Taurus SHO was first claimed as Americas best sedan in 81 they were right. It is a family car with balls, and I'm very impressed with its unique handling and high rpm. The speed is unlike any other stock car for being so heavy and big, and it gets right up there with no problem. The only thing I don't like about the car, is how everything you buy for it is so expensive. (read more)
Written on: 30/03/2005 by mpb
I have a 1995 Ford Taurus SHO and I don't agree with the statment about it won't smoke a late modle Gt or Z28. I have left them literly sitting on the line just looking. This car has an unbelivealbe amount of power, they have been made to have 300bhp. on the V6 models. (read more)
Written on: 04/10/2004 by beawolff
The Ford Taurus SHO Sedan has a very fast take off and it handles pretty good considering the fact that it is a heavy 4-door sedan. It has a very smooth ride and you can push the RPM's over 5,000 at 116,000 miles. If the car needs replacement parts it is very expensive so be careful and take care of it. Sadly, not many people know about the SHO but after they see it and ride in it, I think that they just fall in love with the car and I haven't met anyone yet who hasn't liked the car. (read more)
Written on: 05/06/2004 by kericksonzj (1 review written)
I own one of 280 Mocha on Mocha 1991 SHO +. I love the car to death. The motor is awesome, but the trans and the clutch leave a lot to be desired. Awesome cars for the money though, and if you get in a local SHO club (www.shoforum.com has a list of most of the major ones), there's a lot of knowlagable people out there that are totally willing to help out keeping these rare Tauri on the road. (read more)
Written on: 14/02/2004 by dentistSHO (1 review written)
I have a 1990 Ford Taurus SHO, with 236,000miles. The oil seals are finally gone, its going to cost me $2600. Not sure what to do. The paint is still ok. The interior was the one with half leather and half cloth. I agree this car is still fast. Even with so many miles it still can beat most cars. You should see peoples faces. hehehe!!! (read more)
Written on: 30/09/2003 by Croox (1 review written)
I own a '94 Ford Taurus SHO (auto), and its one of the fastest cars i've driven. I wish I would have got the manual but hey. It only has 88k miles on it and runs beautifully. Well after I put a new crankshaft sensor and ignition sensor in it. Now its faster than hell. It kills most other cars around where I live in the 1/4. I love it. Under the hood its pretty much all stock except for the air intake, but I plan to change that soon. I also have it straight piped and canned, with 19" AT... (read more)
Written on: 30/09/2003 by lawrence123 (1 review written)
I have to agree with all the V6 drivers. The 96 V8 Ford Taurus SHO was truly a waste of time and money, you only got 15 more horsepower, and the V6 does better in the 1/4 mile so what was the point. Not to mention the defective cams. Lastly what good is all that power with an automatic tranny. What a joke. (read more)
Written on: 01/07/2003 by Kate P..
All together I think that a Ford Taurus SHO, any year, is the best. I am a huge Ford fan, and I might pick a SHO over a Mustang unless the Mustang was something out of the ordinary. The SHO is not a common car you see everywhere and being a Taurus, it's a sleeper. If you want to be unnoticed by the police yet still have the speed, get a SHO. (read more)
Written on: 13/06/2003 by Neno.
*NOTE: My Ratings are in comparison to other cars in the SHOs class, such as the newer GTPs, Maximas, Altimas, etc..*
I've own a '91 and now own a '89 SHO. Both were 5spd manual transmissions. I've experienced numerous problems with the MTX that Ford decided to stick with. On the other hand, the trans doesn't do too bad considering the amount of power it's being fed.
They're really addictive as such a sleeper car should be! My list of cars that weren't expecting me including anything from... (read more)
Written on: 15/04/2003 by Jeremy K.
I own a 91 Ford taurus SHO and i know a lot of angry camero drivers, like the one above, that hate SHO's because they know chevy has never made a 183ci (3.0L) v-6 with this much power, even today when technology is great and power is never ending with the cash.....but anyway this SHO is the best car i've ever driven with a few hundred extra u can make a lot of power, i had my exhaust modified to be less restrictive, added a K&N air filter, removed my silencer cone, added 100 shot of ZEX dry... (read more)
Written on: 05/03/2003 by Alex.
I absolutely loved my Ford Taurus SHO. I was always cleaning it and took care of it. It was my first car. I took it in for every preventive maintenance service needed. Oil every 3,000 miles, trans fluid service, coolant service...etc, the car got the royal treatment. It was very disappointing to have sooooo many problems the last couple years. If I had it to do over again, I would have bought a new one and sold it at around 60,000 miles, and it would have been a 5-SPEED for sure!
I... (read more)
Written on: 27/02/2003 by Andrew.
Dont get me wrong, i LOVE my SHO. But as an guy in his early 20's i need something thats more reliable. I will miss it when its gone but i dread it when its in my driveway. (read more)
Written on: 15/02/2003 by Steve.
I have a 91 SHO and I don't think there is a better car for me. I've spent over $13,000 on my SHO since I bought it for $5,000. After it gets painted next week I will have nothing else to do to it. I never realized how much I liked spending money on my SHO until there was nothing left to do to it. I don't know what it is with all of us SHO owners but we all know there's something really special about these cars that no other car has. It's almost as if the cars were built for a special few. (read more)
Written on: 14/02/2003 by Steve.
I have a 1991 SHO with 208,000 miles on the car with a beauitifly rebuilt engine. I have spent about $15,000 getting every little noise, rattle, and blemish fixed. I've done so much to this car that if I took all the parts I put on it off then there would almost be just frame left. People tell me I should'nt sink so much money into it, but I don't care. The love I have my car is too great. Every little detail in or outside the is exactly how I want it(except for the buttons on the AC unit... (read more)
Written on: 18/12/2002 by elementforlife.
i just got my new sho and the first thing I did was take it to the back roads to light em up (they were smoking o yeah) The V8 is the fastest engine ever put in the taurus and the acceleration makes your heart stop. I would recommend this car to anyone who wants a car that looks slow and flys... I beat my friends GT mustang given he has beat the thing to death ... but still I beat him (read more)
Written on: 11/11/2002 by Jason.
I have an Atlanta built 89 SHO. I will tell you what. Forget the autos, stick with the manuals, get a superchip, custom made stainless steel true duel exhaust with edelbrock mufflers, and a K-N airfilter, and your car will haul some ass. I've had my speedometer buried way past 140, no bull....Its quick off the line, only problem is....need to buy new tires frequently. (read more)
Written on: 06/11/2002 by shorida.
I've had this 4 door rocket with the needle buried on the highway and i've drove comfortably for 1000 mile trips its all I could ask for. I am not a big fan of the automatic SHO's though. My 94 feels like a rocket out of 1st an 2nd but the autos just don't feel like as much is there. If your going to buy on make it a stick it's just so much more fun. (read more)
Written on: 04/11/2002 by JUNIOR.
THE SHO IN MY MIND IS THE BEST CAR ON THE ROAD TODAY. I AM THE PROUD OWNER OF A 91 MOCHA MOCHA PLUS PACKAGE. WITH A FEW MODS I HAVE MADE LATE MODEL MUSTANG COBRAS AND SS CAMAROS SAY "I COULD HAVE HAD A V6". (read more)
Written on: 09/10/2002 by manny flores.
The Ford Taurus sho is a joy to drive from day to day, fuel efficent. Rare Yamaha motor. If you want somthing different, along with comfort for you or the family this is the car. A bit of a challenge to find parts. (read more)
Written on: 03/09/2002 by Jonny.
My friend has a beat up 89 Ford Taurus SHO. When we pull up to a sports car, they laugh. What: 'is this four door family looking sedan going to beat them in a race?' Well it happens all the time. With the right driver and mods this car has taken ricers though beefy Cameros. The element of surprise is the biggest plus with this car. It drives powerfully and tightly. From online classifieds i have found that these cars are the cheapest real sportcar out there. Great Burn out car! 35 ft... (read more)
Written on: 29/08/2002 by Tyler "SHOtyme" Dutcher.
I own a '95 red Ford Taurus SHO ATX - a beautiful car. I only have a cold air kit on it at the moment but on www.shoshop.com or www.shotimes.com it tells to remove the air silencer cone out of the fenderwell to allow more air flow. A free helpful mod. (read more)
Written on: 23/08/2002 by Mike.
I have had the pleasure and fortune of owning 6 SHO's.
I owned (2) 1989's, (1) 1992, (1) 1993, (1)1994 and (1) 1998. They were all great. The V6 SHO (it was an 89)went beyond my expectations when I sold it with 175,000 miles and it still ran great. I feel that the V8 SHO is able to produce long lasting fun too. However my 98's ended short after a terrible accident (they are very safe). I currently have a 1992 with 112,000 miles on her. She only has begun her life with me, as the... (read more)
Written on: 03/08/2002 by Aussie.
A great overall car with more good points than bad. A sleeper car that surprises a lot of other cars out there and not just off the line. A bargain for used car shoppers because they're actually worth more than the market sells them for. The engine alone is worth the price they go for. (read more)
Written on: 02/08/2002 by Curtis Berry.
I have a '93 SHO ATX with 99,000 miles and it runs like the first day I drove it. Accelerates very hard after 4000 rpm all the way to red line at 7000 rpm. You can run to 100 mph and never hit the power band. It is a very fun car to drive and sound great once you get it above 4000 rpm (especialy after you remove the silencer cone).What I want to know is if their is any body out there with an SHO that has a JET Chip in it, it claims to make as much as 30hp but i don't want to spend my $315 on... (read more)
Written on: 17/07/2002 by dom.
I think the Ford Taurus SHO is an awesome car. It has a lot of power and can keep up and pass most of the other cars out there. My '95 model has 102,000 miles and i had a lot of work done for car shows. Every big show i go to i take first place. (read more)
Written on: 05/07/2002 by outsider.
I would recommend this Ford Taurus SHO if you want a quick, sporty, good commuter car. It won't beat a late-model GT or Z28 but you will get their respect. It will, however, smoke all these import boy's with their stupid sounding exhausts and their cookie cutter spoilers. So if you want the ultimate sleeper check it out. (read more)
Written on: 12/06/2002 by Danny.
Overall, the Ford Taurus SHO is a great car to be enjoyed by an enthusiast. Has great power, gas mileage, and room. It would be the perfect car if it was not built by Ford. (read more)
Written on: 11/06/2002 by Josh Waltz.
Overall, this Ford Taurus SHO car is great. A very, very fun car to cruise the strip with or just running errands. Buyers beware of the extremely high costs that can kill a person after they have already bought the car. (read more)
Written on: 20/04/2002 by SHO OFF.
i love my Ford Taurus SHO. It does everything i want it to do. I recommend that everybody should at least drive one. It is a hot ride right out of the factory. My SHO's performance is tremendously great. It does great for street races, and it also flys for being stock. (read more)
Written on: 10/04/2002 by Bobby.
I think overall the Ford Taurus SHO is the perfect car for me, it's got all that I could want in a car. I think everyone should at least get to drive one at sometime to check them out. (read more)
Written on: 29/03/2002 by Nick.
The Ford Taurus is an excellent car for the younger crowd. Sporty enough to satisfy every teenage boys need, yet practical enough to allow them to give friends rides. Buy low miles!!! I would recommend this to anyone. Good Sleeper car, beats alot of things u respected in the past. Police don't pay much attention to it, after all it is a 4 door sedan. (read more)
Written on: 01/02/2002 by Spin.
The Ford Taurus SHO - not enough I can say about the car. My 91 SHO is running like a champ at 230,000 miles, yes no joke, 230,000.... the yamaha engine imo is one of the best if not the best engine ever made. the car stops when u push the brakes, accelerates when you hit the gas, turns when u turn, does everything there is possible. If you aren't satisfied with the stock performance throw about 4,000 into it and you'll find yourself corning like high end sport cars, accelerating faster... (read more)
Written on: 24/01/2002 by jonzie.
Overall i think that the Ford Taurus Sho is a great car with the performance the great handling ability around corners at a high rate of speed. (read more)
Written on: 29/11/2001 by Saul.
all in all the Ford Taurus is a great car for someone who loves speed but also needs to be able to haul friends and family around town in comfort. Just be sure to have enough money for gas and constant up keep for your high performance engine. (read more)
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