1997 Ford Taurus

1997 Ford Taurus

Ford Taurus 1997 technical specifications

Condition: Used
Item location: Goodfield, Illinois, United States
Make: Ford
Model: Taurus
Trim: GL
Year: 1997
Mileage: 173,720
VIN: 1falp52u9vg234602
Color: Green
Engine size: 3.0
Number of cylinders: 6
Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: FWD
Interior color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
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If you're looking for a car to wash, wax and drive to be seen, this is not your car :-) If you want a reliable, dependable car with no worries about getting it dinged or scratched, this may be it. I bought this car for my high school son 8 years ago to get him back and forth from school. I bought it from a person who acquired it from their parents either through an estate or inheritance. The vehicle maintenance was impeccable. I purchased it with 100,000 miles on it. 75,000 miles later, it got my son through another 4 years of college 200 miles away from home.
8 years ago it was hit from behind and technically too expensive to fix, according to the insurance company, so they gave us a check and my son drove the car for another 7 years after the accident. It's been an incredible car and the rave internet comments of the 1997 Taurus reflect our experience. Here's the scoop on the mechanical's:
I'm a licensed mechanic and I went through the car every summer break to maintenance anything possible that I could see that could go wrong. Here's what I did:
Put all new tires on it last year.Put a new battery and alternator in it.Noticed rust on 2 brake lines, so I put new brake lines on it.I didn't like the play in 2 of the wheels, so I replaced 2 wheel bearings.Changed the transmission fluid and engine oil frequently.New brakes.New serpentine belt.Changed oil pan and intake gaskets.
Basically, anything I thought could go wrong I replaced ahead of time. The engine is one of the best engines Ford ever built. In fact, I believe it was built by Volvo. Burns or leaks no oil. It could use new shocks/struts but it drives just fine and straight. Cold A/C too! If someone wants to replace some of the worn knobs, etc, they're easy to find at the junk yards and cheap too!
This car is not a looker, but it's cheap and runs.
My son has made many, many, 400 mile trips in this car to and back from college with never a break down.
Let me know if you have any questions!
I reserve the right to end this listing early as it is listed locally.

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