1992 Ford Taurus.
Consumer Reports said it was good and reliable. So I bought it for a family car. The next CR came out the following month and it said "stay away".
We replaced the head gaskets, three alternators, starter, power window, A/C twice, starter wire, rear disc brakes kept siezing up (three sets), radiator, water pump, gas tank leak, power mirrors broke, muffler fell off. Wore out a couple pair of coveralls working on this pig. :angry:
Final straw... taking the family to Disneyland, driving from Vancouver to Seattle for a cheaper flight. Around Everett something changes and it just feels funny. Keep driving to our Hotel for the night, check in and come out to move the car to the parking lot and the transmission is completely done. I leave it there and we go on vacation. Come back, rent a Van, and I tow the Ford to a tranny shopand abandon it. I throw the keys through the mail slot in the door and mail him the title. What a great feeling of relief to get rid of that money pit. :yes:
Never ever going to buy another new Ford, they lost me forever. Cancelled my subscription to Consumer Reports too.