Box of Snakes? 1993 Ford Taurus SHO

This next car coms as a tip from Rock On who called it a “bundle of snakes”…which surprised me because I hadn’t put the Taurus SHO in the same snake-in-the-box paradigm as something like a ’70s Italian sportscar or an ’80s Jag. Did Ford pickup were Jaguar left off — did they have a factory of careless workers assembling something that was so needlessly complicated that failure is only a turn of the key away at any given time? I’m not sure, but I have heard reports of transmission issues and consistently leaking oil pan…what can the ex-SHOwners in the audience tell us? Find this 1993 Ford Taurus SHO offered for $5500 in Portland, OR via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1993 ford taurus sho
condition: excellent
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: fwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 62000
paint color: blue
size: mid-size
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: sedan

1993 ford Taurus SHO 62k original miles
Just serviced
New tires and alignment
Runs great
Cold air conditioning
Good history
Same owner from 1993-2020

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