Ford Unveils New Car For Cash-Strapped Buyers: The 1993 Taurus
Sometimes the Onion can be damn-funny.
In 1995, my girlfriend (now wife of 10 years) had a 1993 Taurus. It was a hand me down from her Mother, who had it foisted upon her as a company car. It was comfortable enough to drive even if I hated the transmission but the speedo only went up to 80 MPH so I had no idea how fast I was really going. I'm sure at some point we did listen to Primus Sailing the Seas of Cheese on the long drive back from college.
The car was on its second transmission when we met. Her parents sold it before it needed a third.
The Onion is funny, I've loved it for years. However…. It's annoying to me that he said it came with a 3.1L V6. Taurus that year had 3.0 V6, or optional 3.8 V6. (3.2 V6 in the SHO) I'll let the 5-speed manual reference in the ad preview slide, because you could get that in the SHO.
Oh so you want your satire to be perfect now? Oh, right forgot where I was.
You have NO clue about who you're talking to here. A-O-A is a certified Mr.Ford authority.
Oh right, sorry, don't take my star away…
Props to AOA for knowing the intricacies of the Taurus. Reminds me of this guy who used to be fanatical about Tempos…
We don't have STARhoods here, we have KNIGHThoods, in the best traditions of the Canadian Queen, Her Majesty Elizabeth II.
p.s: I am not really up to date about the British-Canadian knowledge so someone help me! Help!
So what does a Hoon have to do to become a DarthHoon?
Yeah, I was annoyed by that too. The Taurus has NEVER had a 3.1 liter displacement engine. The 3.1 was GM's vaunted chunk of schitt.