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I purchased a 2001 taurus with 130K on it. what is the life span of theses vehicles. I know the imports can go to 200K .. but a Taurus?
 

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With proper maintenance and a transmission cooler (~$45) Taurus routinely go 200k. Without the Transmission cooler addition many still go 200k without major repairs.
 

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I purchased my 91' SHO in 2004 with 149,000 miles on the odometer. It now has over 213,000 and still running strong. I keep up on all maintenance and records. Since 2004 I have averaged less than $190 per month(excluding fuel costs). Show me a new car that I could spend so little and have so much fun! I am looking forward to going (at least) past 350,000! :thumb:
 

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My mom's 98 had 98,000 on it when she got it, and it now has like 224,000. No major repairs yet. Just routine maintainence.
 

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I have a 2001 SES Bull. I purchased it at ~63,000 miles and it was a Fleet vehicle from GA before that. I now have 135,000 miles on it, still original engine and tranny. No major repairs other than A/C & Heating system.

I don't have the aftermarket tranny cooler, just the stock one that sits on the side of the radiator (steel lines run from Tranny to Radiator ports).

I used to change the oil every 3,000 miles and did the Tranny Flush at 114,000 miles. Now I do the oil about 4500-5000 miles and it's coming up on needing another tranny flush.

200K, I hope to see that as well, but at my 15,000 mile average, it's going to be a few years (~4 to be exact).
 

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QUOTE (ricer333 @ Jun 23 2009, 11:42 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=734517
I have a 2001 SES Bull. I purchased it at ~63,000 miles and it was a Fleet vehicle from GA before that. I now have 135,000 miles on it, still original engine and tranny. No major repairs other than A/C & Heating system.

I don't have the aftermarket tranny cooler, just the stock one that sits on the side of the radiator (steel lines run from Tranny to Radiator ports).

I used to change the oil every 3,000 miles and did the Tranny Flush at 114,000 miles. Now I do the oil about 4500-5000 miles and it's coming up on needing another tranny flush.

200K, I hope to see that as well, but at my 15,000 mile average, it's going to be a few years (~4 to be exact).[/b]
I have 234k+ and still going on my 97 Vulcan w/ AX4N. Still getting 23.5mpg combined mileage too!
 

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I just turned 200K on my 97 Merc Sable w/ the vulcan.
No major rework, just maintenance.

Due for a tranny flush, other than that running great!

tj
 

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There's a few with 200k on them in the junkyard around here and one with 300k. But up here it isn't transmission or engine failure - its the rust.
 

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I'm in the middle of a rod bearing swap (preventative maintenance) at 222 and the engine's internals still look great. I expect it to last another 100,000 miles or more.

Just keep fixing stuff and they'll run forever. Let em overheat or run em low on oil and you won't be able to expect much.
 

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Bought my 2000 SES 24V DOHC with 70 something K on it
Put Mobil 1 fluid,aftermarket spin on filter and fin and tube cooler

Tranny cratered at 146K
Had the tranny rebuilt with better parts

Now has 281K on it

Other than the hail damage I collected a check on it looks and drives as well as anyone's GenIV

Mike
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I sure hope they do over 200k, I'm looking at April 2010 the way I'm going... (25k/year). Only trouble I expect is due to rust...
 

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QUOTE (DirtethErneth @ Jun 30 2009, 06:39 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=736178
I sure hope they do over 200k, I'm looking at April 2010 the way I'm going... (25k/year). Only trouble I expect is due to rust...[/b]
pushrod engines like the vulcan can go very high with routine maintenance. The DOHC is a little pickier (longer timing chain and so on) but will still work for a long time if properly maintained. The weakness with taurus is the transmission. But I think the problem is most people don't replace transmission fluid when required. If they did that, the transmission could last 200K. GM transmission is the one that can be sorta neglected and still reach 200K...
 

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wow this is encouraging! my 01 I just picked up has 130k little worried though as it has 1200 in engine work awhile back and also makes an interesting noise or two. Ac is shot to. I'd love it to last to 200k though that'd be a few years for me :)
 
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