The 3rd generation of the Taurus has a cumulative PainRank™ of 16.76. That can be compared against other Ford generations. Shopping for a Ford? You could do worse (but you could also do better).
Owners of the 1996–1999 Taurus model years have sent in 328 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the transmission (31%) followed by the electrical (14%) and the engine (13%).