Originally Posted by Mr Bean
seriously ford boy...when are you getting a new car? there'* a late-model taurus SHO v8 for sale near me...as well as an older but nice SHO 3.8 manual.
SHO'* require a lot of maintenance once they get of mielage. The V8 one is even more bad news.
Yes the SHO performs well, but do look into it more if one is to buy the vehicle.
It may not be worth the time and money spent on the up-keep.
If the escort is giving you problems, it would not be worth the money to try rebuilding the engine. It would cost more than the car is worth, take that money and put something down on a newer car.
After having owned ford and GM, I can tell you GM is a better way to go. Not just because we are on a GM-related forum either.
My fords - 1983 Escort and 1995 Taurus.
GM - 1981 cutlass and 1999 LeSabre.
I do not own any of them now but the 99 LeSabre, my present car.