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Date 10/30/08



Vehicle Details

1998 Ford Taurus
Price $1,500
Condition Used
Mileage 93,000
Trim 4dr Sdn SHO
Trans 4 Speed Automatic with OD Electronic
Doors 4
Fuel Gas
Engine 8 Cyl 3.4L/207 L Gas
Cty/Hwy MPG* 17 / 25
Exterior Color Silver
Interior Color Gray
Body Sedan
Vin 1FAFP54N4WA272424
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Specifications 1998 Ford Taurus Brakes
Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or No) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or No) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.57 x 1.02
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.55

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.8

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.6


Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130


Engine Order Code 99N
Engine Type Gas V8
Displacement 3.4L/207
Fuel System SEFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 235 @ 6100
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 230 @ 4800

Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase (in) 108.5
Length, Overall (in) 198.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0
Height, Overall (in) 55.8
Tread Width, Front (in) 61.6
Tread Width, Rear (in) 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5
Liftover Height (in) 25.8

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 8
Passenger Capacity 7
Passenger Capacity 6
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8
Second Head Room (in) 36.2
Second Leg Room (in) 38.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6
Second Hip Room (in) 56.3


EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25


Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.66
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 42.4


Vehicle Name SHO Taurus
Body Style 4 Door Sedan


Suspension Type - Front Indep MacPherson
Suspension Type - Rear Quadralink
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 36
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 36
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.87
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71


Spare Tire Order Code 508
Front Tire Size P225/55ZR16
Rear Tire Size P225/55ZR16
Spare Tire Size P225/55ZR16
Spare Tire Size T135/80R16


Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1750
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 175


Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Trans Order Code 44L
Trans Type 4
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Fourth Gear Rato (:1) 0.69
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.26
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.98
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.77


EPA Classification Midsize Car

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3518


Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel


Interior Features 1998 Ford Taurus Leather sport bucket seats-inc: front seat map pockets, 2-way headrests, floor console, (5) passenger seating Pwr 6-way driver seat Driver-side pwr lumbar adjustment 60/40 split fold-down rear seat 13.5 ounce color-keyed carpet w/integral driver foot rest Front/rear floor mats w/SHO embrodiery Tilt steering column Leather-wrapped 4-spoke steering wheel w/center horn engagement "Securilock" passive anti-theft system (coded key) Gauges-inc: temp, fuel, trip odometer, million mile odometer, tachometer 150 MPH elect speedometer Warning lights-inc: air bags, door ajar, battery, oil pressure, low brake fluid, service engine soon, seat belt reminder Low fuel warning light Chimes-inc: safety belt reminder, headlamp-on, door open, key in ignition Pwr side windows-inc: illum controls, lock-out switch,driver-side express down Pwr door locks w/illuminated controls, central locking Remote keyless entry Remote entry keypad w/perimeter anti-theft Speed control Remote decklid release Remote hood release Air conditioning w/electronic temperature control Rear seat air conditioning outlets Rear seat floor heat ducts Side window demisters Air filtration system Rear window defroster Positive shut-off climate control registers on instrument panel MACH audio system Trunk-mounted 6-disc CD changer Electronic digital clock w/dimming feature Pwr antenna Integrated control panel-inc: radio, climate/rear defroster/clock controls Cupholders, coin holder, cassette stowage integral w/center console Illuminated headlamp switch Illuminated front/rear ashtray Locking illuminated glove box w/dampened door Day/night rearview mirror Dual illuminated visor mirrors Front/rear retractable grab handles w/integral rear coat hooks Light group-inc: dual beam map lights, instrument panel courtesy lights Delayed off dome lamp w/on/off/auto switch Courtesy dome light switches located on all doors Luggage compartment courtesy lights Soft feel floor shifter Low liftover fully trimmed luggage compartment-inc: mini-spare tire Decklid provisions for tie down in latch
Exterior Features 1998 Ford Taurus Clearcoat paint Pwr moonroof Front/rear unique aerodynamic body-color 5 MPH impact absorbing bumpers Decklid spoiler Body-color body-side protection moldings Color-keyed roof moldings Flush moldings-inc: black side windows/windshield/backlight Body-color rocker panel moldings Full perimeter dual seals w/third seal on door frame Front/rear splash shields-inc: fender/quarter protection Body-color fascia Multi-reflector halogen headlamps w/auto on/off delay Monochromatic taillamps Complete solar-tinted glass Dual electric remote body-color heated mirrors Aerodynamic autobahn 2-speed windshield wipers w/variable intermittent Body-color flush-mounted door handles Body-color decklid applique Gas hood assists
Mechanical Features 1998 Ford Taurus 3.4L DOHC SEFI 32-valve V8 engine 4-speed automatic transmission w/OD Auxiliary transmission oil cooler 3.77 axle ratio Front wheel drive 72 amp/hr low-maintenance battery Battery saver turns off interior lights after 30 minutes 130-amp alternator Electronic engine controls (EEC-V) Independent MacPherson front suspension w/nitrogen gas-pressurized struts Independent quadralink rear suspension w/nitrogen gas-pressurized struts Front/rear stabilizer bar Semi-active handling suspension P225/55ZR16 all-season low-profile sport handling SBR BSW tires Mini spare tire 16" x 6.5" 5-spoke chrome cast aluminum wheels Pwr rack & pinion ZF steering w/variable assist Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes 4-wheel anti-lock braking system Foot operated parking brake 16 gallon fuel tank w/tethered quick-release gas cap Fuel shutoff switch deactivates fuel pump upon rear impact Unique-styled oval dual exhaust
Safety Features 1998 Ford Taurus 4-wheel anti-lock braking system Driver & front passenger second-generation air bags Manual front/rear lap/shoulder seat belts Child-safety rear door locks Dual note horn

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