: I have a Cone-Bone to pick! 1995 Ford Taurus SHO



Playdrv4me
12-06-08, 09:53 PM
Just bought it today, but haven't got to take it home yet...

http://www.q45.org/gallery2/d/42441-1/sho01.jpg

http://www.q45.org/gallery2/d/42443-1/sho02.jpg

Read all about it!

http://www.haddawaycars.com/2008/12/sho-nuf-1995-ford-taurus-sho-in-stable.html

Destroyer
12-06-08, 10:49 PM
Not bad...........except for the color!. I hate those '90's teal and green colors seen on so many cars of that era. I drove one briefly way back when and was impressed at the time, well to a degree. I was a younger man though, and I just didn't feel it was attractive or cool enough. I'd like to drive one again now. Good luck with it!. :cool2:

LS1Mike
12-07-08, 12:01 AM
Sure is clean. Fun cars to drive.
I would like to find a Dodge Spirt R/T, same type of flavor form the time frame.

Jesda
12-07-08, 12:27 AM
This is weird. Mr Fancypants in a Taurus.

Aron9000
12-07-08, 03:25 AM
Those were always fun cars, especially with the 5 speed. Ford had something great going with that car, then they f'ed up real bad when they went to the bubble body style.

96Fleetwood
12-07-08, 08:42 AM
Did you drive the '07 SuperBee SRT8 sitting next to it? That should have been the ticket!

Brett
12-07-08, 10:04 AM
Cool, weird choice for Ian I think, but I guess he is running out of cars to own :)

Night Wolf
12-07-08, 01:58 PM
Nice... I really like them... but.... autotragic? :( Ah well, not bad for the price... Nobody has to make payments, $2,500 can go a long way for a car if you know where to look :)

Playdrv4me
12-07-08, 02:12 PM
Nice... I really like them... but.... autotragic? :( Ah well, not bad for the price... Nobody has to make payments, $2,500 can go a long way for a car if you know where to look :)

The 5 speeds in these were apparently as much of a nightmare if not more-so than the automatic unfortunately. They were actually pulled from Mazda 323 development.

Also, I'll probably eventually continue to drive my lade and let my mom drive this if it turns out to be sturdy enough.

urbanski
12-07-08, 02:15 PM
:Playdrv4me:

"G$"
12-07-08, 05:27 PM
last year of the body style. Definitely a very comfortable car.
interesting...

I~LUV~Caddys8792
12-07-08, 05:47 PM
Cool! It's an awfully low buck car for ya Ian, ;) but I'm sure you'll enjoy it! I always thought the 1989-95 SHO's were pretty cool cars.

Night Wolf
12-07-08, 05:48 PM
The 5 speeds in these were apparently as much of a nightmare if not more-so than the automatic unfortunately. They were actually pulled from Mazda 323 development.

Also, I'll probably eventually continue to drive my lade and let my mom drive this if it turns out to be sturdy enough.

I don't know much about the manual, I know people that have had the SHO with it and didn't hear anything bad.... either way there is a whole fun factor involved to me.... imo unless you are daily driving to work in a large traffic filled city, then an automatic dosen't belong in a sport/fast/fun etc... car.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
12-07-08, 05:52 PM
When you say Cone-Bone, what do you mean?

Night Wolf
12-07-08, 05:54 PM
I remember Conan O'Brian having one.... don't know if that has anything to do with it.

Playdrv4me
12-07-08, 06:06 PM
I don't know much about the manual, I know people that have had the SHO with it and didn't hear anything bad.... either way there is a whole fun factor involved to me.... imo unless you are daily driving to work in a large traffic filled city, then an automatic dosen't belong in a sport/fast/fun etc... car.

This *is* a large traffic-filled city. :kittyball:

The 5 Speed eats something inside called a differential pin, once that goes the entire inside of the gearbox is wrecked.

Playdrv4me
12-07-08, 06:07 PM
I remember Conan O'Brian having one.... don't know if that has anything to do with it.

Yes, Conan had a nickname for his SHO, he called it the "Cone Bone".

lawfive
12-07-08, 06:48 PM
Where's thebigjimsho

Jon
12-07-08, 07:04 PM
Congrats. Those are one of my all time favourite cars.

Night Wolf
12-07-08, 08:38 PM
This *is* a large traffic-filled city. :kittyball:

The 5 Speed eats something inside called a differential pin, once that goes the entire inside of the gearbox is wrecked.

Yeah, I understand.... I guess for me, it is just not even an option unless it has a manual... same as when I was on the hunt for an E30. I think personally if I was using it as a daily driver, I'd just give up the go-fast and get some normal car with an auto. I do remember sitting in traffic for hours to go simply miles on US19 and/or McMullen (when there was an accident on the other, which would just shut everything down) between Clearwater and Palm Harbor in the 'Zu... and the clutch started to get real old real fast to do nothing but inch up slowly for over an hour.... and the Isuzu is a very clutch/traffic friendly.

But... it's just personal preference, thats all :) You'll have to post up more pictures once you get it.

ted tcb
12-07-08, 09:09 PM
Ian, I get confused as to the current status of your fleet.
Which cars are currently yours, and which ones are Jesda's.
Are you in Florida or living in Missouri?

Thanks for the update.

Playdrv4me
12-07-08, 09:25 PM
Im back in Florida now... It just made more sense for me to be here right now because of my Mom and a few other reasons.

The BMW *fingers crossed* is in the process of being totaled, which left Jesda without a car... Thus Jesda is coming down to get the Crossfire, and that leaves me with just the escalade. So I bought this to fill the void left by the Crossfire.

ted tcb
12-07-08, 11:21 PM
Gotcha!

So, the 1998 STS must be Jesda's?

ryannel2003
12-07-08, 11:50 PM
From what I have read, the poor '98 was sold.

It's no Seville (that's a good thing!), but it's not a bad looking car at all. For that price, damn!

Jesda
12-08-08, 02:00 AM
Ian broke the 98 STS with a little accident.

ted tcb
12-08-08, 11:00 AM
I read about the accident ... but it looked like minimal damage.

The hunt continues for a cheap STS? 4.9?

Here's my winter beater ... it now has 4 black steelies and Pirelli snows
on all 4 corners.

Nice, solid, heavy car. looks evil with the limo tint and black steelies.

Think of it as a mini Q45.

ryannel2003
12-08-08, 11:29 AM
I LOVE that generation of Maxima. So much nicer than the current model.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
12-08-08, 01:45 PM
I read about the accident ... but it looked like minimal damage.

The hunt continues for a cheap STS? 4.9?

Here's my winter beater ... it now has 4 black steelies and Pirelli snows
on all 4 corners.

Nice, solid, heavy car. looks evil with the limo tint and black steelies.

Think of it as a mini Q45.


Those are a great car....quick enough, luxurious enough, reliable, fun to drive, easy on the eyes, while still being fairly simple and down to earth. I always liked the 1995-99 Maximas, along with the 2000-03's. Especially after Nissan enlarged the 3.0L V6 to 3.5L in 2002...what a fast car.

thebigjimsho
12-08-08, 10:26 PM
Did someone say SHO?












www.shoforum.com

thebigjimsho
12-08-08, 10:29 PM
The manual trannys in the SHO aren't too bad. The diff pin is the issue and a nice Quaife LSD takes care of that issue. The clutch can be a bitch and 60k services are crucial. But they take to boost VERY well, in case you ever...

hueterm
12-08-08, 11:23 PM
I was about 2 seconds away from buying one of those new (only in white) -- but got my Toronado instead. They were giving them away back in '95 w/the new oval Taurus coming out.

For what I paid in repairs to the Toronado, I probably would have been better off getting the SHO....