Yamaha engines. They're a great engine that just happens to require way too **** much maintenance. I've seen so many in junkyards just because people wouldn't/couldn't afford paying to repairs. Simple things like the water pump is a $300 part. We've had guys on the Mustang forums talk about swapping one into a light Fox Mustang but nobody has ever done it to my knowledge. I've seen them swapped into Tempos though. Of course there's the Fiesta SHOgun which was converted to mid-engine RWD that had the SHO engines in them, but only 7 were ever built.rycen wrote:1993 Taurus SHO
Fast,fun and luxurious.Outperformed many "sports cars" and went unnoticed by police most of the time. I did get pulled over once just so the officer have an up close look and ask questions about the car.Still has one of the best engines built.
Those were pretty great cars in terms of reliability. Of course, the RS Cosworth was pretty awesome too.tonydahose wrote:1981 Ford Escort L baby. in turd brown no less. 4 speed. i learned to powershift in this car, do reverse donuts, and i took if off-roading into the woods near my parents house. i only had to get towed out once
I owned a 1990 SHO and drove it to 150k miles. I also owned a 1997 SHO and a 1998 SHO. The V8 models were different animals but had their good points too.rycen wrote:I think the maintenance issues are blown out of proportion a little.My girls parents owned a 94 and literally did nothing but oil changes and brakes and drove 160K (no highways) and sold the car and last I knew it was still on the road 3+ years later.