Updates

[ First Posted: December 12, 2004 ]   [ Last Modified: February 17, 2010 ]

February 17, 2010

Engines
Added note about Vulcan listed as SOHC.

Myths
Added note about Vulcan listed as SOHC.

January 9, 2010

Engines
Added EcoBoost
Revised measurements

Basic Guide
Added Gen 6 (2010)

September 30, 2009

Walk With the Last Taurus
Revised gallery

September 9, 2009

Specifications
Fixed full-size measurement.
Added total interior space.

Myths
Fixed "full-size" myth.

July 3, 2009

Gen 5 (2008-2009)
Added Pictures.

July 3, 2009

Transaxles
Added 6F Final Drive Ratio (for 2010)

Gen 5 (2008-2009)
Added.

Specifications
Added Gen 5 (2008-2009) Info.
Added Totals (Production Figures: 1986-1997)

Specials
Added New Section (Taurus X)

January 11, 2009

Specifications
Revised gas tank size for 1996-1999 SHO.

September 1, 2008

Specifications
Added Gen 5 (2008-2009) Info.

Transaxles
Added 6F Final Drive Ratio

August 26, 2008

Technical
Added New Section (Production Figures: 1986-1997)

August 22, 2008

Specials
Added New Section (1987 Sable LS Monochrome)

August 21, 2008

Specials
Updated Section (1986 Taurus)

Publications
Added New Section (1995 Maintenance Guide)
Added New Section (1999 Taurus Brochure)
Added New Section (2000 Taurus Enthusiast's Guide)

August 20, 2008

July 10, 2008

Basic Guide
Added Gen 5 (2008-2009)

Engines
Added Cyclone

Transaxles
Added 6F

Gen 1 (1986-1991)
Added information about digidash message center.

Gen 2 (1991-1995)
Added information about digidash backlighting.

January 21, 2008

Gen 1 (1986-1991)
Added white Basketweave pictures

Advertisements
Added new section (2008 Taurus Mailer)

Motor Trend Articles
Added September 2007 articles.

Misc. Articles
Added Car Craft, July 1990 article

RoboCop Taurus
Added new pictures and info.

January 13, 2008

January 12, 2008

Gen 1 (1986-1991)
Added misc images and info.

Gen 2 (1992-1995)
Added misc images and info.

Advertisements
Added 2008 Sable TV commercial.
Added 2008 Taurus print ad.

Publications
Added New Section (2008 Sable Brochure)

Specials
Added New Section (1986 Taurus)

May 12, 2007

Gen 1 (1986-1991)
Added package tray storage bin picture.

Publications
Added New Section (1993 Severe Duty Guide)

2000 Taurus Concept
Added new images.

Other
Added New Section (Ford Taurus Quiz)

March 30, 2007

Popular Mechanics Articles
Added July 1985 articles.

March 20, 2007

Gen 1 (1986-1991)
Added '89 Autolamp switch picture.

Advertisements
Added '96 Sable print ad.

Car & Driver Articles
Added April 1993 and October 1995 articles

Motor Trend Specials
Added March 1985 article

March 16, 2007

General
Revised header and added graphic logo

March 4, 2007

Advertisements
Added '92 Taurus SHO print ad.

Popular Mechanics Articles
Added October 1985 and October 1992 articles.

March 2, 2007

Car & Driver Articles
Added May 1990 article

Motor Trend Articles
Added October 1991 article

Misc. Articles
Added Car Craft, July 1990 article

Colors
Added 1996-1999 color charts.

Concepts
Added image (1997 Ford Santa Fe)

February 24, 2007

Specials
Added images (Centennial Taurus)

February 17, 2007

Concepts
Edited Section (1997 Ford Santa Fe)

Specials
Added new section (50th Anniversary Sable)

February 11, 2007

Advertisements
Added '86 Taurus/Sable print ads.

February 5, 2007

Last Taurus
Added New Section (Walk With the Last Taurus)

February 2, 2007

AXOD-E/AX4S
Added summary

Articles
Added New Section (1991 Sable Brochure)
Added New Section (Road & Track Magazine)

January 26, 2007

Transaxles
Added AXOD-E/AX4S final drive ratios

January 21, 2007

Specials
Added New Section (Centennial Taurus)

January 13, 2007

Gen 1 (1986-1991)
Added InstaClear switch picture.

Myths
Added myth about special editions.

January 11, 2007

Specials
Added New Section (MT5)
Added New Section (RoboCop Taurus)

December 26, 2006

Colors
Added Sable color charts.

December 18, 2006

Gen 2 (1992-1995)
Added various pictures and info.

December 17, 2006

Gen 1 (1986-1991)
Added various pictures and info.

December 4, 2006

Colors
Added 1990-1995 color charts.

November 7, 2006

Gen 3 (1996-1999)
Added various pictures and info.

Videos
Added New Video (Last Ford Taurus - Media Coverage)

October 28, 2006

Model Kits
Added New Section (Taurus Wagon Kit)

October 27, 2006

Advertisements
Added 2001 Taurus (Chauffeur) Commercial.

Concepts
Added New Section (2000 Taurus Concept)

Videos
Added New Section (Last Ford Taurus - Media Coverage)

September 10, 2006

AXOD-E/AX4S
Added more info.

Brochures
Added New Section (Gen 4 Brochures)

September 2, 2006

Features
Added New Section (AXOD-E/AX4S)

July 30, 2006

Transaxles
Revised final drive ratio on AX4S and AX4N.

Advertisements
Added 1992 Taurus (Morph) Commercial.
Added 1992 Taurus (Stencil) Commercial.

July 20, 2006

Options
Added New Section (1999 Taurus Options)
Added New Section (1999 Sable Options)

Myths
Added myth about rear windows.

July 9, 2006

Options
Added New Section (1998 Taurus Options)
Added New Section (1998 Sable Options)

June 16, 2006

Gen 1 (1986-1991)
Added various pictures and info.

Gen 2 (1992-1995)
Added various pictures and info.

Concepts
Added New Section (2000 Taurus Concept)

Options
Added New Section (1997 Taurus Options)
Added New Section (1997 Sable Options)

Specifications
Added Wheel Info.

June 3, 2006

Engines
Added engine materials and compression ratios

May 29, 2006

Gen 4 (2000-2007)
Added new page.

Order Guides
Added 2000/2001 Taurus and Sable.

May 28, 2006

Gen 3 (1996-1999)
Added pictures and minor revision.

Other
Added New Section (Order Guides)

May 14, 2006

Other
Added New Section (Completed Model Kit)

April 30, 2006

Concepts
Added New Picture (Taurus Rage Concept)

April 29, 2006

Misc. Articles
Added link to more Taurus SHO articles.

Articles
Added New Section (Popular Science/Mechanics)

Concepts
Added New Section (1994 Taurus SHO Concept)
Added New Pictures/Article (2000 Supercharged Taurus Concept)

March 21, 2006

Engines
Added larger images
Added VIN code

Articles
Added New Section (1995 Sable Brochure)

March 10, 2006

Specifications
Added link to Fluid Capacities.

March 3, 2006

Transaxles
Added more info about SHO AX4N.

Publications
Added PDF versions of magazine articles/ads and brochures.

Misc. Articles
Added Austrailian Taurus Article.

January 16, 2006

General
Added Link to TCCA Wiki

Options
Added New Section (1996 Taurus Options)
Added New Section (1996 Sable Options)

December 8, 2005

General
Freshened colors and menu.

December 2, 2005

Gen 1 (1986-1991)
Added Standards and Options links.
Added new info about variable-assist power steering.
Added update about door details.

Gen 2 (1992-1995)
Added Standards and Options links.

November 7, 2005

Gen 1 (1986-1991)
Added picture of wagon's picnic table option.
Added picture and info about 1990 dashboard.

Gen 2 (1992-1995)
Added picture of wagon's picnic table option.
Revised two-tone Sable picture.

Gen 3 (1996-1999)
Added various pictures and info.

October 26, 2005

Gen 1 (1986-1991)
Added picture of wagon liftgate remote release lever.
Added picture of early Sable hood.

Advertisements
Added 1999 Taurus Commercial.
Added 2000 Taurus Commercial (Canadian).

Concepts
Added New Section (2000 Supercharged Taurus)

October 17, 2005

Other
Added new section (Pimp My Ride)

October 16, 2005

Advertisements
Added 1997 Taurus Promo.

October 13, 2005

Gen 1 (1986-1991)
Added info about 1991 SHO rod shifter.

Transaxles
Revised final gear ratios for AX4S and AX4N.

October 2, 2005

Gen 1 (1986-1991)
Added new info about seatbelts and ignition/steering column.
Added some misc. pictures.

Gen 2 (1992-1995)
Added some misc. pictures.

Transaxles
Added letter info about AX4N.

Sept. 25, 2005

Other
Added new article about buying a used car.

Sept. 23, 2005

General
Revised menus and links.
Added Site Map

Sept. 13, 2005

Motor Trend Articles
Added February and May 1995 articles.

Sept. 12, 2005

Motor Trend Articles
Added August 1995 article.

Sept. 10, 2005

General
Revised coding and subtle changes to menu.

Sept. 7, 2005

Engines
Corrected V8 SHO bore/stroke measurement

Sept. 6, 2005

RSS Feed
Added new RSS feed.
Updated pages with icon in upper right corner.

Sept. 5, 2005

Gen 2 (1992-1995)
Added panel illumination picture.
Added 3.2L SHO info.

Concepts
Added New Section (1997 Ford Santa Fe)
Revised Section (1997 Mercury L'Attitude)

Transaxles
Added VIN tag info.

Aug. 28, 2005

General
Revised Menu Color

Transaxles
Added image of AX4S and AX4N (see pop-up).

Aug. 27, 2005

Gen 2 (1992-1995)
Added minor FFV info.

Options
Added New Section (1994 Taurus Options)
Added New Section (1995 Taurus Options)
Added New Section (1994 Sable Options)
Added New Section (1995 Sable Options)

Aug. 19, 2005

Gen 2 (1992-1995)
Added more info about keyless entry.

Options
Added New Section (1992 Taurus Options)
Added New Section (1993 Taurus Options)
Added New Section (1992 Sable Options)
Added New Section (1993 Sable Options)

Aug. 18, 2005

Gen 2 (1992-1995)
Revised SHO Slicer info.

Gen 3 (1996-1999)
Added few more pics and revised text.

Aug. 13, 2005

SHO Numbers
Added production numbers.

Myths
Added myth about convertibles.

Aug. 8, 2005

Myths
Added myth about 1999 Duratec power.

Aug. 3, 2005

Advertisements
Reorganized layout.
Added 1996 SHO ad.

July 28, 2005

Gen 3 (1996-1999)
Added V8 SHO badge picture.
Added 1999 SE Comfort picture.
Added 1999 door panel picture.
Added 1999 SHO wheel picture.
Added cup holder picture.
Added folding seat picture.
Added head unit comparison picture.

Other
Added New Section (Remote Entry Programming)

July 23, 2005

Gen 1 (1986-1991)
Revised Sable steering wheel picture.
Added 1989-1991 crank window picture.
Added 1986-1989 Taurus L dash picture.

Gen 2 (1992-1995)
Added SHO ATX shifter picture.
Added 1995 basic Taurus dash picture.

Transaxles
Added gear ratio info.
Revised minor info about AX4S and AX4N.

July 21, 2005

Engines
Added Bore, Stroke, Interference, and Timing info.

July 15, 2005

Specifications
Added "Replacement Vehicles"

Gen 2 (1992-1995)
Added info about switches.

Other
Added New Section (Model Kits)

July 5, 2005

Specifications
Added "Similar Vehicles" and "Vehicles Replaced"

Other
Added New Section (Myths)

June 29, 2005

Features
Added New Section (Parking Brake)
Added New Section (Shift Interlock)

Gen 1 (1986-1991)
Added MT5 wagon pictures.

Motor Trend Articles
Added October 1996 SHO article.

Other
Added New Section (Running SHOs)

June 12, 2005

Articles
Revised formatting.
Added New Section (2003 Taurus Brochure)

June 11, 2005

Concepts
Added New Section (1988 Sable Convertible)
Added New Section (1997 Mercury L'Attitude)
Added New Section (1999 Taurus Rage)
Added New Section (2002 Taurus Safety Car)

June 5, 2005

Gen 3 (1996-1999)
Revised layout.

Advertisements
Added 1986 Taurus wagon ad.
Added 1997 Taurus sedan ad.

June 3, 2005

Colors
Added New Section

Advertisements
Added 2000 Sable TV commercial.

May 27, 2005

Advertisements
Revised layout.
Added 1994 Taurus SHO ad.
Added 1994 Taurus wagon ad.

May 26, 2005

Options
Added New Section (1991 Taurus Options)
Added New Section (1990 Sable Options)
Added New Section (1991 Sable Options)

Gen 1 (1986-1991)
Revised '90-'91 Sable cluster picture.
Revised 1991 transaxle info

Transaxle
Revised info about ATX 3-spd and AXOD-E (AX4S).

May 23, 2005

Publications
Added New Section (1991 Sable Owner's Guide)
Added New Section (Advertisements)

Gen 1 (1986-1991)
Revised minor info.

May 20, 2005

Options
Added New Section (1989 Taurus Options)
Added New Section (1990 Taurus Options)

Gen 1 (1986-1991)
Added minor information regarding ABS and disc brakes for 1991.

May 14, 2005

Gen 1 (1986-1991)
Added white SHO picture
Added picture of SHO license plate bracket
Added picture of dome light (w/o map light)

Gen 2 (1992-1995)
Added info about keyless entry keychains
Added picture of dome light (w/o map light)

May 13, 2005

Gen 1 (1986-1991)
Reorganized years to reflect year-by-year changes.

May 6, 2005

Options
Added New Section (1988 Taurus Options)
Added New Section (1988 Sable Options)
Added New Section (1989 Sable Options)

Apr. 27, 2005

Transaxle
Added info about the difference between the AX4S and AX4N

Apr. 22, 2005

Options
Added New Section (1987 Sable Options)

Gen 1 (1986-1991)
Added and revised various info and pictures

Gen 2 (1992-1995)
Added and revised various info and pictures

Apr. 16, 2005

Publications
Added New Section (1992 Taurus Brochure)
Added New Section (Car & Driver Articles)
Added New Section (Motor Trend Articles)
Added New Section (Misc. Articles)

Gen 1 (1986-1991)
Added and revised various info and pictures

Gen 2 (1992-1995)
Added and revised various info and pictures

Apr. 15, 2005

Options
Added New Section (1986 Taurus Options)
Added New Section (1987 Taurus Options)
Added New Section (1986 Sable Options)

Transaxle
Added more info about transaxle pan.

Apr. 10, 2005

Engines
Revised 2.5L HSC Info

Apr. 2, 2005

General
Revised Menu

Mar. 3, 2005

Engines
Added Flex Fuel info to 1991-1995 Vulcan

Gen 1 (1986-1991)
Added 1986 Sable steering wheel picture
Added 1986 Sable middle dash picture

Gen 2 (1992-1995)
Added 1992 SHO with white slicers picture
Added 1993 Flex Fuel info and pictures
Added 1994 police package pictures
Added digital gauge picture

Feb. 25, 2005

Specifications
Added more wheel size info

Feb. 20, 2005

General
Revised layout

Gen 1 (1986-1991)
Added transaxle information

Gen 2 (1992-1995)
Added transaxle information

Jan. 22, 2005

Gen 1 (1986-1991)
Added more Police Package information

Gen 2 (1992-1995)
Added more Police Package information
Added various info

Jan. 7, 2005

General
Fixed link errors.
Added new credit in header.

Main Page
Added new paragraph crediting readers.

Gen 1 (1986-1991)
Added 1987 Sable LS Monochromatic Edition information.
Added 1989 Sable floor-shift interior picture.
Revised backseat picture (1991 Taurus LX).

Gen 2 (1992-1995)
Revised side trim panel information.
Revised 1993 floor-shift information.

Dec. 21, 2004

Engines
Revised 1993-1995 3.2L Yamaha to reflect correct torque specs.

Specifications
Added 16" X 6.5" to wheel sizes.

Gen 1 (1986-1991)
Revised 1990/1991 police grille info.

Dec. 19, 2004

Engines
Revised 2004-2005 Duratec to reflect Coil-On-Plug design.

Dec. 17, 2004

Gen 1 (1986-1991)
Added picture of remote release lever for wagon liftgate.

Gen 2 (1992-1995)
Added picture of remote release lever for wagon liftgate.

Dec. 12, 2004

Main Page
Added link to update page.
Added new paragraph about minor changes.

Transaxles
Added info about trans pan (AXOD-E/AX4S/AX4N).

Gen 1 (1986-1991)
Added picture of in-dash CD player.

Gen 2 (1992-1995)
Added pictures of premium sound tape deck and speakers.
Added picture of tapeless radio.
Added pictures of two-tone Sable GS.

Aug. 4, 2004

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