This 1995 Ford Taurus SHO Can Be Your Perfect Budget Sleeper

$5000 gets you one of the coolest sedans of the 1990s. It seems like a deal to us.

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If you like the idea of a sleeper sedan with some real performance under the hood, but don't want to shell out for something like a new M5 or Mercedes-AMG E63, you should consider this Ford Taurus SHO. It's a 1995 model, the last year it came with its famous Yamaha-designed V6 engine. It's , and you should buy it.

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Though the SHO got a redesign from the first-generation model in 1992, it retained the same drivetrain: a 220-horsepower 3.0-liter naturally aspirated DOHC V6 built by Yamaha, sending power to the front wheels via five-speed manual transmission. This particular car is from the last year of production before Ford switched to the V8-powered automatic-only SHO in 1996. It's painted in a lovely shade of green, and though it has 169,000 miles on the clock, seems to be in pretty good shape.

According to the seller's description, maintenance records from new will be included. It seems a good amount has been done, including a timing belt replacement, new valve cover gaskets, a new starter, a new A/C compressor, new engine mounts, new tie rods, and numerous other things. They've also done a few modifications, including an aftermarket exhaust, an underdrive crank pulley, a K&N air filter, a 35-percent tint, and an aftermarket bluetooth head unit.

Of course, with that many miles and being 23 years old, this Taurus isn't perfect. The seller says there are a few dings and scratches along the body, the clear coat isn't in the best shape, and that the ABS light is on. But considering it's , we'd say those imperfections are worth the tradeoff.

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