2008 Ford Taurus X Eddie Bauer 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
The vehicle is very practical in all situations. I am a part time coach, and need the room, because it is hard to estimate how many players I need to get to and from the games including their equipment. I have the 7 passenger seating. The fold down seats make it a breeze for all seating/cargo possibilities. Plenty of power, (even fully loaded), the AWD is has never let us down, (even in a raging blizzard of snow and ice). Terrific road manners, SYNC provides the kids the opportunity to use MP3 players so that I can concentrate on the road, and not having to find appropriate radio stations.
The AWD is the best. I had a 4X4 Expedition, and this car plows through all road conditions like a big SUV, but has crisp handling, and shorter braking distances.
Would like to see the climate control buttons up higher in the dash to make them easier to see while driving, or use the old rotary dials to adjust temperature, and heat/cooling direction.