This has been my favorite car.
I bought it in '05 with 80k miles on it.
I have more than doubled those miles.
I have taken it on numerous long trips including a driving vacation last summer from Washington state to lower California and back last summer.
I get roughly 26 mpg highway.
It is more comfortable than my parents newer Toyota Camry.
I drive it hard on highway and rural unpaved country roads.
This is one car that I'm going to miss when it finally gives up.
I agree with the alignment issues which if you don't take care of regularly will wear out tires.
I also have to replace brakes quite often.
Other than that just routine maintenance.
I definitely will stick with Taurus.
Very comfortable and roomy.
I can seat 6 with belts and it has a huge trunk.
My husband is amazed with what I can make fit.
I like the pull out cup holders in dash. Also larger than most glove compartment which I keep alot of "just in case" stuff in.
Alignment is an issue.
Two spark plugs difficult to replace as in hard to reach place.