Very fun car. Very comfortable, fully loaded. Catback exhaust, lightweight flywheel and warm air intake really woke it up. More mods to come. It is a 14 year old Ford, some issues will be expected. It still needs an engine mount, and the A/C compressor clutch hub. A couple oil leaks, and warped brake rotors. And the driver's seat has little padding left. Fuel economy is average for a high output 6 cylinder in the city, but it goes up dramatically on the highway. I paid $3k for the car, and have already spent half that on improving it. It is very worth spending money on, because it is very rewarding to drive.
The engine sounds awesome at full song. Pulls smooth and hard to redline. Rides great, and handles very good for a large car. Comfortable seats, cold A/C, power everything. Very quiet on the highway.
Some of the interior materials could be higher quality. They should still build this model Taurus with this same engine and manual transmission.