Bought it 01/99 with 42,000
miles and was well maintained
previously. Water pump stated squealing
11/99, and of course it was two weeks
after the 1 year waranty of the water
pump replaced by the previous owner.
Dealer wouldn't honor the waranty. Had
problems with dealership ongoing.
01/00 - transmission had to be rebuilt
at about 60,000 miles at over $1400.
Common Taurus problem. Later
Replaced the oil pan gasket (another
common Taurus problem at $300). Over
the last year and a half, no problems
and has been reliable, although AC
Sun roof, Alloy rims, auto on/off
headlights, roomy, and 20-25 mpg
city,up to 34 mpg highway. Good 3.0
engine. Rides nice. Always starts.
Lots of sqeaks and noises. Better
transmission. Shouldn't have so many
things go wrong the first 70,000 miles.