Just a very solid, roomy, no-frills car.
Bought the car with approx. 70,000 mi.
on it, drove it until 150,000 mi. when
it was totalled. Did not have to make
any major ($100+) mechanical repairs.
When the transmission goes, it is
brutally expensive, but I have had two
Tauruses; the first made it to 160,000
mi, the second was fine at 150,000 mi.
At that point, you don't fix it, just
junk it. All in all, solid, reliable
Roomy interior (I am 6'2", 250 and it is
Improve the under the hood design so the
entire engine does not have to be taken
out to get to the transmission (this is
what makes the transmissions so brutally
expensive to repair).