We have owned either a Taurus or a Sable. We are on our 5th one now. We buy them used with about 100,000 miles on them and then we drive them til about 150,000. This particular 98 Taurus Wagon we have now has 175,000 miles on it and it is still going strong. Have not had any major problems with any of these cars. We get about 25-27mpg which is great. We just recently got a 2003 Taurus sedan and it does not get as good gas mileage. It's about 22-24mpg. Guess Ford changed something. We have been thinking about replacing this wagon but actually are thinking on keeping it to see just how far it will go. The body is still in excellent condition, paint not fading at all.
I can load this car with more stuff than the SUV owners can. Can lay down a 6' surfboard with room to spare.Has a very comfortable ride and the visibility is great. Is great on trips. We will keep buying them.
A/c duct for the second row of seating. Wish it had a CD player.