I was sceptical when I bought our 98
Taurus SE in 1999 sold as a "program
car". I figured I would be throwing
money into this car since Taurus didnt
have a very good track record in the
past. I now have 97,000 miles on the
car and it is still going strong.
Never had any problems whatsover.Gas
mileage is still about 27-30 mpg
highway and considerable less in
city. I have the DOHC engine which I
recommend. Lots of power. I do not
like the styling of this car...looks
like a bubble. Like the styling of
the 2000 and newer Taurus'. This is
no Lexus or Infinity, so it does have
squeeks and rattles and doesnt have a
very good ride quality, but I am all
DOHC Duratec Engine. Large trunk.
Good highway mileage. Reliability.
Engine oil filter easy to reach.
Better styling (done in 2000)
Improve transmission shift points
Make sparkplugs easier to change