I bought our 98 Taurus SE for $1200 2 years ago.
Since then we have put 20,000 miles on it and done nothing but oil changes.
Mileage is good, handles great for an American car, is comfortable and has a big trunk.
I just wanted a cheap beater as a second car but it turned out to be a reliable daily driver.
Handling, comfort, reliability
Not exactly a good looking car,
vulcan V6 is neither powerful nor fuel efficient.