Bought this car used with 120k on it. It has been a blast to drive. Great gas mileage, 26MPG. Tons of spaces. put about 40k on it; just had to change the alternator. Been coast to coast twice. SO MUCH FUN FOR A WAGON!
Great all around car. I bought it second hand and have put well over 10,000 miles on it. Good acceleration, good handling, plenty of room for four and a big trunk. I would definitely recommend the 24V motor - 50 extra HP, and huge difference in acceleration and speed over the regular 12V motor. No squeaks or rattles on the road. Fast enough to merge anywhere with no problem. I have gotten as high as 27 MPG on long trips with the cruise control set at 72-74. Overall, a great car for a reasonable price.
Rear spoiler is understated but adds appeal. Controls are simple. I really like the unusual center armrest / cup holder / storage. Big trunk. 24V motor makes a BIG difference in performance.
Back seat cupholders. For me, the armrest on the door could be better designed.
Nightmare from beginning to end. Spent top dollar on it, and it is now worth little to nothing. At 65,000 miles, transmission dropped, heater does not work, brakes are junk and they have been replaced countless times, electrical is so goofed up that I can't get the power locks to function properly, engine coolant reservoir cracked, oil seals went, sounds incredibly loud while driving, windshield wipers short out and occasionally don't work, keyless entry doesn't work. Ford really needs to drop the Taurus from its line up. It has been nothing but a money pit from day one, and we have done everything to it maintenance-wise. It's terrible on gas, our 2004 Expedition gets better mileage. What a mess.
Can't think of one, I am not sure there is one.
EVERYTHING! The car needs to be dropped or drastically re-engineered. It's sad that the Japanese autos are dominating our market, but it's because you can run them into the ground with about 200 thousand miles on 'em. At 90 thousand miles this car just needs scrapped. Nothing but garbage!
This has been a great car for us. We have owned this car since there were only 4 miles on the odometer and the only repair has been the alternator and that was just this month. I have replaced brake pads once, that was only because I abused them. I am very satisfied with this car.