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!