I bought my 99 Taurus new w/ the 24
valve DOHC engine package. It has been
extremely reliable and a solid car to
drive. My driving mix is 60%
interstate / 40% local. The only major
repair item in 5+ years were full
struts at 60k which with new tires
makes it run and handle like a new car.
Everything else still original - even
brakes! I forget this car is 5 yrs old,
it is tight, quiet and a good runner.
My complaints: the a/c fan
softly "squeaks", this also happened on
our 95 Windstar (which was not nearly
as reliable at 5 yrs out), & the driver
seat is low so I use a cushion. This
was the last year for the "old" design
(which I like even more now than I did
then) and for me it was a winner.
Styling. Excellent pickup and handling
expecially with the new McPherson
cup holders needed to be deeper, front
seats too low, fix the a/c fan so it