I bought my first 2000 Taurus in '05 and feel in love with this car! Drove it for year and a half with no mechanical problems at all, my first one got totaled this winter, and I bought another 2000 Taurus because I loved my first one so much, you can't get a better car for the money! It's got tons of room for hauling my dogs and my kids around, and I love the third seat!
Power seats, locks, and windows, third seat in back, and handles very nicely even on slick roads.
Start making them again! Ford finally makes a decent car and they they discontinue it!