My Taurus hit 120K on Valentine's Day. I am now positive it will last to be given to my son in 1 1/2 years. I have only had 3 problems since new- a transaxle seal (88K), a trunk spring (64K), and a radiator hose (65K). I would buy Taurus again.
Folding rear seats, sight lines, exterior. Reliable, comfortable for the most part. Gas mileage going up- 22 from my last review to 26 now- nothing's changed except for the addition of 20K.
Back seat comfort, no grab handle, make the door locks like my friends 98 Caddy SLS, flish with the door panel. Rear headrests. Make the rear folding seats like an 05 Forester's.