2002 Ford Taurus SEL Deluxe 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
Bought my baby in March of '07 with 74k on her. Its been 2 months, I've taken her to Long Island and Virgina, with no problems at all. Only had to replace a sway bar link when I first got her, under dealer warranty. My SEL is loaded with ever option. Highly suggested for a college commuter, it will get you there, and look good when you get there!
DOHC V6 with 200 ponies. One touch open sunroof, power pedals, huge trunk. A lot of car for the money.
Just try and make the interior materials a little more durable. And add rear disk brakes on the sedan!