I buy cars for long-term service. I pastor a Baptist Church and drive anywhere from 20-30 thousand miles each year. My Taurus has performed flawlessly. Good power, decent mpg, great comfort, best handling car I have ever owned. It is a fun to drive family sedan, really drives like a sports car. I am thrilled with the car.
The handling and the comfort of ride are in my opinion best in class. I drove the Camry and the Accord before buying the Taurus. In the comfort and handling category the Taurus won hands down in my book.
The only major adjustment that I see needed is improved fuel economy. In the winter things are great with 27-28 mpg. But in summer with A/C running it drops about 2 mpg. Friend has a Buick Century that gets about 30 mpg, but is less comfortable and less fun to drive.
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