Good Basic Car
By gdub4719 on
2002 Ford Taurus SES 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I bought this car to reduce car payments after getting married and having a larger family. I knew it would be a basic car with no image boosting credentials. It is not, but then again I am in my 30's and "grown up" now. The car has served its purpose greatly and I have few complaints. It is my daily commuter and does so perfectly for the price. I had a 1994 Honda Accord in the late 90's that was less reliable than this thing has been! It drives nicer, but it isn't as sporty. It has more features than I had expected; power seats, puddle lamps, etc. It has a very good ride and is easy to maintain. Cheap, cheap on insurance too.
Low resale value used means I got a great car for a lot less than new and a lot cheaper than a Honda or Toyota.
Better fuel economy (average 21-23 mixed). More power for better acceleration.