Bought this car brand new about a year ago. Paid $12,000 for it. No major problems with it. Front wheel makes squeaky noises, and the dealer cannot fix the problem. It is no big deal, I can barely hear it with the windows down. The car is really smooth to drive. The suspension is extremely soft, but it also handles like a boat. The previous car that I owned was a '99 Chevy Lumina; the Ford handles better overall. The engine is slow and sluggish. The transmission is even worse; it never knows what gear it is supposed to be in. However if you drive normally you won't have any problems, just don't expect much from the V6. Overall it has been a good experience. Smooth, soft, fast on the highway.
Smooth ride, huge on the inside, big trunk. Low profile.
The regular V6 is SLOW, the transmission is horrible. I would recommend going with the DOHC engine if you expect any kind of perfomance from your vehicle.
I've owned two 2004's. The first one
was lost in an accident. The Taurus'
safety features saved our lives. I was
so pleased I replaced it with another
Taurus. We love this car. It drives
wonderful, great gas mileage. My wife
feels safe in this car. No problems
with the car.
Duratec 201HP engine. Also really like
the fold down back seats; you can carry
tons of stuff when they are down.
Wished it had automatic headlights like
GM's Twilight Sentinel.