I had a 2000 Taurus previous to this
2004 car and there are improvements.
The new "driver adapting" transmission
shifts perfectly. The base engine
seems more powerful and quieter than
in the past. You don't really need to
buy the more expensive Duratec engine.
Power peddles, power seat and standard
6 cylinder engine make this car an
extremely comfortable long distance
car. Taurus has been at the top of the
list of the safest full size cars
(Insurance Institute) for a number of
I found no quality faults when this
car was first delivered. I still have
not found any faults.