I found an '04 Taurus SES loaded with sunroof, leather, cd changer and with the Duratec engine.It had 30K miles on it. So far I really like the car. I like the acceleration, the comfort and the looks. So I guess if you're looking for a good car for not much money, this would be a good choice. I would definitely try to find one with the Duratec engine. Ford stopped offering that after '04. So far no problems with it and I'm getting 21 MPG in city driving.
Feels very solid and safe. Very comfortable ride.
Well, they're not making them anymore but for the life of me why did they quit offering the Duratec. It was definitely a better engine.