2007 Ford Taurus SEL Fleet 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I had a 2003 Ford Taurus SE before which was a very good car. I had the car until October 2007 when a crash on the interstate totalled it. The incident on the highway tested a few things on the car, like braking, handling and safety. It is a very safe car. The 08 version is the safest in American, if you haven't seen the commericial. The Taurus has been criticized for it looks but I'd much rather crash in an ugly American car then a cheap Japanese one. I liked the car so much, I have now bought the 2007 model in SEL, which is quite similar apart from a few minor improvements on the looks and has leather seats, air con, etc.
The 3.0 engine delivers a fair amount of power and the ice cold air conditioning is vital in Californian weather.
The exterior design could have been better on the 4th generation model, the new one looks much better.