Owned this 2011 SEL model since Aug 2010.
20K miles on it so far.
Owned several Ford models since 1990.
This is by far the best vehicle Ford has produced in a long time.
Have owned Taurus' since 1995.
All were OK.
This car is more like a European sedan than anything Ford has ever produced.
I live in the Northeast and we have all types of weather.
This car has driven thru 5 major snow storms over the last 3mos.
No problems and very secure during all weather conditions.
Over the last 6mos, I have had more people ask me what type of car this was than any other vehicle I have ever owned.
Only complaint is that at 6'6", the cockpit is a little snug.
Overall, very happy with this car.
Love the paddle shifters when driving in snow.
Gives good control of wheel speed and helps maintain controld of vehicle under adverse conditions.
Center console is too wide for tall drivers.
Reducing width by 2 inches should not be much of an engineering challange.