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.
Multiple problems since day one. Trunk leak, 4 visits to fix; cruise control nonfunctional - bad servo; wiper motor broke; swaybars rotted in first year; heater fan broke - bad resistor. It's too bad, was a great deal and drove nice, good looking and comfortable. Not great in the snow though because of wide tires. Repairs all under warranty, but will only fix during the week requiring car rental; they don't give free loaners. I thought Taurus reliability went up? This car is junk quality. They build it with cheap parts. We will trade in as soon as warranty is up. So much for a good deal. Back to foreign cars.
Comfortable leather seats. Big size sedan.
Work on quality improvement and stop buying cheap junk parts to put in these cars.