Overall a good, reliable, comfy car although costly in the long run.
Motor mount has broken three times since I bought it. The torque on this engine is too powerful for motor.
Various oil leaks: Motor oil, transmission oil, power steering fluid.
Power steering hose kinks often.
Brakes squeal soon after repairing.
Transmission slips horribly. Tried to repair several times, but still slips.
Shorts in fuses - various lights go on for no mechanical reason.
Radiator repaired twice since I bought it.
CV boots replaced three times.
Three wheel alignments done since purchase.
Tie rods needed replacement.
Battery replaced twice.
Started broke twice since purchase. These are the only times I got stranded.
What else...? Water pump went bad, car overheated, and almost blew my head gaskets.
Overall, alot of money went into this car.
I would never buy Ford again. Mechanics everywhere have told me they see Fords in their shops all the time. Especially the Taurus!
Although car is comfortable and reliable, after the first 4 years of use the car will start to have major mechanical problems. Other friends with Taurus's have the same problems.
The only other positive thing I can say about this car is that it is a good looking car, and very popular. (Why?)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 25th February, 2005