I have paid twice in much in repairs for this car, than what I actually paid for the car itself.
First, it randomly stalled as I came to a stop at a stop light; after that it stalled nearly every time I shifted from "park" into "drive". If I was to shift from "park" to "neutral" or "park" to "reverse" first and wait for a second, it was just fine.
Then I took this car on to the expressway where I discovered that anything over 50mph cause my car to shake and jerk like crazy... I only travelled about a mile on the expressway before this freaked me out too much.
My drivers side door will not lock if I use the buttons. It unlocks fine, it just won't lock.
My emergency brake ligt flashes on and off every time I brake at all, I have tried the emergecny brake release, I have played around with the actual brake, it just flashes for no apparent reason.
My O/D light also flashes on and off, again, no reason, and I'm not sure how to fix it.
My idle drops to somewhere between 500 and 1000 whenever I stop.
And now my "service engine soon" light has come on.
I have had it to the mechanic countless times, we replaced filters, the torque convertor, the battery, the alternator.. and most recently I was told I would have to have the entire computer replaced.
I live in Tampa, and am currently in Detroit... I just hope this car gets me that far... I'm definitely getting rid of it as quickly as I get back down there. It is a total money suck.
Every week something new and more expensive is wrong with it.
I thought taurus' were supposed to be awesome resilient cars, but this one is lousy. It has been nothing but an added un-necessary stress in my life and I HATE it.