Cons: "Stalls occasionally, 3 seats w/only lap belt"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"This car is a great deal for its price. It gets a surprising 26 highway mpg. It comes with remote lock/unlock, front and rear spray wash, 7 seats (2 are rear facing, 4 have shoulder belts), automatic window sliding for the whole car, and and power steering. This car has worked pretty well for me, but mine only has 92,000 miles. It does occasionally stall when parked, but overall for a 20 year old car that you can get for under $2000, you should consider it if money is tight."
"I previously had an 87 Sable sedan and a 94 Sable wagon, the Mercury Sable being basically the same as the Ford Taurus.
Both were brought with low mileage and were good clean cars.
I used both for a round trip daily commute of 125 miles and they gave outstanding service. When the wagon gave up I got my current Taurus from a used car lot. It had 77K on it with one owner and was in excellent condition. I have owned it now for nearly a year and a half and it is reliable just needing the regular maintenance and repair you expect year to year.
I usually get around four years / 120000 miles of service from a $2000 Taurus/Sable before retiring them for another one. I think this is great value, and bargain on around $750 a year average a year on service and repairs.
My annual costs to own and run at 30000 miles a year equal somewhere around $1250 ( not including gas ).
If you equate that to the average 12000 miles a year it would be around $500 a year or less than $42 a month.
The best bargain motoring available in my opinion, especially as you get a nice looking, comfortable and roomy midsize car with electric windows, door locks and on the Sables even electric seats.
A much better buy than a new small bare bones inport car that's going to cost you five times as much each month.
I am really happy with the Taurus/Sable range and have no near term plans to drive anything else."