My neighbor had a Taurus and it turned out to be a piece of junk.
Another friend had a Sable and it had head gasket problems. I had the same problem with my Escort. Sooooo, I would like to steer clear of Ford.
As for driving a Taurus, I am 47 and have been spoiled during the years with electric windows, seats, and other creature comforts.
Spoiled since 35 and loving it.