Bought my Ford Taurus new Dec 1999. It has been the best car that we have ever owned. Only standard maintenance required.
I like the car so much that I am buying another one this week because we need a third car for my oldest son to drive. It will be a 2007 Taurus sel.
We also own a 2003 Ford Expedition that has close to 150,000 miles.
Our 2nd child was born 3 weeks after purchasing our 2000 Taurus and it would be cool if it would last long enough to get him through high school and beyond.