bought car in nov 1999 brand new. in 2009 had transmission rebuilt and rear brake pads done. in april 2012 had new a/c compressor installed , bearings went out on old one. also in april had new front brakes installed, pads, calipers etc. other than lof on a reg basis that is all that has been done. i now have over 177,000 miles on car. it had over 176,000 when i put new front brakes on it fot the first time. talk about low cost of ownership!! this taurus has the 24 valve duratec engine.