I have bean around Fords since the early 1970’s. My dad owned two “big” Fords. A 1973 Mercury Marquis Brougham sedan and a 1976 Ford Country Squire Wagon. I now own a 1994 Ford Taurus GL Sedan which I have owned since 2003. I bought it with 100K miles and now had over 170K miles on the odometer. This car is very reliable and have taken this on trips to Nevada, California, New Mexico, Nevada and Texas. The secret to this longevity is I do some minor repairs and all other are done by my local Ford Dealership.