Purchased 2003 Program Taurus in 2003 with 13,000 miles on it. Will turn over 215,000 in June of 2012. Always make sure, winter or summer, to warm the car up instead of starting it and shutting off before warmed up. Always service at 3,000 to 3500 miles. Replaced original plugs at 179,000. Dealer thot mileage would improve-did not-was and still is 25 on highway. Have replaced starter, power steering and struts. Have driven program cars for over 30 years and will again, when the time comes. VERY satisfied with the car in all regards.