Comfortable ride, tons of trunk room, spacious interior, simple to operate, no fancy and expensive bells and whistles that break down and are costly to fix
My 2005 Taurus has a huge trunk, which is important to me because I am always carrying stuff - groceries, lumber, yard sale finds, household goods, and more The backs of the rear seats fold down so I can carry even 8 or 10 foot long 2x4s, fence posts or rolls of fencing, for example. The ride is still comfortable even after 13 years and over 170,000 miles, there is plenty of legroom for rear seat passengers, and the rear bench seat is deep enough so you can sit back and relax. We have had relatively moderate repairs and replacement parts needed, mostly tuneup, tires and brakes. I have two complaints. One would be the catalytic converter and tailpipe, which needed replacing just a couple weeks after the warranty expired! The other would be that it comes with a "donut" tire, like just about every vehicle these days, I replaced it almost immediately with a regular spare tire, even though that does take up some trunk room, so it's easy to replace a flat tire on the side of the road and keep going.