Re: To buy or not to buy? 1999 Taurus.
I'm still holding onto my '99 Taurus SE. Similar in colour but I have the medium blue, not the dark (photos in my gallery). I just passed 210,000kms or 130K miles.
I hold the 3800 GM in high regard, but engine for engine, the taurus 3.0L would give the 3800 a run for the money. I switched over to one oil change a year a few years ago, and put on about 12-18K miles a year and the oil's still a bit brown in colour before I change it. The only thing I don't like about the Vulcan 3.0L is changing the thermostat. I bought one, turned out to be faulty (fail safe stat), and exchanged it for another one. Five hours later, I had it fixed. My Dodge Durango takes no more than 20 minutes including getting the tools out of the garage.
'11 Ram Quad Cab 4x4 SXT 5.7L HEMI (stock); 48,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 64,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 28,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
Amsoil in all vehicles!