Hi I'm from SO ILL. Have only owned by 2005 Taurus SEL for a week, bought it after a car accident totalled my 04 Chrysler a few weeks ago. Wasn't ready to buy a new car and this Taurus seemed to need me, it had been poorly maintained, but the exterior and interior were really nice. I am the second owner of the car and my hubby is a mechanic so we're hoping to get the car in as good shape mechanically as it is asthetically. It has a V-6 vulcan 3 L, so far I am really disappointed in the mpg and hope it improves as we get some of the maintenance issues dealt with. What kind of mileage are others getting here in the midwest. I will be doing 1/2 city 1/2 highway driving.