100k maintenance, recommendations?
I went to buy a newer car, but fell for this 2003 Taurus SE. It drove, sounded, and just gave me a better feeling then all the other newer cars I tested. Everything visible looked good. Belts, exhaust, everything I could touch, wiggle, or see. I left the dealer looked around at hyundai's and such, but for over 50 years I've always owned Fords.
So I went back and drove it again. God, I just loved it. And for the love of god NO TIMING BELT a CHAIN,(why rubber) Even with a 100K miles, and even from a dealer (god help me, but I live in a very rural area, with almost no private car sales) For what its worth I was able to get a free carfacts report...at least you know how many owners.
What's a guy to do? I fell for the car, So I bought it!
The dealer does all the obvious, cleans everything, changes the oil, filter, probably the coolant, fills everything. But, it's all cosmetic, and I seriously doubt they did any of the more specialized, and totally needed, down and dirty maintenance. I am going to change / flush all fluids, trans-axle, fuel filter. The coolant looks good, do it anyhow?
So the question
What else? What would you'all recommend?
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