I've had four Taurus, all 86-88 models (86 LX, 87 GL, 88 LX, 88 L). If I get another Taurus (to keep and not resell immidiatly), I'd like a 92-5 with the 3.0 V6. I'm in a bind because I'm in Georgia and have this blasted Kia to sell before I can move on to bigger and better cars. I just got the title in the mail though, so as soon as I get an offer worth taking, its as good as gone.
I wanted to fix up the 1988 L as a commuter car, but I would like to have a more comfortable car to travel accross country with before hand. My Zephyr, Tempo, or the Taurus L would all work but they are not here with me in GA.
Believe it or not, even the Zephyr being carborated, with a bench seat and a non-overdrive automatic is more comfortable on the highway than this tin can. The Sephia isnt a terrible car really, just too small for long-distance traveling. It rides choppy (dare I say worse than my 1990 Festiva, but I never drove it over 1,000 miles in one sitting), is loud, and its hard for a person like me with a terribly bad back to find a comfortable driving position.
I'm also looking at two Tempos, both 2-door, 5-speeds (one 1991 GLS the other a 1992 GL). I recently lost my 1987 GL 2-door 5-speed and I miss that car terrible (still have it but it needs to be parted out). Either would be preferable to the Sephia for long-distance driving.