Wow am I an idiot. I bought an '03 Taurus wagon a few years ago for $2500 and have sunk another $3500 into various parts for a total of 6 grand. I bought it with 93k miles on it and now it's 108k. Here's the punch line: the car is still a lemon, just basically junk. I doubt I could sell it for more than $1500. I didn't realize how bad it was until I bought a new Kia Soul and discovered what a new car drives like. Not even in the same universe and it only cost about twice as much as this beater has cost me. Yikes. Ok, done ranting, haha.