- Feb 21, 2013
The fleet car and work horse of the Ford dealerships in the 1980's and 1990's was the Ford Taurus, a strangely designed sedan that looked like a dolphin in a gray flannel suit. I never owned a Taurus, but I drove them as loaners at my work place and in other situations. No sport sedan, and never praised much at all in the car magazines. However I noticed that some of them lasted 20 and 25 years as personal commuter cars, and many are still on the road years and years after they were discontinued. Sort of a crypto jeep for the working family.