I realize a Taurus isn't exactly a muscle car but this forum seemed to fit better than domestic compacts.... Anyways, I got a line on an '02 Taurus, leather, sunroof, pretty much the works for about 10 grand. Seems like a good deal, it was driven by a guy who used it for business, and it has been well maintained, even though it has a lot of miles for a 2 year old vehicle (35k), and has had all oil changes, tire rotations, etc. He's got all the maintenence records, what little there is. I've taken it for a test drive, everything, and its great! Now the fun part. I realize Taurus's (Taurii?) aren't exactly performance monsters, but I'd like a set of lowering springs, exhaust, and basically a few things to make the car more drivable for a college student without sacrificing reliablity. Does anyone have any ideas? If I buy it I'll have a few more thousand dollars to play with, make it count... And before the enevitable occurs, I DO NOT WANT TO BUY A SPORTS CAR. I don't care if you think I should get a Supra, RX-7, Sentra, I don't care if its a ford, we've owned a Taurus in the past, they are very reliable. So give me ideas!