So the nice folks at Ford are paying for my meal, but actually, I realized after being invited that I have a history with this car. Not only am I a current Ford driver ('06 GT Conv), but the Ford Taurus was the first car I ever drove. It was back in 1995. I was almost but not quite 16. I had a family member in the hospital and my mom was pretty stressed out so I think I caught her at a weak moment. We were going down a quiet straightaway by Staten Island Hospital and I asked if she'd let me drive. I think she let me go two blocks before she freaked and told me to pull over.