The Taurus was greeted as revolutionary in 1986 and for years was the best-selling car in America. After decades of the Big Three selling what were essentially rehashes of the same car, Ford Taurus proved that the US auto industry could create an all-new modern car. A controversial oval restyle in 1996 ended the best-selling streak. Everyone thought it was odd that Ford would discontinue the model after 2006, but thanks to new CEO Alan Mullaly the nameplate was revived. Our Ford Taurus parts are reasonable and offer a great value for a mid-size car.