FWIW: I've got a '99 with 90k on it and it still runs like a scalded
cat. The 24v Duratec engine is a great power plant. Other than normal
mantenence it's been trouble free for me. $5k is a bit high for a '98,
$3.5 to $4k is more likely. It will probably need new plugs and wires
I have a 98 Taurus Duratec 24V. Has 267,000 miles on it and still going. I
have had no problems with it at all. I have kept up the maintenence and
replaced plugs, belts, oils, etc. when they are supposed to. The Duratec is
supposed to be a more reliable engine than the standard one which was on
most Taurus. If it's been well maintained my experience has been very
positive with it
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