being a Taurus everything on a SHO breaks except the engine.
the engine requires a large amount of maintenance every 60k too...pita
I wanted a SHO for a while, was thinking of selling my Bonnie for one, but everyone that I've talked to that owned one called it a money pit. right now I need a car that will get me from point A to point B, and if that means sacrificing a second or two in quarter mile time...so be it.
as for racing the minivan, it might be close off-the-line, but once you get going I doubt there will be any contest. my parents have a 3.8L Caravan, it has a little more power (180hp/240ftlbs) and is geared shorter, so in 1st gear it could probably go neck and neck with my car. but after that, it falls on its face. the only minivan out there that might be able to give us a good race is the 240hp honda oddesey.
1992 Pontiac Bonneville SE, 163k miles - RIP (blew the transaxle)
1995 Honda Civic EX, 5psd