If you're reading this review, you might fit the following bill:
1. You're a newbie mechanic.
2. You don't have every tool ever made.
3. You want to work on your own car to save money, as a hobby, or both.
4. You don't want to get killed while working on your car.
If that description is accurate, you can't go wrong with the Haynes manual for Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable. This book will help you go from being scared of even touching something under the hood to really feeling comfortable making repairs on your own.
You will learn the tools you need for each job so that you will always have the tools you need and never have any that you never use.
Yes, you will learn some basic under-the-hood safety that will let you feel comfortable under the hood.
You will be shown a basic repair schedule to follow that will keep up with everything from windshield wiper fluid, brake fluid, engine coolant, oil, and power steering fluid, to automatic transaxle fluid, spark plugs, air filters, pcv valve, under hood hoses, fuel filter, and everything else.
For the newbie mechanic, this maintenance schedule allows you to ease into repairs and preventative measures.
As other reviewers have said, this book could use some more pictures. However, I haven't found anything to seriously be lacking from this manual. Enjoy!