does anyone have any ideas on which is the best power/drivetrain combo to get,or to stay away from in 1998 to 2001 mini-vans. looking for a V6-auto/air/etc. i know the 3.8 V6 is bad for head gaskets,does this problem go up to the 2001's? also my wife had a 1997 taurus with a AN4N trans axle and it only lasted to 100,000km/60,000 miles. are these transaxles a problem. i am not up on the good/bad points of these vans as i have never owned one.i have been running 4x4 trucks for years. any help or ideas would be helpfull. thanks Tux.