I've created this topic solely to give a piece of advice to those of you who do your own vehicle maintenance. I recently got a 2006 Ford Taurus. I had never changed the oil in one before. The process is as straight forward as it is with any other vehicle, with one exception. The solenoid for the starter is maybe one inch below the oil filter, with the posts turned toward the oil filter. For those who don't know, in a car, the engine block, the frame, and everything attached to them that is not otherwise insulated, are all all negatively charged by virtue of being grounded to the negative post on the battery. Since the Taurus sits SO low to the ground, and the oil filter is just under the manifold on the front side of the engine, I decided it would be easier to get to it from above, which obstructed my view of the solenoid. Upon slipping the metal oil filter wrench over the oil filter, it also contacted the positively charged post on the solenoid, effectively shorting out the whole electrical system. In the moment, I wasn't sure what was happening when the wrench started arcing, so my first reaction was to remove the positive battery cable to break the connection and keep my battery from exploding. In the ~5 seconds it took me to get it off, it blistered my fingertips it was so hot. In every other vehicle I've ever worked on including my Dodge pickup truck, the Ford Explorer, and several others, the oil filter and starter were on completely opposite sides of the engine, so this was never an issue. If you do your own work and have a Ford Taurus, either use a rubber filter wrench, or be very careful when slipping your metal filter wrench on to make sure it doesn't touch the solenoid.
Here is a top-down view of the location of the oil filter.
Here's a close-up of the oil filter and solenoid.