: 2010 Ford Taurus



Lord Cadillac
12-22-08, 03:56 PM
Most people here probably know that I'm a "car" enthusiast and I don't dislike vehicles based on where they're made or which country owns the company that makes them. I like the Toyota Avalon, Toyota Camry and Honda Accord.. However, this Ford Taurus looks better than all of them. It's been a long time since I've felt this way. I think the new Buick LaCrosse is going to be a very competitive car as well.. The domestic automobile companies are doing a great job.....

Oh and by the way - there WILL be an SHO...

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thebigjimsho
12-22-08, 04:12 PM
Most people here probably know that I'm a "car" enthusiast and I don't dislike vehicles based on where they're made or which country owns the company that makes them. I like the Toyota Avalon, Toyota Camry and Honda Accord.. You forgot the Genesis... :thepan:

Coma
12-22-08, 04:37 PM
Why is the whole dash at a slant? Not sure if I like that, but I would love to get in one of these just to see if I will ever like Ford again.

thebigjimsho
12-22-08, 04:39 PM
BTW, I sat in an MKS the other week and while I liked the look of the interior, it was full of cheap feeling materials and it seemed as though the dash and doors would creak over time. It didn't feel Lincoln soft, either.

As for the SHO, many in the SHO community is split. I'm of the opinion that we should forego the romanticism that a "Taurus" SHO would bring. Because the size of the Taurus is wayyyyy too big and is wayyyyy too heavy. If they want to bring back the SHO, do it on a Fusion, which is almost virtually identical in size to the original SHO, BTW...

Florian
12-22-08, 07:42 PM
The domestic automobile companies are doing a great job.....

Um, what planet are you posting from? :thepan: :lies:


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c5 rv
12-22-08, 08:14 PM
I think the current Taurus is a handsome, conservative car. The interior configuration and seat height are great for seniors and others with limited mobility. The trunk size is excellent and the ability fold the rear seats and passenger seat allow it to haul oversized stuff. I hope Ford doesn't sacrifice that practicality for the sake of styling.

And yes, Ford and GM are doing a great job with the new products they've brought out in the past, say, five years.

misfit6794
12-22-08, 08:24 PM
Its looks exactly like the new mks, which is great if you want to buy the taurus. Not so great if you just bought the lincoln.

c5 rv
12-22-08, 09:46 PM
Just a suggestion, but, could automakers please reserve all fender vents for Buicks only? Thank you.

RightTurn
12-22-08, 11:25 PM
Um, what planet are you posting from? :thepan: :lies:


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RightTurn
12-22-08, 11:26 PM
Just a suggestion, but, could automakers please reserve all fender vents for Buicks only? Thank you.

Fender vents are the new black. (Besides, if they left them off all the goobers would rush to PepBoys and buy the stick ons anyhow. :alchi: )

misfit6794
12-23-08, 03:27 PM
Don't forget the led side markers,chrome door trim, and extra set of fog lights. When combined with the fender vents, they make a classy, yet sporty looking car. Hahahahhaha

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
12-23-08, 05:55 PM
WOW! Very upscale looking for a Taurus!

Lord Cadillac
12-23-08, 06:02 PM
WOW! Very upscale looking for a Taurus!
Since the Mercury Sable is going, the Taurus got a bump...

I~LUV~Caddys8792
12-24-08, 03:33 PM
Is that Zebra-skin paint gonna be a factory option? :p

From behind the front doors, it kinda reminds me of the 300C. The high, square trunk, tail lights, and c-pillar all really resemble the 300.

Lord Cadillac
12-24-08, 04:12 PM
I agree with your comparison with the rear (300C). I just saw some better pictures today and you can really tell there's a resemblance...

orconn
12-24-08, 04:16 PM
I think the current Taurus is a handsome, conservative car. The interior configuration and seat height are great for seniors and others with limited mobility. The trunk size is excellent and the ability fold the rear seats and passenger seat allow it to haul oversized stuff. I hope Ford doesn't sacrifice that practicality for the sake of styling.

And yes, Ford and GM are doing a great job with the new products they've brought out in the past, say, five years.

Basically, I agree with c5 rv, the curent Taurus (nee 500) has alot of vitues and we need an American Volvo for those who want or need that kind of car. The Taurus could still use some more power under the hood.

orconn
12-24-08, 04:29 PM
Is that Zebra-skin paint gonna be a factory option? :p

From behind the front doors, it kinda reminds me of the 300C. The high, square trunk, tail lights, and c-pillar all really resemble the 300.

300C Mercedes! Let's go to the real source of this sedan design configuration ...... short high rear deck, long nose. Take a look at the late 80's early '90s Alfa Romeo 164 or Lancia Theta or more familiar to Americans the Saab 5000. Those cars all use the same chassis with the most successful body design being by Pininfarina for the Alfa (which by the way was reputatedly the finest sports sedan of that era; sorry, BMW was 5 series was close but no cigar!). However, later iterations of this design adopted the "fashionable" coupe roofline sacrificing the abundant amount rear headroom for a dubious, and now way overworked, style statement.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
12-24-08, 10:02 PM
I can really see that resemblance. Which is funny because I always thought old Saabs looked really.....funky. They always had a certain charm to them though, and I remember Jerry Seinfeld had a Saab on his show.

Here's a '93 9000 CS Turbo. Is this what you were talking about?
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c5 rv
12-24-08, 10:12 PM
Naah, funky were the Saab 900 and Saab 99.

hueterm
12-25-08, 11:41 AM
I've knocked the Taurus (well, actually the Five Hundred) in the past due to the lack of HP. But w/the 260ish HP engine, and the styling improvements, I don't think it or the Sable are bad at all.

If I had to consistently carry around 4 people in a new "family car" and wanted a car instead of an SUV or CUV, the Taurus would be at the top of the list just due to the interior space and safety factor (i.e. Volvo S80 platform).

I like the Lucerne Super better, but Lucernes don't have quite as much room, and it would be probably another 10 grand.

It's hard to tell on the new body style...but at least it still looks spacious.

Lord Cadillac
12-25-08, 12:11 PM
The new bodystyle looks classy to me - and the interior looks more luxurious than the Lincoln MKS. Power should be nice as well.

thebigjimsho
12-25-08, 12:23 PM
Naah, funky were the Saab 900 and Saab 99.
I have fond memories of ignitions on the floor and alligator jaws for seatbelts...my father had one and he rallied it in the Northeast...

AlBundy
12-26-08, 12:29 PM
I agree with your comparison with the rear (300C). I just saw some better pictures today and you can really tell there's a resemblance...

:thehand:I'm still waiting to see the better pics Sal.:yup:

I~LUV~Caddys8792
12-26-08, 03:36 PM
I like old Saabs, well I should say Saabs from the '90s. I like how odd and unique they are.

thebigjimsho
12-26-08, 04:05 PM
I like old Saabs, well I should say Saabs from the '90s. I like how odd and unique they are.Saabs were fully homogenized by the 90s...