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You are in the Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable
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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Sedan
#2411 of 3389 What you get use to
Sep 03, 2003 (5:12 am)
Are we all so un-flexable that we can not get use to driving a car with different sized mirrors??? Come on.
My wife had a Toyota Van, then a 87 Ford custom E-150, then a 97 Custom Hi-Top E-150. All three of them had huge mirrors. Now she's got a 2001 Taurus SEL. Yea sure, the mirrors are smaller, but so is the vehicle! Our other family cars are a 2000 Mustang convertible, a 2001 Focus SE sedan, and an 85 Mercury Marquis 4 door sedan and they've all got different sized mirrors. You switch off cars you re-adjust yourself to lots of things...the way you sit in the car, the way the wheel feels, the different "blind spots" you need to remember, and the different shape, size and placement of mirrors!
Isn't this really getting a bit picky??? I mean what do we have here...mirror envy??? As bagerfan said, if the mirrors are too small for you, don't buy a Taurus.
Sep 03, 2003 (7:10 am)
You said it well!!
#2413 of 3389 Spending more and getting less?
Sep 03, 2003 (4:54 pm)
I personally think there's no point to debating about how much to pay for a car and why pay more for the same features etc. Personally, we went from Fords (several) to our first Toyota Camry from the bad experiences. Perhaps that will change over the next few years as Detroit fights back, BUT IT WILL TAKE A FEW YEARS for the public to learn. So we didn't mind paying an extra $7K. Further if it doesn't make sense to pay more for an import then sooner or later you should see it in the sales numbers. If you don't then the argument is lost.
Anyway I didn't mean to get off on this topic , but I just wanted to reiterate that the resale value of a car is part of your net worth whether it depreciates faster or not. Net worth is based on a liquidation whether it is moot or not.
#2414 of 3389 Mirrors for everybody !
Sep 03, 2003 (6:34 pm)
Interesting to read your responses, guys!
I don't have a sedan and don't plan to buy one, as I need a minivan for my family.
I just asked why the Taurus doesn't try to copy the competitors. True, it's not VERY important, and we are flexible enough to get used to everything, even to go trough a blackout for almost 24 hours
It's just a personal taste that I like large outside mirrors, not only to realize that 'something' is behind me; but to have a great view from the rear.
When the new Sienna from Toyota appeared, many people were very excited about the large mirrors. And so was the new Nissan Quest. One of the complaints I read somewhere about the Chrysler Town & Country was: small outside mirrors! actually, smallest in class.
Sep 04, 2003 (5:17 am)
"When the new Sienna from Toyota appeared, many people were very excited about the large mirrors."
I guess I am just getting too old. I am still around from the days when we got excited about horsepower, or colors, or big wheels, or the look the girls on the corner would give when your car drove by. Now they get excited by large mirrors, huh?
Damn...look at the fool I was when I got excited when I took delivery of my Red Mustang Convertible! What an ass I am.
Sorry for showing my age...now I know why all these 20 year olds are driving SUVs and I'm driving a Mustang!
Sep 04, 2003 (8:04 am)
I must be out of touch also, not at all excited about someone owning a set of big mirrors, really I am more interested in seeing where I am going and not where I came from.
Perhaps some of the big mirror watchers could determine if mirror size is a factor in Toyota become third for the month of August?http://www.detnews.com/2003/autosinsider/0309/04/a01-26240- 8.htm
Sep 04, 2003 (9:52 am)
That's it: Large mirrors must be the reason for Toyota's success. That and low hanging tailpipes must be a desirable design feature. Many people seem to be willing to pay a hefty premium for these features.
Adjusted properly, even Taurus allegedly too small mirrors cover your blind spot completely.
#2418 of 3389 Mirrors mirrors and mirrors
Sep 04, 2003 (3:43 pm)
Until I read it here I never thought that the mirrors on my Merc. Sable were small. In fact, I believe they're adequate.
There are so many features in a car to talk about.
I guess all the arguments to put down and ridicule Taurus/Sable have been exhausted. So now we pick on mirrors. What will tomorrow bring?
#2419 of 3389 Question for Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable Owners
Sep 04, 2003 (9:59 pm)
I was just wondering if the owners of the Vulcan engine regretted not get the Duratec engine for the extra power and refinement of the engine. I already pasted on the Vulcan once when I bought my Ranger because I felt it lacked the power needed in a truck.
The reason I'm asking is that I keep hearing stories of the Vulcan engine going 2,3,4 and even 500,000 miles (That's like owning a Diesel). I drive about 75 miles round trip a day to work. I'm looking for something that is comfortable and is going to last a really long.
#2420 of 3389 Question for Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable Owners
Sep 04, 2003 (10:32 pm)
I almost forgot to ask what you Vulcan owners are getting MPG too.