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You are in the Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable
What is this discussion about?
Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Sedan
Feb 03, 2004 (6:07 am)
I cannot comment directly about Duratech vs Vulcan in the same Taurus body, as my Vulcan Taurus was a 1990 and the Duratech is a 2000. So any comments about noise wouldn't be a fair comparison. With the 2000 Taurus and newer, Ford put a lot of effort into making the cars quieter than in the past, so I would bet it would be fairly quiet with either engine.
I will tell you however, that the Duratech has much better acceleration capabilities from dead stop or at highway passing speeds.
Mileage is just as good with my new Taurus as my old. In fact, I believe it is a bit better with my Duratech, especially on the highway. Again, I am comparing cars ten years apart so all my comments are subject to that limitation.
#2707 of 3389 Ford and Chevy drop the model when reputation becomes too tarnished
Feb 03, 2004 (6:20 am)
Here is just a partial listing of Ford and Chevrolet duds:
Ford's contribution: Falcon, Pinto, Maverick, Galaxie 500, Fairmont, Fairlane, LTD, Aerostar, Windstar and soon Taurus.
Chevy's contribution: Corvair, Monza, Vega, Citation, Celebrity, Nova, Lumina and Lumina APV, Caprice, and now Cavalier.
How many models have Honda or Toyota dropped?
Interesting that most former Taurus, Sable, and Lumina owners that I know are now driving a Toyota Camry. Latest casualty in favor of Camry was a Buick Century. One exception is a former Sable owner got a Chevy Malibu in 2000 and is still driving it with 72,000 miles on it now.
Feb 03, 2004 (6:37 am)
The people you know are not and never will be a valid statistical sample of all the automobile owners in the US.
Feb 03, 2004 (6:46 am)
"Here is just a partial listing of Ford and Chevrolet duds:
Ford's contribution: Falcon, Pinto, Maverick, Galaxie 500, Fairmont, Fairlane, LTD, Aerostar, Windstar and soon Taurus."
Are you kidding?? What you posted there is a list of Ford All Stars. Do you know how many Falcons they sold??? Do you have any idea the impact the Maverick and Fairmont had on the company???
If you are saying that American companies change names a lot, I'd say that's more of a marketing tool. How about Honda...not one Acura model is called what it originally was. Are they all duds???
Had Ford not made any of those models you mentioned (and some were in production for a decade or more) there would not be a Ford Motor Company today!
Go back to the Camry board and discuss your engine sludge and leave us Ford Dopes alone!
Feb 03, 2004 (8:25 am)
I am glad Honda and Toyota use reliability and value as marketing tools instead of name changes and rebates.
Yup. The Acura division of Honda is guilty as charged.
#2711 of 3389 Hansienna
Feb 03, 2004 (8:33 am)
One of the reasons Acura's exist is because no body wanted to spend money on an expensive Honda. Same goes for Lexus, and Infiniti's...it's marketing and your comment shows how young you really are...
Now where's my Honda CVCC? Or Toyota Corona...Datsun anyone?
Feb 03, 2004 (7:25 pm)
Oh man, you forgot to tell that import lover about CRV engine fire issue. It is freshly going on in CRV forum...
Feb 03, 2004 (7:28 pm)
Um, folks we're going off in too many different directions - let's stick to the topic.
If anyone is seriously interested in comparing the Taurus/Sable to any of these vehicles, feel free to hop over to the Sedans Comparisons board and fire one up.
But meanwhile, let's let this conversation get back on track. Thanks.
#2714 of 3389 back on track
Feb 04, 2004 (6:12 am)
Seems to me that the track here too many times is bashing.
Agree, lets exchange Taurus/Sable info and take the "my car is better than your car" talk elsewhere!
Feb 04, 2004 (3:43 pm)
Well, today early in the morning my station wagon arrived early at the shop to finally repair the singing power steering pump.
Mechanic calls me in the afternoon to tell me that they were partially rebuilding the pump and not replacing it as some components were still in good condition. Seals, pressure valve and high pressure valve were replaced. System was bled and will be tested tomorrow morning. If the humming sound is gone after the test, great. If not, they'll have to replace the rack and pinion at a cost of at least $500. I wont agree to do it. Later in the afternoon I stopped by the shop and everything was shown to me in a diagram.