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#59 of 3389 Want a 1999 Ford Taurus SHO?
May 12, 2000 (12:36 am)
I have a green, '99 SHO with 11K miles and am interested if someone would like to take over the lease payments of just $400 a month for the next year? As you undoubtedly know, the car has every available option on it: leather, roof, 6 cd changer in trunk, 32 valve engine, automatic climate control, btb warranty, and the car is perfect.
I have leased SHO's for the last 10 years, using the Red Carpet lease from '89 on. Since they will not offer me the product I want in the future I am getting out of Fords and moving on to something else.
I am meticulous about my cars, servicing them every 3K miles, do not allow smoking in them, wax them once a year, use only 91+ octane, etc.
Should you ask, I live 30 min east of Harrisburg, PA.
May 12, 2000 (10:58 pm)
just keep it for another year...
Ford will be bringing back a v6 SHO soon, maybe in 2001 or 2002. About 225-230 hp by the rumors of it in car mags, etc.
Your 99 SHO is tropic green like mine. I'd hate to see you give up on such a nice car. Worse yet, you may get stuck in a GM.
Try out a Lincoln LS to stay with Ford for a couple years, is what I'd recommend. I guess I couldn't fault you for going with an LHS or Aurora but I'll take it personally if you unload your SHO for a Pontiac Bonneville or Grand Prix. I may have to find some extra income in my budget just to take it off your hands, so it has a good home.
And I hope you don't get an Accord, Camry or Saturn.
#61 of 3389 2000 Taurus Feedback
May 13, 2000 (12:26 am)
I've been looking at the Accord but am concerned with a lot of problems that owners of the 2000 Accord are complaining about on the Accord Problems board here on Edmunds. There seems to be common problems with the transmission, some fuel 'boiling' problems, engine hesitation, rattles, and other problems like oil leaks etc. These problems are all on nearly-new 2000 Accords.
For those of you who have purchased a 2000 Taurus, have you had any mechanical problems?
Thanks in advance for the info!
#62 of 3389 To regfootball re #62
May 13, 2000 (1:49 am)
You had me cracking up when you said "worse yet you might get stuck with a GM". There is NO way I would ever buy a Saturn, Bonneville, or Grand Prix. Just look at all that cheap plastic they do with the knobs. And I won't get an Accord or Camry either! As I would like a FWD, I will probably go with a TL, I30, Max, or remotely a Passat although the 4 Motion had had a poor reliability factor. I will give the Aurora a passing glance but being a first year GM you have to be super cautious.
I have totally missed any substantive rumors on another SHO. Can you tell me where to read them? So you think it will have 225-230 hp?
I don't know what previous SHO's you have had but I think I liked the 24 valve 1995 about the best.
That old '89 SHO was a tank. But the 0-60 was something like 6.7 or so. Which years have you had?
And thanks for your comments warning me of the Saturn, Grand Prix, and Bonneville. Right on!
May 13, 2000 (4:16 am)
I feel a strong urge to comment on the GM "cheapness" people here are talking about. When I was looking to replace my '93 Sable, I was thinking about a newer Lumina. They seem pretty reliable, and don't suffer from the early '90s GM ugliness. I ended up getting a great deal on a '97 Taurus GL. I think the interior looks like it should be in a much more expensive car. To put myself through college, and to keep gas in the Taurus, I work at a drive-thru window in a restaurant. I get to see the insides of tons of cars. I have to say that the interiors of most GM cars are either really plasticky looking, or just plain ugly. I'm really glad I didn't get a Lumina. I know a lot of people feel that the interior of the previous Taurus was weird, but at least it wasn't really ugly.
May 13, 2000 (2:33 pm)
any comments on how tightly exterior panels, rubber, plastics should fit together? my new 24v taurus has almost a .25" gap on either side of the hood, rubber strip match between side windows at top not as straight as could be, and some other discontinuities. But I notice same thing on camry's and accords. what should we expect for over $20k cars that have been computer designed?
btw, i hit 100mph along the rincon on 101 and the rpms settled at about 4000 with 3 coworkers on board. dont get the 24v if you have a family w/ kids...too easy to zip up in speed and not notice it. i am going to hate getting my first ticket in over twenty years playing w/ speed like this. i dont see how the porsche/corvette/camaro, etc drivers can avoid raising their insurance rates with high speeds so easily attained with these fast cars.
May 13, 2000 (6:08 pm)
I was just making sure a fellow Ford man had not fallen off the wagon to try a plasti-mobile from GM.
I owned an 89. I thought it was a fabulous car. Fast, fast fast. Always a neck snapper. Loved the steering, power and 5 speed. I thought the car looked fabulous in black. Now I own a green 99 like you. A different animal, but I like it just the same.
My brother-in-law had a red 93 automatic that was nice and he now has a black 97. It has 74000 miles on it and he just got his first set of new tires for it so it looks like he is ready to go another 50k miles with it.
The TL, Max and Passat are all good. Passat is a bit small, and the TL a bit plain looking. But none of these are bad cars. I will try to find where it was I read about the higher hp Taurus for you.
taurus sel 2000-yes even the 3.0 v6 duratec is fast and is a good motor that you will obtain tickets with if you aren't careful!
#66 of 3389 Ford Duratec
May 13, 2000 (8:16 pm)
I just bought Taurus sibling Merc Sable and the
engine is indeed peppy. I have to constantly
check the odometer or I will end up getting cops
on my tail ready to give me tickets.
#67 of 3389 danielj3 - Quality Assessment
May 13, 2000 (9:51 pm)
danielj3 - How would you rate the quality so far of your new car? Any problems or anything to report? Thanks
May 14, 2000 (12:26 am)
has anyone gotten a PCM recall for the 24 valve engine. I did and had the computer reprogrammed and now i feel the engine has a flat spot when accelarating.....any comments?