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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Sedan
#974 of 3389 Taurus Pricing
Jun 01, 2001 (5:49 am)
I'm helping a friend buy a new Taurus-A SE with cd player and little else extra.There is a $1,500 rebate from Ford,so i was thinking or suggesting to dealer that he take another $1,500 off the list price.Is this too conservative?If the rebate is comming from Ford,should we expect the dealer to discountan,additional,say,12-15 per cent?Or is this expecting too much off?
By the way,I just sold a 1993 Taurus I bought new and put 93,000 miles on-it was a great car for me.That's why I steered my friend towards one.
#975 of 3389 Taurus Pricing
Jun 01, 2001 (7:04 am)
#1 - Don't start with the list and go down. Start at the invoice and go up (This site has a spot where you can price out the exact car you are thinking about).
#2 - The rebate from Ford has nothing to do with the dealer pricing. That is Ford's money and you can take it off the top of the best deal you can make!
Jun 01, 2001 (7:06 am)
Like the posted prices of the car's on the Ford site, that is MSRP. Also like the prices of the cars, that MSRP is also negotiable. See what kind of a deal you can make at various dealers.
#977 of 3389 merckx
Jun 01, 2001 (3:25 pm)
I had looked into buying a Taurus and the invoice price is around $1500 less than the MSRP. Then you can take another $1500 off for the rebate. You may want to shoot for a price around $3000 off MSRP give or take $200.
One of the dealerships I talked prices with was going to give me a price equaling $3000 off MSRP. You may do better!
#978 of 3389 Taurusman.....I am glad that you have had
Jun 02, 2001 (10:02 am)
good luck with your Taurus. Fords are notorious for transmission problems. The engines however, are pretty good. I still would not consider buying a Ford over a Toyota or Honda strictly on the reliability factor. Over the last 15 years, at least, Toyotas and Hondas have been the best built vehicles. That is why their resale value is higher. Good luck with your Taurus.
#979 of 3389 Re: Hard to Start
Jun 02, 2001 (11:21 am)
I had originally mentioned the hard starting problem on this board a few weeks ago. Since then, I asked my dealer's service advisor about it while in for an oil change a couple of Saturdays ago. They don't have engine diagnostic technicians in on the weekend, but he did tell me that with the warmer weather, the leftover supply of gasoline formulated for the winter may be causing the problem. Since then I've changed the brand of gas that I get, and haven't had a problem.
#980 of 3389 Hard to Start
Jun 04, 2001 (9:17 am)
Barjon, what type of gasoline did you switch to? I have tried turning the key to the "on" position and waiting a few seconds. This works sometimes, but not all the time. I'd like to find a permanent solution.
Jun 04, 2001 (4:41 pm)
Glad your Taurus is treating you well. I remember when I got my '97, I fell in love with it. Four thousand dollars later (in one year of ownership), I look at it as more of an evil ex-wife. It is soul-less, and requires a monthly infusion of money (alimony.) :o)
Jun 04, 2001 (7:22 pm)
THere is no question that the early accords and camrys were and still are better cars than the Taurus. However I feel that they have improved in leaps and bounds from the early ones. THe styling change in 2000 made it a phenomenal car
#983 of 3389 A Reliable Car
Jun 05, 2001 (12:51 am)
I owned an 87' Taurus from DEC 97 until DEC 2000 and I have to tell someone about what a terrific car it was. I bought it for a lousy 1200 dollars Canadian when I was sixteen at 270 000 km. I treated the car like a typical teenager, constantly peeling out and playing bumper tag with friends. Other then needing to replace the heater core, this high mileage car never needed repair, and survived the torture I put it through. I was forced to give it up when the tranny went but now I am in the market for a new Taurus. What kind of moron would opt for an Accord or Camary over a Taurus, especially when a Taurus is available with such beefy motors such as the 3.8. I would like to recommend a Taurus to anyone in
the market for a mid sized sedan.