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You are in the Sedans
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Buick Lucerne, Chevrolet Impala, Dodge Charger, Ford Taurus, Hyundai Azera, Toyota Avalon, Nissan Maxima, Pontiac G8, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#3263 of 6854 Re: 2008 TAURUS [newcarforme]
Sep 13, 2007 (11:30 am)
"The Ford gives you a secure feeling missing in the other large sedans."
I don't really know what you mean here???? Most of the cars here are fairly softly suspended cruisers. But, at most any (sane) speed they all feel pretty composed and safe. I have driven everything here except the Taurus (but have driven 500) and all were more than adequate.
" can't explain it but this vehicle gives you that older lincoln feeling making you feel you're on top of the world with a bit better handling"
I have owned 2 Town Cars and a Grand Marquis. If the Taurus's handling is only a bit better than a TC I am running away fast. I like those old boats, but not for my daily drive.
#3264 of 6854 Re: 2008 TAURUS [tjc78]
Sep 13, 2007 (11:32 am)
I can tell you that the 500 and Taurus couldn't be further apart in terms of ride. Interior is similar, but that's about it.
#3266 of 6854 Re: 2008 TAURUS [tjc78]
Sep 13, 2007 (11:36 am)
"I have owned 2 Town Cars and a Grand Marquis. If the Taurus's handling is only a bit better than a TC I am running away fast. I like those old boats, but not for my daily drive."
That was probably a bad example. That's why I said I can't explain it. Go test drive a Taurus and see for yourself.
#3267 of 6854 Re: 2008 TAURUS [newcarforme]
Sep 13, 2007 (11:41 am)
"IMO the Avalon does not beat out the Taurus in any area"
One thing that is not subjective is that the Avalon will have better resale value than your Taurus. You will pay more now for the Av but will be worth more later. It seems as if you really did you homework in choosing a car. I don't agree and do feel the Avalon is a better car, but, I can say that with the rebates and attractive sticker price the Taurus may take the Azera's spot as the best value in a large car.
#3268 of 6854 Re: Five Hund.....er Taurus VS Avalon [tjc78]
Sep 13, 2007 (11:44 am)
One reason I did not get an Avalon was the dash. Who wants doors that you have to open to see things. If you leave them open, you have the lip sticking out. I noticed when I take my RAV in for service, every Avalon on the sales lot has the dash doors open.
Azera is "too snug" compared to a Ford Taurus? Need to adjust the seats, pedals, steering wheel, et. al. It's bigger!
If you get a Taurus or an Azera, take the savings, place it in a CD or other investment and in 3-5 years, you will have more than made what you "lose" on resale compared to an Avalon.
#3269 of 6854 Re: 2008 TAURUS [tjc78]
Sep 13, 2007 (11:49 am)
I hear you and you're right. Luckily, I leased the car for that very reason. That is until Ford's reputation take a turn for the better.
#3270 of 6854 Re: 2008 TAURUS [newcarforme]
Sep 13, 2007 (11:55 am)
Take a E350 over twisty roads and sharply corners and do the same with your Taurus then you'll know what I am talking about.
You probably value ride comfort much higher than driving experience and that's perfectly fine. To each of his own. However, that doesn't mean that the Taurus is a better car (for you maybe) or the E-class is not worth it. I think beside performance, just the fit-n-finish and material quality alone the E350 will get my vote.
#3271 of 6854 Re: 2008 TAURUS [louiswei]
Sep 13, 2007 (12:28 pm)
"just the fit-n-finish and material quality alone the E350 will get my vote."
Fit & finish at 20 grand minimum over any car listed in this "Mainstream" forum may be worth it to you, but I doubt to the majority.
#3272 of 6854 Re: 2008 TAURUS [newcarforme]
Sep 13, 2007 (1:41 pm)
What were your lease terms, if you don't mind sharing?