Last post on Aug 22, 2008 at 11:00 PM
You are in the Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable
What is this discussion about?
Ford Five Hundred, Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Future Vehicle, Sedan, Wagon
#525 of 530 Re: Taurus vs Sable [gregg_vw]
Mar 25, 2008 (6:34 am)
Gregg, I couldn't agree with you more. I have had numerous GMs, CVs, and TCs as rentals. Driving one is like going back in time - and not to a good time - for American cars. The seats are not comfortable, the ride is loose, there is too much engine noise, power is lacking, interior fit/finish is poor, and the rear seat room is horrible for cars that take up so much space.
A Taurus or Sable is vastly superior in all of the areas noted above. You and I agree that the styling of the Taurus/Sable is a turn off to prospective buyers but otherwise they are excellent mainstream sedans.
I have ridden in CV and TC cabs that have over 400,000 miles on them. I know they will last. If longevity is the primary purchasing decision, I suppose they have merit. I just couldn't tolerate one of the beasts long enough to put many miles on one.
#526 of 530 Re: Taurus vs Sable [jsylvester]
Mar 25, 2008 (10:17 am)
It's easy to get the bugs worked out of a car when you have over ten years to do it. That old thing better be reliable - it has no excuse to be otherwise.
#527 of 530 Re: Taurus vs Sable [thegraduate]
Mar 25, 2008 (11:48 am)
Try 30. The 1992 redesign used the same chassis introduced in 1978 as a 79 model. The updates since 1992 have improved the steering and handling a bit, but the bulk of the car has been the same since then. It's now like the Checker used to be, a new old car that is leagues behind what is sold now. But reliability is what its got, beside blue haired (or uniformed) drivers.
#528 of 530 Re: Taurus vs Sable [gregg_vw]
Aug 22, 2008 (3:33 pm)
Good point. The Ranger is in the same boat, it dates back to 1984.
#529 of 530 Re: Taurus vs Sable [gregg_vw]
Aug 22, 2008 (4:36 pm)
But as a taxi it is pretty good. I had a ride lately in SF and it felt very comfortable.
#530 of 530 Re: Taurus vs Sable [gregg_vw]
Aug 22, 2008 (11:00 pm)
I was thinking about the 4.6 V8 going into it, but that may have been even later.