Last post on Nov 01, 2008 at 9:06 PM
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Ford Taurus, Sedan
#95 of 104 Re: Infant seat + 2 rear passengers? [bhasin]
Aug 09, 2008 (1:20 pm)
The leg room is great, but width could be better. For short trips around town what your saying would work fine. On a long trip I have to think the adults would feel a little cramped with the car seat in the middle.
I have 3 car seats across my Taurus and can make it work fine. On long trip we go for the minivan ever time. Really a good minivan will get you nearly the same mileage and you have so much more room.
It's hard to beat the value of a minivan(I have a Taurus and a Honda Odyssey).
#96 of 104 Re: Infant seat + 2 rear passengers? [bobber1]
Aug 09, 2008 (1:54 pm)
Or you could get a Taurus-X which has a 3rd seat.
Aug 13, 2008 (12:23 pm)
Taurus and Mazda MPV here. Practicality eventually won the day at our house.
#98 of 104 Taurus/T-REX
Aug 15, 2008 (3:35 am)
Three across in the back with a child seat might be tight due tow width.
An Edge would be ideal its 4 inches wider than an Explorer!
#99 of 104 Minivan might be better
Aug 16, 2008 (10:40 am)
I am not a minivan fan, but if the MPG is the same, then i guess it is more logical choice. Plus can haul more too.
I just like the Taurus, but can afford only 1 new vehicle.
#100 of 104 Re: 2008 Taurus-- 1st birthday July 26th [cocar1]
Aug 26, 2008 (4:52 am)
Was the CV Boot noise when you went over a bump? I have the noise on my 2008 Sable. It is more pronounced with passenger(s) in the car. Was the lubricant placed on the outside of the boot? Did you or the dealer do it?
#101 of 104 2008 Mercury Sable [reggieche]
Sep 01, 2008 (8:07 pm)
I just got a used 8700 miles Premium AWD that was returned to the dealer in Yakima. I live in Lake Stevens, WA was smart to search the local state area. I got a fully loaded black AWD with nav, traction, handling, 18 in wheels, leather, heated seats moonroof, Pierlli tires, etc.
I almost bought a 2008 20k FWD for 15900 but decided to go all the way and glad I did.
I met them on the Snoqualmy Pass and sign my life away for 23900 plus and now have a 35300 valued car for $24k.
This car is like my F350 lookin down on the other cars and is very comfortable and roomy. The trunk blows me away. I never thought I would buy a sedan being a wagon and fastback type but it is much funner to dirve that my 92 Civic or 1990 VW Cabriolet.
I love Fords and have a 1975 Bronco with a 5.0 EFI. I am happy to buy a almost new US Ford Mercury product when they need our support to offset Toyota and others. Love my Sable AWD
#102 of 104 Re: 2008 Ford Taurus New Owner Reports [KarenS]
Nov 01, 2008 (11:41 am)
Just bought an ’08 Taurus SEL with 18k on it. Take possession Monday evening. A seemingly decent car with a much better seat than my 07 Buick Lucerne. That car crippled me.
My other consideration was an 06 Volvo S80 at three times the money. Could not bring myself to spend the dough. Woulda coulda shoulda
#103 of 104 Re: 2008 Ford Taurus New Owner Reports [jg585]
Nov 01, 2008 (9:06 pm)
To be fair, I think the Taurus is on the same basic platform; it just happens to have a LOT more room, as well as power, with less brand prestige.
How would you compare the two? If you don't mind talking about it, feel free to check out the Mainstream Full-Size Sedans forum, lots of talk about the competitors in this class over there.