Last post on Nov 01, 2008 at 9:06 PM
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Ford Taurus, Sedan
#32 of 104 Why is Ford not advertising the new Taurus
Jan 27, 2008 (12:21 pm)
Cause they already consider it a FAILURE!
I work at a large Ford dealer in conservative affluent NJ Suburbs. Test Drive the Ford Edge, and you will understand why no one is buying the Taurus. People are trading in their Explorers in DROVES for the new Edge.
The Taurus is the most boring sedan design on the road today with the possible exception of the new Sebring.
The 2010 Taurus goes on sale summer of 2009 and according to Alan Mulally, it will be the car that Ford should have introduced in the first place in and I hope its worth the wait!
http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080127/COL14/801270660/1014/BU- - - SINESS01
#33 of 104 Re: Why is Ford not advertising the new Taurus [mschmal]
Jan 27, 2008 (1:18 pm)
Thanks for the link.
I have not given the Edge much thought because it gets less MPG than the Taurus and MPG is going to be a big issue in my next purchase. It would however be a great replacement for our 1993 Explorer.
I would hate to think of the Taurus as Ford’s answer to the Buick, however, do turn 60 this year, but Im a long way from “Buick status” ( I have looked at the Buick, but mpg and price keep me away)
Jan 31, 2008 (1:06 pm)
A reporter seeks to interview buyers of models equipped with Ford Sync. Please respond to jfallonedmunds.com no later than Friday, February 1 with your daytime contact information and a sentence or two about why you purchased Sync.
#35 of 104 Re: Press Request [KarenS]
Jan 31, 2008 (1:12 pm)
May I ask who these reporters are? I see these from time to time and never know what they're really about!
#36 of 104 Re: Press Request [thegraduate]
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Feb 03, 2008 (5:54 pm)
It isn't specific to just one publication. There are a variety of newspapers/magazines that ask help from our PR for people to interview for automotive related articles. If you have further questions, drop me an email.
#37 of 104 Re: Press Request [KarenS]
Feb 03, 2008 (9:04 pm)
Nope, that's what I was curious about. Thanks!
#38 of 104 What loaded Tauruses selling for?...
Feb 13, 2008 (10:46 pm)
I test drove one that had a sunroof. I doubt if I would want that option. Otherwise, loaded what are they selling for real world? Do they have an engine in which some cylinders cut off at high speeds? Is there added safety in having AWD in dry driving conditions?
The Taurus has a big interior and high crash ratings. Is the firm ride part of the Volvo platform tradition? I will take the firm, stiff ride over the "boaty" ride of my step-father's Mercury Gran Marquis anyday.
#39 of 104 Re: What loaded Tauruses selling for?... [0311vn]
Feb 14, 2008 (8:01 am)
Do they have an engine in which some cylinders cut off at high speeds?
Nope, but they offer 28 MPG highway, which is darn good in my opinion, and very competitive.
Is there added safety in having AWD in dry driving conditions?
Not much of one; handling may be slightly better (and I mean SLIGHTLY), but the type of system used isn't supportive of canyon carving (as in the Acura RL Sedan and MDX Crossover); instead, its for slick conditions. It also hurts fuel economy. I don't think (just my opinion here) that AWD is as beneficial as people think, since it does nothing to help you stop, but instead helps you get going. I'd get ESC and avoid the AWD.
Is the firm ride part of the Volvo platform tradition? I will take the firm, stiff ride over the "boaty" ride of my step-father's Mercury Gran Marquis anyday.
Few people will call the Taurus firm; controlled maybe, but quite soft. Drive a Fusion, that'll show you firm.
#40 of 104 2008 Taurus
Feb 16, 2008 (11:28 am)
For me the deal killer in getting a new Taurus was the lack of a telescoping steering wheel. I am tall with long legs. With the seat set for me I had to have my arms fully extended straight out to reach the steering wheel, an uncomfortable and tiring position. I don't understand it; there is probably not another car of this price without a telescoping steering wheel.
#41 of 104 Many new cars now have telescoping steering wheels?...
Feb 16, 2008 (12:31 pm)
I guess I have been out of the loop. Steering wheels that adjust up and down I know of, but not in and out.
What car companies make engines with cylinders that cut off at high speed to save fuel?