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#111 of 121 Re: Taurus Limited Order [brspotts]
Jun 09, 2010 (1:04 pm)
Can anybody explain two things:
Why the Taurus is not being advertised by Ford
Why there are so few of them in inventory
#112 of 121 Re: Taurus Limited Order [th125]
Jul 06, 2010 (9:33 am)
Sensible dealers don't order them because they know the vehicle is over priced, especially the SHO.
I suspect dealer groups get together and each order different models and colors of Taurus so if a customer wants a Red Sho, one of the other dealers may have it for trade.
I've noticed most of the SHO's are over loaded with options not needed by most in this economy. Some by as much as $5,000 list.
IMO $34750 would be a fair cash price for a Taurus SHO colored Red with NO other options aboard.
Jul 21, 2010 (5:17 am)
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Aug 03, 2010 (12:36 pm)
What I would like to know is why would anyone pay $25K-40K, for a Ford Taurus? Sure it looks nice, but just give it a while and you'll be buying a new transmission for it in no time. I think that they are nice and wouldn't mind owning any Ford Taurus, but to pay that much money for it, is ridiculous.
#115 of 121 Re: Why? [jennel802009]
Aug 04, 2010 (8:44 am)
I spent a 1000 miles in a 2010 Taurus Limited courtesy of National Car Rental last month. San Francisco to Reno and back over the Sierra Mountains. While I don't think the new Taurus is packaged very efficiently (back seat is kinda small for the size of the car), but it was a good drive. Nice power, excellent handling through the Sierra's and very nicely built and finished. My rental had 14k on it and not a rattle, squeak or loose trim item. While I do think 35k for a Taurus seems hard to stomach, it's due to the association with Taurus of old, not because the car itself is overpriced. I'd say it compares very favorably with a Chrysler 300, Toyota Avalon, Buick LaCrosse, etc. And as far as long term reliability goes (the transmission comment, above), my personal experience with three Ford products in the past 10 years, all with over 90k miles each would tell me that's unfounded, as I've had no significant problems with my Navigator, Focus or Excursion.
#116 of 121 Re: Why? [jennel802009]
Aug 05, 2010 (12:28 pm)
Why do you think that the transmission will need to be replaced 'in no time'? Do you know anything about the new 2010 model? Do you know that the 6 speed auto that is used in this car is shared across the Ford & GM lineup and that this transmission was designed/engineered by both companies? I'm doubting any transmission problems with the new 6 speed auto.
#117 of 121 Re: Why? [famof3kids]
Aug 05, 2010 (11:49 pm)
Because that is what the Taurus is known for. It doesn't matter what kind of engine or transmission it has. A Ford Taurus is not worth 25-40 grand.
#118 of 121 2011 Ford Taurus Limited AWD
Nov 05, 2010 (11:19 am)
2011 Ford Taurus Limited AWD sterling grey no moonroof
package 303A multi contour seats , navigation , adaptive cruise control
Car.........36,850.00 minus discounts/rebates 2,000.00 add tax/title NYS rape / rate
dealer....Fullerton Ford Somerville, New Jersey
purchased the extended warranty....
Ford ESP Premium Care 500+ cost 1635.00 from Harold Zeigler Automotive Group....just google it for website.
#119 of 121 Re: 2011 Ford Taurus Limited AWD [shakes67]
Nov 27, 2010 (3:54 pm)
So what did you pay?
Aug 12, 2011 (4:10 pm)
Hey whatmorecanyousay, I felt the same
about the car legacy while coming down from
owning 5 new Lincolns over 20 years.
My experience with this ford product was outstanding.
These cars where only in the shop for routine work
with only one having a minor warranty covered problem.
Twenty Years 7 lux cars with GM had me convinced that going to
the shop for service problems 4 times a year was NORMAL
I went to my loyal Lincoln Ford dealer after retirement and told
him I had to step down from the lux cars and I was not looking forward
to loosing my quiet and lux ride. He suggested the new Tar Tar and I flipped
and said NO NO NOT me. He said drive it. I did My wife agreed that it had
a similar ride and feel and to her greater ease of entry and exit than the Our Lincoln
about to be traded. We darn she was right you slide in not down and in.
Wow we are just rounding 35k miles and NOT a problem. I thought there was
something wrong with the high MPG showing on the computer on road trips.
For the first time we were getting the numbers on the window for H MPG.
My observation is that the 6 speed tranny with the 3.5lt engine was doing it.
I also noticed that the may be several coast accents to the drive train that
are not lost in the usual auto transmissions of the past. The unit seems to
capture the generated momentum and lets the wheels have it returned to the road.
This car is underestimated and you have to forget the Model Name. The new tar tar
is nothing like the old one in ride comfort (experience with relatives in tars) , power train and much more space and a trunk like a Lincoln, and yes it is quiet like a Lincoln. Yes you do get the advertised MPG. Yes it is reliable and I am very happy that my trusted people put me in the right transition car at 20+k less
than a Lincoln