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Jul 21, 2010 (4:17 am)
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Aug 03, 2010 (11:36 am)
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 122 Re: Why? [jennel802009]
Aug 04, 2010 (7:44 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 122 Re: Why? [jennel802009]
Aug 05, 2010 (11:28 am)
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 122 Re: Why? [famof3kids]
Aug 05, 2010 (10:49 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 122 2011 Ford Taurus Limited AWD
Nov 05, 2010 (10:19 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 122 Re: 2011 Ford Taurus Limited AWD [shakes67]
Nov 27, 2010 (2:54 pm)
So what did you pay?
Aug 12, 2011 (3:10 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
#121 of 122 Ford Sync System and My Ford Touch ( MFT ) Issues
Feb 23, 2013 (8:57 am)
I have a 2013 Taurus SHO with MFT and I performed the September update sitting in my driveway. looking like a fool (Most updtes from Ford take as much as an hour and you MUST have the car running! I am an IT professional and I can reformat and reboot a full computer in 15 minutes yet this system, which should have had over the air automatic updates from day one, takes an hour! It worked fairly well for a couple of months. Then everything started to develop little ghost issues. Stop at a rest stop, come back to car, take off, volume control does not work. Stop again, now it works and Nav. stopped. So I went to a dealer for the January 2013 "Upgrade" and things have been worse sense. every other day the car says 911 out, call dealer, Nav out, call dealer. Not wanting to waste another day at a Ford dealer I called the 800 number for Ford Customer No Service. After 30 minutes spoke with a nice man who agreed my problem needed to be "Escalated" expect a call the next day. No call, I called again third day, Forth day, I get my "Escalation" call. After the first 30 seconds of "Your call will be recorded, Lawyer, Lawyer" speak I knew I had nothing more then another clerk. Yep, she suggests all I can do is take another day off of work and go back to a Ford dealer (where I know everyone and they are fed up with irate customers too) Ford will not compensate you for lost wages or time. I have 16 months left on this thing (lease) and I will be done with Ford. I live in Detroit, what a shame. Bottom line, they used a cheap Sanyo head end combined with awful software and none of you will ever be free of this mess. Good luck!
#122 of 122 Lease Numbers
Aug 27, 2013 (10:55 am)
Can you please tell me the money factor and residual for a 2013 and 2014 Taurus Limited for 36 months and 12000 miles a year.