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#81 of 121 Re: Taurus Pricing [dturr]
Sep 01, 2009 (6:53 pm)
I agree. They get one chance to price a car appropriately and I don't see it yet for the Ford Taurus Ltd. Overprice it and the discounts rise and value falls. I see it as overpriced.
The dealer that I visited immediately gave me the old song that these are special and won't be discounted. I haven't seen a Ford in years that is special and held its value.
Compare it to the Toyota Avalon Ltd which one can buy for 33-35K fully loaded and get great mileage, roominess and reliability to boot.
That Sync you tube illustrates that it is an exercise in frustration.
#82 of 121 Re: Taurus Pricing [surrfurtom]
Sep 03, 2009 (8:18 pm)
Don't forget that the "all new" 2010 Ford Taurus is about 70% carryover from the 2009 Ford Taurus.
They changed the sheet metal and interior, and they modified the suspension.
Other than that, it's the same chassis (D9), same motor, same basic suspension, etc.
Check out the rapid and incredible depreciation on this gen Ford Taurus. You can get a two year old one for about 13k with under 35k miles.
Anyone who pays remotely close to 30k for a 2010 Taurus is likely to regret it more deeply than most new car buyers.
It should be priced from 24k to 28k, max.
#83 of 121 Re: Taurus Pricing [mikemartin]
Sep 04, 2009 (9:47 am)
We are getting our 2010 Taurus Sel AWD for $200 over invoice and 0% financing. This car is a good deal even at msrp, just avoid all the extra technological crap. And avoid the 255/45/19 tires which thump over bumps and add some road noise. More is not always better. In cinnamon metallic, it looks elegant and the darker color trims its big body. We don't care about depreciation since I kept my last car for 8.5 years.
#84 of 121 Re: Taurus Pricing [surrfurtom]
Sep 04, 2009 (9:57 am)
The Avalon is a very good car, but it is as frumpy looking as the previous Taurus, and Toyota's colors are really boring. And no AWD.
#85 of 121 2010 Ford Taurus
Sep 05, 2009 (8:27 am)
I saw a 2010 yesterday in my local dealer in Estero, Lee County, Florida. They have one Limited and have two slots for new cars but it would be a December delivery. Is that not crazy!! At sticker of $34k that was even more crazy.
I thought the interior was cheap with some hard plastics and poor fit and finish. I have been a Ford driver for many years and in their UK Mondeo did 50-60k miles a year. I am not sure I would want to live in this car doing that sort of mileage. The trunk was huge and the rear seats comfortable but I would prefer the headrests in front of me to be not so tall. Get it down below $30k and I might consider one where as now I may buy the Hyudai Genesis.
#86 of 121 Re: Taurus Pricing [bruneau1]
Sep 07, 2009 (1:51 pm)
Why did you pay over invoice?
#87 of 121 price for turner
Sep 08, 2009 (9:59 am)
So What would you pay for yours? Are you suggesting ours is not a good deal? Get real. We got the Costco price minus $500 early order rebate, and 0% saves a lot.
And most importantly, we got what we exactly what we want.
#88 of 121 Re: 2010 Ford Taurus [dturr]
Sep 08, 2009 (11:28 pm)
dturr, agreed on the interior.
I can't believe some reviewers are giving such high praise to the Taurus, as I found the interior really tacky and cheap in a lot of ways. The dash is way too big and the gauges way too garish, and the plastic faux chrome is cheesy.
At least some reviewers like Healy in USA Today is calling a spade a spade and giving a muted review of the Taurus, basically saying it's okay, but expensive for what you get.
I find the fit and finish to be much better on mid-sized cars, mainly imports, costing 6k to 9k less than the Taurus.
On top of everything else, the Taurus with 19" wheels rides horribly, and dealers have cars that are basically 32k and up. Ford dealers are notorious for high pressure tactics trying to upsell, too.
I'd rather buy the last gen, if I were to buy one: Same motor, chassis and more interior room, for about 12k to 13k with 30,000 miles on it.
#89 of 121 Re: price for turner [bruneau1]
Sep 09, 2009 (12:14 pm)
Paying over invoice for a 2010 Tuarus is not something to be proud of. What matters is that you are satisfied.
#90 of 121 Re: price for turner [jb_turner]
Sep 10, 2009 (8:43 am)
I guess you don't know the difference between invoice and msrp. Expecting to pay below invoice on a vehicle just out is an unrealistic expectation.