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#85 of 123 2010 Ford Taurus
Sep 05, 2009 (7:27 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 123 Re: Taurus Pricing [bruneau1]
Sep 07, 2009 (12:51 pm)
Why did you pay over invoice?
#87 of 123 price for turner
Sep 08, 2009 (8:59 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 123 Re: 2010 Ford Taurus [dturr]
Sep 08, 2009 (10:28 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 123 Re: price for turner [bruneau1]
Sep 09, 2009 (11:14 am)
Paying over invoice for a 2010 Tuarus is not something to be proud of. What matters is that you are satisfied.
#90 of 123 Re: price for turner [jb_turner]
Sep 10, 2009 (7:43 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.
#91 of 123 Re: price for turner [bruneau1]
Sep 11, 2009 (4:25 am)
Is this your first new car purchase?
Paying below invoice on a new car such as a 2010 Taurus is very realistic. As I stated earlier the price you piad is moot because it is what you purchased that matters.
#92 of 123 Re: price for turner [jb_turner]
Sep 11, 2009 (9:06 am)
Ok, if you say so. Go to a dealer and offer them a price below invoice with 0% financing and see how far you get. And i have bought many cars and in my early years sometimes paid too much. But not this time. Some people just have to stick to their opinion even when they know they are wrong.
#93 of 123 Re: price for turner [bruneau1]
Sep 11, 2009 (12:36 pm)
Edmunds on this site show the 2010 Taurus TMV (what others are paying) at just about 2% under MSRP, or about $2000 over invoice!
#94 of 123 Re: price for turner [bruneau1]
Sep 11, 2009 (5:18 pm)
"Go to a dealer and offer them a price"
This could be the problem...Not a good idea to "offer" a dealer a price....let the dealer make first offer.
Enjoy your car.