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Ford Taurus, Car Leasing, Car Buying, Sedan
#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.
#95 of 123 Re: price for turner [bruneau1]
Nov 13, 2009 (2:45 pm)
I like the way the Honda forum does this section. Here is an example: Accord DX all weather mats and alloy wheels. $19549.00 OTD Our tax rate is 6.5% in OH. Now that is info we can use. We really don't care about debating about under or over invoice. I was getting ready to leave for the dealer back in 08 and someone posted the example above and I saved a addition $600.00 from a deal that I worked weeks on. Just a thought.
#96 of 123 Re: price for turner [hackattack5]
Dec 01, 2009 (7:13 pm)
Consumer Reports came out and gave a less than stellar review of the "new" Taurus in this month's magazine.
#97 of 123 Re: price for turner [mikemartin]
Dec 09, 2009 (9:29 am)
Consumer Reports lost credibility with me long ago when they recommended the Nash Rambler.