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Mar 24, 2010 (10:24 am)
I finally got to sit in a 2010 Taurus at the Ajc Auto Show. As nice as the car is, it is ridiculous how cramped the interior is for a car that is 202 inches long. I have more rear leg room in my 2000 Taurus and it is 6 inches shorter and the center console is so huge you feel like you sitting in a bumper car the way your surrounded. The trunk is a bit too big. Im 6 3 and couldnt even touch the back of it. Ford needs to take 3 inches from the trunk and give it back to the rear seats and that car will be well worth the price there asking, Otherwise a Fusion Sport has just about the same leg room front and rear with a small trade off in head room and a slightly lower steering wheel.
#353 of 493 Re: Interior space [nomoreford2]
Mar 24, 2010 (1:49 pm)
I too am mystified by the size of the center console which cramps the driver's right side. Perhaps they could put hinges on it and then an extra set of golf clubs could be carried in the empty space. Also the rear view is quite cramped with the headrests and the roofline slope. It is a big car but not in an efficient way. Also the 4100 pound weight is unfortunate. I would certainly feel safe in a crash with all the space and weight about me.
#354 of 493 Re: Interior space [pod]
Apr 01, 2010 (8:03 am)
I just picked up my new SHO. I spent alot of time searching for a replacement for my 2005 Infiniti G35X. I am a big guy (6'-1" and 270 lbs) and find no problem with driver space or space behind me when the seat is set for me. I agree there's not much more interior space than the Infiniti G but the trunk space more than offsets that for those times when you need it. My ONLY and major complaint with the Infiniti was the lack of trunk space for trips. This car has wonderful amenities not available on many cars and the price was right after finding the right deal. So, we'll see if Ford lives up to the quality image they are hoping for but so far I'm happy.
#355 of 493 Lease money factor and residual
Apr 02, 2010 (7:09 pm)
Looking for info on leasing a Taurus AWD Limitrd. Anyone have the MF and Residual? 36 months/12000 miles per year. Thanks
#356 of 493 Re: Considering buying a Taurus Limited [brspotts]
Apr 04, 2010 (9:00 am)
I have the Taurus Limited and I love the massaging seats. I do not have the adaptive cruise but it sounds like a great idea. The first thing I did when I picked up the car was remove the rear head rests and put them in the trunk for, if I need them I got them. The front head rests are not a problem. I think some folks may need to ajust the up or down to find their comfort zone.
#357 of 493 Re: Considering buying a Taurus Limited [donl1]
Apr 05, 2010 (9:09 am)
I ordered mine back in Sep 2009 and it took 9 weeks before delivery. Just FYI... It seems ford is not producing these bad boys in mega numbers like before...BTW it;s worth the wait
#358 of 493 Rebates on factory ordered cars
Apr 07, 2010 (11:20 am)
I expect to take delivery on a factory ordered Taurus in the next 2 to 3 weeks. My understanding from my dealer is that I will be eligible for any rebates or incentives at the time I take delivery. All the incentives I currently see stipulate “take new retail delivery from dealer stock….” Are these rebates applicable to factory ordered cars? On the one hand the car was not in dealer stock when I placed the order but on the other hand once the car is delivered to the dealer one can argue that it is his inventory until I sign the final papers. Has anyone had any experience in this situation?
#359 of 493 Re: Rebates on factory ordered cars [magoo99]
Apr 07, 2010 (12:44 pm)
Any rebates and incentives are only valid at the time you take delivery from the dealer. That is what my dealer told me when I ordered. By the way it looks like my Limited will be a 2011...when my dealer placed the order on or about March 8 he was told they had all the orders they could fill for the 2010's.
#360 of 493 Re: Rebates on factory ordered cars [donl1]
Apr 07, 2010 (1:52 pm)
I get it... rebates are applied at the time of delivery from the dealer.
My question is do the rebates apply to factory ordered cars since an arguement can be made that the car was not taken from dealer inventory as most rebates stipulate.
I ordered my Limited March 10th and my dealer didn't mention anything about the fact that it might come in as a 2011.
#361 of 493 Re: Head Rests [dohrmc]
Apr 07, 2010 (3:52 pm)
DON'T BUY THE TAURUS . . . it's horrible! I bought one a month ago, and even though I drive 95% of the time on the highway (with little traffic), I can barely get 18 miles to the gallon and those headrests -- they just plain STINK ! ! ! I can't find any optional replacement headrests and when "they" say its for our safety that they force your head down (which is not at all safe) . . . what is also not safe is TAKING THEM OUT . . . and having no protection. I'm stuck with this "not so safe" car . . . I should've bought that damm Toyota and left my American patriot stuff at home ! ! !