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#436 of 493 Re: Is anyone happy with there taurus? [gregg_vw]
Oct 24, 2010 (5:11 am)
I am looking to replace my 2005 Avalon, and have started looking at the Taurus again, after owning several of them in the "past century". I am pleased with the Avalon, but not with all of the recent recalls, which is likely to cause a reduction in resale value. In reviewing various websites, which purport to provide unbiased opinions and comparisons, it is obvious to me that most of them give less credence to ANY Ford product, deferring to "Government Motors" (GM) or the other bailed out company (Chrysler), as "better" choices. They are also a bit less enamored with the Japanese companies like Honda and Toyota.
I like reading real reviews from people who have had these other cars, and have now switched back to the Taurus. I know that nobody wants to admit they made a bad choice when buying anything as expensive as a car, so there is some self-protection, but I am a firm believer in comments from people who have done the appropriate research and have changed car companies. No car has all of the specs and perks you want, given a reasonable price.
#437 of 493 Happy with Taurus?
Oct 24, 2010 (11:24 am)
I've had my 2011 Taurus Limited FWD for only a couple of months but have no complaints at all. After 30+ years of vehicle buying I've never had and never will have a Jap Trap. Sorry for the bias but I'm also done buying anything GM or Chrysler until they pay back all the money they owe the taxpayers.
#438 of 493 Re: Happy with Taurus? [donl1]
Oct 24, 2010 (11:33 am)
Bought my SEL in April with the $3,000 'package' plus leather.
Have about 5,000 miles on it including a round trip from Houston to Chicago.
This is the first new car I have bought that has had NOTHING to 'fix'. I'm 78 and bought many new cars including Honda. (Yes, the Honda needed fixes)
#439 of 493 Re: Is anyone happy with there taurus? [quilter]
Oct 24, 2010 (8:33 pm)
Well i'm happy to hear that you might be another converter!!! lol! So far since I've had my Taurus so many people who have wanted to buy Lexus's, Toyota's, Nissan's ect have come over and checked out my car and totally changed their minds! Heck even a guy that just bought a VW touareg or however you spell it! lol came right over to my car and told me he wished he saw the Taurus before he bought the VW!! Mine is the red candy SEL w the option 2 package fully loaded. 19" wheel's the works!! hint for ya though if your looking for a more comfortable ride don't get the 19" wheel's stay with the standard 18" wheels for a smoother ride, but if you want great handling get the bigger rims. i do think the LTD model comes with a more touring type of tire though.
#440 of 493 is there anyone who knows about performance parts?
Oct 24, 2010 (8:49 pm)
just wondering if anyone has a line on any kind of performance parts for the 2010 Taurus yet. I no its still early but so far all I've found is a k&n air filter! oh yeah and really expensive Ford accessories!! lol Oh yeah I have read that the red line on the Taurus is 6700 rpms ( there's nowhere for me to try!) does anyone know how fast the Taurus's actually go? I know the speedo goes up to 140 but I am figuring it's more for decoration unless someone tells me different!!
BTW I own a loaded SEL i guess if i had the SHO i wouldn't care!! lol!!!
#441 of 493 Re: Happy with Taurus? [donl1]
Oct 24, 2010 (10:01 pm)
NO doubt about it. The products from Ford are now definitely better than most of the imports including the much vaunted brands like Toyota which is now a shadow of its former quality and reliability. But perceptions are slow to fade so people still lay out coin for their inferior products.
As for GM and Chrysler, they are also building excellent vehicles. The new Chevy Cruze and Jeep Grand Cherokee are world class. It seems kind of counterproductive, however, not to buy their vehicles if you want them to pay back their "government" funds more quickly.
#442 of 493 Re: Happy with Taurus? [priggly]
Oct 25, 2010 (4:27 am)
The new Chevy Cruze and Jeep Grand Cherokee are world class
Lack of torque down-low in the new 3.6L combined with a lackluster (by today's standards) 5-speed automatic makes the Grand Cherokee nothing but reasonably competitive. The JGC is vastly improved; so is everything else these days.
#443 of 493 Re: Happy with Taurus? [thegraduate]
Oct 25, 2010 (4:18 pm)
Have you driven either the 3.6 or the 5.7? I have driven both.
If you want more torque, go for the 5.7. And there is exactly nothing wrong with the 5-speed. It is tried and true and also quite reliable. There are exactly zero other vehicles with the new Jeep's combination of refinement, proven drive train, creature comforts, off-road ability and value. According to Car and Driver the vehicle is as quiet as a Rolls-Royce Ghost at highway speeds. There is no wind noise and precious little road noise. The 5.7's sounds are not intrusive and frankly quite delightful, the HEMI being one of Ward's 10 Best Engines on numerous occasions out of the last ten years or so.
I stand by my assessment that it is indeed world class.
#444 of 493 Re: Happy with Taurus? [priggly]
Oct 25, 2010 (4:44 pm)
this thread is about the Taurus, but since you brought the JGC into it, Chrysler 3.6 is new tech, so it still needs to be validated over the long run. 5 speed/hemi is powerful, proven and good for 12 mpg.
#445 of 493 Re: Happy with Taurus? [explorerx4]
Oct 25, 2010 (4:58 pm)
On the highway it's EPA is 19, same as the Ford 4.6L SOHC 24V V8 in the Explorer.
I dare say to most folks having need of or use for this type of vehicle, whether it be Jeep or Ford, mileage is not the primary concern anyway. The point is that it is a very high quality vehicle, like the Taurus and many other recent-model Ford products.