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#440 of 493 is there anyone who knows about performance parts?
Oct 24, 2010 (9:49 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 (11:01 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 (5:27 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 (5:18 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 (5:44 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 (5:58 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.
#446 of 493 Re: Happy with Taurus? [priggly]
Oct 25, 2010 (7:33 pm)
Using figures from the old Explorer is as valid as arguing about the old JGC. Both are new, and the Ford blows away the Jeep in economy.
Anyhow, back to the Taurus. No changes for 2011, I presume?
#447 of 493 Re: Happy with Taurus? [thegraduate]
Oct 26, 2010 (9:42 am)
Not to belabor the point but as a clarification, the new Explorer has a V6, not a V8, and the HP and torque are 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft. of torque, respectively. Not in the same league power-wise with the JGC HEMI.
#448 of 493 Re: Happy with Taurus? [thegraduate]
Oct 26, 2010 (11:43 am)
I believe the only difference is a couple of exterior color changes.
#449 of 493 Re: Happy with Taurus? [priggly]
Oct 26, 2010 (1:11 pm)
Which do you think will sell better - more power or better fuel economy?