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#454 of 493 Re: Happy with Taurus? [akirby]
Oct 27, 2010 (8:56 am)
It depends upon the buyer. There are those who go for fuel economy and there are those who prefer performance.
#455 of 493 Re: Happy with Taurus? [priggly]
Oct 27, 2010 (12:29 pm)
Exactly. And still others who love the Ecoboost idea of increasing both.
#456 of 493 Re: Happy with Taurus? [priggly]
Nov 01, 2010 (7:02 pm)
I don't really see why a JGC is being compared to an Taurus, other than they each can seat 5.
An Explorer can fit 7 in the same area used by a JGC.
If yo want bad mileage and an inefficient design, pick the JGC over the Explorer or the Taurus.
#457 of 493 Re: Happy with Taurus? [explorerx4]
Nov 02, 2010 (8:54 am)
Well, to each his own.To my eye, the 2011 JGC (available now) has superior interior finishing. It has shorter overhangs than the 2011 Explorer (better for off-roading and packaging efficiency) and is a more capable off-roader. It has good interior space compared to its overall length (the new Explorer is much bigger than the old Explorer, and larger than the JGC as well). That said, the new Explorer will be a very capable, if somewhat oddly styled, CUV and should do well in the marketplace. I suspect that the next Taurus will be better than this very good one, e.g., roomier and lighter with even better engines.
#458 of 493 Re: Happy with Taurus? [gregg_vw]
Nov 02, 2010 (10:37 am)
I've heard the new Taurus being compared to the Jag XF (not exactly, but similar styling cues). I also think it will have a new or significantly modified platform. The current one is just a bit too tall for a low slung sedan.
The explorer will compete with Pilot, Highlander, etc. and isn't for hard core off-roaders. Although I've heard the new GC may have lost a little in pure off road capability.
I do think the GC is greatly improved, especially in the interior.
#459 of 493 Love the Taurus
Nov 07, 2010 (9:01 am)
We have a 2010 LTD loaded and love this car. Just got back from a round 3100 mile trip, averaged 30.5 mpg at an average speed of 65 mph with occasional bursts of 80 to 90 when passing other cars. Great ride, love the massaging seats and everything else about the car.
#460 of 493 Re: is there anyone who knows about performance parts? [c2c35]
Nov 16, 2010 (7:19 pm)
My 1989 Taurus SHO with 225 hp would do 135+ mph so I don't know why your newer Taurus would not do as well. I had my SHO in Germany for three years where we would run on the autobahn frequently. The Germans hated being passed by an American car.
#461 of 493 Re: is there anyone who knows about performance parts? [waygrabow]
Nov 17, 2010 (6:20 am)
Aerodynamics and weight are two reasons it might not. It may, I don't know the details there (and the electronic limiter would prevent it from going over 112 I think).
I know my model of Sonata (249 hp, 3500 lbs) goes 137mph. I've never had it past 90, and that was only once.
#462 of 493 2010 Taurus
Dec 14, 2010 (12:41 am)
Well, from the post that I had made a while ago that was "is anyone happy with their new Ford Taurus" has kinda taken a weird turn. It had gone from everyone either praising or complaining about their Taurus's to now talking about Chevy's and Chrysler's. I am just trying to get back on subject with everyone that has had their Taurus's for a while now. So what do you think. Hows the car been? You having fun yet? Is anyone out there live in any of the places that has been hit with the snow and, if so how does the Taurus hold up? I am just wondering if there's anything out there to increase the performance on mine besides a k&n air filter. Well to all of ya keep enjoying those Taurus's! Keep those reports on them coming in.
#463 of 493 Re: 2010 Taurus [c2c35]
Dec 14, 2010 (8:28 am)
Mine is a 2010 SHO with 16500 miles on her. It's a wonderful vehicle. No problems, excellent mileage for a big car and, if I can make this sound positive, it drives like an import! It is a first year design and I have done 3 TSB's since I took delivery but I have no problems with this. I would consider another one for my next car.
So far we have been lucky in NJ and no snow yet but I had one experience at the end of last winter just after I took delivery and the car seemed as good as my Infiniti G35X.