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#462 of 493 2010 Taurus
Dec 13, 2010 (11:41 pm)
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 (7:28 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.
#464 of 493 Re: 2010 Taurus [esfoad]
Dec 14, 2010 (8:08 pm)
well i didn't get the SHO i did get the loaded SEL. The SHO's only come with High Performance tires that arnt all weather right? I know I have the 19's that look more like those kind than all weather tires also. I'm hoping that there gonna be ok. I know i read in the manual that during bad weather to use the paddle shifters to have more control of the car. I guess we are all just gonna have to find out the hard way!!
#465 of 493 Re: 2010 Taurus [c2c35]
Dec 22, 2010 (10:04 am)
Actually the SHOs come standard with 19" all season tires and even the 20" tires are all season Michelins unless you opt for the Performance Package. Then you get summer only Goodyear tires. But the SEL or Limited is a great choice as well. All or most of the features of the SHO with a non-turbo engine.
#466 of 493 Re: 2010 Taurus [esfoad]
Dec 22, 2010 (9:10 pm)
That's true about the 19's. I have the standard SHO rims on my SEL with the Good Year Eagles. I actually looked at tirerack.com to check the specs on them. Well there really good high speed, cornering, supposedly all season. Reason being I say it this way because it actually states that they are only good in "light snow". Well the heck with it. I guess that we might finally be getting hit with some snow maybe over this holiday weekend in NY so time to test it out!! I'm really not worried I've driven Trans Am's, etc through out the winter and on those cars WHAT THE HECK IS TRACTION CONTROL?!! LOL!! Back then we used to call it "power sliding" or "getin nice" now it's called "drifting" LOL!! I guess when you get older you actually care a hell of a lot more about your investment huh?!
Dec 22, 2010 (9:20 pm)
Well the new Taurus SEL even with the performance package is still governed 120mph. It was really embarrassing going head to head with a Pontiac G8 then the gov kicked in and bla! Well I was told that If you try to adjust the governor it will totally screw the computer and everything up. Well any computer hacks out there know how true that is? I had so much more rpms to go. BTW be careful anyone who does try to go for it when the gov kicks in it makes the front end kick to the right.
#468 of 493 Re: BTW [c2c35]
Dec 23, 2010 (7:57 am)
120 in a Taurus on public streets racing a G8? Are you kidding me?
#469 of 493 Re: BTW [akirby]
Dec 23, 2010 (12:52 pm)
This may be a future candidate for the Darwinian awards website, Allen.
#470 of 493 Re: BTW [gregg_vw]
Dec 23, 2010 (7:11 pm)
Unfortunately he'll probably take some innocent family with him.
#471 of 493 Re: BTW [akirby]
Dec 23, 2010 (7:53 pm)
Just so you know it wasn't a public street. We do have open highways up North here. LOL!! Who would ever do anything like that on a public st? Do either of you guys have a new Taurus?