Last post on Oct 05, 2011 at 7:37 PM
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#474 of 493 Re: BTW [akirby]
Dec 24, 2010 (11:00 pm)
Wow sorry I've been on here for a while and i didn't know my MOM was on here! BTW I'm not 16 if its any of your business anyway (or maybe you want me to be!!LOL) what ever. Hey guys lighten up for god sakes!!! I guess you guys are just that much better than me.
#475 of 493 Re: BTW [c2c35]
Dec 25, 2010 (9:30 am)
Not better, just smarter. Have a safe and wonderful holiday!
Dec 27, 2010 (6:21 am)
Nobody's telling you what to do (just how overwhelmingly stupid they/we think it is). Hey, you post it to the 'net, you're bound to get an opinion buddy.
I've gone 105 once, on I-65, in south Alabama, but there's a story to accompany it which I probably shouldn't pollute the board with (but I will if asked).
Dec 27, 2010 (7:34 am)
It's not about being "better" than anyone else. However, when you post details about doing something that's very likely illegal, and most certainly a danger to yourself and others, I'm not sure why you would anticipate a positive response from our many responsible drivers.
#478 of 493 Re: BTW [thegraduate]
Jan 05, 2011 (10:34 am)
Jan 05, 2011 (10:35 am)
So many of Fords competitors have i guess raised the bar on performance and actually took away or, even raised the governor on their vehicles cars. I do believe that the Taurus SEL is a Baby SHO. It should be equip with at least a 300 hp standard motor unlike the basic SE. I know that the standard engine in the Taurus now would be more than capable of that kind of power with a few tweaks
Jan 21, 2011 (6:05 pm)
Test drove an SHO and WOW!! I cannot believe this is a V6 engine under the hood of this car. This car felt like a $40,000 + vehicle. The only thing holding this car back from besting some of the lower end Euro and Japanese luxo brands is Fords name. Or should I say past name. For those who have never driven a Taurus SHO, drive one! I was so impressed at the acceleration and handling, how quiet it was, how confident it felt. The interior was nice, tight fit/finish. I really have no need for a car like this. But I am telling you Audi, BMW, and whomever else making lower end "luxo vehicles" better beware. If it wasn't for the image thing, the Taurus SHO would be a front runner for anyone looking for a $35,000 dollar sedan.
#481 of 493 Re: SHO!!! [cannon3]
Jan 21, 2011 (6:55 pm)
Maybe. Maybe not. It certainly is a huge step forward for Ford. Terrific engine. It is far more attractive than the 500 based Taurus was. But it is still a FWD chassis with AWD, engineered to be a very tall and heavy sedan with a relatively short 112" wheelbase on a 203+" length. In other words, anything but tidy front and rear overhangs. Here's hoping that with the next iteration, Ford lengthens the wheelbase (or trims the overhangs...but lengthening the wheelbase a la 2009 Audi A4, another FWD-AWD that has moved up in the world, should address a lot of the remaining concerns about balance and packaging). Ford actually has a really good image right now. If the SHO can shed some bulk and achieve better weight distribution in the process, it will be a front runner.
#482 of 493 Re: SHO!!! [gregg_vw]
Jan 21, 2011 (7:38 pm)
Gregg - the next Taurus will be built on the new CD4 chassis. It will actually be a lengthened Fusion/Mondeo so it won't have the same high hip point that the current platform does.
Insiders who have seen it say it looks more like a Jag XF than a Ford. It will still be FWD/AWD but it sounds like a stunner.
#483 of 493 Re: SHO!!! [akirby]
Jan 22, 2011 (6:01 am)
Sounds like a winner.