Last post on May 01, 2012 at 9:28 AM
You are in the Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable
What is this discussion about?
Acura TL, Ford Taurus, Ford, Sedan
#33 of 42 Re: Torn between the Taurus SHO and the Acura TL AWD/Tech [ryguy91]
Apr 13, 2011 (5:50 am)
Is the SHO a car or SUV-everytime I see one I have to take a second look to realize its a 4 door sedan.No disrespect to the SHO and the owners but this thing is big.There is a red one that I see now and then in my neighborhood and it would probably do justice for a family of four.
#34 of 42 Re: Torn between the Taurus SHO and the Acura TL AWD/Tech [billyperks2]
Apr 14, 2011 (7:19 pm)
My uncle has one and it is just him that drives it. I wouldn't mind having one. Yes they are really big but i am 5'9 and when im well adjusted i can drive it just fine.
#35 of 42 Re: Torn between the Taurus SHO and the Acura TL AWD/Tech [billyperks2]
Apr 15, 2011 (12:21 pm)
I want to thank all of you for your replies. I really appreciate your time.
I did end up purchasing the SHO and I really love it except it is having some problems and I am now taking it in the shop for the second time for the same problem.
I will keep you posted.
#36 of 42 Re: Torn between the Taurus SHO and the Acura TL AWD/Tech [catz12]
Apr 25, 2011 (10:59 am)
Glad to hear you bought the SHO, catz. Personally, I think there was WAY too much Ford bashing in this thread. Maybe they're folks who own Acuras who are afraid their 'prestige factor' will decrease with their neighbors if it gets out that people are cross shopping their entry-level luxury rides with Fords. Ha.
But I completely get your comparison. I'll likely be in the market for the same type of vehicle in a few months and will definitely have both of those on my list (along with the CTS 4, G37, maybe a Volvo T6, and a couple others). I drive an A3 and need a larger family-friendly car that Dad (me) can enjoy tossing around a little when the wife and kiddies aren't onboard. Plus I have a latent patriotic streak that vaguely likes the idea of buying American.
I don't get all the vitriol and 'rolled eyes' about mentioning the 2 in the same sentence. The differences between brands aren't nearly as pronounced as they used to be. Lots of BS auto elitism in here. I hope your Ford experience improves.... and take comfort, if you can, knowing that you'd likely be in the same boat if you bought an Audi (take it from me).
#37 of 42 Re: Torn between the Taurus SHO and the Acura TL AWD/Tech [skipintro]
Nov 12, 2011 (6:48 pm)
My friend at work has a 09 acura that turn a mid 14's at ga 1/4 on 85 degree day but I turn 13.7 on a 95 degree , in my 2011 kona blue sho. stock exe. for airaid filter. see atl. dragonCon parade for picture 1st 5-10 min as MIB III.
#38 of 42 Re: Torn between the Taurus SHO and the Acura TL AWD/Tech [catz12]
Feb 02, 2012 (12:58 am)
hi Billy I have 2011 kona blu sho. I have had no problems with my. so I like to know what was wrong with your's and if ford got it fixed.
#39 of 42 Re: Torn between the Taurus SHO and the Acura TL AWD/Tech [skipintro]
Apr 28, 2012 (6:00 pm)
How dose the SHO handle in the snow? I currently have an 2011 Acura MDX and I am thinking of getting the 2013 SHO, I live in Chicago and I am concerned with having the SHO in bad weather. Anyone have any thoughts?
#40 of 42 Re: Torn between the Taurus SHO and the Acura TL AWD/Tech [tonyc76]
Apr 29, 2012 (9:32 am)
The SHO is not nearly, simply cannot be, as functional on the slippery stuff as is the SH-AWD system.
#41 of 42 Re: Torn between the Taurus SHO and the Acura TL AWD/Tech [wwest]
Apr 29, 2012 (10:38 am)
I understand that SHO would not handle the snow as well as the MDX SH-AWD. My question is if the SHO is manageable in snow, given all season tires and the AWD on the SHO?
#42 of 42 Re: Torn between the Taurus SHO and the Acura TL AWD/Tech [tonyc76]
May 01, 2012 (9:28 am)
The reason the SHO is only available with F/awd is because the engine will (too easily) produce to much torque for just the front tires' traction even on a highly tractive surface. Not much fun driving a car wherein TC activates so often under moderate acceleration, pre-emptively dethrottling the engine while braking the drive wheels, to prevent loss of directional control.
What that means to you insofar as wintertime moderate traction conditions is that you will have a lot of trouble keeping the TC from continuously activating.
That is unless the car has a TC "off" function is which case you will need to learn how to feather the throttle "just so" starting off initially on a bit of slippery stuff.
Some earlier FWD and F/awd vehicles would automatically "derate" the throttle responsiveness to the gas pedal position in lower gear ranges for a short period of time once an initial level of wheelspin/slip was detected.