Last post on May 01, 2012 at 9:28 AM
You are in the Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable
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Acura TL, Ford Taurus, Ford, Sedan
#30 of 42 Re: Torn between the Taurus SHO and the Acura TL AWD/Tech [catz12]
Apr 10, 2011 (9:23 pm)
I would highly suggest the SHO. My uncle has a 2010 with the performance package and it is a great car. And to add on top of the already potent 365bhp powerplant, he sent his SHO off to Hennessey Performance. They installed the MaxBoost package which raised it to 445bhp. And it makes that 4000lb behemoth run like a sports car. And you can always put the programmer in and change it back to the factory tune any time you choose and vise versa. It is a very good investment. Hopefully i helped you out in your decision on a new car. Good luck!!
#31 of 42 Re: Torn between the Taurus SHO and the Acura TL AWD/Tech [ryguy91]
Apr 12, 2011 (4:50 am)
No car is a good investment! They depreciate like a ROCK!
#32 of 42 Re: Torn between the Taurus SHO and the Acura TL AWD/Tech [gbosil]
Apr 12, 2011 (2:47 pm)
Who cares if they depreciate at a high rate. Every car will lose its value over the years, some more than others. But if you keep the car for a long time it won't matter. Plus that Hennessey package will help protect its depreciation. Every Hennessey upgrade package comes with its own serial number. Which making it rarer than a regular SHO.
#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?