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#10 of 36 2011 Ford Taurus Lim follow-up
Apr 18, 2011 (12:58 pm)
Took control of my new car Nov.1, 2010 and presently have 4700 miles on it. With combo hwy/cty drive my average is 20 miles and main. was one oil change at 3800 with motorcraft 5/20 durablend and fl500 filter. So far, the taurus rides steady nice accel to 60 60 up it goes. Turns are nice for a big sedan and breaking has been good. My only problem with the car is only the stereo. I have the Nav unit with the sony premium 12 speakers. I most of my cars I was spoiled with polk speakers hooked to a JVC or Pioneer units. The unit itself needs a firmware update..jazz up the screen/menu and an equilizer program needs to be installed so to customize the sound for the listener. Overall, the car is what I expected and love it.
#11 of 36 Re: 2011 Ford Taurus Lim follow-up [shakes67]
Apr 19, 2011 (6:15 am)
Shoulda bought a portable GPS and the you'd be free to do whatever with the audio.
#12 of 36 Re: 2011 Taurus SEL update [letsgetmikey]
Apr 19, 2011 (7:01 am)
But on my car with rain sensing wipers the headlights only turn on if the rain sensing system turns the wipers on fulltime, but not when they are in intermittent mode. Could be a problem here in NJ where it;'s a law to have your headlights on if it's raining.
Apr 30, 2011 (11:42 am)
Love the car. Picked it up in June of 10 and have 5500 miles on it. The car is quick, quiet, roomy and handles great. Love all the features too. My passenger loves the heated rear seats, my front seat passenger loves all the adjustments and I love driving it. Little pricy but that's what it is. The front brakes were making a funny noise so I brought it back to the dealer and Ford had a fix involving new rotors. Car runs great on regular. My last trip I got 27 mpg hwy with 4 people and all their luggage.
#14 of 36 2011 Ford Taurus Limited
Jun 03, 2011 (7:38 pm)
We purchase our Taurus in November 2010 and have approx. 6500 Mi on the car. We love the car and its safety features and it gives us a great ride and gas mileage. I seem to have an intermittent problem with the transmission that happens probably once a month. We come up to a stop sign or light and come to a complete stop. When we press the accelerator to start moving again the transmission for a second seems to not know what gear to start in. We feel a sudden delay or stumble (can't think of a better term) for not over a half second before the transmission shifts into first gear and we start moving again. I did mention this to a service technician at the Ford garage recently and he suggested I bring the car in maybe for a reprogram of the controlling computer. This whole car is run by computers now so maybe there would be some error code that has recorded this problem.
I would appreciate any comments or suggestions related to my problem. Thanks
#15 of 36 Re: 2011 Ford Taurus... and 2013
Jun 27, 2011 (3:36 pm)
My strongest instinct is to say, do what the tech suggested. You surely are under warranty. are you not?
By the way, I have concluded there may not be a 2012 Taurus, but a 2013 will appear in the spring. Is this correct?
#16 of 36 Re: 2011 Ford Taurus Limited [jimmyl4]
Jun 29, 2011 (7:24 am)
You're encountering automatic "hill-hold", hill-start.
Newer TC's (torque converter's) are not robust enough to easily hold the car in place on an incline.
#17 of 36 Re: Safest car on the road! [priggly]
Jul 01, 2011 (8:47 am)
Priggly, what sources did you use to determine the comparative safety of the Taurus , BMW, and all other cars? Many car makers claim otherwise: for instance, 2010-11 Subaru Legacy (I have one), has a 5 Star Rating in all categories 2 years running for it's class of sedan - mid sized. In fact, Edmunds will show the safety / crash ratings on this site and Consumers Reports as well.
#18 of 36 Re: 2011 Ford Taurus Limited [jimmyl4]
Jul 01, 2011 (8:59 am)
Anaasociate of mine has an MKS 2010, 6 speed auto tranny, says he has some Lagging / Hesitation issues too. Too many gears. I have a 2010 G37X, 7 speed auto tranny, That's worse...Too Many gears for the TC to handle with speed for the right gear and downshifting is delayed (hence the Lagging), because you enter the top gear too soon. With the Infiniti, at 35 mph, she will be at 1400-1500 rpms, probably 7th gear, (if I shift to Manual mode - it reveals which gear I'm in), and I feel the lumbering of the gear box. These theings are affected by many, many, variables at the time you are driving according to the Infiniti Service Manager: outside Temps, barometric pressures (!!), road incline, etc., etc.,,, Yes totally computer controlled throttles, Transmission with Control Modules (that's why they are referred to as TCMs), and of copurse, ECUs (Electronic Control Units [the mainframe & brains of the car]. The lagging/hesitation in my G37X (which my old 07 G35X did NOT have - 5 speed tranny), atimes in stop n go traffic on some days is horrendous, other days it will vary. Man, I miss my 07 G35X - should have bought that car at lease end....Too late now. Newer is Not Always Better... BTW, this was donme to increase the mileage of the Fleet by many Manufacturers - 7ATs, 8ATs, and the 6ATs, by using top gears quickly helps to increase the mileage ratings of the cars.
#19 of 36 Re: 2011 Ford Taurus Limited [almatti]
Jul 03, 2011 (10:01 am)
"...by using top geras quickly..."
Not so much as having enough gear ratios available to most closely, more closely, simulate an actual CVT. Be in the right, most optimal gear ratio for current, all around road conditions. Makes for a whole lot of "shiftiness".