Ride, room (cabin and trunk), and a quiet cabin! The 2008 Taurus is large! It has the most back seat room and the largest trunk I have ever seen in a six-cylinder car, no contest! The new Taurus is heavier than the 2007 Five Hundred which gives it a smoother ride, but the Five Hundred was a little more nimble. Take it on the highway where it belongs! 3.5L engine is a significant improvement over the Five Hundred but acceleration has only been upgraded to adequate. Rather quiet cabin, turn on the radio and hear almost nothing outside! Glides over bumps in the road. The high seating position is great, and the (front) seats give good support for your back. Very comfortable inside.
Truck space and rear seat room, plus the smooth ride and very quiet cabin.
Acceleration could still be improved. Taking the on-ramp onto a busy highway requires you to floor the gas pedal to get on. The view through the rearview windshield is vertically narrow, but the large side-view windows compensate for this.
2008 Ford Taurus Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
This is a great car. The engine and transmission are enough to make it a quantum leap over the 500 that it replaced, but the interior refinements, cabin quiet, and overall feel are as impressive. The name change was not significant to me but the car is a home run. It is very responsive, very fast and very smooth.
Horsepower makes it feel like a much more expensive sports sedan, great transmission
Auto down and up feature on all 4 windows, 20 inch wheel option.
I've owned an Accord and kind of felt I might want to try a domestic, so I shopped around and saw a new Taurus. So far, I'm pleased with the fit and finish, quietness, and ample power from the new 3.5 liter engine. The AWD works great. Especically I like the spaciousness of the car in the back seat. My three kids has no problem with sitting together.
A big trunk space. Ample engine power. Automatic transmission. Great fit and finish.
The front grille doesn't have characteristics. Now I see all the Fords with the same grille, although they are slightly different, but still please try something impressive.
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