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My Taurus
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By jaredb
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2008 Ford Taurus SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


Review

I liked the Taurus from the first time I saw it. Not impressed with the gas mileage though. I average 18mpg. The engine is strong, smooth ride, plenty of interior room and trunk space, nice stitching on the seats. The stitching is darker than the camel color seats I have which makes cleaning easier. The trunk space has as much room as my 2007 Explorer minus the height. I am totally satisfied with this vehicle.


Favorite Features

The interior and trunk space is awesome. The 18" wheels are cool. Cupholders for everyone!


Suggested Improvements

More mpg's would be great. I got rid of my 2007 Explorer to save gas but virtually to no avail. Still glad I bought this vehicle though. The trunk needs to actually lift open after popping it. Rear deck speakers should be added along with the door speakers.


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My second Taurus
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By Danny J.
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2008 Ford Taurus SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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My first Taurus was a 97 model. It currently has over 215k miles on it with no major issues and is still going strong(we did not trade it in). That's the main reason we decided on the Taurus when it was time for another vehicle. We have only had it a few months but we are well pleased with the new design. It's comfortable on long trips even for my 6ft frame and is a pleasure to drive. The dual air, multi disk cd changer and other new amenities make road trips much more comfortable. The huge trunk also makes it easier to bring everything we need.


Favorite Features

Large trunk, comfortable seats with lumber adjustment, plenty of cup holders front and back, Power Moon Roof and putting the Power supply and accessory plug in for MP3 player inside the center console keeps everything out of the way while you are driving.


Suggested Improvements

Tilt steering and increasing the fuel economy would be nice. We are averaging 24 with mixed city/hwy driving. That's about the only thing on the car that's average in my opinion.


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Not your old Taurus
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By Gary in WI
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2008 Ford Taurus SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


Review

I purchased a one year old Taurus SEL with leather and the major convenience group (auto climate control, 6 CD changer etc.). Overall, I have been extremely pleased with the car -- absolutely no problems. I have a couple of previous Tauruses, most recently an '06 SEL and there is no comparison to the current version. The older cars were OK, but they were basically appliances to get you from point A to point B. The current version is much more refined, favorably comparing to near-luxury cars such as the Toyota Avalon and for a bargain price! (No kidding, when guests ride in the car, they are surprised to find out it's a Taurus).


Favorite Features

Maybe, I'm getting old (55), but I do like to upright driving position. Some people have commented on the fuddy-duddy appearance, but I like the clean look (kind of like a large VW Passat)


Suggested Improvements

These are minor complaints: 1) Can't see the corners of car when parking. 2) Needs standard side moldings. 3) Dash dials look dated 4) Truck release does not "pop" the truck enough


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Pleasant Surprise
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By JWW
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Vehicle

2008 Ford Taurus SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


Review

I bought a used '08 Taurus with 1K miles. I think that this is a very underrated car. The interior is well finished with lots of features. Power is decent and fuel economy is better than expected. This is a lot of value for a VERY affordable price. It is a better car than Camry and Altima. It is very spacious in both interior and trunk. Drive one before you buy Japanese and you might be in for a surprise.


Favorite Features

Good engine performance/economy. I like the space and price for what you get. The interior is much nicer than Japanese competition with leather, dual A/C and CD changer.


Suggested Improvements

The car needs a telescoping steering column for tall drivers. Styling is bland but the new changes for 2010 will fix that.


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I Like the Style
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By Dave
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2008 Ford Taurus SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


Review

I've only had this car now for five weeks, and I'm really getting to enjoy its comfortable ride. Although I'm the only one in the household, I chose this vehicle because of its high rating, its likable style, in and out. It's a fun car to drive and can't wait to take it on a trip. MPG for me are 24 mixed city/highway, hoping for 30+ on the highway.


Favorite Features

I love the 6-CD audio system, the cream-colored leather seats (that was a must for me), and the higher- positioned seat.


Suggested Improvements

I would like to see more leg room, widthwise, on the driver's side. It's too much like a mummy-shaped sleeping bag down at the foot pedals; it narrows too much. Make it wider in that area. In addition, the steering wheel is a little too far away with the seat back for me because of my height.


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