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Im a Ford guy and am considering a 2011 demo SHO and when I see this complaint about the seat I cry. This has been a problem on every single Ford I think I have owned in my lifetime except the current 2010 Fusion and thats probably because it's a Mazda lol. God I cant believe Ford is still making seats that tend to fall down and in from a driver ... Read More
I went to the dealer in Sept 2010 and they charged $180.00 for the New torque converter and $70.00 for the pump shaft and $20.00 for a special gasket. The rest was a bunch of labor which involved a lot of flushing with a solvent followed by 30 quarts of Transmission fluid. I recently noticed a puddle of transmission fluid on the ground in early August. I got under my 2003 ... Read More
dturr, agreed on the interior. I can't believe some reviewers are giving such high praise to the Taurus, as I found the interior really tacky and cheap in a lot of ways. The dash is way too big and the gauges way too garish, and the plastic faux chrome is cheesy. At least some reviewers like Healy in USA Today is calling a spade a spade and giving a muted review ... Read More
Glad to hear all is well. I may have over-reacted to your post since it sounded somewhat familiar. Still, I suggest you keep an eye on it. Here is the verbiage from Ford's bulletin: ISSUE Some 2009-2011 Edge, MKX, Taurus, Flex, MKS and 2010-2011 MKT vehicles built 3/13/2009-6/30/2010 and equipped with a 6F50 or 6F55 transmissions may intermittently exhibit slipping/neutral out, 5th gear start from stop, electronic PRNDL error, backup camera ... Read More
Interestingly, we have not experienced this problem again since I posted in June 2011. Orginally it occurred every other week for a while from a standing start and with time the incidents have completely stopped. I told my wife that I think we were really a little too light footed on the accelerator from a standing start when we first took deliverly of the car in Nov. 2010. We just had ... Read More
Jimmy, I realize your post is over a month old so maybe you have gotten this resolved. However, if I am reading the description of your problem correctly, it is NOT normal. Ford issued a Service Bulletin for 2010 and 2011 Ford products with the transmission like yours - TSB 10-21-2. It involves replacing the TRS - transmission range sensor. I had the problem with my MKS. It was very intermittent. ... Read More
If it is a V8 it is not a 2011 Taurus or any Taurus for that matter. Is it an older Crown Vic, maybe an old police car? If so that may explain the poor mileage. The 2010 Crown Vic is rated 16 city, 24 highway mpg.
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 ... Read More
I too own a 2003 Ford Taurus that all of a sudden quit moving as if it were in neutral in late September 2010 with 146,000 miles. My Ford dealer immediately knew what the most likely cause was before servicing it. Their standard repair is to replace both the Torque Converter and the transmission fluid Pump Shaft, which is driven by the torque converter. Either the shaft binds and then breaks, ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
Well I also have a 2007 Acura TL Type S and 2010 Acura TSX Tech. Just traded my TSX for a 2011 Audi S4 340 HP 333 Pd Ft Torque 0-60 in 4.7 DSG Transmission and Qtr Mile in 12.7! Granted this is a 60K car. Now don't get me wrong I love my TL and won't part with it. I think the build quality is superior in every way. Love ... Read More
Well, from the post that I had made a while ago that was "is anyone happy with their new Ford Taurus" has kinda taken a weird turn. It had gone from everyone either praising or complaining about their Taurus's to now talking about Chevy's and Chrysler's. I am just trying to get back on subject with everyone that has had their Taurus's for a while now. So what do you think. ... Read More
just wondering if anyone has a line on any kind of performance parts for the 2010 Taurus yet. I no its still early but so far all I've found is a k&n air filter! oh yeah and really expensive Ford accessories!! lol Oh yeah I have read that the red line on the Taurus is 6700 rpms ( there's nowhere for me to try!) does anyone know how fast the Taurus's ... Read More
I saw a 2010 yesterday in my local dealer in Estero, Lee County, Florida. They have one Limited and have two slots for new cars but it would be a December delivery. Is that not crazy!! At sticker of $34k that was even more crazy. I thought the interior was cheap with some hard plastics and poor fit and finish. I have been a Ford driver for many years and in ... Read More
I spent a 1000 miles in a 2010 Taurus Limited courtesy of National Car Rental last month. San Francisco to Reno and back over the Sierra Mountains. While I don't think the new Taurus is packaged very efficiently (back seat is kinda small for the size of the car), but it was a good drive. Nice power, excellent handling through the Sierra's and very nicely built and finished. My rental had ... Read More
Don't forget that the "all new" 2010 Ford Taurus is about 70% carryover from the 2009 Ford Taurus. They changed the sheet metal and interior, and they modified the suspension. Other than that, it's the same chassis (D9), same motor, same basic suspension, etc. Check out the rapid and incredible depreciation on this gen Ford Taurus. You can get a two year old one for about 13k with under 35k miles. ... Read More
Right now I am currently driving a 2010 Ford Taurus rental car. It's an SEL with leather, sunroof, etc. I'm very impressed with the way this Taurus drives. I never got to drive the 2008-2009 year model Taurus a/k/a Ford 500, so I have no comparisons to make. I did drive a few Taurus rental models from the generation before the 500. I never liked that generation model at all. In ... Read More
I've read allot of these messages that everyone has written. Is anyone happy overall with there taurus? Did everybody forget how to have fun due to all of the years of being forced to dive generic cars that had to sacrifice power and style for a small forien jobbie to save on gas. I'll tell ya what I had an 05' 500 ltd awd that i loved but unfortunately got in ... Read More
That youtube video is hilarioius....but really, who is going to Tuscaloosa, Alabama???
A quick google search reveals that sales figures for FMC can be found at media.ford.com/images/10031/May10sales.pdf Hope this helps!
Does anyone know or have a source for the month-by-month and year-to-date sales figures on the 2010 Taurus? I haven't been able to find a Ford breakdown by model list. Thank you.
The model listed does have the option package which includes Sync. However this car is priced too high. See my post here: ronsmith38, "Article Comments - 2010 Ford Taurus First Drive and Full Test" #11, 20 Jul 2009 8:54 pm
You're very welcome, blueyfish. Ford Credit's April base lease rate for the 2010 Taurus is 4.0% in Maryland. Car_man Host Prices Paid: Buying & Leasing Experiences Forum
I'd be happy to help you out, blueyfish. Unfortunately, Ford's lease program for the Taurus varies by region (and Ford has a lot of regions). Its lease rate for the 2010 Taurus is anywhere from 2.5% to 5%. I would be happy to tell you exactly what lease rate is available in your area if you tell me what state you are in. For now I can tell you that Ford ... Read More
http://fordnr.rizzacars.com/vehicleDisplay.php?carID=81481&AID=10546635&PID=3193- - 616 Who'll be sucker number 1? I'm no psychic, but I see heavy rebates soon, and incredible depreciation. But at least you can pay even more and get Sync (if you're a glutton for punishment): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja65oINs1gs
I finally got to sit in a 2010 Taurus at the Ajc Auto Show. As nice as the car is, it is ridiculous how cramped the interior is for a car that is 202 inches long. I have more rear leg room in my 2000 Taurus and it is 6 inches shorter and the center console is so huge you feel like you sitting in a bumper car the way your ... Read More
I ordered a Taurus on March 6th. Salesman called today and said I had a 5 to 10% chance of getting a 2010. Ford is done taking orders for the 2010 models. One of his secretaries decided to order a Taurus yesterday and hers will have to be a 2011.
I still can't believe Acura and FORD are in the same sentence! OMG! FORD is junk! Taurus ... I am still laughing! :P Anyways do yourself a favor and don't buy "R Title" Acuras anymore ... that should fix your problems. I've owned many Acuras and currently own two. 07' TLS and 10' TSX v6 Tech. No problems here. :)
Toyota Avalon sales Jan. 2010 - 944, down 56% from Jan. 2009.. Chrysler 300 was 1654 vs. 2200 a year ago. Taurus seems to be holding its own against the direct competitors.
I like Ford and have owned Ford cars for the last 25 years. This "projected" residual value rise would need to be tethered to the increased purchase price to be a meaningful number. 2010 non-base Tauruses have increased about $2k in price over earlier model years (becasue of improvements). Increased purchase price should result in increased residual value. And, of course, it is a projection for 3 years out. Projections are ... Read More
I would have thought that the 3i would be cramped given that the 3i is listed as a "compact" car, not even a midsized. However (go figure) the 3i matches the 2010 Taurus ( categorized as a large car) in front headroom and legroom and in rear headroom. The Taurus has much more shoulder room (3" difference) but I wonder how the flowing center console crimps the drivers body position to ... Read More
I did see my first 2010 Taurus today, the only one at a ford dealership. It was weekend hours so no oportunity to sit in or drive. Initial impressions: very much more modern sheetmetal styling, not nearly as big as expected when I stood next to it, the rear end really comes up very high. Couldn't tell much about the interior but concerned that the "flowing center console" might crimp the ... Read More
Most Ford vehicles have brakes that feel slightly mushy. Doesn't affect stopping power, just feel. Switching to stainless steel brake lines can help. I notice it but it doesn't bother me.
Look like another "satisfied" Ford customer...
I ordered a 2010 Taurus Limited and was disappointed to discover that while heated seats are standard on the Fusion SEL and the Taurus SEL with leather, the Limited leather seats do NOT come with heat. It's unbelievable!! You have to pay $1000. extra MSRP to get the heat. I think this is due to Ford's whiz kids trickery and it is NOT a treat!
Those of you who predicted huge cash rebates will be dismayed to learn that Ford has dropped all rebates on the 2010 Taurus. The only incentive available now is low financing - 0% for 36 months. It's too early to tell how long it will last, but it's certainly off to a great start all things considered.
Ford sold about 5,100 new Tauruses in September. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ If those were all 2010 models, then that was a good performance. September was a weak month.
Post the a link to a copy of the ad on here. AWD SELs have an invoice of $27,500 and even if you total up all the incentives you only run up to $2,500 dollars in rebates. Most people won't qualify for the $500 early order one or the $500 military bonus or the $500 college grad rebate. Holdback on Fords is 3% of MSRP so 870 bucks or so. That ... Read More
Well, I'll state my point again. I drive the interstate 2 hours every day of the workweek. I'm a car guy, so I notice cars. I've seen one 2010 Taurus. I see 2010 Fusions all over the place!!! I began seeing the new Fusions almost immediately after they went on sale. Are the new Taurus owners afriad to put them on the road? This car is the next version of the ... Read More
Why can't Ford have the same marketing campaign with their Taurus...and all their models...like GM...put your $ where your mouth is. That would show the general public how much Ford "believes" in their products. A bit suspicious as to why Ford hasn't jumped on this publicity stunt...leads me to believe the commitment to how far Ford products have come is all words...and I wouldn't spend my hard earned $ on their ... Read More
5,077 - up 60% from a year ago. Hard to tell how many of these were 2010 vs. 2009 models but as of today there were no 2009 Tauruses on any of the dealer lots near me and only 2-4 2010 models. We'll have to wait and see what the numbers look like next month but that is encouraging. Overall Ford was down 6% (14% retail). Toyota down 16%, Honda down ... Read More
I think FoMoCo should play up the quietness and safety of the new Taurus in a marketing campaign similar to Buick's "Quiet-Tuning" of a couple years ago. From all I've heard and read, the new Taurus is one of the quietest cars on the road and I'm certain the safety ratings will be stellar. The silhouette of the 2010 Taurus also inspires safety with the high beltline. The car does have ... Read More
That is a 21% weight gain over the past decade 3333 to 4015. Pretty soon this car will get diabetes and hypertension. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- - ---------------------- ...while the 4 cylinder Honda Accord "blossomed" from 2378 lbs to 3367 lbs, or about 1000 lbs difference. I hope it has some Lipitor handy... =========================================== The Accord hasn't weighed 2378 pounds since the mid-1980s. 2000 Honda LX I4 auto: 3075 lbs. 2010 Honda LX I4 ... Read More
There is not a 2010 Sable. Mercury has no equivalent offering to the Taurus. Lincoln has the MKS of course. The future of Ford lies in next year's Fiesta and the next generation Focus and Explorer. 2010/11 may bring an end to GM without another bail-out and if it does, all bets are off because Ford will clean up. IF GM survives the next 24 months (50/50 at best) then there ... Read More
Most car companies got burned on subsidized leases so what you're seeing now is really the true cost of leasing based on expected used car values. Ford doesn't have to offer a 60 day money back guarantee like GM. And they're betting they don't have to offer huge cash incentives or subsidized leases to sell cars, even if they end up selling a few less than they would have otherwise. In ... Read More
I went to Gwinnett Place Ford today to look at the 2010 Taurus. Next to the standard factory sticker, on an SEL with leather, they had their own sticker that said "adjusted market value" $2500.(it was $5000 on the SHO which brought that up to close to $50000)According to my research on here, and other sites, the consensus is that the new Taurus is a little over priced as it is ... Read More
The Accord's is 14cu ft. Taurus has had the largest trunk of any passenger car in its previous iteration. I assume it still does? ======================== Yes - it is still true. The Taurus has a very large trunk @ 20 cu.ft. ======================= I was talking with a friend of mine last night about the new Taurus and he didn't realize that Ford had renamed the "500" a Taurus and re-designed it ... Read More
I've driven the 2010 Taurus, and while it's okay, it's no true sporting sedan, at least not in front wheel drive config. It really is truly heavy, with a motor and brakes that are not exactly well suited given the hefty weight. You're not going to find any front wheel drive car that qualifies as a sports car, whether a coupe or sedan in my book. The laws of physics and ... Read More
As it is, Ford is crawling into 2010 on their hands and knees hoping for another "Cash For Clunkers" bail out so they don't have to take the $4,500 hit on their cars. Myself - I realize HUGE discounts are coming soon to a Ford store near you! I say you're wrong and the new Taurus will sell in reasonable volumes at least where the old model was before last year ... Read More
If Ford is really already offering a $1K rebate on the 2010 Taurus, we won't have to worry about what Ford's MSRP is - folks that would consider buying one EXPECT a big discount and they get it - much like they would if they are buying other D3 cars and/or Korean cars. A 'tradition' those companies can thank themselves for - and the result of selling substandard products for many ... Read More
The Accord is now a full-size car. Think and say what you will, but marketing and manufacturing people know Ford will be discounting the Taurus $4,000 next year so they sell. If the marketing geniuses at Ford had an understanding of their target market and it's demographics they would sell more cars. Trying to move "up-market" in the 2008-2010 time frame to a different target won't happen. As it is, Ford ... Read More
$1,000 Drive the Difference Retail Bonus Customer Cash available on select 2010 models. Offer can be applied toward purchase amount or can be paid to the customer towards covering up to 3 months payments. //////////////////\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ FoMoCo is already offering $1,000 off the new Taurus in my area. By winter will it be $2,000? $3,000 off in the spring of 2010? I believe the 2010 actual transaction prices for the Taurus will ... Read More
The 2010 Taurus is too expensive, period. Looks like the Ford salespeople and PR people have taken notice of this thread. Instead of arguing, just pile on that incentive cash, nice and deep, like you know you're going to have to. ;)
I'd like to know what people who say the Taurus is overpriced think the Taurus should be priced near. //////////////////\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ Near a Honda Accord. The Honda offers the same passenger compartment volume as the new Taurus and offers the comfort and convenience features that buyers want for thousands less than the Taurus. An Accord EX-L with the V6 stickers for $29,800. An equivalent Taurus Limited w/moonroof is $32,890. The Accord is ... Read More
Resale value is overblown. You have to compare what you actually paid when you bought the car (not "sticker") to what you get when you sell it. Yes, Hondas generally command higher resale, but also usually cost more when first bought (commanding prices closer to sticker). When you compare a five year old Ford to a five year old Toyota, the Ford buyer is still often money ahead because of the ... Read More
Allen, I do think you are one of the most informed, intelligent people on these forums. That said, maybe it is possible you are missing the point. Regardless of how the new Taurus, equipped as it is, may be worth the money, Hyundai and Kia have the better idea (as Lexus did years ago): undercut the competition price-wise with a product that measures up, and people will eventually start buying it ... Read More
I won't argue with you on re-sale value. Of course for people who keep their cars 10 years, re-sale value is no concern. Ford put a decent body on and interior in the 2010 Taurus. Everything "under the skin" is the same as 2009. Used 2009 Ford Taurus' with 15,000 miles on the clock are available for half of sticker price today. I'm glad I didn't buy one for $34K last ... Read More
The point you're totally missing (on purpose?) is that Ford has changed the things that caused poor resale value in the past. Reliability is no longer an issue. They're no longer overproducing and putting huge rebates on the hood of new cars or dumping cars into rental fleets. I don't know what the resale value will be on a 2010 Taurus - and neither do you. We'll just have to wait ... Read More
A used 2010 Toyota Avalon will be worth $27K next year and the comparable Ford Taurus will be worth $19K May be true, but not many of us buy a car one year and get rid of it the next. For those of us who keep a car for eight or ten years the depreciation is of little concern. In fact I pay a property tax annually on the value of ... Read More
...is that I might well be driving a 2010 Taurus soon. I like the car. It's roomy, attractive and has more than adequate power. The rarefied air that Ford is attempting to broach in one fell swoop is very tough in today's market. The game plan looked pretty good two years ago. Today it is a nearly impossible sell in most of the U.S. and that's not likely to change in ... Read More
Right akirby - we have no idea how much a car costs. A used 2010 Toyota Avalon will be worth $27K next year and the comparable Ford Taurus will be worth $19K. Facts are facts. Your opinion that past depreciation doesn't predict future depreciation is what Detroit has been praying for for 25 years. It hasn't helped yet.
Please explain to me how the Taurus is overpriced when it's cheaper and better than the Avalon? that's an easy one - despite that the current Av is coming up on 5 years old, there is still no Ford product that is even in the same state as the Av, never mind the same zip code. It all starts under the hood and goes from there. Your 'better' contention is typical ... Read More
I am a Sable (Taurus) owner who considers my 2000 Sable Premium (all needed accessories including sunroof, power everything, climate control, 27 mpg average) to have been a great value @20K. Last year 2009 top of the line Sables were available (no Nav, no sync, no massaging chairs, no electronic nannies,...) after discounts and specials at about 25K if you know how to haggle. It was already large enough to carry ... Read More
NASCAR Mike was making light of the fact that $40K is a lot of money for most American sedan buyers. The comparison was not a direct one. Ford has a winner with the new Taurus but it is priced too high. Most nicely equipped offerings are $32K-$33K or about 10% above where they should be. We all know that someone who plunks down $32K today for a well equipped SEL will ... Read More
2010 Taurus is yet to arrive in many Atlanta area dealerships (based on a drive through of 4 large dealers yesterday), but already Ford is offering a $1000 rebate on 2010 SEL models. It's Ford program 11708 and is listed on the FordDirect.com website. I know Ford is hoping for a strong launch to this car but putting an incentive on a new model before they hit the lots seems to ... Read More
Any news on 2010's coming up for sale and what incentives are on offer. Hopefully Ford will realise that they cannot sell a Taurus at above $30k
I see the 2009 Taurus is no longer listed in the car lineup on the Ford Cars home page.
I found the weight quotes just by goggling the 2010 model for weight and HP and agree that the 3109 sounds too low. The point stands however tht the SHO is going to be 600-700 pounds more than the Accord which is now rated as a full size sedan (no longer qualifies as mid-sized). I have read that AWD adds about 200 pounds. The points about torque are well taken and ... Read More
I was able to find the numbers. A 2000 Merecury Sabkle (Ford Taurus) weighed 3325 and had 200 hp for a weigh to hp ratio of 16.6. the SHO is advertised in this story as 4365 pounds and 365 hp for a weight/hp ratio of 11.9, so it should move better than the earlier generation of Tauruses. Still imagine if they had held the weight down to 3500 then the weight ... Read More
Today's edmunds "first drive" variant on the SHO claims a weight of 4368 pounds. Why in the world would it weigh so much. My 2000 Sable (Taurus cousin) weighs 3600; the first montego/500 series weighed about 3900. Why the incessant journey to morbid obesity? The new engine with 365 horses will be performance strapped trying to push all this lard about. Where is the extra weight and why? The SHO sounds ... Read More
Frankly the only thing keeping me from buying one right now is price and a general fear about the economy. The Hyundai Assurance helps alleviate that problem. Lose your income within the 1st year after you buy it and they pay your car note for 3 months. After that, if you still don't have income to pay the car note, you can sell it back to them with no affect to ... Read More
Yep - the only thing they had time to change on the MKS was the nose. I expect a mid cycle refresh to clean up the rest like they did on the Taurus. But I wouldn't expect it to look just like the Taurus body. In fact I'm sure it won't share ANY sheetmetal. Now when's the last time you could have predicted that about a Lincoln sharing a Ford platform? ... Read More
The photos show that the MKS bears a lot more relationship with the 2010 Taurus than the 2009 Taurus. However, it is too bad that the proportions and shapes and lines of the MKS are not actually more like the 2010 Taurus. The MKS added to the front overhang and deleted some cabin space, and for what? It is not an outstanding design--though it is better than the 2009 Taurus/Montego, It ... Read More
I had a 2000 Taurus with the Vulcan engine. The engine itself was alright, although we called it a "tortoise" in the performance area. However, you are getting near where we started getting nickel and dimed with leaking gaskets, bad sensors, belt tensioners, etc. That all starts to add up at a couple hundred a pop several times a year. We also had continual brake problems, door and window seal leaks ... Read More
This does open the door for the MKS to move a little further upmarket, although I'm not sure what more they can do on the current platform. It also points out that you don't need a Mercury model in between the Ford and Lincoln vehicles.
The Taurus pricing structure is right in line with other large cars. It is a bargain compared to the Buick Lucerne for example, but it offers better, more updated tech and features. The original Taurus was what the Fusion is now, and Ford doesn't need two Fusions. People will be able in this market to pick up a well-equipped new Taurus for low to mid 20s. And the SHO is a ... Read More
I like the looks of the new Taurus , but think its really over priced. I know its a big car , much bigger than the original Taurus. But the original car sold very well because of its value ( a lot of car for the money). Edmunds lists pricing starting at $32k and SHO version is said to start about $38k. There are too many really good proven cars-- entry ... Read More
But $25,995 MSRP? See that is why I bought a Subaru. My all wheel drive will still beat the car in gas mileage. I expect 18/28 for that Taurus. Those things have nothing to do with each other. Did you buy the Subaru because of the price, the all-wheel drive, or the gas mileage? There's no competitor for the Taurus from Subaru. Maybe it was happy hour? 1.) The price is ... Read More
Yeah, I agree. And if Ford would build this Taurus in the first place they would be in trouble anyway. I mean, everyone suffers these days, including the Japanese manufacturers. So don't blame Ford. "It's the economy, stupid!" I think that all Fords have too big steering wheels. And all American cars, for that matter, The Imports have better designed steering wheels, smaller, and better integrated controls than Ford's design. Also ... Read More
Ford is just fine financially assuming the economy doesn't get any worse. Don't confuse Ford with GM and Chrysler.
It's about time ford! Instead of your junk Ford Taurus X and the Ford 500, you should of built this first. Then you might not be in the financial disaster your facing now. Who ever designed it you should buy them a house. I like the look, the rear of the car I will have to get used too but it definitely is a start. But $25,995 MSRP? See that is ... Read More
I have a very close relative who had an XKE back in the early 70's and now has an 05 or 06 Jag.....2 completely different animals.... The newer one being inferior to the first. In fact my relative has said on numerous occasions that if they had it to do over again, they never would have purchased thier new Jag ( ford ) ... Just thier opinion..... I can tell you ... Read More
I don't know where you're getting your information regarding Jaguar's reliability ratings...but they're dated at a minimum. Yes Jaguar used to be known as the Mechanic's Nightmare...but that was prior to Ford. What Ford has done for Jaguar's quality is nothing short of a full-fledged miracle. Before you wrongly continue to malign this brand's quality image, I'd suggest you spend a little time 'first' reviewing Jaguar's quality ratings at JD Power.com ... Read More
I read online that they are going to offer a new engine called eco-boost, and the new Taurus is going to have a SHO option. The new pictures shows a vast improvement over the 2009 Taurus with the inside looking very Accord like. I will definitely consider one when I buy my next car.
Anyone know anything about the new upcoming 2010 Ford Taurus, especially if there is to be an SHO variant?
I consider the 2008 Mercury Sable (or Ford Taurus) to be a pretty good car. The new Ford CEO has essentially apologized for the "homer simpson" appearance and lack of sportiness and promised that the 2010 version will be a much more attactive and performance oriented vehicle. A different chassis, a different enine, etc. Spy photos have appeared that show a major change. Fine. I wonder how the knowledge that the ... Read More
Car sales of large cars are all down this year versus last year - The Impala is way down, but is really a midsize based on interior dimensions, but is the top seller of the cars listed (152K for this year so far versus 210K last year at this time). The Ford Taurus at 36K this year is now outselling Avalon 31K (Taurus sales are down (36K for Taurus vs. 42K ... Read More
For all its legitimate merits, something’s missing from the Taurus—and whatever it is, it’s probably fatal. Hopefully with the redesign in 2010 they correct many of the shortcomings of the current car and can seriously compete. Like you noted though, for the money this car is a great deal. FE is great for a car of its size and I don't think any others in the class offer more trunk or ... Read More
"Boring ripped-off Audi" is a bit needlessly hostile in my book. Speaking as a fan of the Azera, I always have liked the Ford's exterior more than most people do. I was always a big fan of the Passat's lines, and the Ford is clearly just an enlarged version of them, which means it's automatically more tasteful right off the bat than 75% of the Big 2.8's output. The styling problem ... Read More
while it is difficult to defend any British car in terms or reliability, I believe that you can point to the degree of sophistication in Jaguars (just like BMWs and MBs) as the real culprit for that checkered reliability. If there is one thing that Ford did help Jaguar do it probably is improving that reliability. Hyundai (as well as any of the other Korean mfgrs.) does not have a presence ... Read More
Thank goodness Hyundai did not buy Jaguar. Jag is pretty and runs fast, but has very low reliability and very high repair costs. It would not help Hyundai become a really big player to saddle itself with an expensive, low volume, unreliable car.
Isn't it funny that a Jaguar became a more reliable vehicle under Ford and it "lost luster'? Granted a seeming contradiction, and also something that that is probably true - Jaguars did become more reliable , BUT is it also not true that many 'lusterous' brands (eg BMW,MB etc.) are not necessarily so reliable primarily due to a very high level of mechanical (and technical) sophistication. I would contend that about ... Read More
"What does Hyundai need right now - how about a 'luxury' brand like Jaguar - even though that brand has lost some of its luster under Ford?" Isn't it funny that a Jaguar became a more reliable vehicle under Ford and it "lost luster'?
go along with this as well - what does Hyundai need right now - how about a 'luxury' brand like Jaguar - even though that brand has lost some of its luster under Ford? I think the Genesis, for example, as a Jaguar might have a whole lot of a better chance of acceptance and success with that label. Producing a car that mght 'kick a**' as you suggest might be ... Read More
good good post - I guess it can be said is thet the worst thing that happened to the "big 3" is the cheaper gas prices/truck-SUV craze of the 90s.
As far as Ford is concerned, they are unfortunately largely controlled by bean counters Aren't they all? Its just a shame, they have no money to make better cars. I think Ford had the right idea with the Fusion and Taurus.. but obviously the public didn't because its rebate central with both of them. why then do I even want anything more especially when that alternative is going to cost me ... Read More
:) " . . . that Hyundai didn't come through and buy Jaguar." That proves Hyundai does think properly at times! ;) Can you imagine what it would be like to try and get a Hyundai-Jag fixed at the dealership with all the problems they might have? :D
I was really, really disappointed that Hyundai didn't come through and buy Jaguar. It would have been a perfect marriage. What Jaguar needs is not a $110,000 Portfolio model, but a $40,000 sports car that goes out to LeMans and other venues and kicks a**.
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