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2008 Ford Taurus Sedan

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Safe yet fun
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By KnBama
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2008 Ford Taurus Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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Wow. Lots of room! I have the leather trim and moonroof which adds to the comfort. The trunk space is awesome for bat bags and luggage. If you need a safe full size sedan this is a great choice


Best Features

On steering wheel radio controls. Roominess


Worst Features

I end up turning on the wash wipers when I use the signal, touchy Wing spoiler would be fun


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2008 Taurus is Great!
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By Ray Eberly
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2008 Ford Taurus Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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Quiet, comfortable, responsive, good looking, and excellent gas mileage (getting 32 highway). Very smooth ride on the 18" wheels. Excellent visibility with high seating. Build quality is excellent, no problems whatsoever.


Best Features

Sirius satelite radio works great with steering wheel controls. Portable Garmin naviagation sound is excellent using line In. Moonroof


Worst Features

Instantaneous mpg display. Outside temperature display on SEL.


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Fantastic Value
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By TheGraduate
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2008 Ford Taurus Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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More than enough power. Shifts are incredibly smooth; smoother than the 2008 LE-V6 Camry I drove recently; probably the smoothest transmission I've ever experienced, actually. Engine noise is very muted; most of what you do hear is the exhaust note, which is quiet, but has a nice sound to it, very smooth yet husky. Handling is secure, and the ride is very smooth without being floaty. Brakes respond nicely, without much extra pedal travel. Sync is a pleasure. Seats are broad and supportive, but lack much side bolstering. Makes for easy entry/exit but doesn't hold you tight in corners. The leather is soft and perforated. Stereo sound quality from the more basic 6CD system is great.


Best Features

SYNC, automatic headlamps, keypad entry on door, 263 hp with a true 28 mpg highway (recently took a 300 mile trip and averaged that, and it's not even broken in yet with only 400 miles on it). Dual climate control,


Worst Features

Lighted glovebox. Sync controls replace volume controls on the steering wheel. Ford still allow volume control from the wheel with Sync. Fully adjustable rear-headrests should be included on the SEL, not just the Limited. Allow more gear selection options than just "D" and "L".


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A big surprise from Ford
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By sontran
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2008 Ford Taurus Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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I have used this wonderful sedan for a year. It is quiet, smooth, and very comfortable.I am sure if Ford continues this direction, it will get back to its previous place in the market. I used to have many Japanese cars, and thought never bought an American one. But this Taurus (my first try on American cars) has proved that Ford can make a good car if it wanted to. The Taurus is the kind of car everyone wants: high performance, comfort, affordable price, and save a lot of gas. On my last trip from San Jose to Los Angeles, I have got 30mpg with use of the cruise control.


Best Features

6-speed automatic


Worst Features

Transmission needs downshift quickly


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Ford Has A Winner
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By kwc
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2008 Ford Taurus Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


Review

For the price this is a hard car to beat in the sedan category. Nice ride, well laid out interior, I can listen to my ipod, plenty of room and a huge trunk. For the size mpg is not bad either, but if you have a heavy foot the mpg goes down quickly.


Best Features

Five star crash test rating in all categories. ipod(mp3) player ready, big heavy car feel with 28-29 mpg highway.


Worst Features

Sport tuned suspension option, telescoping steering column.


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