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Old 02-11-2009, 11:57 AM   #1
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2010 Ford Taurus SHO

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Old 02-11-2009, 12:04 PM   #2
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Not bad, But the G8 GXP is stll faster in the straights, and it will easily out handle and brake the sho.

Motortrend did a 0-60 in 4.8, 1/4 13.3 at 105mph. for the SHO
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Old 02-11-2009, 12:17 PM   #3
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EPIC FAIL for anyone who pays $38K+ for a Taurus.
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Old 02-11-2009, 12:23 PM   #4
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EPIC FAIL for anyone who pays $38K+ for a Taurus.
If it were still 2001, I would agree wholeheartedly.

However, the Taurus is no longer a bottom-of-the-barrel sedan. I don't know if you've seen a new one in person, but they're every bit as nice as a 3-series BMW. The interior is particularly well-done. Plus, you get the performance of a last-gen M3 as well.
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Old 02-11-2009, 12:53 PM   #5
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So the Jag. brought the Taurus up. I thought Taurus brought the Jag. down.
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Old 02-11-2009, 02:43 PM   #6
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I was intrigued until I saw it looks to be a front-drive platform...I can't equate performance and front-drive....doesn't compute for me.....
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Old 02-11-2009, 02:48 PM   #7
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I was intrigued until I saw it looks to be a front-drive platform...I can't equate performance and front-drive....doesn't compute for me.....
Cobalt SS...?
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Old 02-11-2009, 02:49 PM   #8
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I was intrigued until I saw it looks to be a front-drive platform...I can't equate performance and front-drive....doesn't compute for me.....
It's AWD.
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Old 02-11-2009, 03:07 PM   #9
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Cobalt SS...?
Sorry no offense if you drive one...but I don't see that as a performance car. It may perform well in its class. But just not for me.

Someone mentioned it was AWD...i stand corrected that is certainly a much better option.
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Old 02-11-2009, 03:08 PM   #10
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I'm neither a Ford guy or a 4-door sedan guy, but I must say, that is an attractive car. If anything, GM might want to restyle and upgrade the Impala as a result.
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Old 02-11-2009, 03:11 PM   #11
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I do think ford is going in the right direction wth this ... thumbs up to ford ..

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Old 02-11-2009, 03:19 PM   #12
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Nope, not feeling it. Horsepower looks pretty good but the car itself doesnt look sporty enough. It needs some side skirts on it to make it look lower and hunkered down to the ground.
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Old 02-11-2009, 05:33 PM   #13
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Good challenger to the G8 GT, but I'm not so sure about the GXP. The new Taurus is a fine car, but $38K is very steep. Product win, price fail.
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:04 PM   #14
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Did anyone see the torque curve on Jalopnik? OMG 350 ft/lbs flat from 1500 to 5000 RPM's....I've never seen anything like that before even on a diesel.
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