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Old 03-02-2009, 10:35 AM   #1
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The best car Ford makes

Is a hatch.









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Old 03-02-2009, 10:42 AM   #2
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I have to say, I like Ford's new Taurus.

And the Mustang seems to continue to be a success for them. (I'm just not impressed with the newest styling.)
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:05 AM   #3
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I have to agree with Moose. I believe the new Taurus SHO is the best car they ever made. Besides that Focus isn't availible in the US
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:13 AM   #4
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I have to agree with Moose. I believe the new Taurus SHO is the best car they ever made. Besides that Focus isn't availible in the US
The new Focus RS went to Europe... home of the hatch, and became debatably the best. The new taurus is a nice car but i dont think anyone is going to call it the best in its class.


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Old 03-02-2009, 11:17 AM   #5
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and became debatably the best.
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:25 AM   #6
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I wish they'd bring this little car to the US. Then it and the Cobalt SS can spank the imports.

It's funny you posted that, though...if you don't mind me derailing the thread for a second....I took out five Fords for a test drive this past weekend. A local dealer partnered with my old high school and was offering test drives from 10am-5pm.

I drove the:
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The F-150 was nice. Ride/interior/refinement...I do have to say that I think the Silverado easily trumps it's interior, and I just prefer the exterior of the Chevy. But both trucks are WAY too big for my tastes. When I took it out, I felt like I was behind the wheel of a semi! I think I'd most likely get a Colorado/Ranger if I needed a Truck....

The Flex was AMAZING. The interior was astounding, the ride and power were exhilerating...but I think it's ugly as sin on the outside, has a really uncomfortable shifter (I like to cruise with my hand resting on it), it's a little high-priced, and feels too big for a station-wagon wannabe...

The Focus scared the crap out of me. I own a Cobalt right now, and I prefer it in every single way. The little focus rips to 7000rpms pretty quick. But it shudders between 3k and 5k as it's doing so. When I took it to 80, I felt like it was going to tear itself apart. The interior is no better than the Cobalt. Just a different layout, and I'm not moved by it's exterior much. (It also has that crappy shifter)

The explorer was NICE. Wow. It had plenty of giddy-up, a nice ride, very quiet cabin; and a very well laid-out interior. I was very much impressed. No complaints except for the shifter's shape...again.

The Fusion was very nice. Extremely quiet on the inside, decent exterior, and very nice interior layout and materials. It was pretty quick, and the AWD option is a plus. Again, though...nasty shifter.

All 5 cars interiors were pretty parts-bin-y. The family resemblance is a little stronger than I'd like...but then, I think the Camaro is the benchmark for interior differenciation, so my word is worthless where that's concerned ()....Overall -- I have to give credit to Ford, they've got some VERY impressive products in the showrooms, and coming down the pipe (2010 Taurus: ).
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:37 AM   #7
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They definitely are stepping up there game...the taurus SHO is the definitely there best to date along with there MKS
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:47 AM   #8
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So instead of Taurus bringing Jag down, Jag brought Taurus up?

This might all be pointless competition. The winners in the end will be the ones who use little or no fuel.
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Old 03-02-2009, 12:54 PM   #9
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Cool ride, not avail. in the US? Figures.
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Old 03-02-2009, 01:50 PM   #10
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I have to say, I like Ford's new Taurus.

And the Mustang seems to continue to be a success for them. (I'm just not impressed with the newest styling.)
Is it just me or does the new Mustang look... sad.

Maybe it's depressed because the Camaro is coming out this year.
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Old 03-02-2009, 09:09 PM   #11
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I want a Focus RS.
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Old 03-02-2009, 09:10 PM   #12
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I want a Focus RS.
It is a looker
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Old 03-02-2009, 09:17 PM   #13
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focus rs is my favorite ford right now....and yes it is a looker...and has the engine to back it up
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Old 03-02-2009, 09:21 PM   #14
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Ford Taurus SHO is my current favorite...

Impala SS better step it up.
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Old 03-02-2009, 09:28 PM   #15
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Ford Taurus SHO is my current favorite...

Impala SS better step it up.
Yeah did you see the tourqe curve on that SHO! You cant even use the word "curve".
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Old 03-02-2009, 10:57 PM   #16
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I have never understood why they market attractive looking cars out of country and stick us with the shit here sometimes.
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:15 PM   #17
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I have never understood why they market attractive looking cars out of country and stick us with the shit here sometimes.
Completely agree. Makes me so angry. Even worse is when we have the hardest time finding some make/models in a manual tranny because they are all overseas.
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:07 AM   #18
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Agreed about the SHO. The next Impala SS needs AWD for sure. Trying to launch that thing is a bit challenging. Ford's turbo engines are showing lots of promise. I hope GM's turbos can step up to the challenge now that Saab is out of the picture.
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