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Old 08-11-2009, 07:12 PM   #1
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Anybody cross-shopping the new Taurus SHO?

I have not seen the car in person but the specs are killer.
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:16 PM   #2
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With a Camaro?????? Are you kidding?

Driven the Lincoln..................if you want a car that can handle................this isn't it. And I have a hard time imagining the Ford SHO will handle any better. Blech!!!!!!!
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:18 PM   #3
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One word, NO! If I wanted a 4 door I would get a G8 before they are gone, I think it's a beautiful car. SHO is not bad but that's all wheel drive turbo V6 four door compared to a real wheel drive V8 coupe.
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:35 PM   #4
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not a looker imo...
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:41 PM   #6
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This is like asking "Should I buy an RV or a Lamborghini for a daily driver?"

Come on man! Think!
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:42 PM   #7
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Not to mention and I quote: "The 2010 Ford Taurus SHO will start at $37,995 when it goes on sale this summer. " And it weighs 4368 pounds. If your a ford fan it's a nice 4 door that might be fan to drive if your a car fan it just doesn't offer very much. I'm finding it hard to find the "killer specs" no offense.
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:51 PM   #8
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Should run mid 13's@103-104. The AWD will make it better in snow over the Camaro "if" you drive it year round.

Not really comparable though, 4 door sedan vs 2 door coupe. SHO more expensive too.

I would take my chances in winter and buy the cheaper, better looking, better performing Camaro.
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:52 PM   #9
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No comparison...to cross shop based on performance you would have to look at the V6 Camaro and then the price difference is too much to make it a comparison at all.

Two totally different cars...honestly I don't see them selling well at all.... the slogan is a joke... "performance of a V8, thirst of a V6".... from what I can tell its not getting v6 MPG at all... talk about marketing.

SHO - 17 MPG city/25 MPG hwy
V6 Camaro - 17 MPG city/29 MPG hwy
v8 Camaro - 16 MPG city/24 MPG hwy
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:40 PM   #10
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UMMM NO!!

One of the car mags just came out with an article on it ( I get Motortrend, Road&Track, and Car and Driver every month ) but of course I can't remember which one at the moment, and I really tried to read it... but the car is really just so .... BLAH.... that I couldn't stand it. The article was raving about how great the car was, but all I wanted to do was bash my head in with a rock just from reading the article !!!! I really want our American auto industry to kick it into high gear and save it's self, but that car is not going to do it ! HA !
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:11 AM   #11
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:53 AM   #12
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:54 AM   #13
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365 hp and 350 lb/ft of torque. All-wheel drive so you can drive the car safely year-round. A real back seat so you can go out to dinner with adult friends. A functional trunk with plenty of space. Every high-tech electronic feature under the sun. Built in America (Chicago) by US autoworkers.

Makes a lot of sense for car enthusiasts with families who need a year-round do-it-all vehicle and prefer to buy American.
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:05 AM   #14
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Have you seen what they're charging for this thing??!?! Crazy.....
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I do not think it is meant to be cross shopped with the 2010 Camaro. The are completely different cars IMHO
I kind of like the looks of it. But the $$ is going to keep it out of reach for the market I think they are striving for. Maybe in a few more years, when the economy really turns. IF fuel costs go down or level out. But for a 2010? Nope.
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Let's be fair and post a picture of this "sedan" The G8 is much better looking and more powerful. But neither compare to the Camaro....sorry.
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No comparison...to cross shop based on performance you would have to look at the V6 Camaro and then the price difference is too much to make it a comparison at all.

Two totally different cars...honestly I don't see them selling well at all.... the slogan is a joke... "performance of a V8, thirst of a V6".... from what I can tell its not getting v6 MPG at all... talk about marketing.

SHO - 17 MPG city/25 MPG hwy
V6 Camaro - 17 MPG city/29 MPG hwy
v8 Camaro - 16 MPG city/24 MPG hwy

Really? i agree not comparable with the SS, but the SHO will stomp a V6 Camaro in acceleration. You are right, the main competition for the SHO is the Audi A6. The SHO comes standard with features the Camaro will never have. The interior in the SHO is high quality and very good looking. It's a great car for what it is supposed to be, a budget audi, but it is not a competitor for a pony car.
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Really? i agree not comparable with the SS, but the SHO will stomp a V6 Camaro in acceleration. You are right, the main competition for the SHO is the Audi A6. The SHO comes standard with features the Camaro will never have. The interior in the SHO is high quality and very good looking. It's a great car for what it is supposed to be, a budget audi, but it is not a competitor for a pony car.
I was just trying to keep them close...the SHO numbers I saw were low 14s @ ~100mph... I believe that is closer to the V6 numbers than the V8? Maybe I had bad info there.
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I was just trying to keep them close...the SHO numbers I saw were low 14s @ ~100mph... I believe that is closer to the V6 numbers than the V8? Maybe I had bad info there.

Car and driver tested it at 13.7@103 i believe. I got to thinking and this is perfect. G8 is like the BMW, Charger is like the Benz and the SHO is like the Audi. We have our own budget German flair Comparo here. Too bad GM is killing the G8, they should really rebadge it as a Chevy and keep it.
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Car and driver tested it at 13.7@103 i believe. I got to thinking and this is perfect. G8 is like the BMW, Charger is like the Benz and the SHO is like the Audi. We have our own budget German flair Comparo here. Too bad GM is killing the G8, they should really rebadge it as a Chevy and keep it.
That's much better than I saw... L99 numbers right there.
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Have to remember the SHO is being taunted as a performance luxury car. Its not really meant to compete with a camaro. The new eco6 twin turbo engine is very nice. They took that same engine, toss it in a flex, and ran a 14.1 in the 1/4. Not bad considering the Flex has the areo of a flying box...
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I would get that b4 a G8 i think the g8 is UGLY.. but i dont have to worry I have a camaro : )
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i like the styling over the G8 but prefer the G8's powerplant
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Have to remember the SHO is being taunted as a performance luxury car. Its not really meant to compete with a camaro. The new eco6 twin turbo engine is very nice. They took that same engine, toss it in a flex, and ran a 14.1 in the 1/4. Not bad considering the Flex has the areo of a flying box...
Also, the MKS is in the 13's @ 111mph.

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