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Old 11-12-2009, 07:30 AM   #1
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Saw a new Taurus yesterday it got me thinking again

I think FORD has a winner with this one. It has me thinking about selling the camaro and moving into a SHO. The styling is perfect on this car from the outside. It looks GREAT! Interior is a definate winner as well. Now to do some reasearch and thinking ..

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Old 11-12-2009, 07:32 AM   #2
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To bad you lost your youth already. I am 46 soon to be 47 and feel like I am 18 again everytime i get in my Camaro.
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And the fact that the SHO is $49 995 CDN... F that! You can get a well equipped CTS for that, and actually HAVE something! But the SHO is pretty good looking on the outside.
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The SHO is a well put together vehicle. I was quite surprise by its power and handling. A great platform to build from, and you can still haul around more than 2 people
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I think FORD has a winner with this one. It has me thinking about selling the camaro and moving into a SHO. The styling is perfect on this car from the outside. It looks GREAT! Interior is a definate winner as well. Now to do some reasearch and thinking ..

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I agree. It's a good looking car, got some horses and it's a 4 door sedan.
As much as I LOVE Chevrolet, Ford's got a winner with this one.
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:10 AM   #6
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I think FORD has a winner with this one. It has me thinking about selling the camaro and moving into a SHO. The styling is perfect on this car from the outside. It looks GREAT! Interior is a definate winner as well. Now to do some reasearch and thinking ..

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God I hope your kidding. If not then maybe it is time to trade.
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:14 AM   #7
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If you have to haul more than 2, the Ford Taurus SHO is a better choice, plain and simple.

If I had little kids I would be driving that instead of the Camaro.
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:16 AM   #8
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God I hope your kidding. If not then maybe it is time to trade.

It's an ok car but really trading a tradition sports car in for a sedan is crazy. Yeah I understand the performance but man the Sho can't compete in looks and performance I mean really. In the end it will be just another ford, given it doesn't look any different then the regular taraus.
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:18 AM   #9
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If you have to haul more than 2, the Ford Taurus SHO is a better choice, plain and simple.

If I had little kids I would be driving that instead of the Camaro.
Shit I have a little one and he fits prefectly in the back with plenty space. I got a 300 for family road trips. But to each his own.
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And the fact that the SHO is $49 995 CDN... F that! You can get a well equipped CTS for that, and actually HAVE something! But the SHO is pretty good looking on the outside.
Two problems with the CTS, rear seat room is crap and if I want big power I can either go all out and get the V or I'm crap put of luck since the next step down is the DI 3.6L. The difference is huge.

Add four to six inches to the wheelbase and offer the LS3 in it and count me interested, until then they just don't have a combination that works for somebody who wants a fast, comfortable car that can seat four real people and which costs less than 50k.
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It's an ok car but really trading a tradition sports car in for a sedan is crazy. Yeah I understand the performance but man the Sho can't compete in looks and performance I mean really. In the end it will be just another ford, given it doesn't look any different then the regular taraus.

Hmmm I would say it performs quite well ! The Sho has nice lines for a Sedan. I think Ford did a good job. Though I do say these rims are butt ugly...but they are aftermarket..

This is with a tune I believe.
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Two problems with the CTS, rear seat room is crap and if I want big power I can either go all out and get the V or I'm crap put of luck since the next step down is the DI 3.6L. The difference is huge.

Add four to six inches to the wheelbase and offer the LS3 in it and count me interested, until then they just don't have a combination that works for somebody who wants a fast, comfortable car that can seat four real people and which costs less than 50k.
I agree with what you say but man the dam SHO is 37170 and thats with no options. I would want the premium option and thats 3700 so right there you are at 40870 and thats not including sales tax or the interest on the financing. I'll be damn to ever pay that much for a Taurus, even thought it's redesigned and a lot better then anything they have built, for that money I'm getting a MKS which kills this car in every aspect. I just can't jusfity the price tag on this car.
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If you have to haul more than 2, the Ford Taurus SHO is a better choice, plain and simple.

If I had little kids I would be driving that instead of the Camaro.
Of course you would, you would have no choice. Th OP said nothing about
little kids. To just move to the SHO for no apparent convenience reason
is just Something tells me Crowley may be pulling a few legs.
Maybe not.
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:31 AM   #14
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Hmmm I would say it performs quite well ! Though I do say these rims are butt ugly...

This is with a tune I believe.
I get the tune and all, but the people who will be buying this car aren't going to be looking to race it. Ford isn't making this car to be in the performance sports car segement. That really defeats the purpose of it, so buying this car as strictly your performance car would be stupid IMO. I mean really how much modding is going to be avaiable for this car given the tech its using. So I still say replacing a sports car for a family car is crazy even if they are giving you performance with it.
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I get the tune and all, but the people who will be buying this car aren't going to be looking to race it. Ford isn't making this car to be in the performance sports car segement. That really defeats the purpose of it, so buying this car as strictly your performance car would be stupid IMO. I mean really how much modding is going to be avaiable for this car given the tech its using. So I still say replacing a sports car for a family car is crazy even if they are giving you performance with it.
I can agree with you here. But then again, why did people buy G8's ? Or AMD Mercedes ? BMW's ? Some I guess like 4 door performance cars. As for trading in a 2 door performance for a 4 door one, Well I guess everyone has a reason.
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I saw a White Taurus the other day, didn't look bad...kinda...chargerishly wide though.
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Per Crowley's garage he has a BMW 135 as well, 2 coupes may be a little tough to justify in that case.
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:55 AM   #18
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Get rid of the Beamer then. I mean a Camaro with a Maggie and he wants to trade it for a SHO.
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I can agree with you here. But then again, why did people buy G8's ? Or AMD Mercedes ? BMW's ? Some I guess like 4 door performance cars. As for trading in a 2 door performance for a 4 door one, Well I guess everyone has a reason.
Thats ture also, but look at how easy it is to mod those engines and also those are set in a range and given styling and packages(suspension along with others) for them to be in that given segement. And usually like the cars you mention are a whole different branch off of a line oppose to a family car with an different engine option. The G8 GT is pretty much a four door GTO with an LS engine type version(unless you get a GXP which has an LS3 in it). As for BMW's their's is the M performance and Mercedes have the AMG division totally different from Ford's new car.

But I don't think ford intends for the SHO to compete for the performance segement. Which is perfectly fine.

Pretty much this is a thread to try and make it seem like the SHO is in comp which camaros and such.
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:58 AM   #20
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Get rid of the Beamer then. I mean a Camaro with a Maggie and he wants to trade it for a SHO.
Word. Why put all the work he did into that Camaro just to get rid of it within a year. I'm starting to think joke thread.
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Two problems with the CTS, rear seat room is crap and if I want big power I can either go all out and get the V or I'm crap put of luck since the next step down is the DI 3.6L. The difference is huge.

Add four to six inches to the wheelbase and offer the LS3 in it and count me interested, until then they just don't have a combination that works for somebody who wants a fast, comfortable car that can seat four real people and which costs less than 50k.
Well, the 3.6 DI is no LS3, but it's no slouch either. And you must be real tall, cuz i am 6'2"; i sat in the front and ajdusted the seat to fit me, and then got into the backseat behind where i was sitting, and it was a little tight, but nothing i couldn't handle on a 2+ hour road trip. If that's still not enough, you're wanting something more G8 GT/GXP then...
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crowley, i really don't feel like following you over to a taurus forum.. lol

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Well, the 3.6 DI is no LS3, but it's no slouch either.
The words high performance don't really apply to any CTS outside of the V, which is inexplicable since the space between 3.6L DI and V series powered CTS sedans is honestly massive. I don't expect a sports car experience from an sedan since combinging the two just isn't a practical concept, but I can get 'no slouch' performance in a slew of mainstream cars offered by blands as banal as Honda and Toyota. Like I said, throw in the LS3 and some real rear seat space and I might take another look.

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And you must be real tall, cuz i am 6'2"; i sat in the front and adjusted the seat to fit me, and then got into the backseat behind where I was sitting, and it was a little tight, but nothing i couldn't handle on a 2+ hour road trip.
I don't understand the concept of relatively large sedans with rear seat room that is 'livable'. If I didn't need a car that can comfortably seat four people for however long I might be travelling I wouldn't be looking at a sedan in the first place. The Lincoln LS my in-laws drive suffered from the same issue, it's more or less as large as a Pontiac G8 on the outside but can't even match a Camry, Fusion, or Malibu for interior space. CTS suffers from much the same condition.

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If that's still not enough, you're wanting something more G8 GT/GXP then
Problem with the G8 is that they don't make it anymore, not to mention the near total lack of luxury features. The car had it's place, but if I want a luxurious sedan with real room for four and great power from GM exactly where do I go right now? That's right, they don't have one. GM is missing out on one of the biggest portions of the large/luxury sedan segment right now.
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While there is nothing appealing for me about a Taurus, the SHO's 365hp Turbo V6 motor would go nicely in a Mustang. That would be tempting.
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i actually test drove a SHO yesterday. i drive my buddy's 2SS a lot. yes the camaro is faster but im here to tell you........not by that much.........

the SHO drives very well...........believe me. only turn off for me is the price.
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