Spied - Redesigned Ford Taurus

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  1. TriShield

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    Why do we care about a FWD car?

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    Not only will it be sporting a turbo, but because it will also be wearing Ford's European kinetic-design styling. So it might actually turn out to be a slightly good looking FWD car that isn't completely dire to drive. Maybe
     
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    i don't like the F-150 grill, but the rest of the car has promise.
     
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    headlights look like they're from an accord coupe.
     
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    They'll fuck it up. They always do.
     
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    i remember when ford australia tried to use that design language from europe, and we got this

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    Looks like a dodge charger with the camo on - not too exciting yet for me.
     
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    I think the problem was they tried to interpret it themselves instead of just taking what they were given and saying "thank you sir".

    I almost ended up with a Taurus SHO after my Mazda got wrecked. Not sure if the VW was a better choice, but at least it fits my frame. The Taurus has always been too big for me; I wonder if this one is any different since it's from Europe.
     
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    I hope it looks like the concept drawing and not like the Ford Impala
     
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    The turbo model will be called the Taurus ST.
     
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    $100 says it's going to suck.
     
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    probably not the 3.5 turbo is 300+hp
     
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    The car is going to be FWD right? Who the fuck wants a 300+hp FWD car :rofl: Not to mention, chances are it's going to handle like a softly sprung bucket of shit.

    I will seriously put down $100, betting this car is not going to sell anywhere near as well as Ford wants.

    Edit: If the car isn't FWD, then it might be alright. That's a big might though...

    IMO Ford really needs to ditch the "Taurus" name, considering it's synonymous with unreliability, cheap materials, and shanty quality.
     
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    exaggerate much... i've only had to replace a $60 part on my 170k mile 1998 taurus.
     
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    My friends Taurus was always in the shop for something new :dunno:

    I guess the saying "your mileage may vary" holds true.
     
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    "Only AWD versions will be available and we expect it to be fitted with Ford's new SR1 (Shock Ratio 1) suspension system that is currently used in the Lincoln MKS." http://www.worldcarfans.com/9081006.002/first-shots-ford-taurus-st
     
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    Does it need to come with weekly blow jobs to be up to par?
     
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    We'll see what happens, I just don't have much faith behind Ford. Off the top of my head, the GT was the only nice car by them this decade.
     
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    That preliminary sketch, knowing Detroit automakers, is just that-prelimary
     
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    300hp FWD is only a problem in first gear. After that, it will be plenty manageable.
     
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    :rolleyes:

    You forget that in the real world/tracks, there are things called turns.

    I can feel my TSX push away from the apex in a hard turn, and I have a lot less HP. I can't imagine how much of a pain it would be with 300.
     
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    shut the fuck up faggot, no one cares about your shitbox and no one buys a taurus with the intentions of tracking it
     
  23. Zot

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

    I was replying to his post, and if you don't like it just put me on your IL faggot.

    Also, what kind of world do you live in where a $30k car is considered a shit box? :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl: Faggot...anyways, back on topic...
     
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    And why are we still talking FWD if it's going to be AWD?
     
  25. Zot

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    Add another one to the list

    And like I said in my previous post...let's get back on OT.
     

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