For 2008, a new sound-deadening material called Sonosorb has been installed in doors, pillars, and headliner; there have also been some structural improvements, and the climate control system is 50 percent quieter than before. The lowest temperature encountered was minus five degrees F. All good reasons to shake your head hard, blink several times, and do yourself a favor by repeating to yourself: It's a new Taurus. You probably will find yourself buying it a short time later. The Ford Taurus seats five.
The gauges have large numbers that are easy to read, and the green and red nighttime illumination is vintage Ford. Not that the Taurus passes for luxury: The center armrest is hard enough to dribble a basketball on, and the looks a few years behind in graphics quality. . It also offers one of the quietest interiors on the market. Otherwise, save the weight and the lower fuel economy and stick with front-wheel-drive versions.
Tire wear has been excellent, with 60% of usable tread remaining. I have just passed 24,000 miles and have had no repairs; just periodic oil changes and checkups. Whether or not it will be depends on how consumers react to its cabin and styling. I'm over 6 feet tall. The rear seat offers spacious accommodations, though the backrest was angled a bit far for my taste.
Visibility is excellent, unhindered by swooping rooflines or chunky. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Initially everything was great, went to test drive it, was approved for the car, did the paperwork and got to drive the car home. I can drive the car for hours without feeling fatigued. I love the roominess since I'm 6ft.
Best of all, the car is seriously cheap — it even starts below bargain-priced Korean models like the Hyundai Azera and Kia Amanti. I would like to see a bit better fuel mileage out of it. Long ago, Ford sold the Taurus. We use this car for all our driving needs. I would like to inform anybody whom may be reading this review is getting true information about this vehicle.
In truth, the Five Hundred wasn't a bad car at all. The Basics The Taurus comes with either front- or all-wheel drive. Edgier Styling Ford says there are some 500 updates to the Taurus compared to the Five Hundred, and they start up front. It should get better than a combined 23 mpg, but it is a big car. Combine that with its cargo dimensions and available all-wheel drive, and the Taurus seems destined to be a solid, if unemotional, choice.
Even with five adults and all our luggage we both comfortable and we still averaged 29 mpg for the trip. Plenty of power when passing, etc. In yonder Auburn Hills, to Ford's seemingly unending bad luck was simultaneously readying its epic 300. While the handling remains nondescript, the road sizzle you used to feel throughout the car is nearly extinguished, and moderate bumps are swallowed whole. Through help of his financial mang, we're able to help us get into that vehicle. Hands down this is a very good car! I'll drive this car forever since it's so well built.
AdvanceTrac electronic stability control is available. The center floor hump is manageably low — unexpected, considering my test car had all-wheel drive. The car has not developed any squeaks or rattles. Cars like the Nissan Maxima and Chrysler 300 seem downright claustrophobic in comparison. Typical maintenance, one major repair, a new set of tires, a new battery and it's still holding up.