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Old 03-30-2004, 01:54 PM   #1
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Hold out for Focus or...

I have a 2000 Taurus SES 24V DOHC 3.0L V6 that I can buy for about $5,000 bucks this week. About 40,000 miles on it. It's pretty quick, handles awesome. Should I hold out for the ZX3 or go with the SES? i'm sure I'll get soem biased opinions, but seriously though I'm having trouble deciding which to go with.


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The Taurus is one of the most non-distinguishable characterless cars on the road.

I had two for rental cars, they were crap.
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Old 03-30-2004, 01:57 PM   #3
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Are you looking to keep it stock? Do any AutoXing? To be honest I don't like the looks of the Taurus, it way too conservative for my taste.
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I personally think the Taurus is pretty ugly. Have you driven a zx3 before? Go with whichever you feel more comfortable in.
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It is a little too conservative looking and yeah they don't have much carracter. But they drive nice and it's cheap with low mileage. I lean away from it because it's a "family" car and I don't have a family and don't like 4 doors cars. It has it's stong points and that's why I question which I want.
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I've driven both. The ZX3 I drove handled way better than I expected it would. Power was good. Road manners were excellent. Same with the Taurus. On style alone I'd go Focus. either ZX3 or SE 5 spd wagon.
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If you like the Taurus you might want to check out a low mileage Taurus SHO. If you think the Taurus handles well you should drive a ZX3 with an aftermarket suspension. You'll be in Heaven. The Contour SVT is a somewhat conservative high performance car also.
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Old 03-30-2004, 02:42 PM   #8
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...... you should drive a ZX3 with an aftermarket suspension. You'll be in Heaven.
This is a big part of why I like the Focus. It handle quite nicely when I drove one in 2000 before I bought my V6 Mustang. With a suspension setup like the Eibach Pro Kit...WHOA BOY!!!
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Be carefull with the SHO's they have some problems which can be expensive to fix, cam gears and transmissions to name a few.
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Old 03-30-2004, 03:38 PM   #10
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no SHO...unless it was a V8 SHO. And that's not happening.
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