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Old 02-01-2009, 01:31 PM   #1
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Smile Anyone checked ford's site lately?

well I know the 2010 Taurus has been shown a few times, but I wondered if anyone actually took the time to get to their site and check it out.

apparently it's a 3.5L six speed auto Duratec
But it also has some other pretty crazy features like this weird Blind Spot Information System or something, and also Push-button start

check it out if you haven't already

http://www.fordvehicles.com/2010taurus/?cmp=show|ford|fordvehicles&referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ford.com&glbcmp=ford|home



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Old 02-01-2009, 01:36 PM   #2
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oop and looks like they're gonna start releasing the 2010 vehicles in July
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Old 02-01-2009, 01:50 PM   #3
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Yeah some time in Feb they are going to release the information on their Performance Series of the Taurus. I just checked right now and it is not on there yet. It is under the KEY FEATURES section and it is the last one called Performance Series.
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^^ yup I saw that..... can't wait though lol. I mean, come on, it's February now!!

and yes, ajp, I agree...... I was like "oh great, y'know it looks cool, but jeez you guys get rid of the chrome already, stop this stupid bling fad!"
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The blind spot information system is a piece of technology that, along with the underlying platform, came from Ford's R & D lab in Sweden - you know, Volvo.

It's amazing to see how much life is in Volvo's P2 platform. First released in late 1997 as the 1998 Volvo S80, and with some tweaking it came to Ford as the 500/Montego/Freestyle triplets in 2004. With some further refinement, it now underpins the flex, mks, and now the taurus.
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^^ wow I didn't know that, lol.... I mean I knew Volvo was in Sweden, but you know what I meant

I went to Volvo's site today, actually, and I was really surprised at how the C30 (right?) looked....... really nice!
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i like the new taurus overall but i wish they would have spent more time designing the back of it. it doesn't seem to flow with the rest of the car after the c pillar
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^^ agreed.....I thought it was pretty damn cool til they hit the back of it... looks like that one year of malibu's. I hate the rear ends on those. see they should have had a more protruding bumper like the 02 taurus for example......
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it just looks like a typical american rear end which negates the euro design theme ford was pushing for, so wtf is the point if they are just going to half ass it???

i think a protruding bumper and a more upright tail lamp area would have helped and the same fluid-like styling they used up front. then it wouldnt look like a 300C had sex with a ford mondeo

i think ford is on to something with designing it as a "me" car. ford said typical buyers of full size sedans are empty nesters or already have a crossover SUV for the fam, so the taurus is the me car... not a bad idea!
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