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Old 08-23-2010, 12:40 PM
 
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What rear seat?
tongue in cheek.
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Old 08-23-2010, 12:46 PM
 
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just my two cents as the past and present owner of Ford vehicles -- no way in hell i would buy a Ford model whose long term reliability hasn't been hashed out already, especially when it is full of new/fancy components like the new Taurus is. give them a solid 5 years to figure out if that one is another lemon.

i can't tell you what it is like to own a BMW, but they are great cars to drive.

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Old 08-24-2010, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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What rear seat?
He means that the S2000's rear seat looks perilously similar to a very, very small trunk.
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Old 08-28-2010, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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I would also wait a couple of years before buying this Taurus, although it might be overpriced; for 40K, I'd buy something else, like an Infiniti G37.
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If you can afford the maintenance on the Beemer, go for it.
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:46 AM
 
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I would also wait a couple of years before buying this Taurus, although it might be overpriced; for 40K, I'd buy something else, like an Infiniti G37.
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If you can afford the maintenance on the Beemer, go for it.
Good point. If the BMW is slightly out of your desired price range, a 35-38k G37 sedan is a much better choice than the SHO as well.
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:30 PM
 
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I'll challenge you to a lap around any technical course versus my S2000 and see if you still think so when you meet me at the end
I like the S2000 but wth is up with some of their drivers?

Had a guy in a modded exhaust (what else I don't know) S2000 rev at me (raw stock C6 Z06) today on a stop-light turn that lead to a fairly long steep on-ramp. I thought it was an accident or soemthing and ignored it. He kinda gunned it thru the turn a bit and then opened up when he straightened out.

I ran him down like a fat kid carrying his backpack.

I barely noticed though because I was staring at my dashboard the whole time instead of my heads up display....and wondering why I dropped a whole 61k on a car with a mediocre interior.
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:01 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I like the S2000 but wth is up with some of their drivers?

Had a guy in a modded exhaust (what else I don't know) S2000 rev at me (raw stock C6 Z06) today on a stop-light turn that lead to a fairly long steep on-ramp. I thought it was an accident or soemthing and ignored it. He kinda gunned it thru the turn a bit and then opened up when he straightened out.

I ran him down like a fat kid carrying his backpack.

I barely noticed though because I was staring at my dashboard the whole time instead of my heads up display....and wondering why I dropped a whole 61k on a car with a mediocre interior.
I think the non Z06 C6 is definitely the better deal. It can be had for less than $26k and performance wise you won't miss the Z06 on anything but a track.
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:30 AM
 
Location: The State Line
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Frankly, asking people to compare owning an F10 or Taurus is no different than asking them if they'd turn down a date with a Vogue model/Alpha male over Plain Jane/Average Joe next door (if given equal opportunity). It's no surprise most people have chosen the Bimmer. Now if we compared a BMW to a Porsche...but I digress.

That said, I recall being at a stoplight, and admiring a nice car, only to feel somewhat embarrassed when I realized it was a Taurus SHO. As someone who recalls the older Tauruses and their "twin sisters" (the Mercury Sables), it shows how the Taurus has come a long way, and is still a viable choice as a popular family sedan (ownership costs aside). It does seem that the Taurus is the likely choice unless you convince your wife that the 5-series is worthwhile. However, even if you otherwise pick the Bimmer and ever regret it later, the Taurus (Girl/Guy next door) will always be there.
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Old 09-01-2010, 10:05 AM
 
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I think the non Z06 C6 is definitely the better deal. It can be had for less than $26k and performance wise you won't miss the Z06 on anything but a track.
There are more differences than high-end track performance. Granted if you are going to keep it under a cover in your garage and drive it a dozen times a year then I would agree with your point.

Then again most of the euro fan-boys hate the Z06.
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Old 09-01-2010, 10:16 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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There are more differences than high-end track performance. Granted if you are going to keep it under a cover in your garage and drive it a dozen times a year then I would agree with your point.

Then again most of the euro fan-boys hate the Z06.
I actually like the C6 quite a bit but I know that unless I was getting a really good deal on a used Z06, I would get the base or even the GrandSport.
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