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Old 01-18-2010, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Mountain Home, Arkansas
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Finally, in so many years, the Taurus has risen to the top again! Good Job Ford Motor Company. So What is this award anyway? I am very curious as to what it is.

Last edited by iColt1; 01-18-2010 at 10:04 AM.. Reason: Not sure if it was a chevy and a ford that battled it out.
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Old 01-18-2010, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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Again, car of the year for who?
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Poway, CA
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found it:

FORD TAURUS NAMED INTERNATIONAL CAR OF THE YEAR | Ford Motor Company Newsroom

Congrats, Ford!

Mike
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:22 AM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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The Taurus is nice enough for a big, luxury sedan but it is so expensive. I don't see it being tops in it's price class unless it drives extraordinarily well, and how much better could it be?
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Mountain Home, Arkansas
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Well the Taurus has a lot of features. Plus BMW's are also expensive and so is a Chevy Impala. If you havent test driven the Taurus i recommen you do. (well that or rent 1)
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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You might pay a few grand for the brand with a BMW, but you most certainly pay for ride quality, material quality so on and so forth as well.

I never even thought of the Ford Taurus and ..well, any BMW to be in the same class.

More Ford Taurus vs Toyota Camry.
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Old 01-18-2010, 03:15 PM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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I never even thought of the Ford Taurus and ..well, any BMW to be in the same class.

More Ford Taurus vs Toyota Camry.
That's the problem. The new taurus isn't like the old one. It really is an ubber sofisticated, luxury car, but no one is expecting that.
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Old 01-18-2010, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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You might pay a few grand for the brand with a BMW, but you most certainly pay for ride quality, material quality so on and so forth as well.

I never even thought of the Ford Taurus and ..well, any BMW to be in the same class.

More Ford Taurus vs Toyota Camry.
With a BMW, you will certainly be paying... for maintenance and the cost of parts.
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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With a BMW, you will certainly be paying... for maintenance and the cost of parts.
Well, I don't know what they do to the BMW's over yonder, but over here in Europe the later models have been very reliable, and not too costly in maintenance (especially if you rack up a lot of highway miles). The engines also set the standard for power vs. emissions.

I don't know, maybe the bigger engined ones aren't as good?

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That's the problem. The new taurus isn't like the old one. It really is an ubber sofisticated, luxury car, but no one is expecting that.
As for the Taurus, it might very well have raised the bar in the economy big car segment, but it'll have to fight harder and longer than one model to mingle with the big boys.

I haven't tried it, so I'm taking your word for how good it is, but it takes more than one model to prove yourself (usually).

On a personal note; I don't like the looks of it.

I don't think it compares to the newer Mercedes E class, Jaguar (God that one's a beauty) and the coming 5-series BMW.
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Old 01-18-2010, 05:18 PM
 
Location: United States
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Taurus or Impala, not a hard choice there. I sat in a 2010 Impala for fun, it was less than thrilling. Bore me some more please.
The Taurus is one cool ride. Good job Ford!
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