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#1 OFFLINE   supremor

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:54 AM

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When Ford announced it was bringing back both the Ford Taurus nameplate and an SHO version in 2009, it was greeted with enthusiasm and probably a bit of skepticism.  Read more here.








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Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:48 AM

Ford Taurus February sales are in and this wonderful vehicle is selling quite well. 28% over last year. The Taurus (not counting police orders) outsold the Chrysler 300 and Buick LaCrosse and was only a little less than 600 units short from tying the all new, super heavily advertised, "I want to look like a Fusion grill" Toyota Avalon!!!  However, Ford never mentions the Taurus sales in their monthly sales review! Everyone thought the Fusion sales would kill this proud bull...Not! I love my Taurus and its evident with the up word sales figures that I'm not alone!


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:22 PM

Looks like the one I have on order :)


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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:00 AM

Looks like the one I have on order :)

A red 2013 SHO?



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 12:41 PM

A red 2013 SHO?

 

Yep....ordered it Feb 2nd...still waiting on a VIN...

 

Already have a post about tracking it, but Cyberman is out till the 4th


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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:32 PM

Yep....ordered it Feb 2nd...still waiting on a VIN...

 

Already have a post about tracking it, but Cyberman is out till the 4th

Once the dealer gave me the VIN....I used (www.researchmaniacs.com) and clicked on the Ford VIN site. They gave me the delivery date and time. FYI. Enjoy!



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:37 PM

Once the dealer gave me the VIN....I used (www.researchmaniacs.com) and clicked on the Ford VIN site. They gave me the delivery date and time. FYI. Enjoy!

Sorry...easier to use (www.researchmaniacs.com/ ford track factory orders)



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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:41 AM

Still no VIN for it...starting to wonder if I should had dealer look for the car for me instead of ordering it since its a smaller dealership and I'll assume they don't have have high allocation #


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:53 AM

Still no VIN for it...starting to wonder if I should had dealer look for the car for me instead of ordering it since its a smaller dealership and I'll assume they don't have have high allocation #

It might be worthwhile. Dealer trades are an option! Depends on your urgency!



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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:56 AM

Still no VIN for it...starting to wonder if I should had dealer look for the car for me instead of ordering it since its a smaller dealership and I'll assume they don't have have high allocation #

Actually, you can go online and look at the local Ford dealer inventories to check yourself!



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 12:16 PM

Ford Taurus February sales are in and this wonderful vehicle is selling quite well. 28% over last year. The Taurus (not counting police orders) outsold the Chrysler 300 and Buick LaCrosse and was only a little less than 600 units short from tying the all new, super heavily advertised, "I want to look like a Fusion grill" Toyota Avalon!!!  However, Ford never mentions the Taurus sales in their monthly sales review! Everyone thought the Fusion sales would kill this proud bull...Not! I love my Taurus and its evident with the up word sales figures that I'm not alone!

 

IMO, all generation Tauruses are interesting vehicles. There is a big following even among the used car set. The independent Taurus forum (Taurus Car Club of America) is much bigger than this forum and much busier. I've had three now, and love my present 2002 Taurus SES Sport. I find the newest one very handsome and refined, and love the rear end of it. Used one's are very tempting price wise. With Fusion Titanim EB 2.0 owners reporting 20-22mpg fuel mileage, why the hell buy one when you can get better Taurus Limited for same money that gets same real world fuel mileage and more refined and much better cruiser with much bigger trunk and more back seat room.


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Posted 09 August 2013 - 08:50 PM

I just wish that did not use the "Summer Tire" with the Performance Package.  Makes driving it in the winter out of the question...


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Posted 12 August 2013 - 10:56 AM

I just wish that did not use the "Summer Tire" with the Performance Package.  Makes driving it in the winter out of the question...

 

 

How cold did it get where you live? I just got mine in March and it was down to 37...didn't have an issue with it.


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1986 Escort GT Race Red
1998 Mustang GT Dark Green Satin
2002 SVT Focus Satin Silver
2006 Mustang GT Tungsten Grey

2013 Taurus SHO Ruby Red

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20XX Explorer, Edge or Escape

 

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