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The Taurus is officially DEAD (again)!

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The Taurus is officially DEAD (again)!

Post by Webmaster » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:49 pm

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The Taurus is dead, officially guys. :(

I hope you like trucks, crossovers & SUVs because Ford thinks you don't deserve the Taurus anymore. Just wait until gas prices go up again, Ford will not be in a good position...

Sigh. What do you think of the Taurus dying off? What would you buy instead? I really only like cars and hatchbacks in particular so my next vehicle won't be a Ford. The Escape is the most generic vehicle they have, the Explorer is too big, and besides I don't even like SUVs & most crossovers. They also killed off the Flex.

If you want to read Ford's press release blabber, see https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedi ... ation.html
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Re: The Taurus is officially DEAD (again)!

Post by SHO.Owner » Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:52 pm

Sad to see the Taurus and other Ford sedans go away. I absolutely love my 13 SHO with performance pack. Ford finally started making cars I liked and wanted to buy. I will probably go back to Subaru or Volkswagen if I want to buy a sedan. Owned 3 Subaru's and 1 Volkswagen in the past and loved them all.

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Re: The Taurus is officially DEAD (again)!

Post by RogerThat99 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:23 pm

I am bummed out. I am on my 3rd Taurus and have driven over 300,000 miles total in the 3 I have had. It is a very comfortable car to drive long distance.
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Re: The Taurus is officially DEAD (again)!

Post by Len_A » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:25 pm

Explorer is too big? Seriously? Explorer is 4 inches shorter than the Taurus. Taurus is 202.9 inches long, Explorer is 198.7 inches long (same applies to 2020 Explorer). Wheel base is only a tenth of an inch different, with Taurus getting that measly tenth. Explorer is more than two inches wider, but that's the major size difference. And Flex is not yet canceled, to the best of my knowledge, as it's still scheduled for 2020 MY production along with MKT, most of MKT going to fleets to prevent Aviator fleet sales (there will be no 2020 or 2021 fleet purchases of Aviator allowed).
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