New Ford Taurus Unveiled - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > Off Topic Forums > General Car Discussion



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 02-07-2007, 02:40 PM   #1
Registered User
Regular
 
Brent's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Region: Tennessee
Posts: 11,873
New Ford Taurus Unveiled

What do you think? I think it is pretty nice myself

Quote:
* New Ford Taurus features more than 500 engineering changes, making it more distinctive, quieter, faster and safer.
* 3.5-liter Duratec V-6 delivers an estimated 260 horsepower – an increase of nearly 30 percent from the previous engine.
* Available electronic stability control and all-wheel drive provide confident ride and handling in all weather conditions.
* Ford Sync™ offers new levels of connection, control, simplicity and personalization for electronic devices such as cell phones and MP3 players
* Taurus will reach showrooms this summer.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	08Taurus_01.jpg
Views:	331
Size:	548.8 KB
ID:	16244   Click image for larger version

Name:	08Taurus_03.jpg
Views:	571
Size:	519.3 KB
ID:	16245  

Click image for larger version

Name:	08Taurus_10.jpg
Views:	247
Size:	976.1 KB
ID:	16246   Click image for larger version

Name:	08Taurus_11.jpg
Views:	809
Size:	778.8 KB
ID:	16247  

Click image for larger version

Name:	08Taurus_12.jpg
Views:	935
Size:	858.3 KB
ID:	16248   Click image for larger version

Name:	08Taurus_15.jpg
Views:	264
Size:	1.19 MB
ID:	16249  

Click image for larger version

Name:	08Taurus_19.jpg
Views:	1931
Size:	1.43 MB
ID:	16250   Click image for larger version

Name:	08Taurus_22.jpg
Views:	154
Size:	782.9 KB
ID:	16251  

Click image for larger version

Name:	08Taurus_33.jpg
Views:	118
Size:	650.6 KB
ID:	16252   Click image for larger version

Name:	08Taurus_35.jpg
Views:	355
Size:	754.3 KB
ID:	16253  

__________________

Reddit
Brent is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-07-2007, 02:43 PM   #2
Moderator Emeritus
Legacy
Regular
 
SpectorV's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Region: Alabama
Posts: 26,049
Send a message via AIM to SpectorV
Re: New Ford Taurus Unveiled

looks meh... if ford wants to come back out of the hole they are in they need something a little more appealing than that. Reminds me quite a bit of the fusion.
__________________
2003 Cobra Vert (Redfire) #3938 of 5082 @ 05/27/2003
472rwhp/493rwtq -Modification List - Dyno Sheet
2012 Mustang 3.7L M6 (Kona Blue)
2011 Ford Edge Sport (Red Metallic)
SpectorV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2007, 02:44 PM   #3
Registered Member
Regular
 
bluemustang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Region: Connecticut
Posts: 1,192
Re: New Ford Taurus Unveiled

looks like the fusion mated with the 500 with galant taillights

meh
__________________
1989 5.0 - Mustang Brandy the NOW It can Barely Idle B**ch
http://www.mustangmods.com/ims/u/2019/3437/42512.jpg
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0 - Yeah Its Gotta Baby Dick Lift
bluemustang is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-07-2007, 02:48 PM   #4
15.3 Second V8 Killer Yo
Legacy
Regular
 
PureVenom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Region: Louisiana
Posts: 7,212
Send a message via AIM to PureVenom Send a message via MSN to PureVenom Send a message via Yahoo to PureVenom
Re: New Ford Taurus Unveiled

Cool...thought I would be the only one that felt it isn't really needed or that great. With the fusion and the 500, do we really need the taurus as well?
__________________
"When I know more, I'll be forthcoming. Or I won't be forthcoming, and I'll be honestly deceptive." - Les Miles
PureVenom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2007, 02:52 PM   #5
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
Herbstang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Region: Florida
Posts: 2,932
Re: New Ford Taurus Unveiled

Damn !!! No wonder there losing money
__________________

Mods-K&N CAI , True Dual Flowmaster 40, BBK Ceramic Shorties, 3.73 , 25% UDP, 3/8 Phenolic Intake Spacer ,Steeda Tri-ax, SCT Chip/Dyno Tune

Quote:
"Some people are like Slinkies; useless, but fun to push down the stairs."
Herbstang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2007, 03:06 PM   #6
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
Fishers Stang's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Region: Indiana
Posts: 1,507
Send a message via AIM to Fishers Stang
Re: New Ford Taurus Unveiled

i read something that they renamed the 500 to taurus...
__________________
Charles
2006 F150 4x4 with the 5.4L V8
Fishers Stang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2007, 03:15 PM   #7
Registered Member
Regular
 
bluemustang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Region: Connecticut
Posts: 1,192
Re: New Ford Taurus Unveiled

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fishers Stang View Post
i read something that they renamed the 500 to taurus...
yep your right

Quote:
Like Taurus, Mercury Sable nameplate to return
As if renaming the Five Hundred to Taurus wasn't enough of a surprise, Ford may also announce plans this week to rename the Mercury Montego to Mercury Sable, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The name changes are the work of Ford's new CEO Alan Mulally, who thought the millions invested in developing awareness of the Taurus and Sable names should not be thrown away.

According to this latest report, Freestyle is in line for a name change as well. Its new name might include an "X" to denote a crossover.

The redesigned Mercury Montego has not yet been unveiled, but spy photographers captured images of a nearly complete prototype almost two weeks ago. It's a strong possibility, then, that the new Sable will debut this week at the Chicago auto show.
even more info on the name changing and such

2008 Sable and 2008 Taurus X - Blue Oval Forums
__________________
1989 5.0 - Mustang Brandy the NOW It can Barely Idle B**ch
http://www.mustangmods.com/ims/u/2019/3437/42512.jpg
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0 - Yeah Its Gotta Baby Dick Lift
bluemustang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2007, 03:35 PM   #8
Registered Member
Regular
 
maximus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Region: Pennsylvania
Posts: 430
Re: New Ford Taurus Unveiled

lol, the taurus has more hp than the stang. 2:
maximus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2007, 03:38 PM   #9
Registered User
Regular
 
Brent's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Region: Tennessee
Posts: 11,873
Re: New Ford Taurus Unveiled

It's a smart move. Renaming that is. Taurus is a lot more known than the 500
__________________

Reddit
Brent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2007, 03:38 PM   #10
Registered Member
Regular
 
bluemustang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Region: Connecticut
Posts: 1,192
Re: New Ford Taurus Unveiled

Quote:
Originally Posted by maximus View Post
lol, the taurus has more hp than the stang. 2:
it has one of the best v6 motors Fords ever produced...it was bound to happen
__________________
1989 5.0 - Mustang Brandy the NOW It can Barely Idle B**ch
http://www.mustangmods.com/ims/u/2019/3437/42512.jpg
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0 - Yeah Its Gotta Baby Dick Lift
bluemustang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2007, 03:49 PM   #11
Registered Member
Regular
 
bullitt482's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Region: Mississippi
Posts: 1,106
Re: New Ford Taurus Unveiled

Quote:
Originally Posted by bluemustang View Post
it has one of the best v6 motors Fords ever produced...it was bound to happen

As the honda guys would say, even with less displacement.
__________________
01 Bullitt
bullitt482 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2007, 03:49 PM   #12
Registered Member
Regular
 
bluemustang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Region: Connecticut
Posts: 1,192
Re: New Ford Taurus Unveiled

Quote:
Originally Posted by bullitt482 View Post
As the honda guys would say, even with less displacement.
um unlike the honda guys this is an actual fact and won an award for it.

Honda Motors< Ford Motors
__________________
1989 5.0 - Mustang Brandy the NOW It can Barely Idle B**ch
http://www.mustangmods.com/ims/u/2019/3437/42512.jpg
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0 - Yeah Its Gotta Baby Dick Lift
bluemustang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2007, 03:50 PM   #13
Registered Member
Regular
 
bullitt482's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Region: Mississippi
Posts: 1,106
Re: New Ford Taurus Unveiled

Quote:
Originally Posted by bluemustang View Post
um unlike the honda guys this is an actual fact and won an award for it.

Honda Motors< Ford Motors

__________________
01 Bullitt
bullitt482 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2007, 04:01 PM   #14
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
dark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Region: Tennessee
Posts: 1,389
Send a message via AIM to dark Send a message via Yahoo to dark
Re: New Ford Taurus Unveiled

looks almost exactly like a fusion

and wtf, didn't they just discontinue the taurus a year or two ago?
__________________
I don't own a mustang at the moment
dark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2007, 04:11 PM   #15
Registered Member
Regular
 
maximus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Region: Pennsylvania
Posts: 430
Re: New Ford Taurus Unveiled

yea, guess the taurus saved them back in the 80's so they are tryin it again. still cant believe they are selling a 6 stang with less hp than a family 6, complete bs imo...
maximus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2007, 04:18 PM   #16
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
bbunt302's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Region: Texas
Posts: 2,459
Send a message via AIM to bbunt302
Re: New Ford Taurus Unveiled

Don't worry, the Stang will get the Duratec soon.

They always test the kinks out of a motor before they throw it in the Mustang. For reference, see the 4.6.
__________________

Scary stuff.
bbunt302 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2007, 04:35 PM   #17
Registered Member
Regular
 
bluemustang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Region: Connecticut
Posts: 1,192
Re: New Ford Taurus Unveiled

this is true ^
__________________
1989 5.0 - Mustang Brandy the NOW It can Barely Idle B**ch
http://www.mustangmods.com/ims/u/2019/3437/42512.jpg
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0 - Yeah Its Gotta Baby Dick Lift
bluemustang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2007, 05:14 PM   #18
Registered Member
Regular
 
38special's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Region: Michigan
Posts: 58
Re: New Ford Taurus Unveiled

renamed 500
__________________
38special is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2007, 05:52 PM   #19
Registered Member
Regular
 
bullitt482's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Region: Mississippi
Posts: 1,106
Re: New Ford Taurus Unveiled

I think the 500 was renamed and revamped Taurus. :dunno: :dunno: :dunno:
__________________
01 Bullitt
bullitt482 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2007, 05:59 PM   #20
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
Kiljosh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Region: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,282
Send a message via AIM to Kiljosh
Re: New Ford Taurus Unveiled

Man I hate to say it but all of Ford's cars are ugly except for the stang and F series trucks....
__________________
Kiljosh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2007, 06:26 PM   #21
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
Thomas91169's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Region: California
Posts: 2,280
Send a message via AIM to Thomas91169
Re: New Ford Taurus Unveiled

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kiljosh View Post
Man I hate to say it but all of Ford's cars are ugly except for the stang and F series trucks....
fully agree. IMO they should downsize and focus just on the stang and trucks/suv's.
__________________
-Thomas-

1998 Eclipse GST Spyder - 14b turbo | 3" Catback | Evo8 BoV | 170fwhp if that

2003 Redfire Cobra - 448whp/435wtq - Sold
Thomas91169 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2007, 06:29 PM   #22
Registered Member
Regular
 
bullitt482's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Region: Mississippi
Posts: 1,106
Re: New Ford Taurus Unveiled

That's what they were doing and look what happened. The trucks/suv's cost them millions of dollars in losses. They should have kept the focus for times like these with high gas prices....
__________________
01 Bullitt
bullitt482 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2007, 07:44 PM   #23
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
MarkuzLS1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Region: Alabama
Posts: 1,426
Send a message via AIM to MarkuzLS1
Re: New Ford Taurus Unveiled

I think it looks alot better than the "fishy" Tauri of old. That's just my opinion, though.
__________________

I like turtles.
MarkuzLS1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2007, 08:05 PM   #24
n8r
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
n8r's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Region: Alabama
Posts: 3,216
Re: New Ford Taurus Unveiled

Its ok, I still like the fusion more tho
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brent
Nothing is ever official until its official
n8r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2007, 08:09 PM   #25
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
Thomas91169's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Region: California
Posts: 2,280
Send a message via AIM to Thomas91169
Re: New Ford Taurus Unveiled

Quote:
Originally Posted by bullitt482 View Post
That's what they were doing and look what happened. The trucks/suv's cost them millions of dollars in losses. They should have kept the focus for times like these with high gas prices....
but trucks and suv's are still their best selling vehicles, not only for ford, but the rest of the nation. gas prices only have a short term effect on everyone's want and need for a large truck or suv. you cant pull a boat with a hybrid ****box.
__________________
-Thomas-

1998 Eclipse GST Spyder - 14b turbo | 3" Catback | Evo8 BoV | 170fwhp if that

2003 Redfire Cobra - 448whp/435wtq - Sold
Thomas91169 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2007, 03:16 AM   #26
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Region: South Carolina
Posts: 996
Re: New Ford Taurus Unveiled

Looks better than a Camry, Accord, Kia, Hyundai, Malibu, and Charger IMO. Still The Chrysler 300 looks better. Plus it finally has a decent V-6 it sounds like. Hopefully it will sell well.
JROC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2007, 01:11 AM   #27
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
Kiljosh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Region: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,282
Send a message via AIM to Kiljosh
Re: New Ford Taurus Unveiled

WTF is up with your signature man.

That made me spit gatorade all over my monitor.
__________________
Kiljosh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2007, 01:15 AM   #28
n8r
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
n8r's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Region: Alabama
Posts: 3,216
Re: New Ford Taurus Unveiled

I bet it will beat a tC
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brent
Nothing is ever official until its official
n8r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2007, 03:15 AM   #29
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Region: South Carolina
Posts: 996
Re: New Ford Taurus Unveiled

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kiljosh View Post
WTF is up with your signature man.

That made me spit gatorade all over my monitor.
Thank you! Finally somebody shows me some appretition for try to make them laugh. I'm glad you thought it was funny.(As do I) Laughing is like the best or something.

Certain others are hating on it.
JROC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2007, 07:38 AM   #30
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
MarkuzLS1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Region: Alabama
Posts: 1,426
Send a message via AIM to MarkuzLS1
Re: New Ford Taurus Unveiled

Quote:
Originally Posted by JROC View Post
Certain others are hating on it.
It would be better if the dog took a big *** bite out of that kid's head.
__________________

I like turtles.
MarkuzLS1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2007, 08:05 AM   #31
Registered Member
Regular
 
MidnightSpeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Region: Kansas
Posts: 144
Send a message via AIM to MidnightSpeed Send a message via Yahoo to MidnightSpeed
Re: New Ford Taurus Unveiled

I'm not a huge fan of it or anything but it looks a hell of a lot better than the old ones. I wouldn't buy one, but that's because I don't like most four door cars.
__________________
MidnightSpeed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2007, 12:47 PM   #32
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Region: South Carolina
Posts: 996
Re: New Ford Taurus Unveiled

Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkuzLS1 View Post
It would be better if the dog took a big *** bite out of that kid's head.
It does kind of make me thing of Little Red Riding Hood.:chin:
JROC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2007, 05:20 PM   #33
Registered Member
Regular
 
bullitt482's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Region: Mississippi
Posts: 1,106
Re: New Ford Taurus Unveiled

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thomas91169 View Post
but trucks and suv's are still their best selling vehicles, not only for ford, but the rest of the nation. gas prices only have a short term effect on everyone's want and need for a large truck or suv. you cant pull a boat with a hybrid ****box.
You can't even tow with a scion XB. Car craft did an article making fun of the new scions recently and it was hilarious. Oh, and did you know the XB is rated as a minivan .
__________________
01 Bullitt
bullitt482 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2007, 07:38 PM   #34
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
sonic04edge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Region: Alabama
Posts: 428
Send a message via AIM to sonic04edge
Re: New Ford Taurus Unveiled

Quote:
Originally Posted by bullitt482 View Post
You can't even tow with a scion XB. Car craft did an article making fun of the new scions recently and it was hilarious. Oh, and did you know the XB is rated as a minivan .
Thats awesome. Now go up to one of the ricers in one and say "nice mini van" lol

As far as the new "taurus" it's an okay car, but the fusion is a lot nicer imo. Also the focus is not gone. They are going to just the 4 door sedan and adding a 2 door coupe. Which doesn't look half bad.
__________________
Looking for a mustang
2001 Ford Explorer 4x4
2003 Ford F150 Lariat Screw
1998 Ford Ranger-The DD
sonic04edge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2007, 08:47 PM   #35
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
Kiljosh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Region: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,282
Send a message via AIM to Kiljosh
Re: New Ford Taurus Unveiled

Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkuzLS1 View Post
It would be better if the dog took a big *** bite out of that kid's head.
Lol, yea, but then it would lose some of its funniness and just be hilarious. 2:
__________________
Kiljosh is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > Off Topic Forums > General Car Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2011 Ford Explorer Unveiled SVTCOBRA General Car Discussion 17 09-09-2010 10:15 AM
New Ford Taurus Brent General Car Discussion 21 01-25-2009 08:49 PM
New SuperCar Unveiled bluemustang General Car Discussion 16 02-01-2007 04:50 PM
check out the Taurus, hahaha jimmy_beaner The Bar 6 08-20-2005 09:16 PM

» Like Us On Facebook



09:13 AM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.