• salvage cars Posted: 9/30/2010 7:51am PDT

    I quite like Ford but it's a shame that they've compromised some of the functionality of the car in the name of style. Not many cars are truly ugly anyway and a lot of people prefer a car they can use happily than a car that is awkward but a bit prettier.

  • jay Posted: 6/12/2010 12:16pm PDT

    I HAVE OWNED THREE AVALONS IN THE PAST AND DECIDED WITH THE 10 TAURUS. CAN'T BE MORE PLEASED WITH THE OVERALL QUALITY OF THIS VEHICLE OVER MY AVALONS. I DON'T AGREE WITH THE COMMENT ON TRANSMISSIONS MY TAURUS IS SMOOTH AND THE PADDLE SHIFTERS MAKE FOR A FUN ROAD TRIP. SYNC WITH SYNC SERVICES IS EXCELLENT ON COMMAND NAVIGATION AND WEATHER/TRAFFIC CONDITIONS. JUST A THOUGHT BUT I WOULD SPEND A LITTLE MORE TIME IN THE CAR TO TRULY GET THE FEEL FOR QUALITY AND DRIVING EXPERIENCE.

  • STAN KARPIN Posted: 6/8/2010 4:00am PDT

    Great review of the 2010 Taurus. I have a 2004 Impala and I will be replacing it at the end of 2010. I found this article very close to my shopping thoughts as I test ride the 4 door, 5 passenger 200+hp family cars. I am 6'1" and noticed the head room in the Taurus was not what I was used to in my Impala, the Fusion did seam to have just about the same head room as the Taurus. I am getting 19/29 from my 2004 Impala but I expected better gas mileage in the 2010's but it seams that they (Ford and Toyota and GM) all fall short of my 2004 Impala's actual gas milage. I am leary of buying a 2010 Impala since it is the same car as my 2004. Yes, it has more hp in a smaller cubic engine but my real worry is all the instrument problems I had with the setter motors in the speedometer in my 2004. I started relying on my Garmin for actual road speed readings until my Tach went nuts. Gm sure screwed the 2004/2005 Impala owners by not recalling them to fix this problem. See/google GM Impala 2004/2005 instrument problem/speedometer, it's interesting reading. The Camary is just as tight as the Taurus and with it's history it's a far third place pick by my standards.