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The $650 Ford Taurus: A Cash-Strapped Classic

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Forget the Tata Nano—the $2,500 car aimed at the developing world—or even the cheapest models in the U.S. market, the $9,970 Hyundai Accent and $9,990 Nissan Versa.

If you're on a shoestring budget, a used car like the 1993 Ford Taurus might be the only option.

Leave it to the sometimes-funny, always-ridiculous folks at The Onion to give the '93 Taurus the big auto-show intro it deserves.

This "car for the modern age" comes with almost everything you'd ever need (Primus tape included) in a vehicle. Well…perhaps only if you were a Seth Rogen character.

For the rest on this "innovative concept vehicle that fits the needs of all Americans," and some laughs, you should watch the video below. Major-product show rollout speeches tend to be a bit formulaic, and they nailed it.

Then, even if a new car isn't in the cards this year, you still might want to check out our coverage of the 2010 Ford Taurus, including a gallery of images, related posts, a full review, and our editors' Bottom Line.

[The Onion, via Consumerist]


Ford Unveils New Car For Cash-Strapped Buyers: The 1993 Taurus

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  1. 17 years is hardly old for a car (maybe for a dog its old) and with times like these why waste a good car.
     
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  2. Clunkers for Cash--the reverse of the last couple months. This is the only alternative we'll have in 5 years when the dollar is decimated by the Chinese yuan, we're all walking into Chery dealerships and Government Motors is finally kaput.
     
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  3. Wrong, just SO wrong. The '94 Taurus is totally, utterly, WAY more classic and deserving of posterity than the '93.
    PTUI.
     
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  4. I think 17 years old is ancient.
     
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  5. A pretty good rig it was. Jus like Jerry, that 93 Taurus never did win no checkered flag but never did come in last.
     
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  6. Nothing wrong with a good used car but 17 years is pushing it. Pity some of those clunkers cars couldn't be retained.
     
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  7. Laugh if you want to but the Taurus was the best selling car in 1993!
     
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  8. Damn, That Nano looks good. Had no idea the cheapest car in the world,was that good a car. Thanks for the Nano pic.
    I love the smell of a braand new car, think Im going to the Nano.
    http://tatanano.inservices.tatamotors.com/tatamotors/
     
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