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The $650 Ford Taurus: A Cash-Strapped Classic
The $650 Ford Taurus: A Cash-Strapped Classic

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...Read More»

Mythbusters add dimples to Ford Taurus to test fuel efficiency theory
Video: Mythbusters Test Golf Ball Theory On Ford Taurus

We've mentioned the FastSkinz applique a couple of times on TCC. It's a wrap for cars that's dimpled like a golf ball, and the manufacturer says it boosts fuel efficiency by 18% to 20%. According to what we've read, those claims are wildly inaccurate, but that didn't deter the Discovery Channel's...Read More»

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Five Questions: Ford EVP Mark Fields

Ford is in by far the best shape of the Detroit Three right now. Their sales are up compared to GM and Toyota, and their 2009 Ford Focus and 2009 Ford Escape were two of the top-selling cars bought using Cash-for-Clunkers credits. TheCarConnection.com was lucky enough to attend a Ford social event...Read More»

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2010 Ford Taurus SHO Named Top Safety Pick

If asked to simply single out one sedan as the safest pick in the market—especially for the money—it's likely that each of TheCarConnection.com's editors would put the 2010 Ford Taurus on the shortlist. Now, with new Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) safety ratings for the Taurus...Read More»

2010 Ford Taurus 4-door Sedan Limited FWD Rear Exterior View
2010 Ford Taurus Pushes The Luxury Envelope

The 2010 Ford Taurus is a sweet ride, and by many accounts it's more classically stylish than previous Taurus iterations. On the lots, it'll go head-to-head with other full size sedans -- for example, the Chrysler 300, which is also priced in the upper $20s and features the same low roofline/high...Read More»

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Compared: Taurus Vs. Camry Vs. Accord

When it comes to best sellers, a few names come to mind. Oprah. Clancy. And Taurus. Sure, it's been a while since the Ford Taurus sat atop the monthly sales charts--but in its heyday in the 1990s, the Taurus had a vise grip on the slot. Introduced in 1986, the Taurus went on to be the best-selling...Read More»

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Ford Taurus, Fusion Will Merge To New Platform

It's a few years in the offing, but the next versions of Ford's popular Fusion and Taurus sedans will share some running gear. The Detroit News reports Ford will move to share vehicle platforms across the mid-size range as it redesigns vehicles like the Taurus, which just emerged as a new 2010...Read More»

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2009 Ford Taurus and 2009 Honda Odyssey: Ideal Vehicles, Say Owners

There's more good news all around for Ford—it beats out Toyota, GM, Honda, and other full-line mainstream brands and has taken the top mainstream-brand spot in AutoPacific's 2009 Ideal Vehicle Awards (IVA). Porsche takes the top premium-brand spot, and both top-performing brands win for the...Read More»

2010 Ford Taurus
First Drive: 2010 Ford Taurus

  While the lion's share of media attention regarding the all-new 2010 Ford Taurus will go toward the high-performance SHO edition, approximately 70 percent of Taurus sales will be made up of models other than the 365-horsepower road runner. The majority of buyers will be quite happy with their...Read More»

2010 Ford Taurus SHO
First Drive: 2010 Ford Taurus SHO

TheCarConnection.com has already provided extensive coverage on the launch of the all-new, 2010 Ford Taurus. I just recently returned from driving the vehicle at the press-only event held down in North Carolina. One of the greatest stories to come out of that event surrounds the return of the...Read More»

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Report: Geely Buys Volvo from Ford

Ford and Volvo haven't made any official announcements, but the Chinese media and Britain's Autocar are reporting that automaker Geely has agreed to purchase Volvo Car Corporation. The deal has been in the works for some time, as Ford auctions off its formerly vast empire. In the past two years...Read More»

Moray Callum,  Executive Director, Ford Americas Design
2010 Ford Taurus Design: Five Minutes with Moray Callum

While on the press-trip for the 2010 Ford Taurus, I had the opportunity to spend a few minutes with Ford Motor Compay's affable design boss, Moray Callum. Intertwined with discussions of Chrysler-powered Dual-Giha roadsters and other ephemeris, I asked Callum (whose correct title is Executive...Read More»

2010 Ford Taurus SHO: Driving Impressions From Crissy Rodriguez

Ford Motor Company (F) is just beginning to ramp up production for their summertime launch of the all-new 2010 Ford Taurus. At a press-only launch event in Ashville, North Carolina, I had the chance to speak with Crissy Rodrigiuz, Vehicle Dynamics Development Engineer for the Taurus and Taurus SHO...Read More»

2010 Ford Taurus SHO photo by Rex Roy
Live From Ashville: 2010 Ford Taurus SHO Photo Gallery

TheCarConnection is trying to make you feel as if you were at the press-only event where Ford Motor Company (F) is launching the all-new 2010 Ford Taurus. We've already posted exclusive photos on the standard Taurus, and on Tuesday we had a chance to drive and photograph the high-performance SHO...Read More»

Live from Knoxville: 2010 Ford Taurus Photo Gallery

I've just spent the day driving through the hills of North Carolina in a 2010 Ford Taurus. My ride was the model most likely to be the line's best-seller, the front-wheel-drive SEL. The manufacturer retail price for this example (the silver car) is $27,995. At this price, 18-aluminum wheels are...Read More»

2010 Ford Taurus SHO
2010 Ford Taurus SHO vs. 1989 Ford Taurus SHO

For Ford, nothing quite gave its mundane family sedans the spit-and-polish like the Taurus SHO high-performance sedan. The original Taurus SHO debuted as a 1989 model, and its performance (for the day) was stunning. For the record, the initials SHO come from Super High Output. A comparison between...Read More»

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Compared: 2010 Ford Taurus vs. 2009 Ford Taurus

As we prepare to drive the 2010 Ford Taurus today (our first road test review is coming next week), it's important to have a frame of reference. A good comparison for the all-new 2010 Ford Taurus is the outgoing model. formerly known as the Five Hundred. Pitting these two sedans against one another...Read More»

2010 Ford Taurus SHO, photo by Rex Roy
2010 Ford Taurus SHO Wins First Major Award

With a full six months left in 2009, Esquire magazine, a publication noted telling guys what's cool, has already awarded the 2010 Ford Taurus SHO their "Car of the Year" award. (Is the award for the 2010 or 2009 model year we're wondering ... because there is some good stuff still coming for 2010.)...Read More»

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Almost Driven: 2010 Ford Taurus

The 2010 Ford Taurus is arguably Ford Motor Company's (F) most important new vehicle for 2010. The full-size sedan will be on sale later this summer in front-wheel and all-wheel-drive versions that include the high-performance SHO edition. We're driving the car Monday and Tuesday (June 15-16), and...Read More»

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