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I know it will never happen, but i would love to see a black, limited edition Mercury version of this car - call it the Marauder.

Another thing - this car has an executive look that big Ford sedans like the LTD used to have. The Taurus name almost seems kind of weird on this car.

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It's hard to believe that the 2010 Taurus isn't too far removed from this:

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Saw one in person in Royal Oaks, Mi on Friday, also in black. It is quite a looker vehicle.

Ford has done a good job for this FWD machinery.

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Wasn't aware you could get a Northstar engine in one...

I think it looks great. An Ecoboost four-cylinder would rock.

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I think it looks extremely upscale, especially in that color in that photo. You could throw a Lincoln badge on there and get away with it. It's design is so much more refined than anything else in Ford's lineup. Sure the Fusion looks good, but I find the detailing of the Taurus to be superior, which is fine, since this slots above the Fusion anyway.

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It's a big, brawny American beauty, and I agree with mustang, it is a return to a certain Ford aura of authority in their big sedan, a most welcome development. It's a shame there is no Marquis equivalent, of course. I was always a fan of the Hawaii Five-O style badass big black Mercury.

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The Fusion wears a Gillette front-end, this has the electric razor front-end :smilewide:

J/K, looks great in black with that contrasting chrome.

This bit of the article made me :lol: though:

Tracy Schweitzer took the opportunity Thursday to look over the new Taurus with salesman John Thompson.

Schweitzer said he's attracted by the Northstar engine's good gas mileage.

Northstar? Did I miss something re Ford's engine names? Edited by ZL-1

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I LOVE this car.

And given the high end level of build quality, refinement and polish, monster interior/trunk space, and even fuel economy the 1st round D3 500/Taurus have shown, it stands to be a killer car. I'd buy this over any competing GM model right now, no doubt at all. It's a big FWD (or AWD) sedan done beyond well.

Given that I haven't even seen one in person let alone touched/driven, that goes to say a lot. I wish we only had an Impala or something from GM that could even compete.

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Five-year development cycle on one platform. He's not wrong.

Nothing wrong with that..this car is a total restyle inside and out from the previous Five Hundred/Taurus, and substantially changed underneath.

Compare that to the Impala--which had a total restyle for '06 of a design that came out for '00, on a platform that is much older.

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the 08/09 taurus is a good car. much more solid than a camry or accord, and not more money than those comparably equipped. now the 010 has the style to go with and basically you kind of are foolish to buy a well equipped accord or camry over a taurus now.

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This bit of the article made me :lol: though:

Northstar? Did I miss something re Ford's engine names?

+1 Agreed. :rotflmao: Never knew GM was selling the Northstar Engine into the Ford Taurus. Maybe that is the new SHO version now. :sign0200:

:rotflmao:

Personally, I do not like the look, just does nothing for me, the front just seems void of any style and has this bling ugly center mouth. The wheels I would hate as they have those small, cannot get a normal or big hand in the crack to wash problem. The rest of it just is BLAH to me. I will pass on this car like all the past versions.

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+1 Agreed. :rotflmao: Never knew GM was selling the Northstar Engine into the Ford Taurus. Maybe that is the new SHO version now. :sign0200:

:rotflmao:

Personally, I do not like the look, just does nothing for me, the front just seems void of any style and has this bling ugly center mouth. The wheels I would hate as they have those small, cannot get a normal or big hand in the crack to wash problem. The rest of it just is BLAH to me. I will pass on this car like all the past versions.

I haven't seen you like anything that wasn't an SUV (unless I missed a post of yours saying you liked the Camaro or something). So you know...

Yet you love the Terrain, so that says a lot. :P

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