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Would it be any fun atall to line up a Taurus 3.7 and an Impala 3.6 to do the same commercial today?

 

 

 

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Sadly Dave did not make it from last year but seems all three of his friends did not make it either as GM was a big NO SHOW for the superbowl. :(

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I'd watch a Dodge Charger SRT-8 v. Ford Taurus SHO v. Chevy... uh... well... we'll just move on..

Chevy SS... I'm sure the magazines will do a comparison like this in a few months (assuming the Chevy SS is still coming).

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Look at the great big zinger on Moltie...

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Can you help a brother out...what is "Moltie"?

Now a shoot out between Camry vs. Accord--I'd be all over that $h!e!!

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molar wut is he having trouble wif his teef

Tonight on the way home I was following a plodding 2013 Fusion Hybrid when I got an idear... let's set up a drag race between the Fusion Titanium 2.0L EB and a Malibu LTZ 2.0t. And a fuel economy run after that.

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:blush: I guess Lincoln uses the 3.7 in FWD cars, right?

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:blush: I guess Lincoln uses the 3.7 in FWD cars, right?

Indeed, good sir. The only Ford FWDer to get the 3.7 is the Edge Sport, IIRC.

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You got it, man.

BTW, I'd like a comparo of all the FWD full-size sedans. Taurus, Impala, Azera, Maxima, Avalon... and I'm sure I'm forgetting one.

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You got it, man.

BTW, I'd like a comparo of all the FWD full-size sedans. Taurus, Impala, Azera, Maxima, Avalon... and I'm sure I'm forgetting one.

Kia has the Credenza coming...

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I would like to see a shoot out in performance of the SUV's :P

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Cubical-aka-Molar.

formerly known as simply "Moltar". "Moltie" for shortsies!

Thanks for that. I ain't very swift.

My nickname in high school was "dumb Swede".

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You got it, man.

BTW, I'd like a comparo of all the FWD full-size sedans. Taurus, Impala, Azera, Maxima, Avalon... and I'm sure I'm forgetting one.

Passat

Accord

If you're going to leave off the Lacrosse and Cadenza, then the Azera should go too.

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You got it, man.

BTW, I'd like a comparo of all the FWD full-size sedans. Taurus, Impala, Azera, Maxima, Avalon... and I'm sure I'm forgetting one.

Passat

Accord

If you're going to leave off the Lacrosse and Cadenza, then the Azera should go too.

Passat and Accord don't list the aforementioned as their competitors, so I didn't mention. They're very much still in the midsize market... like the 6-foot-tall kid on the 5th grade basketball team.

I left off the LaCrosse because of the Impala, and I left off the Cadenza in favor of the Azera.

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You got it, man.

BTW, I'd like a comparo of all the FWD full-size sedans. Taurus, Impala, Azera, Maxima, Avalon... and I'm sure I'm forgetting one.

Passat

Accord

If you're going to leave off the Lacrosse and Cadenza, then the Azera should go too.

Passat and Accord don't list the aforementioned as their competitors, so I didn't mention. They're very much still in the midsize market... like the 6-foot-tall kid on the 5th grade basketball team.

I left off the LaCrosse because of the Impala, and I left off the Cadenza in favor of the Azera.

I will concede your point about the Accord because is is just barely in the class if you don't order it with the sunroof... but the Passat definitely deserves to be included as a full sizer. It feels much roomier inside than a Taurus.

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I will concede your point about the Accord because is is just barely in the class if you don't order it with the sunroof... but the Passat definitely deserves to be included as a full sizer. It feels much roomier inside than a Taurus.

You think so? I sat in both, and the Taurus still feels more spacious, at least in the driver's seat. That said, the Taurus does have some weird angles inside that intrude in odd places.

Also, though it's not here, VW still has the Phaeton in the portfolio as the company full-sizer. I'd say that the Passat is still there as the midsizer, both in starting price and engine offerings. (And yeah, exterior size...)

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As far as the US market, it seems like the Passat is the midsize and the CC the fullsize (though the CC is probably smaller inside than the Passat)? I haven't been in a current Passat, ridden in my boss' CC a few times...

I've driven the current style Taurus a couple years ago--nice inside, but pretty tight with poor rearward visibility. Seems cramped compared to old-school Panthers that I've driven a lot more of as rentals...

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I will concede your point about the Accord because is is just barely in the class if you don't order it with the sunroof... but the Passat definitely deserves to be included as a full sizer. It feels much roomier inside than a Taurus.

You think so? I sat in both, and the Taurus still feels more spacious, at least in the driver's seat. That said, the Taurus does have some weird angles inside that intrude in odd places.

Also, though it's not here, VW still has the Phaeton in the portfolio as the company full-sizer. I'd say that the Passat is still there as the midsizer, both in starting price and engine offerings. (And yeah, exterior size...)

The numbers back it up. The Passat certainly deserves to be compared based up against the Taurus, Maxima, and Avalon for size. (I don't have the new Impala specs yet)

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