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Old 02-09-2019, 01:55 PM
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Honda all day long (and I'm a Ford fanboy, own an Explorer 18 Sport) the taurus is boring as hell even the SHO.
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Old 02-09-2019, 02:15 PM
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Just get the Honda, don't make it harder than it needs to be.
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Old 02-09-2019, 04:34 PM
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The city I work for supplies us with Taurus sedans for our work cars. We have 6 at the moment with no issues other than some small recalls. I'm supposed to get a '19 this summer. Currently driving an '08 Impala.
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Old 02-09-2019, 10:05 PM
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My wife likes her Taurus, 2017 Model I believe.
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Old 02-10-2019, 03:58 AM
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You didn't mention Hyundai, I know four people who own them and are very happy with their cars.






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Old 02-10-2019, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Halfmoon View Post
You didn't mention Hyundai, I know four people who own them and are very happy with their cars.






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Hadn't really gotten that far, yet. Wife's niece has had 2 - Santa Fe and Elantra (currently) and speaks HIGHLY of both. Another friend has 2 (currently - SUV type & a sedan) and had another before these - same story, no problems and they love the 100K(?) warranty.

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Old 02-11-2019, 05:32 AM
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I read that Ford is cutting the fleet Taurus too, and many police departments will be switching to the Explorer interceptor.

You said you might consider an SUV. I've had the fleet Explorer as my work vehicle for 4 years now (a 2013 and now a 2018). I put ~40,000 on the 2013 in about two years, and just got the 2018 about a month ago. I will say that they are pretty nice cars. They handle surprisingly well, and the all wheel drive system got me through some really crazy muddy fields and flooded forestry roads. Power is adequate with the base V6 (290 hp), but it does feel a bit rubber band-ish as the power band is kinda high. Interior is very comfortable and ride is easy, but not floaty.
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:31 AM
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Taurus for sure if you can buy one slightly used. Let the depreciation work in your favor. Just more car for the money.
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Biggest problem with the Small SUVs are horrible gas mileage. I love my 2018 Escape but I only get 24 mpg on the highway. I can get 29 in my C7 Corvette on the highway and that's not babying it. Escape is rated at 28 highway but the only way you'll get that is if you set the cruise control at 60. I cruise between 75 and 79 (most highways here are 70mph now) It's amazing how much aerodynamics effect MPG
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Originally Posted by Lookinup76 View Post
.... It's amazing how much aerodynamics effect MPG
It feels like the wind resistance is almost the square of the velocity....
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:38 AM
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The Honda name speaks for itself so I would stick with it. I'm with your wife on this one as I think you can get to 250k no problem but that's not what you asked about. Subaru is worth exploring. We were ready to replace my wife's car and weren't really considering a Subaru but the more we looked, the more we liked. We ended up with the Crosstrek but would do the Outback in hindsight. Again, just worth exploring in my opinion.
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New Taurus show - the last year for them. Bruce - check your PMs.
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