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2010 Ford Taurus

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  • Thanks for the responses. Her owner's manual says 7500 miles between changes, but 5000 for special driving conditions (our winters qualify). So I guess it's possible.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,690
    Ford has been using a synthetic blend 5W-20 in most vehicles for a long time now.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,695
    actually the 5W20 is 'semi-synthetic', but it's still the right oil to use.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,690
    Actually there is no such thing as "semi-synthetic". Oil is either synthetic or natural. In this case it's a combination of both, thus it's a "synthetic blend".
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,695
    Bill Clinton must have been your mentor. IT'S THE SAME THING.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,690
    Well if it's the SAME THING then why did you feel the need to correct me when I said it was a synthetic blend?
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,695
    After checking the Motorcraft website, I was wrong. There is synthetic blend oil and full synthetic oil.
  • My wife and I each own 2010 Taurus Limiteds. On hot days everytime we put the right front window down we get a loud squeal and it leaves a greasy looking mark.Is anyone else having this problem?
  • My SEL is 6 months old with about 4,000 miles. No squeals. And no other issues.
  • I am looking to replace my 2005 Avalon, and have started looking at the Taurus again, after owning several of them in the "past century". I am pleased with the Avalon, but not with all of the recent recalls, which is likely to cause a reduction in resale value. In reviewing various websites, which purport to provide unbiased opinions and comparisons, it is obvious to me that most of them give less credence to ANY Ford product, deferring to "Government Motors" (GM) or the other bailed out company (Chrysler), as "better" choices. They are also a bit less enamored with the Japanese companies like Honda and Toyota.

    I like reading real reviews from people who have had these other cars, and have now switched back to the Taurus. I know that nobody wants to admit they made a bad choice when buying anything as expensive as a car, so there is some self-protection, but I am a firm believer in comments from people who have done the appropriate research and have changed car companies. No car has all of the specs and perks you want, given a reasonable price.
  • donl1donl1 Posts: 109
    I've had my 2011 Taurus Limited FWD for only a couple of months but have no complaints at all. After 30+ years of vehicle buying I've never had and never will have a [non-permissible content removed] Trap. Sorry for the bias but I'm also done buying anything GM or Chrysler until they pay back all the money they owe the taxpayers.
  • Bought my SEL in April with the $3,000 'package' plus leather.
    Have about 5,000 miles on it including a round trip from Houston to Chicago.
    This is the first new car I have bought that has had NOTHING to 'fix'. I'm 78 and bought many new cars including Honda. (Yes, the Honda needed fixes)
  • c2c35c2c35 Posts: 37
    Well i'm happy to hear that you might be another converter!!! lol! So far since I've had my Taurus so many people who have wanted to buy Lexus's, Toyota's, Nissan's ect have come over and checked out my car and totally changed their minds! Heck even a guy that just bought a VW touareg or however you spell it! lol came right over to my car and told me he wished he saw the Taurus before he bought the VW!! Mine is the red candy SEL w the option 2 package fully loaded. 19" wheel's the works!! hint for ya though if your looking for a more comfortable ride don't get the 19" wheel's stay with the standard 18" wheels for a smoother ride, but if you want great handling get the bigger rims. i do think the LTD model comes with a more touring type of tire though.
  • c2c35c2c35 Posts: 37
    just wondering if anyone has a line on any kind of performance parts for the 2010 Taurus yet. I no its still early but so far all I've found is a k&n air filter! oh yeah and really expensive Ford accessories!! lol Oh yeah I have read that the red line on the Taurus is 6700 rpms ( there's nowhere for me to try!) does anyone know how fast the Taurus's actually go? I know the speedo goes up to 140 but I am figuring it's more for decoration unless someone tells me different!!

    BTW I own a loaded SEL i guess if i had the SHO i wouldn't care!! lol!!! :shades:
  • prigglypriggly Posts: 642
    NO doubt about it. The products from Ford are now definitely better than most of the imports including the much vaunted brands like Toyota which is now a shadow of its former quality and reliability. But perceptions are slow to fade so people still lay out coin for their inferior products.

    As for GM and Chrysler, they are also building excellent vehicles. The new Chevy Cruze and Jeep Grand Cherokee are world class. It seems kind of counterproductive, however, not to buy their vehicles if you want them to pay back their "government" funds more quickly.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    The new Chevy Cruze and Jeep Grand Cherokee are world class

    Lack of torque down-low in the new 3.6L combined with a lackluster (by today's standards) 5-speed automatic makes the Grand Cherokee nothing but reasonably competitive. The JGC is vastly improved; so is everything else these days.
  • prigglypriggly Posts: 642
    Have you driven either the 3.6 or the 5.7? I have driven both.

    If you want more torque, go for the 5.7. And there is exactly nothing wrong with the 5-speed. It is tried and true and also quite reliable. There are exactly zero other vehicles with the new Jeep's combination of refinement, proven drive train, creature comforts, off-road ability and value. According to Car and Driver the vehicle is as quiet as a Rolls-Royce Ghost at highway speeds. There is no wind noise and precious little road noise. The 5.7's sounds are not intrusive and frankly quite delightful, the HEMI being one of Ward's 10 Best Engines on numerous occasions out of the last ten years or so.

    I stand by my assessment that it is indeed world class.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,695
    this thread is about the Taurus, but since you brought the JGC into it, Chrysler 3.6 is new tech, so it still needs to be validated over the long run. 5 speed/hemi is powerful, proven and good for 12 mpg.
  • prigglypriggly Posts: 642
    On the highway it's EPA is 19, same as the Ford 4.6L SOHC 24V V8 in the Explorer.

    I dare say to most folks having need of or use for this type of vehicle, whether it be Jeep or Ford, mileage is not the primary concern anyway. The point is that it is a very high quality vehicle, like the Taurus and many other recent-model Ford products.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Using figures from the old Explorer is as valid as arguing about the old JGC. Both are new, and the Ford blows away the Jeep in economy.

    Anyhow, back to the Taurus. No changes for 2011, I presume?
  • prigglypriggly Posts: 642
    Not to belabor the point but as a clarification, the new Explorer has a V6, not a V8, and the HP and torque are 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft. of torque, respectively. Not in the same league power-wise with the JGC HEMI.
  • donl1donl1 Posts: 109
    I believe the only difference is a couple of exterior color changes.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,690
    Which do you think will sell better - more power or better fuel economy?
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,695
    I thought I read the SHO was going to get a power bump, but building an '11, it does not look like it.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,695
    At least you admit the JGC is a gas hog, which was conveniently omitted in earlier posts.
    JGC has 2 rows of seating, same as Taurus, but Explorer has 3.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,690
    It will but not right away. It might have to wait for the new platform.
  • prigglypriggly Posts: 642
    edited October 2010
    FYI not everyone is obsessed with a minuscule increase in mileage. There are those who prefer the performance of a V8 to a 6, let alone a 4, the present hysteria with "fuel economy" notwithstanding.

    And not everyone is obsessed with having "three rows" of seats. Quite frankly, I would not buy a vehicle that wasted trunk space by adding a third row of seats which 1) I don't need and 2) would be, as a consequence of their tiny, cramped size, only barely functional for anyone but a midget anyway.
  • prigglypriggly Posts: 642
    It depends upon the buyer. There are those who go for fuel economy and there are those who prefer performance.
  • gregg_vwgregg_vw Posts: 2,415
    Exactly. And still others who love the Ecoboost idea of increasing both.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,695
    I don't really see why a JGC is being compared to an Taurus, other than they each can seat 5.
    An Explorer can fit 7 in the same area used by a JGC.
    If yo want bad mileage and an inefficient design, pick the JGC over the Explorer or the Taurus.
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