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Old 02-09-2006, 18:01   #1 (permalink)
Chris Bowne
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Ford Still Making Taurus?

When I rented a car from Hertz today in the DC area, I ended up with a
Taurus sedan with only a little over 1K miles on it. I thought Ford was not
making the Taurus in the 2006 model year. Are they still making them for
Hertz's rental fleets?

Chris Bowne
Stonington, CT



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Old 02-09-2006, 18:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Ford Still Making Taurus?


"Chris Bowne" <radiobwn@riconnect.com> wrote in message
news:11unobc62n1mubc@corp.supernews.com...
> When I rented a car from Hertz today in the DC area, I ended up with a
> Taurus sedan with only a little over 1K miles on it. I thought Ford was
> not
> making the Taurus in the 2006 model year. Are they still making them for
> Hertz's rental fleets?
>
> Chris Bowne
> Stonington, CT
>


Well one thing for sure, Ford is not selling the Five Hundred through fleet
sales, or to rental car companies. Don't ask me what they think that is
doing for their bottom line...


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Old 02-09-2006, 19:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Ford Still Making Taurus?

Chris Bowne wrote:

> When I rented a car from Hertz today in the DC area, I ended up with a
> Taurus sedan with only a little over 1K miles on it. I thought Ford was not
> making the Taurus in the 2006 model year. Are they still making them for
> Hertz's rental fleets?
>
> Chris Bowne
> Stonington, CT
>


Mainly fleets only, SE/SEL sedans only, 3.0 Vulcan only, no wagons, no
Duratecs. Production in scheduled to end 8/31/06.

It's really a shame, even in 2005 it was still their top selling
passenger car.

The Fusion will be the NASCAR Ford for now.

Rob
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Old 02-10-2006, 05:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Ford Still Making Taurus?

Too bad they are ending the line....I had an 86 wagon that I bought used and
replaced with a 97 wagon. Liked both very much, but the 97 's Vulcan engine
crapped out despite careful maintenance due to an internal coolant leak, and
that has soured me on Ford since that happened.

"Chris Bowne" <radiobwn@riconnect.com> wrote in message
news:11unobc62n1mubc@corp.supernews.com...
> When I rented a car from Hertz today in the DC area, I ended up with a
> Taurus sedan with only a little over 1K miles on it. I thought Ford was

not
> making the Taurus in the 2006 model year. Are they still making them for
> Hertz's rental fleets?
>
> Chris Bowne
> Stonington, CT
>
>
>



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Old 02-10-2006, 07:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Ford Still Making Taurus?

"Chris Bowne" <radiobwn@riconnect.com> wrote:

> Too bad they are ending the line....I had an 86 wagon that I bought
> used and replaced with a 97 wagon. Liked both very much, but the 97
> 's Vulcan engine crapped out despite careful maintenance due to an
> internal coolant leak, and that has soured me on Ford since that
> happened.
>


You HAVE to be kidding!

Despite everything that you read on here about the Vulcan... YOU let a
statistical variance sour you on the entire product line.

Bet you're one helluva sports fan!

--
Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
you pay..DEAL with it!
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Old 02-10-2006, 20:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Ford Still Making Taurus?

On Fri, 10 Feb 2006 06:31:44 -0500, "Chris Bowne"
<radiobwn@riconnect.com> wrote:

>Too bad they are ending the line....I had an 86 wagon that I bought used and
>replaced with a 97 wagon. Liked both very much, but the 97 's Vulcan engine
>crapped out despite careful maintenance due to an internal coolant leak, and
>that has soured me on Ford since that happened.
>
>"Chris Bowne" <radiobwn@riconnect.com> wrote in message
>news:11unobc62n1mubc@corp.supernews.com...
>> When I rented a car from Hertz today in the DC area, I ended up with a
>> Taurus sedan with only a little over 1K miles on it. I thought Ford was

>not
>> making the Taurus in the 2006 model year. Are they still making them for
>> Hertz's rental fleets?
>>
>> Chris Bowne
>> Stonington, CT
>>
>>
>>


With taurus and Windstar 3.8 and 3.0 Vulcans it's not IF they are
going to fail, but when. Tranny problems were also common.Bodies were
not the best at resisting road salt either. Not too many will be
mourning the passing of the Taurus - like not many mourned the passing
of the Winstar.
>


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