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2008 Ford Taurus Overview
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Yes, it's back. The Ford Taurus, which during the early 1990s was the bestselling car in America, and which was dumped from Ford's lineup after the 2005 model year due to low sales, returns triumphantly to showrooms... sort of.
In truth, though the name is familiar, the car it's attached to is completely different from the old Taurus. It's actually the latest version of the Ford Five Hundred, which was introduced in 2005 as a replacement for (you guessed it) the Taurus. The Five Hundred has been only marginally successful since its introduction, however, so when Alan Mulally took over the reins as Ford's new chief executive, he decided to scrap the Five Hundred name and rebadge the latest version of the car as the 2008 Ford Taurus.
Like the old Taurus, the 2008 version features family-friendly styling, although it's larger than the old Taurus, and comes with a bigger price tag as well. The 2008 model also has a more contemporary grille, and a 3.5-liter V6 generating 260 horsepower, which is an increase of almost 60 horspower over the previous year's Five Hundred/Taurus. The 2008 model also is equipped with a new six-speed automatic transmission. Four-wheel-drive is optional.
Ford will also slap the Taurus X badge on its Freestyle crossover vehicle. So it looks like the Taurus name is here to stay...for now.
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Ford Taurus Questions
My Car Wont Start Now After Replacing Bad Coil
The car ran fine then one day bam it just started bucking, so i pulled into an auto parts store and got the ignition coil 1 misfire code.. i thought ok i can deal with this. So i proceeded to work.....
08 Ford Taurus X Blend Actuator Door Motor By Glove Box Replaced But Heat N...
There was a clicking noise behind glove box replaced actuator blend door motor ,now not geting heating please help
Where Can I Find The Keyless Entry Door Code?
Where Do I Find The Keyless Entry Code For My 2008 Ford Taurus?
2008 Taurus - When I Turn The Defroster/heater/ac On There Is A Clicking So...
There is a clicking sound coming from behind the steering wheel area. The air blows out all vents with the exception of the vents that blow on the windshield. Is this a motor or could something mayb...