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4.45 stars

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The Best Car I Have Ever Owned by Caolan
 — This car has been so great to me. I have never owned such a reliable, comfortable car. I am proud to drive it and it has surely increased my opinion of Ford and US cars in general. There is so many pl... Read More
Great Grocery Getter by Firehawg5
 — I have no problems with this car except I'm more into speed and trucks, I'd definitely look at this car in the future when the family comes along, but right now its just not me. As for the cost and re... Read More
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2008 Ford Taurus Overview

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2008 Ford Taurus

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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