2008 Ford Taurus Overview

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2008 Ford Taurus Overview

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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    Carolyn Bentley
    10

    2008 Ford Taurus Sel Problems

    Sometimes my speedometer stops working and my car hesitates to move unless you hit the gas to the floor, and it shifts hard. All kinds of lights come like the wrench, tire pressure, airbag and gas l...

    38 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)
    blueovaljoe
    225

    Where Can I Find The Keyless Entry Door Code?

    51,358 views with 43 answers (last answer about a month ago)
    kdough93
    10

    All Interior Dash Lights Come On And Car Won't Accelerate?

    I've been having this problem three times weekly for a month. For example: I will be stopped at a stop sign and all the dash lights will come on. I try to accelerate and only if I am pedal to the gr...

    19 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 months ago)
    Shaun Nengel
    0

    No Crank

    I can turn the key and I don't get anything at I can jump the starter and it will start that way but not with the key

    19 views with 1 answer (last answer 6 months ago)
    hotrod335
    0

    2008 Ford Taurus Cranks Alot Before It Starts

    My 2008 Ford Taurus has a hard time starting. It cranks over but it takes a long time to catch- the funny thing is that if I turn the ignition key to the off position- there is a clicking sound and th...

    44 views with 1 answer (last answer 8 months ago)