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2008 Ford Taurus Charlotte NC

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Young Ford
(800) 997-9348
5411 North Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC
 
Earl Tindol Ford Lincoln Mercury
(704) 867-8341
1901 East Franklin Boulevard
Gastonia, NC
 
Leith Ford
(919) 366-8000
5300 Rolesville Road
Wendell, NC
 
Yadkin Valley Mtr Co Inc
(888) 838-5266
1422 Second St
North Wilkesboro, NC
 
Griffin Ford Mercury Inc
(919) 496-4169
104 South Bickett Boulevard
Louisburg, NC
 
Town & Country Ford Inc
(704) 536-5600
5401 E Independnce
Charlotte, NC
 
Crossroads Ford of Wake Forest, Inc.
(919) 556-3191
11000 Capital Boulevard
Wake Forest, NC
 
Piedmont Ford Truck Sales
(336) 668-2401
412 South Regional Road
Greensboro, NC
 
Don Smith Ford - Mercury
(828) 765-1200
502 Highway 226 South
Spruce Pine, NC
 
Sanford Ford Lincoln Mercury, Inc.
(919) 775-2221
3251 Hwy 87 South
Sanford, NC
 

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Introduction

Ford Taurus - 2008 Review: Regardless of life experiences, we've all encountered multiple types of average - appearance, intelligence, ability, size, and more. Anyone who has been on a date with an average person or has been an average job applicant understands how utterly forgettable average can be.

Along that same vein comes the 2008 Ford Taurus, the vehicular counterpart to a nondescript gent named Joe who selects vanilla ice cream and the color tan as two of this earth's greatest gifts. With a competent powertrain, unassuming looks and a reasonable price, the Taurus succeeds at everything, yet excels at nothing...just as one would expect of a perfectly average car.

What We Drove
Ford offers the renamed 2008 Taurus, previously known as the Five Hundred, in two trim designations, each available with front- or all-wheel-drive capability. For this evaluation, Ford provided our editors with a pre-production 2008 Taurus Limited AWD model dipped in Dark Ink Blue paint and sporting a Medium Stone leather interior. Added to the $28,695 base price was a Limited Convenience Package ($475), a power sunroof ($895), Advance Trac traction control ($495), a touch-screen navigation system ($1,995), Sirius satellite radio ($195), and destination charges ($750). Put it all together and you arrive at a grand total equaling $33,500.

Performance
Under the hood is a respectable 3.5-liter V-6 engine brandishing 263 horses and 249 lb.-ft. of torque. Those figures translate to acceptable performance during routine drives, with a well-modulated throttle offering smooth starts when the light turns green and sufficient giddy-up-and-go for quick merges. This creates the type of car that allows you to turn off, or neglect, all senses and simply operate it without issue - perfect for those who don't appreciate the art of driving. The six-speed automatic transmission, sans a manual-shift function or sport mode, also serves to keep the excitement level down. We recorded a disappointing 15.6 mpg over several hundred miles.

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