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Old 25th June 2014, 01:52   #3841
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Hey Prem, Unfortunately no. Since we get the Lease at a discounted rate, there is no buy-back option.
Gah, I thought they there were no rentals for SHO.

Ideal car for someone who wants performance but cant afford ze Germans.
Yep I took it a couple of years ago here in LA, I guess it was Hertz or Avis.
Though its powerful, can't match the German handling . Don't get me wrong, you know I'm a huge Ford fan.
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Though its powerful, can't match the German handling ..
Drive the 2013/2014 SHO and post back. You will be pleasantly surprised at the handling. For price you are paying, I 'd say its a great bargain.
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Old 25th June 2014, 23:58   #3843
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Drive the 2013/2014 SHO and post back. You will be pleasantly surprised at the handling. For price you are paying, I 'd say its a great bargain.
Sure thing , I kinda gave up on it since the first time.

When are you showing of you car to us?
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Soon, I will have be all set by this weekend.

Are you really sure you drove the SHO and not the regular Taurus?
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Soon, I will have be all set by this weekend.

Are you really sure you drove the SHO and not the regular Taurus?
Yea I have been having my doubts now on the variant, Let me look up my archives to see if I have any pics of the car. You real ambassador for the SHO now

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Soon, I will have be all set by this weekend.

Are you really sure you drove the SHO and not the regular Taurus?
I have driven the regular Taurus - Heavy, large and soft was my reaction to it. Are you saying the one you have is fleet footed and has a firmer suspension that is able to hide the size and the bulk?
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Yea I have been having my doubts now on the variant, Let me look up my archives to see if I have any pics of the car. You real ambassador for the SHO now
It must be the regular Taurus - an SHO maybe a very rare car on a rental fleet.
Talking about Ford - the refreshed Edge is out - I have only driven it as rental and I like that car. I think the new design is a good step forward.
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Are you saying the one you have is fleet footed and has a firmer suspension that is able to hide the size and the bulk?
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Vineeth - You bet, Its a completely different Car. 365bhp, twin Turbo.
It has a much firmer suspension and is a fantastic handling car.

Go ahead and Test drive one. You will not be disappointed.
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Vineeth - You bet, Its a completely different Car. 365bhp, twin Turbo.
It has a much firmer suspension and is a fantastic handling car.

Go ahead and Test drive one. You will not be disappointed.
The old Taurus was a great vehicle and I enjoyed driving it in the Pittsburgh, PA type of winter because it was great on snow. But all my respect for it vanished in 2004 when someone rear ended my Plymouth grand voyager and nearly totalled the Taurus whereas my minivan did not even have a scratch on it.

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But all my respect for it vanished in 2004 when someone rear ended my Plymouth grand voyager and nearly totalled the Taurus whereas my minivan did not even have a scratch on it.
Somebody rear ended your Van and that totaled the Taurus??
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Hi!!

Update on second car purchase project-
Yesterday finally Made a deal on a Ford Fusion 2012 with 28k miles on it. Balance Factory warranty still remaining .
Trim- SEL. It drives good. Hope it lasts as it's purchased from a private dealer. Old nice family man - wife and himself . Paid- 15.5k OTD.
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Will update with some more good pics later .
Also many Thanks for your support and advise thro this search.
And yes the loan- 1.9 % for 5 years from ADM Credit Union.
Thanks-

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Yesterday finally Made a deal on a Ford Fusion 2012 with 28k miles on it. Balance Factory warranty still remaining .
Trim- SEL. It drives good. Hope it lasts as it's purchased from a private dealer. Old nice family man - wife and himself . Paid- 15.5k OTD.
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You gotta be kidding me. Thats a Heck of a deal. You are getting a fully loaded SEL for 15.5K! Fantastic Price Naj!
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Congratulations, that's a good deal indeed, will be looking forward for an ownership review
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That's a great deal for a very good car. Congrats and have long fun trips.
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Somebody rear ended your Van and that totaled the Taurus??
Yup. But that also paved the way for the start of a new friendship.
Had posted about it in this very thread earlier.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/intern...ml#post3427877 (Buying, Owning, Driving and Maintaining a car in North America)

Last year, I had an Acura side swipe me in NYC and the Acura had some significant dent/damage on the driver side door and left rear passenger door. My Plymouth on the other hand did not even have any scratches.
NYC cops told me that the law states that any vehicle accident is treated as 50-50 and up to the insurance guys to sort it out.
I had taken loads of pics that helped me prove that the moron in the Acura was at fault and his claims were shot down.
These were the first of the new style minivan series made in 1996-97 and those vehicles were literally built like a tank.
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Hi!!

Update on second car purchase project-
Yesterday finally Made a deal on a Ford Fusion 2012 with 28k miles on it. Balance Factory warranty still remaining .
Trim- SEL. It drives good. Hope it lasts as it's purchased from a private dealer. Old nice family man - wife and himself . Paid- 15.5k OTD.
Nice buy! One of my friends down in NC also bought a Fusion last year. He has no complaints so far and is quite happy with the car.

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Thanks Sumeet.
I owe the Forum an update. I am opting for a 10 month lease of a Tuxedo Black Taurus SHO AWD.
Congratulations! Thats a nice beast of a car.
When i was looking to buy my first cat, i had considered the SHO as well but it was beyond my budget (AWD)
With Dodge deciding to discontinue the Hemi AWD, the SHO AWD will continue to rule the roost of fast family sedans.
By the way, I dont believe you bought an SHO. Where are the pictures???

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