|21st April 2005, 18:41||#1|
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Bye Bye Ford Taurus
Ford to end Taurus Production
Not so long ago, the Taurus was the best selling sedan in the United States...beating Hondas Accord and Toyotas Camry. Now with dwindling sales, its going to be axed.
A piece of history - Most certainly!
|21st April 2005, 19:06||#2|
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Ahh, miss my old finance professor's taurus. So wonder what is ford rellying on apart from mustang and f150 sales??
|21st April 2005, 22:46||#3|
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This also means Sable, it's twin from the Mercury Stable will also retire. Used to own a Mercury Sable, big car, very comfortable, great ride comfort, the seats were almost like a sofa.
Last edited by Samurai : 21st April 2005 at 22:52.
|28th April 2005, 10:18||#5|
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The Taurus sales were not declining that much. They had fleet sales to keep the numbers up. The reason why the Taurus is axed because it will be replaced next year with the Ford Fusion (not the one we get here). This is a mid size car similar in dimensions to the Accord, but smaller than the Ford Five Hundred. The spy pics look promising.
What really saddens me is the fact that the extraordinary Mondeo, which ends its production cycle in 2007-08 may not necessarily be replaced by a similar car. To boost the sales, I think Ford should relaunch the Modeo in the US. In its previous avatar, the Ford Contour/Mercury Mystique was way to advanced than what Americans were used to and hence sales were negligible. Now that ordinary Americans have warmed up to European driving dynamics, the time is ripe for Ford to try and launch the Mondeo in the US.
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