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Maristar210
10-22-2006, 12:25 AM
Thank frickin gawd.... Ugliest frickin car EVER

dmayer84
10-22-2006, 12:26 AM
Thank frickin gawd.... Ugliest frickin car EVER

I would have to agree, my sister got hers for free, and she still hates it.

JimN
10-22-2006, 12:35 AM
Remember the Caprice and Impala when they came out all marshmellowy looking? I saw one when I was on a road trip and it had a bumper sticker on it that read, "Please Stop Laughing At My Car".

T Scott
10-22-2006, 07:18 AM
What in the world will all the sales reps drive now??

Tom023
10-22-2006, 07:32 AM
Not my favorite either, but the Taurus saved Ford Motor Company from almost going under in the 80's. They could use another one right about now.

stevo137
10-22-2006, 08:24 AM
What in the world will all the sales reps drive now??
Dodge Magnum or Charger. ;)

ski_king
10-22-2006, 08:30 AM
Dodge Magnum or Charger. ;)
Talk about ugly.........;)

ski_king
10-22-2006, 08:30 AM
double post........

It is interesting that Ford decided the replacement would use a different name (500).

When they redesigned the Explorer a few years ago after it had all the bad press for blowing tires and rolling over they chose not to rename it.

Leroy
10-22-2006, 08:40 AM
I really hate seeing Ford and GM changing models all the time. At one point in time Taurus was #1 ahead of Accord. I believe the 500 is the replacement for the Taurus.

6ballsisall
10-22-2006, 09:21 AM
IIRC, I seem to have read a few articles stating the Ford 500 wasn't selling that great. What gives???:confused:

TMCNo1
10-22-2006, 09:31 AM
I really hate seeing Ford and GM changing models all the time. At one point in time Taurus was #1 ahead of Accord. I believe the 500 is the replacement for the Taurus.

The 500 is more of a luxury midsize model, where the Fusion is the economy midsize Taurus replacement, if nowhere but on the racetrack.

ski_king
10-22-2006, 09:33 AM
If I remember correctly the 500 is based on a Volvo and the Fusion is based on a Mazda.

Ric
10-22-2006, 09:57 AM
"Now thirty somethings will have to find something else to buy when they have completely given up on all their hopes and dreams" Amy Poler, SNL `10/21/06

TMCNo1
10-22-2006, 10:07 AM
If I remember correctly the 500 is based on a Volvo and the Fusion is based on a Mazda.


Much like the Volvo and the Mercury Comet, called the Vomit, in 7 pukid colors, with degurgotating fenders and a throw up top!

stevo137
10-22-2006, 10:38 AM
IIRC, I seem to have read a few articles stating the Ford 500 wasn't selling that great. What gives???:confused:
Yes, it is the replacement for the Taurus and no, it is not selling well. The factory is right here in Chicago and they went for many weeks shut down where employees did not even go to work due to overstock.
My boss has the 500 and he really likes it. We also have that as an option for the company car but I just don't like it. It's about time to order again and I think that I'm going with the Charger this time.

Ryan
10-22-2006, 10:39 AM
Dodge Magnum or Charger. ;)


Those are the two cars that my co. currently offers.

Leroy
10-22-2006, 11:11 AM
Marketing/brand recognition. WHat is a 500 or what is a fusion? Ford and GM give up and start over on so many brands. Then

IIRC, I seem to have read a few articles stating the Ford 500 wasn't selling that great. What gives???:confused:

Farmer Ted
10-22-2006, 11:14 AM
I think the Fusion is the "replacement" for the Taurus. We traded the wifes Tahoe in on a 06 SEL. It is based off the Mazda 6 frame but it's wider and longer.

It's not quite as roomy as a Taurus but definately looks at lot better.

bcampbe7
10-22-2006, 11:27 AM
"Now thirty somethings will have to find something else to buy when they have completely given up on all their hopes and dreams" Amy Poler, SNL `10/21/06


That was great!

sanjuan23
10-22-2006, 01:23 PM
"Now thirty somethings will have to find something else to buy when they have completely given up on all their hopes and dreams" Amy Poler, SNL `10/21/06

This is what I told my best friend after he told me about the mini-van he just purchased!

Hoosier Bob
10-22-2006, 08:29 PM
I hear they will still be available in Mexico for the next four hundred years! Beats the crap out of the new 1966 Beetle!

tex
10-22-2006, 08:42 PM
You could be driving a Pacer or a Maverick!

I wish my company offered El Caminos!

phecksel
10-22-2006, 08:57 PM
Taurus only sold something like 7 million cars...

500 attempted to be too many things to too many people.

Freestyle was a huge name mistake. When the director of marketing couldn't keep freestar & frestyle straight...

The concept car known as fairlane has been given production ok, and I'm really excited about a potential right behnd it.

LakePirate
10-23-2006, 09:20 AM
Sad to see the Taurus go, the plant that builds them is located in Doraville, Georgia (right off of I-285 in Atlanta) and it is closing. Another hit for the Georgia Economy.

Mikey
10-23-2006, 09:44 AM
Talk about ugly.........;)

I agree the Magnum is not the prettiest car in the world, but what is wrong with the Charger?:confused:

phecksel
10-23-2006, 11:13 AM
I agree the Magnum is not the prettiest car in the world, but what is wrong with the Charger?:confused:
The concept Charger is the one they should have built...

ski_king
10-23-2006, 12:27 PM
I agree the Magnum is not the prettiest car in the world, but what is wrong with the Charger?:confused:
I guess it just dosn't live up to what I expected to see.
Now the Chrysler 300, that is a good looking car.

Workin' 4 Toys
10-23-2006, 01:12 PM
Thank frickin gawd.... Ugliest frickin car EVER
You obviously don't have a scion dealer around you.....:toast:

Workin' 4 Toys
10-23-2006, 01:14 PM
Now the Chrysler 300, that is a good looking car.
Agreed,
Too bad I see alot of them around with dubs.
I do believe I have even seen them at the dealerships prepped with them.... Pimpin' rides..:headbang:

bcampbe7
10-23-2006, 01:17 PM
Agreed,
Too bad I see alot of them around with dubs.
I do believe I have even seen them at the dealerships prepped with them.... Pimpin' rides..:headbang:


Don't forget the Bentley look alike grill. :cool:

Workin' 4 Toys
10-23-2006, 01:19 PM
Don't forget the Bentley look alike grill. :cool:
And Note: YOUR signature..... You got spinner's on your ride too don't you....

Mikey
10-23-2006, 02:22 PM
I guess it just dosn't live up to what I expected to see.
Now the Chrysler 300, that is a good looking car.

When I bought my Charger it was a toss up between it and the 300. I went with the charger because all I see driving the 300 is thugs and it was about 10k more than the charger. It is my first dodge and I have nothing but good things to say about it and I get alot of compliments on it too. To each his own I guess. I just dont see how a Charger can even be compared to a Taurus. :rolleyes:

GASouthernMC
10-23-2006, 08:34 PM
Sad to see the Taurus go, the plant that builds them is located in Doraville, Georgia (right off of I-285 in Atlanta) and it is closing. Another hit for the Georgia Economy.

The Taurus plant is in Hapeville on the southside. The GM plant is in Doraville

LakePirate
10-24-2006, 08:20 AM
The Taurus plant is in Hapeville on the southside. The GM plant is in Doraville


You are correct, I mis-typed. Hell, they are both closing.


Georgia Southern you say.......My Alma Mater, Go Eagles!

GASouthernMC
10-24-2006, 05:36 PM
Yep. Current Georgia Southern Eagle

LakePirate
10-24-2006, 05:39 PM
Yep. Current Georgia Southern Eagle


Welcome to the site.

GASouthernMC
10-24-2006, 06:14 PM
Thanks. I've been reading it for a while, just had never posted

LakePirate
10-24-2006, 10:57 PM
Thanks. I've been reading it for a while, just had never posted


Glad you could correct me and bring you out of the shadows.

How is the 'boro?

trickskier
10-25-2006, 09:14 AM
I heard yesterday that Truett Cathy the founder of Chick-Fil-A is getting the last Taurus built. His original restaurant was across the street from the assembly plant and the plant workers ate there a lot.

LakePirate
10-25-2006, 09:54 AM
It is still there, the dwarf house, open 24 hours...Closed Sunday

GASouthernMC
10-26-2006, 05:03 PM
Glad you could correct me and bring you out of the shadows.

How is the 'boro?


Growing like a weed

LakePirate
10-26-2006, 05:18 PM
Growing like a weed


That is what I hear. A buddy of mine was down for homecoming last weekend. Said that Kermit and Bob were playing Retrievers/wild wing.

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