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2017 Taurus AWD #4811058
07/11/18 08:54 AM
07/11/18 08:54 AM
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,829
WNY
redhat Offline OP
redhat  Offline OP
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WNY
I have been looking for a car to replace the Accord for a bit now. I wanted something larger, automatic and more power. I cross compared a new Impala and Taurus and immediately did not like the Impala.

The Impala IMO didn't know when to shift, had too much road noise and imperfections transmitted throughout the suspension and into the cabin and the interior aesthetics didn't really appeal to me. I much more liked the Taurus for it's interior. I fit great in the car. I know some folks not so much, but I prefer the way in which the driver seat fits me. I almost prefer a bit of a contouring... maybe hugging fit. Nothing too tight.

Saturday I test drove an Impala and a 2017 Taurus. The Taurus was black, tan interior, FWD and a lot of miles -- more so a test drive to see what I thought. Also, it proved to be a good test to see how one of these cars with high miles acts. I liked that car a lot and had the dealer get into Buffalo the car that I wanted from one of their dealerships from Rochester. Monday, they got the car in and I went back.

This was supposed to be a Certified Pre-Owned 2017 Taurus Limited AWD in Magnetic Metallic with 16,xxx miles. It was. However, since the vehicle had sat for over 60 days, the CPO window had expired. The dealer said that since they still did the work they weren't going to drop the price much since it still was work performed. Strike 1.

I drove the car --- drove perfect. Visual inspection, strike 2. Front bumper had tons of gouges and horrible touch up paint. The rear bumper was all scraped up, the two front rims were curb-rashed to all get out.

Get back from the test drive and tried to work out a deal... either a good amount of money off or fix all issues. They didn't want to work. So I left. Car was being sold for $25,200. I looked on AutoTrader as my wife was driving us out of that parking lot and found another 2017 Limited AWD being sold at a smaller dealership. I called, setup and appointment for yesterday and well... I bought it.

It is a 2017 Ford Taurus Limited AWD, in white platinum metallic and black leather interior. 3.5 Duratec, AWD, 6-speed automatic, heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, heated mirrors, remote start, Sync3, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto... everything I've ever wanted. Even better, only 4,600 miles on the odometer. Paid $25k, close to $30k with taxes and fees -- hey thanks wonderful NYS! Paint on this car is gorgeous. No curb-rashed wheels, no body issues. Seriously like a brand new car.

I drove about 100 miles last night to just have some fun -- I averaged 26.5 MPG. The car handles very well for a large car, not much body roll considering the size and it is definitely sure footed.

I am super happy.



Edit: People are super happy when you bring $10k worth of cash and being to love making deals.


17 Taurus Limited AWD - MCSB 5W-20 FL500S, 10k
14 Civic EX Coupe - NAPA Syn 0W-20 WIX 57356, 63k
09 Accord Sedan 5MT - Traveler 15W-40 XG7317, 151k
87 Regal Limited - Carb 5.3 LM7 20W-50 VR1 WIX 51042
Re: 2017 Taurus AWD [Re: redhat] #4811066
07/11/18 09:02 AM
07/11/18 09:02 AM
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Posts: 10,707
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SatinSilver Offline
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Congrats, I like the color and the wheels. Nice upgrade. Did you trade in the Accord and do you still have the old Regal?

Re: 2017 Taurus AWD [Re: SatinSilver] #4811074
07/11/18 09:06 AM
07/11/18 09:06 AM
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WNY
redhat Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
Congrats, I like the color and the wheels. Nice upgrade. Did you trade in the Accord and do you still have the old Regal?


I did not trade in the Accord. Rear caliper on it (already replaced once) is hanging up and I will need to replace with a warranty exchange, I have new rotors in the box and will warranty out the Duralast brake pads. So I have a rear brake job to do and then will be selling it out right. Trade in, I doubt I'd even get much. Going to be asking $6,500 for the Accord with 150k. It is stupid clean, oiled every year. Stupid clean car.

The Regal, yes, still have, currently in the middle of an LS swap. Waiting on parts.


17 Taurus Limited AWD - MCSB 5W-20 FL500S, 10k
14 Civic EX Coupe - NAPA Syn 0W-20 WIX 57356, 63k
09 Accord Sedan 5MT - Traveler 15W-40 XG7317, 151k
87 Regal Limited - Carb 5.3 LM7 20W-50 VR1 WIX 51042
Re: 2017 Taurus AWD [Re: redhat] #4811097
07/11/18 09:20 AM
07/11/18 09:20 AM
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 5,142
Glendale, Arizona
billt460 Offline
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Glendale, Arizona
Very nice car!

Re: 2017 Taurus AWD [Re: redhat] #4811109
07/11/18 09:30 AM
07/11/18 09:30 AM
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Posts: 1,951
5600 feet elevation, Arizona
double vanos Offline
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5600 feet elevation, Arizona
Fine work man! Very nice car👍


Sabine Schmitz is the Queen of the 'Ring; Svetlana Kapanina is the Queen of the SKIES...
Re: 2017 Taurus AWD [Re: redhat] #4811257
07/11/18 12:15 PM
07/11/18 12:15 PM
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 2,491
Canada
Lolvoguy Offline
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Canada
Congrats on the car.
I also was impressed with the Taurus when I had the opportunity to drive several over the last few years.
Mind you, mine didn't have AWD, but the FWD models were solid, tight and well-composed under most driving conditions.
thumbsup


06 Lexus IS350- Wife
88 BMW 325is- Mistress
Re: 2017 Taurus AWD [Re: redhat] #4811286
07/11/18 12:40 PM
07/11/18 12:40 PM
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Posts: 1,836
Texas
Bud Online content
Bud  Online Content
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Texas
Very good looking car. Always liked the Taurus.


2016 Honda Pilot EX-L with NAV.....Mobil 1 0w20 AFE and Ultra XG7317
Re: 2017 Taurus AWD [Re: redhat] #4811293
07/11/18 12:44 PM
07/11/18 12:44 PM
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Posts: 796
Virginia
glock19 Offline
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Virginia
Originally Posted By: redhat
The Regal, yes, still have, currently in the middle of an LS swap. Waiting on parts.


I can't wait to see this thread. thumbsup


2017 GMC Sierra SLT Z71 Crew Cab - His
2016 Toyota Highlander Limited - Hers
Re: 2017 Taurus AWD [Re: glock19] #4811317
07/11/18 01:02 PM
07/11/18 01:02 PM
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SatinSilver Offline
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Originally Posted By: glock19
I can't wait to see this thread. thumbsup


Here's two of them:

https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ub..._fo#Post4151420


https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/3910782/Got_a_project_car,_1987_Regal_#Post3910782

Last edited by SatinSilver; 07/11/18 01:03 PM.
Re: 2017 Taurus AWD [Re: redhat] #4813872
07/14/18 12:11 PM
07/14/18 12:11 PM
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Posts: 935
Atlantic Beach, FL
Throt Offline
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Atlantic Beach, FL
I had a 2010 Taurus in silver, FWD.

Absolutely LOVED that car and I regret trading it in all the time. When my lease on the ATS is up in 2021 I may try and find one coming off of lease at the same time. I was very disappointed that Ford isn't brining the new model for China to the US.


'18 Cadillac ATS AWD, 2.0L T-GDI, 5500, Factory Fill/Filter, his (lease)
'17 Elantra, 2.0L, 22,500, QS Ult. 0w20 w/ FU, hers (lease)
Re: 2017 Taurus AWD [Re: redhat] #4814163
07/14/18 07:18 PM
07/14/18 07:18 PM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 500
Denver
marine65 Offline
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Denver
When it was time to get the wife a car we looked at the Taurus.
Up close it is huge!
My wife decided it was way too big for her.
We got an Elantra instead.
Cool car anyway,but too big for her.


2006 Nissan Sentra 195K miles
2010 Hyundai Elantra 85K miles
Re: 2017 Taurus AWD [Re: redhat] #4814217
07/14/18 08:20 PM
07/14/18 08:20 PM
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Posts: 7,063
Mahzurrah!
KCJeep Offline
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Mahzurrah!
Very nice. Enjoy! banana


09 Lincoln MKZ AWD 98k - M1 AFE 0w30
12 KIA Sedona 91k - PP HM 10w30
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