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2008 Ford Focus Review – Play "Michael Bolton"

Friday June 13th, 2008 at 4:66 PM
Posted by: Francois

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By Francis Cebedo

2008 Ford Focus

Blings:

  • Revolutionary new Microsoft Sync system
  • Good gas mileage
  • Good value
  • Fun features like ambient lighting
  • New styling
  • Steering feel and responsiveness is quite good
  • Nice new features leave a good first impression

Dings:

  • New styling – although it’s a bling, it’s a love it or hate it exterior design
  • Interior fit and craftsmanship is sub par
  • No hatchback model is a huge disappointment for some
  • Chassis stiffness and handling is uninspired. This is the same basic chassis as the previous model
  • New features don’t leave a good lasting impression

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2008 Ford Taurus X Limited Review – A Family Guy's Perspective

Tuesday April 15th, 2008 at 7:44 AM
Posted by: larryqw

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Editor’s note: The following is a detailed review submitted by LarryQW who recently purchased a Taurus X. Larry, whose background as an engineer, family man, and avid mountain biker, gives us his impressions of the Taurus X. Larry also wrote a review of the SYNC system and will be published very soon.

2008 Ford Taurus X

Options Installed

  • Navigation System
  • Family Entertainment System (with rear DVD player)
  • Auxiliary Climate Control
  • Limited Convenience Group

Major Pros:

  • good handling and power
  • large flexible interior for big family and cargo
  • electronics haven

Major Cons:

  • cheap hard-plastic dash
  • low Navigation screen
  • only 2000 lb towing
  • only 5.1” ground clearance

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2008 Ford Taurus X Review – Confused looking crossover finds its identity

Wednesday April 9th, 2008 at 9:44 AM
Posted by: Francois

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by Francis Cebedo

2008 Ford Taurus X Review

Blings:

  • Smooth and powerful V6 powerplant
  • Supple ride quality combined with above-average handling abilities
  • Excellent interior design and construction
  • Very good steering wheel and dashboard controls in terms of ergonomics and quality
  • Microsoft SYNC
  • Third row seats are comfortable and easy to access.
  • Third row seats fold down flat and disappear into the floor area
  • Rear passenger center console is big and convenient
  • 2nd row passenger heated seats is a nice touch
  • Sound system and integrated DVD system works very well
  • Very quiet interior
  • Instructions for folding down the seats are printed right on the seats

Dings:

  • Top of the dashboard is hard plastic and not up to par at this price level
  • Chrome wheels look cheap
  • Exterior styling is bland and uninspired.
  • Material for the back of the third row seats should be a more robust material than the carpet offered.

Ruling:

This is one of the finest US cars we’ve driven. Crossover, XUV, SAV,or whatever you want to call it, this is a fine automobile. Its form is adapted to the active family lifestyle and it works. It seems like cars are finally maturing as the Taurus X just transports the family in comfort through all the activities through all weather conditions. We’ve driven minivans, SUVs, wagons and trucks. This form of vehicle crosses all borders and works very well.

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