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Deep Impact Blue
Equpment Group 200A
The 2015 model Taurus started production at the Chicago assembly plant on 6-2-2014 as a Generation 6 Taurus and the 30th consecutive Taurus model produced. My Deep Impact Blue SEL was produced there on *10-04-2014, and I purchased it used on 3-13-2017. This is the first SEL I have ever owned, and my fourth Taurus in succession. I have had a 1988 GL, a 1996 GL, a 2005 SE, and now this 2015 SEL.

I Found this SEL on the cars.com website located at OC AUTO EXCHANGE in Fullerton California. The car had 24,791 miles on it, all of which were put on over a 1yr 7mo *Fleet Lease. That's about 1300 miles a month, hot highway miles! Because It was driven mostly freeway miles, the brakes and Michelin Tires were still like new. Per America's tire, my tire tread depth was 7.5/32, new it would be 9.5/32. The Ford dealer multipoint inspection showed over 7/32 on disc pads. Using a scale, I determined front disc pads were about 9/32.

The battery was dead when the Dealer salesman tried to start it. After jumping battery, it fired right up! This car has the 288-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 which is really smooth and quick as well as quiet! It was an awesome ride! As we were doing the paperwork they hooked it up for a quick charge. But they weren't satisfied with the way the battery was charging, so David Oriana from the Dealer replaced the Motorcraft battery with a new Delco battery free of charge! Thank you OC AUTO EXCHANGE!

I found the "Factory Sticker" in the glove box showing this car was a special order shipped to Auto Nation Ford in Valencia California. Even though it is used, this car looks like new with the exterior and interior flawless. It is quieter and drives smoother than my 2005 SE, which was a fantastic road car! And like my 2005, it has a trunk pass-thru which is very helpful carrying long items. I really like this cars Sync multimedia system and the Backup camera system too! The Chrome grille accents and twin chrome-tipped exhaust combined with the tail lights make this car look really aggressive and beautiful. I love it!

*per CarFax
2015 Taurus SEL (Deep Impact Blue)


The Engine is a 215 cu in 3.5 L Cyclone Ti-VCT with 288 bhp @ 6500 rpm and 254 lb·ft torque @ 4000 rpm with "aggressive deceleration fuel shutoff" improving fuel mileage.

The Transmission is a 6 Speed SelectShift with Sport Mode.
Dune Cloth Interior with rear seat fold down arm rest and trunk pass-thru.

I love the Dune Interior/Deep Impact Blue exterior color combination.
Deep Impact Blue Clear Coat Metallic.
Satellite radio/cd, USB, Aux, and Sync with steering wheel controls.
Front-wheel drive suspension.
Wheel and Tire
OEM Sparkle Silver Powder Coat 5 Double Spoke Aluminum Rims.
Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 P235/55 R18 99V BSW Tires.



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