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One day a little while back, I just happened to look thru the Auto-Trader and saw a Taurus that peaked my interest: an 04 Taurus SES Sport with less than 32,000 miles on it.

Needless to say, I checked it out, test drove it and had it checked by my mechanic.
It checked out pretty well. The 2 areas they found were that it needed front tires and the drivers rear window did not work.
I did have to persuade my great wife a bit about the purchase.
We did buy it and sold our 02 LX pretty quickly.

I consider the car a little unique as a Sport as it is the merlot color, which was new in 04 and the Sports were only built for 1/2 the 04 model year.

I'd be curious if anyone on the club has one like it.

Besides the sport package, the major options include a moonroof, cd changer, power pedals, the convenience group and a plus I recently found out, factory remote start. Mach audio will be installed soon.

Here are a few pictures:

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As you might see in the garage are two of our other 4 Tauri.
Nick pointed out that we now have all three gen 4 red colors that were available, an 01 in toreador red, an 03 in matador red and now the 04 in merlot.
I guess you could say we like shades of red!! :lol2:
My daughters 98 SE Comfort is dark blue however!!!
 

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Merlot...I've always like that color. Clean looking Taurus.
 

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If your car disappears sometime in the next week...

:ph34r:

I didn't do it.
 

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Nice lookin' Sport Gerry B) Kinda weird Ford got rid of the leather wrapped wheel on the Sport for 04...but I'm sure you could add one back if ya wanted.

I bet your wife will enjoy that remote start...especially this time of year.
 

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Sean, remember I'll see you at the next meet........

Luke, you said it all, but at least they're all different colors technically!!!

Nick, I was thinking about that leather wrapped steering wheel today.
My wife said it doesn't matter to her and its her car.
It might mysteriously get a few extra options added to it though!! :lol2:

I do like the redesigned sport seats though, the lighter trim doesn't cover the entire center of the seat, only 1/2 up and 1/2 down.

I'm also glad it had a moonroof.
I didn't want to get hassled by Dave showing his off!! :lol2:
 

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Gerry, you just wanted an excuse to have another set of Sport rims in your driveway hahaha

Congrats on the new ride. It looks super clean but that should come as no surprise with how your other cars almost always seem to look :)

You may have 4 Tauruses but I have 3 Tauruses per 1 person so I still win :lol2:
 

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Maybe Dave, but how does 3 sets of sport rims stack up?? :lol2:

You're probably right though.
3 Tauri, one owner > 4 Tauri, 4 owners, 3 sets of sport rims. :)
 

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Maybe Dave, but how does 3 sets of sport rims stack up?? :lol2:

You're probably right though.
3 Tauri, one owner > 4 Tauri, 4 owners, 3 sets of sport rims. :)
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Per capita, I win.

Per sport rims, you win.

Therefore, I win. (Its that new math they're still joking about.)
 

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good luck with the new car.

gotta love those fomoco driveway's, today we had the MKS, 02 and 08 taurus and an f150. :blink:

i wish my wife let me buy another car. :glare:
 

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Yes, you will see me... in a shiny Merlot G4 :p

but seriously, awesome car... cars.
 

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Who drives the other two? :p

If I were you, the problem I'd have is that everytime I did a mod to one car, I'd want to do it to the other 2!

I was NEVER a red car guy, but after getting my Toredor Red '99, I actually really like red! They always look great and stay clean for a helluva lot longer than black! (I'll probably never buy a NEW red car, but meh)

Oh, and what do your neighbours think!!?
 

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I don't feel too bad. The neighbor across the street has 3 black cars, though they're not the same model.

Then my son informed me that he heard red cars get pulled over the most often by our friendly LEO's. :dunno:
 

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Congratulations on the newest addition to your Ford family! Your Taurus looks immaculate! I have only seen one 04 SES Sport where I live, and it was pretty nice. But it doesn't compare to yours. Good luck with it! :thumb:

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Look!s like fine wine to me. What a great purchase. I recently bought a 2004 SES (much higher miles than yours) Just love it. These have to be the best buy on the market today.
 

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Thanks guys!
There are only two things I'm looking for to complete the car:

1.) the merlot color outer mirror covers ( Nick offered me some if I repainted them but maybe I'll luck out and find some in the factory painted state)

2.) an 04 factory cluster with the silver guages for a reasonable price.

Please let me know if you guys run across either of these items. :)
 

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I gotta have Dave take some pictures of my car!
His pictures always look so good! :)
 
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