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The Taurus SHO makes our list because it is an example of a hot-rod version of a car that had no business being hot-rodded. Other nominees include the Cosworth version of Chevrolet's abysmal Vega hatchback and the SVT version of Ford's Contour. The Taurus SHO was a slow seller because it was an expensive Taurus (i.e., an oxymoron) and didn't have automatic transmission until 1993. Of course, automatic transmission doesn't belong on performance cars to begin with, so the SHO was nonsense before and after 1993.[/b]
Link: http://www.forbes.com/vehicles/2004/04/23/...l?partner=msnbc



No..... no one wants a fast, safe, roomy, comfortable car
 

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*sigh* the sad thing is forbes is right... ford probably never made much money from the SHO.. if they did they wouldn't of stopped producing them
 

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That sucks...to me, there really isn't a whole lot thats sexier than a big sedan with a FAST engine. I love Tauri, Sables, Impala SSs, Intrepids, Marauders, etc.

A guy I work with has a '96 Impala SS with the (relatively) stock LT1, and he runs documented 12.7s. He's done some work, but it's basically been exhaust, suspension, intake, etc. Still naturally aspirated, and it weighs 3900 lbs. That is sexy...

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I disagree with most of what they had to say about all of their "overhyped cars". Plus why are they just now talking about the SHO when it was discontinued 5 model years ago??!! They're really on top of things!
Forbes blows.
Their opinions are wrong.


It is clear that nobody from their magazine has driven any of those cars to formulate the opinions, too.


Forbes:
 

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Forbes can kiss my a**..
 

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I get that alot, as well....then I take them for a ride.
"Sorry, what were you saying?.....thought so."
 

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The guy that wrote that article probably got beat by an SHO and now he's all pissy about it. [/b]
:roflmao:

I am also calling the
Because he prolly didnt get beat, he got spanked like a little school girl.
 

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I think the coolest sports cars are those that can hold their own on the race track AND retain a back seat and trunk.

Plus, WTF? The SHO wasn't exactly marketed as a sports sedan, it was more like an "executive sedan." They are sportier than a regular Taurus, but it seems like this guy is comparing the Taurus to stuff like the RX8 and Mustangs and stuff. What a tool.
 

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Oh yeah... The SHO sure looks hot rodded.
I seriously doubt that the SHO is overhyped; or at least I don't see any evidence to prove that. If the SHO made it on the list, what about the Civic? Now that's an overhyped car for the under 30 age group...
 

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Right or wrong, who cares. Forbes ain't exactly the voice of "Punch-clock" America!
Screw em'! They think if it isn't German or Italian... it sucks! LOSERS!!!
 
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HAHA, they even listed the current thunderbird and jaguar x-type. I can agree with those, but I disagree with the H1 being on that list.

That list looks very subjective to me. While I do not agree with the sho being on that list because it was a kick a** car in 89 because it was way ahead of the competition. Ford may have done unjustice (aka causing over hype?...) to the sho in 96 when it didn't put itself as far head of the competition as it did in 89.
 

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notice how all the cars were american...
 

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What about the Element? Yeah right, hosable interior. Uh huh...sure.

There are so many cars I can think of rather than those cars. What about the Nissan Quest? There is a big disappointment.
 

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Hey Forbes... Would you like to Buy a Vowel?

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Isn't Malcolm Forbes some kind of pansy-fairy "guy"?


Who the heck cares what (s)he thinks, anyway?
 

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I think every Honda is over-hyped. Though not necessarily in terms of performance either.

BTW, isn't Forbes supposed to be like..a magazine about business and economics? Where did they get off talking about cars? I've seen Forbes going into weird tangents in the past decades - things that don't even have a THING to do with their original purpose.

So basically from what they said, fast, family sedans don't work. Don't try telling the people that made the Lotus Omega/Carlton that... (186 mph top speed, turbo v6, RWD, early 90's family sedan- serious debate in Britain over outlawing the car because it was so fast).

PS - I think that the Gen3 SHO was the only one that was really a slow seller...it became too expensive (topping out ar around 30k) for its own good.
 

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Originally posted by jason8225@Apr 26 2004, 07:26 PM
I disagree with most of what they had to say about all of their "overhyped cars". Plus why are they just now talking about the SHO when it was discontinued 5 model years ago??!! They're really on top of things!
Forbes blows.
Their opinions are wrong.


It is clear that nobody from their magazine has driven any of those cars to formulate the opinions, too.


Forbes:
There were two sections to the article, current vehicles and others, which included cars not now on the market....where the SHO was included.

Actually, the author of that article is Dan Lienert, who has been writing automotive articles and road tests for years for a number of publications. Dan writes some good reviews, and he is someone who knows cars.

Actually, there's a fair amount of truth to all of his picks, in that they were cars that didn't live up to expectations.
 
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