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Ok, in an effort to keep my self made commitment to keeping TCCA updated on the future of the Taurus, I have to following information confirmed. The 2005 Taurus ordering guide and spec sheets are out. There will be 2 changes:
1. The model lineup will be trimmed down to TWO choices, SE and SEL, sedan and wagon. Thats right, Ford is simplifing the lineup from 6 total trims to four, no more LX or SES sedans.
2. Power adjustable pedals will no longer be available on either the Taurus or the Sable in any package or trim. Gone, history, toast.
Once I get my hands on my copy of the ordering guide I will try and photocopy and post the sheets, could be a week or two.
 
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WTF?! They are trimming it down even MORE!!??
No more power pedals??! The Taurus was the first car in automotive history EVER to get them and they take them away. I would really like to know who is in charge of Taurus production decisions.
 

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Originally posted by jason8225@Apr 15 2004, 08:45 AM
WTF?! They are trimming it down even MORE!!??
No more power pedals??! The Taurus was the first car in automotive history EVER to get them and they take them away. I would really like to know who is in charge of Taurus production decisions.
you mena design decisions
 

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Simple...they are preparing it for fleet only sales so other cars can be made.... the eventual demise of the Taurus
 

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post link, or quote something substainal.. I call SHENS until..
 

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Originally posted by jason8225@Apr 15 2004, 08:45 AM
WTF?! They are trimming it down even MORE!!??
No more power pedals??! The Taurus was the first car in automotive history EVER to get them and they take them away.
If people weren't paying for it, why keep it. Did the option sell well?

I think n2_space might be on to something with his idea about fleet service.
 

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I put my pedals all the way forward on day one, and haven't moved them since. Unless you are really short, I think they are useless.
 

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This is a cut and paste from the email my inventory manager sent the sales staff in regards to the situation:
" don't know why these things happen, I just report the information.
The 2005 Taurus Guide is out. They have trimmed it down to two models, SE & SEL sedan and wagon. However the ordering guide says that adjustable pedals are an option. ford is no longer going to use adjustable pedals in the 2005 Taurus"


I cant post a link to the online ordering guide, its part of fords password controlled dealer page.
Also, and this is more important, the Duratec will now only be available as an OPTION, as will the FFV engine.
I did print it out tho, and once I get to a scanner, I will try and upload it. Im gonna need someone to be online and walk me thru it tho, I suck at the whole posting images thing.
 
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Originally posted by eCarâ„¢@Apr 15 2004, 11:53 AM
I put my pedals all the way forward on day one, and haven't moved them since. Unless you are really short, I think they are useless.
I adjust my pedals all the time. There are some times I want to be more laid back in the seat so I move the pedals forward a bit. Then there's times where I may be driving more aggressively so I move the seat up a little more and have the back up pretty much all the way so I can see better and am seated more firmly. When I do this I need to move the pedals back. They seem to have quite a large range on them, which is cool. Also, on long trips I find the need to move them back and forth once in a while to change foot positions so I don't get cramped up - it's really nice to be able to do that. I'm about 6'1" + and have relatively long legs and I think they're really useful.
 
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Originally posted by jason8225@Apr 15 2004, 05:45 AM
I would really like to know who is in charge of Taurus production decisions.
Accounting department


Wow, that really does sound like they are preparing this vehicle for fleet
 

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I assume this will also be the demise of the sport (as it was an SES only option)
 

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Originally posted by jason8225+Apr 15 2004, 11:07 AM-->QUOTE (jason8225 @ Apr 15 2004, 11:07 AM)
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@Apr 15 2004, 11:53 AM
I put my pedals all the way forward on day one, and haven't moved them since. Unless you are really short, I think they are useless.
I adjust my pedals all the time. There are some times I want to be more laid back in the seat so I move the pedals forward a bit. Then there's times where I may be driving more aggressively so I move the seat up a little more and have the back up pretty much all the way so I can see better and am seated more firmly. When I do this I need to move the pedals back. They seem to have quite a large range on them, which is cool. Also, on long trips I find the need to move them back and forth once in a while to change foot positions so I don't get cramped up - it's really nice to be able to do that. I'm about 6'1" + and have relatively long legs and I think they're really useful.
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I FOUND THAT..(sorry caps because i was doing dirty SQL) if i put the pedals forward, and put my seat back..my stubby little arms cant reach the steering wheel
 

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welp, thats it, im gonna go to a corner and die now.

How depressing!! I need to go snatch me up a centennial, store it for a long time, and when my Taur keels over, i can bring out my "newold" Taurus. Oh well... I guess it had to happen someday...but why?!?!?!
 

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Well that's a real shame to here. I thought maybe after college and such I could go out and get a nice new Taurus. Any news regarding the Sable?
 

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Originally posted by Nick986@Apr 17 2004, 09:19 PM
Well that's a real shame to here. I thought maybe after college and such I could go out and get a nice new Taurus. Any news regarding the Sable?
The fate of the Sable is even worse; it's going to get discontinued at the end of 2006. Then the Taurus will go for another 3 years solo till its turn in 2009.
 

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Ford really screwed up i think. There are some many things they could have done, yet they failed to. Let's see what happens with this 500/Futura deal...
 
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Originally posted by 93taurusSX+Apr 17 2004, 09:42 PM-->QUOTE (93taurusSX @ Apr 17 2004, 09:42 PM)
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@Apr 17 2004, 09:19 PM
Well that's a real shame to here.  I thought maybe after college and such I could go out and get a nice new Taurus.  Any news regarding the Sable?
The fate of the Sable is even worse; it's going to get discontinued at the end of 2006. Then the Taurus will go for another 3 years solo till its turn in 2009. [/b]
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the sable....no bye bye first
i'll have to get a 2006 sable then...so not fair..i best start saving my money now, or keep a look out for a ses sport...:sigh: the ones i like are leaving first. how rude...
 

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Originally posted by eCarâ„¢@Apr 15 2004, 10:53 AM
I put my pedals all the way forward on day one, and haven't moved them since. Unless you are really short, I think they are useless.
Not entirely. I wish we had adjustable pedals in the Intrepid because my mom and I are complete opposites. I'm in at 16/ 5'7(8?)"/sleek while my mom is at 32/5'1"/sort of chunky.

It sucks to keep having to adjust everything and poor her - she can't even reach the pedals. She can't take advantage of the 3.5L mini-hemi.


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The taurus is over. Ford has a better future in the Ford 500. This sedan is really something. I liked the taurus, I own one. I think that its an old model line that will go on for over 20 years it its just time to retire it. One look at the 500 and I know that it will be a more than worth replacement for the Taurus.
 
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