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2112

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Posted: 12/07/19 07:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We take a 1400 mile round trip three or four times a year in our 2016 Taurus 3.5 non-boost. 80-85 MPH when possible across Texas, it gets 29 mpg.
It's my daily driver, 40 miles to work & back. It gets 29 mpg. I can get higher mpg if I hyper-mile, but that irritates people behind me.

I love the big trunk and comfortable bucket seats.

Prior to this car, I had a 2005 Ford Five Hundred. And guess what? It got 29 mpg.


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They want to build what sells, and full size sedans are not it. No surprise...


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camilllit wrote:

They have not made true luxury automobiles for many years, they've been trying to imitate European cars. I would order tomorrow, in a heartbeat, another 1979 Cadillac Coupe DeVille De'Elegance.


Roflmao. I grew up driving enough hand me down anemic 70s models big block turds to know that the above statement is false. Only worse cars than late 70s models were 80s anything!

Umm I see a chit load of new/newer luxury sedans on the road. Have only one example in the garage actually. SRT8 Charger baby!!


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azdryheat wrote:

We were looking at sedans recently but found them too low and too hard to get in and out of. We bought a Toyota Highlander SUV and problem solved.


Common concern as one gets, umm, more “weathered” in life.
Towards end of days, my grandma preferred riding in dads pickup vs her “true luxury” sedan, a 76 Deville.
As mom and her bf aged, they drove the Z71 much more than the Roadmaster. Same reason.

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camilllit wrote:

I would order tomorrow, in a heartbeat, another 1979 Cadillac Coupe DeVille De'Elegance.
I bought a brand new 1975 Pontiac Grand Prix for $7,000. I loved that car... rode like a cloud.

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Grit dog wrote:

azdryheat wrote:

We were looking at sedans recently but found them too low and too hard to get in and out of. We bought a Toyota Highlander SUV and problem solved.


Common concern as one gets, umm, more “weathered” in life.
Towards end of days, my grandma preferred riding in dads pickup vs her “true luxury” sedan, a 76 Deville.
As mom and her bf aged, they drove the Z71 much more than the Roadmaster. Same reason.
Very common issue. My sister traded off her Buick LaCrosse on a new GMC Canyon for ease of entrance and egress. I've owned pickups most of my life. My last car was a 79 El Camino SS 350 with 4sp manual.

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I grew up on muscle cars in the 60's and 70's. My dad drove Caprices and Olds 88's. I would rather drive just about any car built after 2000 than one of the old vehicles. Most of them were lucky to get 100,000 miles on them before they were junk. My dad's 74 Caprice got a whopping 12 mpg average with 15 on a good day on the highway.
I get more HP and a better ride out of my F150. By the way, my 2011 F150 has 190,000 miles on it and it runs great. We towed a TT over 7000 miles this fall and averaged 13 mpg including a majority of our driving being in the Rockies.


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danrclem wrote:

I'm going to buy a vehicle soon and the Taurus is on the short list. The majority of my driving would be short trips without many traffic light stops. To the guys that have them what do you think the mileage would be on three mile trips?

I've been considering a mid-size just because of the mileage but really don't want to.


DW gets 22-24 to work and back. It is not far. but is stop and go. IMOP. you cannot do better than a Taurus. It is actually on the Lincoln platform. Just did a 1100 mile round trip. Couldn't ask for a better ride. GPS works great, and you don't have to pay for a service to use it.


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drsteve wrote:

They want to build what sells, and full size sedans are not it. No surprise...

I just read that the domestic automakers consider the SUV body style to permanently replace the sedan. People like the upright seating and better visibility in the SUV, plus more cargo capacity.


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T18skyguy wrote:

drsteve wrote:

They want to build what sells, and full size sedans are not it. No surprise...

I just read that the domestic automakers consider the SUV body style to permanently replace the sedan. People like the upright seating and better visibility in the SUV, plus more cargo capacity.


The SUV is the station wagon of the 21st century.

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