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Old 01-11-2010, 10:25 PM   #16
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Congrats to your father!

I personally would have purchased the new G35X for that kind of coin.. much rather be driving an Infiniti.

54k?? What is ford smoking... I'm sure a 2 year old SHO will sell for low 20's in 2012.. Ford's can't hold their value worth a damn.
Americans were like that eversince. Do you recall the early 1990s Buick Road masters, than in 2001 Olds Aurrora. All premium 50k cars that sell for much less 2-3 years down the road. 5 years production and they all vanish.
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Old 01-11-2010, 10:28 PM   #17
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IMHO it is a nice car, but not for everyone as always.
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Old 01-12-2010, 12:13 AM   #18
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Old 01-12-2010, 12:23 AM   #19
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Can we see some interior shots?
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Old 01-12-2010, 12:57 AM   #20
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btw, it IS a head turner.

And the acuras,audis,bmw, mb, that someone listed as "could have gotten", realize they are all compact sedans. You'd be hard pressed to find a large size car like the Taurus in those brands fully optioned without going over 60K
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:10 AM   #21
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btw, it IS a head turner.

And the acuras,audis,bmw, mb, that someone listed as "could have gotten", realize they are all compact sedans. You'd be hard pressed to find a large size car like the Taurus in those brands fully optioned without going over 60K
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:37 AM   #22
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I'd probably never buy one, but I like it. I've seen a few on the road and they definitely have presence. In fact, they are HUGE. The thing that made me really notice was when I saw one parked next to an F150 - the top of the trunk was nearly as high as the top of the box!

It's good to see NA companies trying to bring it on though. They seem to finally have realized that they need to make more cars that are fun to drive to compete. Even Buick is moving away from its old-man-car image. Seen the new Regal? Turbo, AWD, 6 speed manual!
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Old 01-12-2010, 12:52 PM   #23
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^^^that Regal GS looks sooooo badass.

As for the SHO, that's a great overall family cruiser with some serious power. If your Dad is happy with it then that's all that matters. Good for him. Let him enjoy his new whip.
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Old 01-12-2010, 03:05 PM   #24
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Old 01-17-2010, 12:16 AM   #25
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My uncle has this car and its got a lot of cool features but it definately needs a diet. Congrats to you and your fam on the new car! Definately a great value for the money.
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My uncle has this car and its got a lot of cool features but it definately needs a diet. Congrats to you and your fam on the new car! Definately a great value for the money.
yeah the features are pretty cool and yeah its a bit on the heavy side but oh well and thx
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:52 PM   #27
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Can we see some interior shots?
took these shots last week at night to show the lighting effects there are a bunch of colours and its at the brightest but it can go dimmer way dimmer. interesting feature but pointless. good for show off purposes only lol
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:31 PM   #28
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Impressive...


+1 for FORD not taking a bail out... the only American car company I've ever had respect for.
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Old 02-01-2010, 12:45 AM   #30
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Someone else said it earlier in this thread but Ford is the only NA company I've ever had respect for. They are by no means perfect, but no bailout money, they are being managed properly. In terms of quality Ford had just as shady a past as the other to N.A. companies, but look now at JD Power and Ass. Ford has moved up that list significantly, and owning a Ford with higher mileage isn't as much of a penalty anymore. My parents have an 01 Focus Wagon with 230 000km and no real problems to talk about.

In regards to the new sho, I have mixed feelings. I was a HUGE fan of the '88-'95 sho with the 3 litre Yamaha engined 5 speed manuals. They ran min 14's in the quarter 20 years ago and actually handled with the best front drivers of the day, Probe Gt, Corrado, Integra, etc. yet was a mid sized sedan that could carry 5 in complete comfort. This newer one is a full sized luxury cruiser, so Ford shifted gears with this car. I'd have preferred them using this engine with a manual on a rwd platform, say the old Lincoln LS platform which was AWESOME, rivaled the e39 5 series in the handling department.

My problem is not that it is over priced, just that for the same money you could step into a two year old M5. Or a 3 year old 750 if you want a full size performance luxury cruiser, and those cars are superior. I've bought a few brand new cars over the years, and I said to my wife after the last one, never again, unless we become lottery winners. Too much depreciation after the first two years.

I had a friend recently buy a brand new mazda 3 base model, 2 litre 5 speed no options. Out the door he spent $18g's. I said are you on crack? He could have stepped into an e90 for that money or an e46 m3 or so many other better cars. I don't get it. A new car is only new for the next few months, and then the novelty has worn off and you're now driving a very expensive used car! Just my two cents.
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