While we think some of the nameplate-killing going on around Detroit is superfluous, we think stabbing of Ford's once hearty bull was a smart move. They'd absolutely sabotaged what was America's best selling car; rendering it essentially irrelevant on the way to the rendering plant. Plus, last night we were verbally assaulted on our way back from the bodega by a bunch of bro-hams in a 2nd-gen Taurus with backwards baseball caps yelling "FAG!" and flipping us off for no apparent reason other than excessive crystal meth and a whole crapload of booze.
Ford Taurus [Wikipedia]
Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Ford Five Hundred SEL AWD, Part 1 [Internal]