2010 Ford Taurus SHO, Driven

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Esquire's gotten the scoop on every automotive outlet, getting Ezra Dyer behind the wheel for an exclusive test drive of the 2010 Ford Taurus SHO. So, what's everyone's favorite hired driving gun think?

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Well, as "first drives" go, this one's pretty limited in details. What ol' Ezra says is

"Floor the gas on the SHO and you're smoothly squeezed back in the seat as the motor builds power, the turbos whistling faintly in the background. The all-wheel-drive system and six-speed automatic put the power down with no wheelspin. It's all very refined. This is deceptive speed, the kind where you look down at the speedometer and realize that ten seconds with your foot to the floor will amount to jail time if you ever get caught. The SHO is a sleeper - a vehicle you can live with every day that happens to have a secret under the hood."

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You can read the rest over at Esquire, but frankly, there's not much else there in the way of a drive review — although that's usually enough of a driving impression to get the buff books who've already driven the new sleeper to let loose with their own first drive salvo. That is if there are any auto buff books left out there with no fear of losing advertising dollars. We guess we'll have to see. And you'll have to wait until next week to see our first drive impression right after we've had a chance to take the ecoboost-ed sedan out for a spin. Stay tuned. [via Esquire]

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dearthair-old
Deartháir

That's a real purdy red "X" ya gots there.

I was discussing this car with a few friends the other day, and I was talking about how damned impressive it was. An American Audi for a fraction of the price, and lower repair costs! A proper all-wheel drive system, a turbo V6, a large car with gobs of power... it's a fantastic vehicle.

Their response? "It's a Taurus. I wouldn't buy one of those until I had otherwise given up on life."

I tried to convince them that they should look at it, that the new one was quite attractive, far more stylish than the current... thing... they're selling, and with a powerplant you'd very quickly grow to love. They couldn't care less. "Taurus", to them, means those pointy-nosed aerodynamic cars from the '80s and early '90s that clog up the motorways in summer, loaded down with kids and camping gear and towing a tent-trailer.

Sigh.