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Aaah! It's an 89 Taurus reborn!

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AHAHHA, so ugly. I think the original was better (barely).
 

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Gah! Is it just me or is the whole single-sheet-of-metal front end getting old?
It does look rather '89-ish, though... :D

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Dear god...what is ford thinking!? argh!:rolleyes:

They should make a retro 89 Thunderbird Heritage! :D
 

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The Cheers and Gears press release is right on. The real one doesn't look any better than the joke one right down to the plasticrome grill and mirrors.

Cheers and Gears said:
PRESS RELEASE:

FORD STRENGTHENS RETRO-80s LEADERSHIP WITH INTRODUCTION OF NEW 2008 TAURUS HERITAGE EDITION

* New edition features more than 5 engineering changes, making it more retro, cheezier, mellower and homlier.
* 2.5-liter High Swirl Combustion I-4 delivers an estimated 90 horsepower and 130 ft-lbs of torque.
* Ford Sync™ (not sink) offers new levels of connection, control, simplicity and personalization with the well known relability of Microsoft
* Taurus Heritage Edition will reach showrooms this fall.

CHICAGO, Feb. 7, 2007 - Ford Motor Company today announced it is bringing back the well-known Ford Taurus name, introducing a new special version – Heritage Edition – for its aging hipsters to go on sale this fall.

"Taurus has been an icon for rental sedans for more than two decades, and it's time to return this powerful name to where it belongs," said Mark Fields, Ford's President of The Americas, at the Chicago Auto Show. "Consumer awareness of the Taurus name is double the Five Hundred that it's replacing, and thats damn good enough for us to forget the latter altogether!.

"By giving these vehicles the bland looks of the 80's that consumers recognize at the same time we're making significant upgrades, we're confident that even more rental companies are going to be attracted to these great products in the future," Fields added.

The 2008-model Taurus Heritage Edition sedan will go on sale this fall, as an upgrade to the earth shattering ALL NEW Ford Taurus. The new Heritage Edition features a fully flush grille guard with peek-a-boo Ford emblem, a new dual color scheme, a new cornering light, more standard safety features – including dual airbags tuned to explode with that classic pop that made people file lawsuits in the early nineties– and other refinements to make it more retro, cheezier, mellower and homlier.
 

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That thing would bomb if it ws on the market!!! Highly doubt that look coming out to the market.
 

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Dude I read it and didnt even catch on:bangwall: Hey It was too early for my brain to work right. lol
 

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lol. the second one is nicer. now they need to bring back the mid,-90's 'retro' birds. not the 50's...
 

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:leftright Um... Yeah.. I read the article the first time... um... :leftright

Still don't like the front end of the 'real' one, though. :D

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lol. the second one is nicer. now they need to bring back the mid,-90's 'retro' birds. not the 50's...

Amen. And this would be a good place to start.



Before you ask, I found this picture HERE.
 

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this whole retro and retro-inspired phase Detroit is going through was nice for a bit, but its charm has worn off, for me anyway. Personally I could do with some new ideas from US automakers.
 
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