The Ford Taurus ceases production during the week of October 23, 2006. Since the Taurus was launched on December 24, 1985 as a 1986 model year product over 7 million Tauruses have been sold. Taurus, over the years, is the second best selling Ford car after the Model T. What began as a bold move into contemporary automotive design was allowed to wither in the vine and eventually fade into a fleet-only product.
Today marks the final Saturday morning Crystal Cove mini concours in Newport Beach. Starting at 0700 each Saturday morning for years, Crystal Cove has become the spot for car owners and enthusiasts to gather over coffee and donuts on Saturdays. Unlike Donut Derelicts up Pacific Coast Highway that has a hot rod flavor, Crystal Cove had a exotic car flavor even though there were a few hot rods and classics thrown in.
For the past few days, I have been driving a Cadilalc CTS around England. CTS won AutoPacific's 2006 Vehicle Satisfaction Award for Entry Luxury Cars in the USA. The evaluation started at Heathrow Airport, driving to the outskirts of London and then North to the East Midlands.
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Subscribe via iTunes Let’s Talk Cars this week sees David Barrett sitting down with two of AutoPacific’s industry analysts, George Peterson and Jim Hossack, to take on the timely issues of fuel prices and slumping American car sales. First up, Exxon’s extraordinary reported profits for the second quarter of 2006. At over $1,300 a second, yeah, that’s PER SECOND, Exxon is raking it in faster than most bean counters can count beans. And there’s plenty of people up in arms with the ethics of record-setting fuel prices creating misery for the consumer and record-setting profits for corporations. But how is this effecting the average American car buyer? According to Jim Hossack, months of [...]