bonneville vs taurus? - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Lounge For casual talk about things unrelated to General Motors. In other words, off-topic stuff. And anything else that does not fit Section Description.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-29-2005, 02:05 AM   #1
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
rjolly87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Posts: 6,857
Thanked 298 Times in 246 Posts
rjolly87 has a brilliant futurerjolly87 has a brilliant futurerjolly87 has a brilliant futurerjolly87 has a brilliant futurerjolly87 has a brilliant futurerjolly87 has a brilliant futurerjolly87 has a brilliant futurerjolly87 has a brilliant futurerjolly87 has a brilliant futurerjolly87 has a brilliant futurerjolly87 has a brilliant future
Default bonneville vs taurus?

anybody ever raced a taurus <non SHO> with a NA engine of similiar year <on the track of course>? how did the taurus hold up, and which engine.

remember, "track racing" only please
rjolly87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2005, 03:50 AM   #2
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 15,928
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BonneMeMN is on a distinguished road
Default

Drove a 24v 2000 Sable the other night. That thing has more getup off the line then a 3800.... Or atleast the initial throttle tip in, and roll is faster. Dunno about all of the launch.. Nice lil motor in there, sounds great.
BonneMeMN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2005, 04:00 AM   #3
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Ocean County, New Jersey
Posts: 541
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
asonofabeach69 is on a distinguished road
Default

There are 2 different 3.0L engines that come in those things, the 3.0L OHV engine making 155hp and the 200 hp DOHC. I dont know ive driven in cars with both and am not impressed with either. I believe the 1/4 mile times ive read on the DOHC is like 16.2, the pushrod version is in the high 17'* cause in the fall of 03 my friend ran one at the track with his V6 92 camaro and got beat by the tarus; 17.7 to 18.3
The DOHC feels peppy but I dont think it can beat an L36 or a Series 1 L67 powered bonne.
asonofabeach69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2005, 01:14 PM   #4
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Grand Rapids, Mi
Posts: 3,244
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
L27Buick is on a distinguished road
Default

my mother in law as the 200hp wagon and it not fast but its not slow. i drive it alot while in hawaii it did decent in the mountians.
L27Buick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2005, 08:10 PM   #5
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 19,756
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
1993 SLE is on a distinguished road
Default

ive driven a 96 Sable with the 24v and it wasnt that impressive.....i think the N/A could spank it
1993 SLE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2005, 09:21 PM   #6
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 4,816
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
GonneVille is on a distinguished road
Default

Never raced one, but I've driven every year and trim level of Taurus up till 2001, and other than the original SHO/stick shift, they are all dogs. The only saving grace for the original bodystyle was that they were fairly light. When they did the ground-up redesign(94-95?) they gained a lot of weight, and even the SHO with the newer V8 was slower than the previous year.
They also all have huge trans reliability problems, especially the base 3.0Liter.
The Taurus was never a performer, that'* why they killed it.(Then chickened out and replaced it with yet another uninspired, conventional, slow, FWD sedan. Yay for F*rd, upholder of the status quo.)
GonneVille is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2005, 09:25 PM   #7
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,177
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Twister97 is on a distinguished road
Default

Remember guys, the Taurus was the poor mans family sedan. You could be a cheap car that would last a long time for your family. Say that about the Bonne, but it was never as cheap.
Twister97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2005, 09:35 PM   #8
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 4,816
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
GonneVille is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Twister97
Remember guys, the Taurus was the poor mans family sedan. You could be a cheap car that would last a long time for your family. Say that about the Bonne, but it was never as cheap.
The problem is that the Taurus was just that, "cheap". Not inexpensive, but cheap; cheaply made, from cheap metal, with cheap electronics and wiring(which is the reason that practiacally everything Ford makes has a tendency to burst into flames), cheap design work, and shoddy build quality.
Everything that Frod[sic] makes has the same problems; unreliable AOD transmissions, fire-hazard wiring, cheap interiors(visible mold lines, sharp edges), and horrible build-quality. The only(ONLY) thing that Ford has going for them is that they also sell the cars cheap. So buy cutting every corner until it bleeds, they offer their customer exactly what they pay for, a cheap car, and they make a f*cking mint.
GonneVille is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2005, 09:41 PM   #9
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,177
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Twister97 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GonneVille
Quote:
Originally Posted by Twister97
Remember guys, the Taurus was the poor mans family sedan. You could be a cheap car that would last a long time for your family. Say that about the Bonne, but it was never as cheap.
The problem is that the Taurus was just that, "cheap". Not inexpensive, but cheap; cheaply made, from cheap metal, with cheap electronics and wiring(which is the reason that practiacally everything Ford makes has a tendency to burst into flames), cheap design work, and shoddy build quality.
Everything that Frod[sic] makes has the same problems; unreliable AOD transmissions, fire-hazard wiring, cheap interiors(visible mold lines, sharp edges), and horrible build-quality. The only(ONLY) thing that Ford has going for them is that they also sell the cars cheap. So buy cutting every corner until it bleeds, they offer their customer exactly what they pay for, a cheap car, and they make a f*cking mint.
Everyone is entitled to an opinion buddy, and thats exactly what it is.
Twister97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2005, 09:59 PM   #10
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
rjolly87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Posts: 6,857
Thanked 298 Times in 246 Posts
rjolly87 has a brilliant futurerjolly87 has a brilliant futurerjolly87 has a brilliant futurerjolly87 has a brilliant futurerjolly87 has a brilliant futurerjolly87 has a brilliant futurerjolly87 has a brilliant futurerjolly87 has a brilliant futurerjolly87 has a brilliant futurerjolly87 has a brilliant futurerjolly87 has a brilliant future
Default

i wonder if anybody remembered that i was looking for Taurus VS Bonneville in a race <on the track of course>.

GL vs SE
LX vs SSE <NA>
SHO vs SSEi.
rjolly87 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Taurus SSEi or Bonneville SHO? OLBlueEyesBonne Your Ride: GM Pictures & Videos 16 05-30-2007 12:30 PM
Friend says he can take me in 1999 taurus se Wolfedog50 General GM Chat 22 07-19-2003 02:39 PM
New Taurus VS LeSabre Custom88 General GM Chat 20 04-25-2003 10:50 PM
94 SE vs Taurus SHO (Early 90's) Dillon General GM Chat 10 02-08-2003 04:44 PM
Craaaap, I just got blown out by a Taurus SHO Bonneville_blue 1992-1999 6 09-28-2002 01:27 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:51 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.