Silver 2010 Ford Taurus SHO

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  1. XPyrion

    XPyrion New Member

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    Bought for my daughter after a year of good driving on a 2004 Bonneville SLE. She loathed the brown interior and seems ecstatic about black (and much better looks). Currently has 153,000 miles and I got it for $6,500 so hopefully that is a good enough deal. Bought from a smaller dealer so I snagged a warranty expecting the worst and getting the 150,000 mile service done in a few weeks just to be safe.

    Wife and I just switched from a 2010 Ford Explorer to a Toyota Highlander due to the water pump failure and then the rear A/C so I am taking a bit of a gamble with Ford again. Ford will always have a place in my heart but damn if the price for servicing these vehicles isn't getting out of hand.
     
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    Welcome to the forum !
    Your daughter is gonna have a blast driving the beast.
     
  3. luigisho

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    Yeah the price will get you drawn into one every time. You need to look at getting the PTU lubricant serviced soon. That is a BS Ford lifetime fluid that is not even close. And don't let a technician tell you differently. Go elsewhere if you have to. Those things need to be vigilantly maintained. Look around the interwebs for this. In fact at this mileage I would get all drivetrain fluids and the coolant changed if you don't have proof it has been maintained. This is a mileage that you don't want to let stuff go since you don't know who had it before you.

    And...welcome aboard!
     
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    This one had 47 service records on the Carfax app so I knew it was well taken care of. I'll have to mention the PTU. Thanks.
     
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    This is a high failure item. If you get the Ford service manual original recommendation and we're not going to do it, find a place that will. There is extensive posting about this issue here and in other places regarding this issue.
     

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