Ford Taurus reliability - better info

Discussion in 'Generation 4 - General Discusson' started by mkaresh, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. mkaresh

    mkaresh SHO Member

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    I wanted more up-to-date car reliability information that included actual repair rates. So in late 2005 I started getting people together to make this possible. TrueDelta now updates actual repair frequencies, not just dots, four times a year, to track cars closely as they age.

    We've had good participation by Taurus owners, with over 400 signed up. But more 2010s will be needed to provide full results for it. If enough SHO owners participate, I'll provide separate stats for the SHO.

    Participants simply report repairs the month after they occur on a one-page survey. When there are no repairs, they simply report an approximate odometer reading four times a year, at the end of each quarter.

    To encourage participation, participants receive full access to all results, not just those for the Taurus, for free.

    For the details, and to sign up to help out:

    Car reliability research
     
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    So, is this like... spam... or what? I'm having a hard time telling... lol
     
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    you be quiet and pay attention to what's going on around you! shouldn't you be on a guard tower or something?
     
  4. mkaresh

    mkaresh SHO Member

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    Depends on whether you want to make an already tough job tougher, or not.

    I'm putting about 70 hours a week into this. Sometimes people opt to help out, and then we get something going. Other times they take a less productive view, and we don't.

    We do have quite a few participants in the military. From them I hear life is still far from easy in Iraq, even if we don't hear as much in the news anymore.
     
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    lol I was just giving you crap. I have a finely tuned spam detector (I have friends from hawaii) and this didn't set it off.

    And, I'm STILL not in friggin' iraq. I'm still stuck here in purgatory (kuwait). I mean, it's not bad and all, but I'd rather just be there already.

    And, I don't do guard towers; I do guard guns. Witness my avatar (click through to my profile for a better pic!)

    Edit: Not that it helps any, but if I had a 2010 (or, indeed any car at all right now) I would participate. The only vehicle I ride nowadays is an MRAP, though...
     
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    mkaresh SHO Member

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    I gather this is your first tour over there?
     
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    Yes... and it damn well should be, I'm in the Navy. We're not supposed to be doing this crap.
     
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    They're giving sailors assignments on land now?

    Ever stationed in Norfolk? I'm from Virginia Beach. There are some really good Ford dealers in that area.
     
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    mkaresh posts on lots of forums, and collects this data to share with the world on reliability of vehicles.
     
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    I can vouch for that, plus there are some not-so-nice dealers too in this area.
     
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    mkaresh SHO Member

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    I worked for a Chevrolet dealer down there during the summer of 1986. They had the lowest CSI in the region, and deserved it. The Ford dealer next door, where my best friend worked, was a much better place for both employees and customers.
     
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    Thanks for putting a good word in. I want to provide results for all cars, and since most forums focus on a single model...

    A few other Taurus forums have been helping out, so I'm a bit surprised only 15 2010s are signed up so far. We have 26 2010s (on top of 95 2009s) for the Flex, and I'm pretty sure the Taurus outsells the Flex by quite a margin.
     
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    You ain't livin till you've worn a 33 ton suit of armor equipped with a fully automatic, belt-fed 25mm cannon at your fingertips. Wanna talk piece of mind?
     
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    I can vouch for this gentleman as well.

    I believe I have 2 or 3 vehicles registered with him. I do my best to keep up when he sends out his email reminders.

    If I can ask what are we suppose to do when we sell a vehicle off.

    I'm guessing you still have my 08 Taurus and maybe even a 06- 500.

    As of now we still have the 07 Pacifica and now a SHO.
     
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    It's now possible to report cars sold by going to "My Garage" on the site and clicking on the "change status" link.

    But if this is from way back, it might be best to just email me with the month/year sold and the models and model years of the new cars.

    Link for that:

    http://www.truedelta.com/contact.php
     
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    Now 21 2010s signed up. Better, but more remain needed for a full result in May.

    Help make this happen:

    Car reliability research
     
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    Now 28. We'll have a partial result for the 2010 Taurus next month, but more participants remain needed for a full result.

    Help make this happen:

    Car reliability research
     
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    How many do you need to break out an SHO listing?
     
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    At least 25, but in practice at least 40. It's doable.

    Unless the powertrain ends up having problems, though, it won't be necessary in the near term.
     
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    We're not able to break out the SHO yet, BUT we will have a full rather than a partial result for the 2010 Taurus this month. Thanks, guys.

    Working toward splitting out the SHO, just a matter of getting enough owners involved:

    Car reliability research
     

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