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Recent Drives: Equinox and Taurus Much Improved

By Editors on January 15, 2008 4:45 PM
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At some point during our concurrent weeks with the 2008 Chevy Equinox Sport and 2008 Ford Taurus we were struck by how much both of these first-generation vehicles have been improved in their short lifetimes. The Equinox received several upgrades for 2007 and is practically transformed by the 3.6-liter V6, six-speed automatic transmission, hydraulic (not electric) power steering and suspension tweaks that distinguish the new-for-2008 Equinox Sport. The Ford Taurus, which began life as the Ford Five Hundred, has been similarly reborn by Ford's latest six-and-six powertrain.
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