High Demand for 2010 Ford Taurus Means Buyers Should Wait
For consumers interested in saving money, this will probably mean having to wait a while before making that purchase.
At a time when Ford's overall sales have decreased by 23.8 percent, demand for the new Taurus came out at 50 percent higher than predicted.
Ford hoped to sell around 1,100 of the vehicles during its first month, but actually pulled off selling 2,300 - over twice what was expected.
Even with such a promising start, it's still too early to tell how well the 2010's sales will fare in the coming months.
One thing is certain: if you plan on buying the new Ford Taurus, now is not the best time to do so. As a newly redesigned model that has just been released, its popularity - and price - is currently at its peak.
Check again in about six months when the supply has a chance to catch up to demand; you'll probably encounter much better prices then.
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