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    Thread: Driven: 2013 Ford Fusion w/ 1.6 and 2.0 Ecoboost

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      09-21-2012 09:59 AM #1
      Autmobile Mag has driven the 2013 Fusion:

      http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews...n_first_drive/

      I stopped by my local dealer last night and they said they'll have Fusions in the next two weeks or sooner. The three people there seemed genuinely excited to get the cars on their lot.

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      09-21-2012 10:49 AM #4
      Hmm...I really like the 2.5 base engine, as we had one in a rental and got 38 mpg for the entire trip. It made okay power (i have a 4cyl YJ wrangler) had tons of room and got terrific mileage.

      One of those with rebates would be a very attractive proposition. Especially with a stick.

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      09-21-2012 11:33 AM #5
      Im trying to convince my mom to get a titamium fusion over a taurus w/ awd and im glaf to hear the rear seat has some room. I think it will be a much more fun car for her to own.

      What other vehicles have the new 2.0 4cyl eco-boost? will be nice to keep an eye on reliability of the engine

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      09-21-2012 11:36 AM #6
      I can't believe I'm actually excited about a hybrid, but it just sounds so good.

      The 1.6T w/ 6MT would be a lot of fun too

      If only we got the wagon or liftback models...

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      09-21-2012 11:40 AM #7
      Such a good looking car. I am gonna go out sometime soon and try to find a 1.6T with the manual to test drive.
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      09-21-2012 04:46 PM #8
      Ford continues to impress me. Love the thought of a 1.6 6-MT and the hybrid looks like a clear winner in the midsize segment. Well done, Ford!
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      09-24-2012 02:20 PM #9
      Autoblog really likes it (check out the Sport model in the video):

      http://www.autoblog.com/2012/09/24/2...-review-video/

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      10-03-2012 10:41 PM #10
      Looky what's at my local dealer:








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      10-03-2012 11:16 PM #11
      That is such a good looking car.

      If the Hybrid gets anything close to the 47 MPG...I'm going to be VERY hard pressed to not go after the titanium hybrid.



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      10-04-2012 10:42 PM #12
      We've got a pair of '13 Fusions on the ground at Heiser Ford Lincoln in Glendale, WI - one Tuxedo Black with a moonroof, one in Bordeaux Reserve Metallic without.

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      10-04-2012 11:02 PM #13
      1.6T with a manual..... Any info if that is available with a Sport Suspension?
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      10-09-2012 07:10 PM #14
      2.0T Titanium















      Add'l pics of 1.4T w/ Sport Appearance pkg:




      I hadn't notice the small stationary windows in the door before today:




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      10-09-2012 07:38 PM #15
      That is an attractive bread and butter car. Well done Ford.
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      10-09-2012 07:58 PM #16
      I have decided I don't like these, in case anyone cares. But seriously, something just feels off. My favorite boring family sedans right now are the Accord, Passat, and Altima.
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      10-09-2012 08:04 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by TangoRed View Post
      I have decided I don't like these, in case anyone cares. But seriously, something just feels off. My favorite boring family sedans right now are the Accord, Passat, and Altima.
      I'm a huge Ford slappy; I saw my first Fusion last night and I'm toeing the line with regard to whether or not I like it. I know the high beltline/slab-sided look is in right now and frankly, I like it, but I think it sorta threw me off on the Fusion at first glance.

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      10-09-2012 10:38 PM #18
      That color and those rims look horrible IMHO.
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      10-09-2012 11:03 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post
      That color and those rims look horrible IMHO.
      Black is horrible? I very much prefer the wheels on the 1.4 sport pkg.

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      10-09-2012 11:12 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by silverspeedbuggy View Post
      Black is horrible? I very much prefer the wheels on the 1.4 sport pkg.
      It doesn't showcase the lines of the car, and it looks like some po-dunk undercover cop car.
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    21. 10-09-2012 11:28 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post
      It doesn't showcase the lines of the car, and it looks like some po-dunk undercover cop car.
      Also, it looks like the suspension is still in "delivery mode."

      That said... the silver one is the major hotness.
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      10-10-2012 12:37 AM #22
      The rear end looks a bit narrow and too tall IMO. In terms of looks I think I still prefer the Optima slightly.

      Still, compare the family sedans of now with their counterparts from 6-7 years ago and the difference in the amount of performance, tech, and style is almost unreal. It's amazing how far cars in this class have come from being basic and boring to being actually, dare I say, desirable?
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    23. 10-10-2012 12:40 AM #23
      What is this? Taurus face with Fiesta ass?

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      10-10-2012 09:47 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post
      It doesn't showcase the lines of the car, and it looks like some po-dunk undercover cop car.
      Don't judge the color by the iPhone photo. In person you may change your mind.

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      10-10-2012 01:05 PM #25
      Saw the 2013 Fusion in real life, touched the interior. It's as nice in person as in pictures. Nicer, even.
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      10-10-2012 02:36 PM #26
      Love all the differing opinions in this thread. I have to say the real-world pics have me even more floored than any press or auto show pics to date...this car is just fantastic looking, I think it will handily replace the Optima as the darling of the affordable-but-upscale-looking segment. I strongly believe these are about to litter the roads as much as Camry and Altima. I work right by an auto mall, I'll have to start nosing around the Ford lot to check their inventory.

      Quote Originally Posted by Old Windy View Post
      1.6T with a manual..... Any info if that is available with a Sport Suspension?
      the SE 1.6T manual can be outfitted with Appearance, Luxury, and Tech packages...none of which make any mention of a sport suspension.

      Quote Originally Posted by bzcat View Post
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      meh, the only Ti things an SE 1.6T can't be optioned with are the Sony 12 Speaker audio, pushbutton start, and AWD. Virtually everything else on a Titanium can be had on a 1.6 SE either stand-alone or in a package.

      Quote Originally Posted by Turbio! View Post
      Because AWD in this class is a snow-belt safety blanket, not a serious performance option, and because they'd sell about a dozen of them.

      The 2WD 2.0T is going to drive just as well as the AWD model - probably better, as it'd be lighter.
      This. Car manufacturers have latched onto "AWD" as the latest greatest ticket in providing safety-paranoid consumers with one more fantastic "safety" option, whether it works well or not. God bless those who truly need it, and it works well for them, but I think "AWD" systems in a lot of new cars are a joke. Here in SoCal there is absolutely no need whatsoever for it, and I agree most FWD equivalents would probably drive just a hair better.
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