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Autmobile Mag has driven the 2013 Fusion:
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.
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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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
Last edited by koko12; 09-21-2012 at 12:08 PM.
I had no idea a MT would be offered...nice! Did the previous Fusion have a MT available?
Only thing that vexes me is why is this car not a hatchback? It already has the profile, why not just do it? I know Americans hate the boxy hatchbacks because they look too downmarket but since this doesn't look downmarket but has a hatchback-friendly fastback profile, why not do it?
The MK1 Fusion had a manual transmission for both the I4 and V6 models (same with the MK1 Mazda 6). The manual was still available on the facelifted model with the newer 2.5 I4, but I think they got rid of it when they stuffed a bigger V6 into it (just like the MK2 Mazda 6)
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That said, the second-gen was available with a minty fresh 6-speed manual to the first-gen's 5-speed.
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I don't know about cost... The Mazda 6 5-door was ~$2,000 more than the sedan base to base in 2004, but I'm unsure as to whether the 5-door came standard with any more equipment or if they were identical outside of the liftback vs. trunk.
I get what you're saying about selling as well and also pulling in extra customers based on utility, but I can't help but feel that the car would get looked down upon (in the US, anyways) for basically being a hatchback.
Really, though, it's hard to say. Do you know of any similar situation- cars that were sold at approximately the same price in both sedan/liftback variants? Would be nice to compare sales numbers.
Whoops, my bad. I tried to google 1G Fusion V6 with a M/T but was not successful. I thought it would have been a Canuckstan special, but I guess that is not the case. Strangely enough, the Ford seems to hold a higher resale $ than the Mazda, though the latter looks so much better .. both in and out!
I miss my V6 5m/t hatch
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!
Autoblog really likes it (check out the Sport model in the video):
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