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    Thread: Just test drove a Fusion 1.6/auto. WOW.

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      10-12-2012 12:15 AM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Just for reference.. but you think your 2010 A3 front end looks classy by comparison?
      Not an answerable question -- "classy" is extremely subjective.


      I'm just saying the fusion looks like it has an enormous ERMAHGERD mouth:


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      10-12-2012 12:16 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by ttvick View Post
      I always wish there was a little more flare to the wheel arches, but yes, a wonderful looking entry level family sedan. Compare this to 15 years ago. It's amazing how far the domestic automakers have come.
      Actually, 15 years ago was this, and it was no slouch.


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      10-12-2012 12:25 AM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post
      Actually, 15 years ago was this, and it was no slouch.

      Mechanically, yes. As far as fit and finish, and particularly in the design category, we've come a long way.

    4. 10-12-2012 12:26 AM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by Saintor View Post
      Nice to have competition, but I'd prefer to get the cheaper, more efficient and quicker Accord 2013 EX. I have yet to see a Fusion to beat it in a comparo.

      I believe they come out pretty much the same price.

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      10-12-2012 12:29 AM #40
      I see it still has that weird hood fitment that I was hoping was pre-production. If you can't manufacture the curve, don't design it.
      my **** straight be snatchin off the line like "crunch" when i brake boost.

    6. 10-12-2012 12:30 AM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by jrmcm View Post
      They're going to sell so f-ing many of these
      I sure hope so.

      Made a nice purchase of F stock back when it was selling in low 9s

      Morgan Stanley recently said they expect F stock to be trading around $17 in a few years so I'm hoping my small chunk of investment could return some solid yields.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post
      Actually, 15 years ago was this, and it was no slouch.

      yeah that's cool & all .... but ... this....

      Last edited by VWFSIB6; 10-12-2012 at 12:34 AM.

    7. 10-12-2012 12:42 AM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by livingVoice View Post
      I believe they come out pretty much the same price.
      Maybe not in Cannuckistan, but since they don't buy enough cars to matter, who cares.
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      10-12-2012 01:13 AM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by warren_s View Post
      Not an answerable question -- "classy" is extremely subjective.


      I'm just saying the fusion looks like it has an enormous ERMAHGERD mouth:

      I could just as easily stick your A3's grill on her face and try to make a bad joke.
      The A3's grill might actually work... better.

      You are trying to hard.
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      10-12-2012 02:40 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      You are trying to hard.
      Thanks for the advice, chief.

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      10-12-2012 03:30 AM #45
      Just wait until the Transmission goes out at 28,000 miles like on my 2011 Ford Fusion. They wanted me to pay for some labor/parts there warranty is **** . Traded it in on Jetta and said Ford you can go straight too hell! Also took the wife's 2012 Ford focus and traded that also in on a jetta. Ford can keep there ****ty ass cars. < Just my own personal opinion about them. There customer service is the worst.. All the customer service will tell you is that they are sorry and to take your car to your local ****ty ford dealer to rape you.Good luck if you do buy one hope you don't have the problems i did!

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      10-12-2012 03:33 AM #46
      VW owner complaining about another (non British or Italian) company's reliability. Can't make this **** up.
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      10-12-2012 03:45 AM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by nm+ View Post
      VW owner complaining about another (non British or Italian) company's reliability. Can't make this **** up.

      Just wait until the Transmission goes out at 28,000 miles like on my 2011 Ford Fusion. They wanted me to pay for some labor/parts there warranty is **** . Traded it in on Jetta and said Ford you can go straight too hell! Also took the wife's 2012 Ford focus and traded that also in on a jetta. Ford can keep there ****ty ass cars. < Just my own personal opinion about them. There customer service is the worst.. All the customer service will tell you is that they are sorry and to take your car to your local ****ty ford dealer to rape you.Good luck if you do buy one hope you don't have the problems i did!




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    13. 10-12-2012 03:45 AM #48
      Kind of sucks you have to special order the MT, I imagine not a single dealer will have one on the lot to piss around with

      It should be interesting to see how it and the Mazada 6 compare in the real world.. both are pretty unique.

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      I'm more amused by the scientific formulas people bring up to justify why a BRZ lost to a Megane. Like really? All that college education you paid for and a BRZ is that important to you to go into some asinine explanation about how it's still a good track car?

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      10-12-2012 04:09 AM #49
      I recently had a Fusion as a rental car and I was really impressed with it.
      I'd consider buying one if I didn't already have 7 vehicles and I don't want any car payments!
      I really wish everyone would update their location in their profile!

      Someone buy my car already!!

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    15. 10-12-2012 04:46 AM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by unimogken View Post
      I recently had a Fusion as a rental car and I was really impressed with it.
      What company ??my local enterprise doesn't have any

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      10-12-2012 05:17 AM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by warren_s View Post
      The platform was developed in Germany. The exterior designer is from Oklahoma and did the work on this car in Detroit.
      "With a design team lead by Ford of Europe designer Chris Hamilton based in Detroit for the design and global launch phase"

      a little confusing, but who cares. The car looks good anyways

      I actually assumed, that this was a 100% german Mondeo and US would not even get it.
      Little I knew

    17. 10-12-2012 07:23 AM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0TJett View Post
      Just wait until the Transmission goes out at 28,000 miles like on my 2011 Ford Fusion.
      About as retarded as someone making statements about an MKV Volkswagen based on their experiences with an MKIV.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Fritz27 View Post
      I was more annoyed with the implication of being a Browns fan.

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      10-12-2012 07:38 AM #53
      Panel gaps look pretty horrendous all-around.
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      10-12-2012 07:45 AM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by Vanilla_Coke View Post
      Kind of sucks you have to special order the MT, I imagine not a single dealer will have one on the lot to piss around with

      It should be interesting to see how it and the Mazada 6 compare in the real world.. both are pretty unique.

      In the real world, very few people will even know that the Mazda6 even exists, while the Ford will run with the big dogs of the segment.

    20. 10-12-2012 07:49 AM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by mhjett View Post
      Panel gaps look pretty horrendous all-around.
      Better than any vw i have seen including my own.

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      10-12-2012 07:53 AM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by Impeccable View Post
      What company ??my local enterprise doesn't have any
      I had one reserved, and when I got there, I had a ****ing Dodge Avenger waiting for me.

    22. 10-12-2012 08:03 AM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by whitejeep1989 View Post
      In the real world, very few people will even know that the Mazda6 even exists, while the Ford will run with the big dogs of the segment.
      It probably will, but it still doesn't give real world feedback as to how it drives.
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      I'm more amused by the scientific formulas people bring up to justify why a BRZ lost to a Megane. Like really? All that college education you paid for and a BRZ is that important to you to go into some asinine explanation about how it's still a good track car?

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      10-12-2012 08:05 AM #58
      Would still take a Camry/Accord for the reliability.

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      10-12-2012 08:38 AM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by whitejeep1989 View Post
      In the real world, very few people will even know that the Mazda6 even exists, while the Ford will run with the big dogs of the segment.
      As long as there are rental companies around, people will know the Mazda exists.

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      10-12-2012 08:49 AM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by VWFSIB6 View Post
      yeah that's cool & all .... but ... this....

      Is no worse than a 15-year-old Golf/Jetta interior.

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      10-12-2012 08:55 AM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by xdre View Post
      Is no worse than a 15-year-old Golf/Jetta interior.
      Except there's less room. The Jetta kills the Contour on space.

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      10-12-2012 08:58 AM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by julz88 View Post
      As long as there are rental companies around, people will know the Mazda exists.
      Where?

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      10-12-2012 01:25 PM #64
      Just came back from test driving the 1.6 as well, SEL with navigation.

      First thoughts:

      Exterior looks really, really good in person (white)
      The doors feel INCREDIBLY solid, opening and closing. Really heavy thud to them.
      Cloth seats were nicer than I expected.
      My ford touch, as well as the display by the odometer were great, I had no issues with them. Mu only complaint was the speedo was a little smaller than I'd like, but that's obviously to fit the two screens.

      The A/C controls, or w/e the buttons are under the navigation are annoying at first use.

      I wanted to drive either the hybrid, or the 270HP or w/e the big turbo engine is, but all they had was the 1.6L, and honestly I came away pretty surprised. It has more than enough pep for a daily driver. If it was my ONLY car I'd want something more powerful, but I have a weekend toy for that.

      I'm going to have to wait till Canada gets the Hybrid and Focus ST (which I also want to look at) before making my choice. Honestly Ford is killing it right now. This is an amazing package, which is the best looking car in the segment, just above the Optima SX IMO.

      Smooth and poised on the road. It felt like I was driving an entry level BMW than a domestic sedan.

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      10-12-2012 01:58 PM #65
      I dig the exterior styling all around until the transition to the decklid. I thought car companies were over trying to blend the roof line into the trunk. I prefer the outgoing one just because of this. Hell, I prefer the cleaner simpler lines of the outgoing one period.

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      10-12-2012 02:07 PM #66
      Grrr.... I'm kind of annoyed that everyone has a local ford dealer with these in stock and the one by where I work still doesn't have any. I got the mustang serviced last week and asked one of the sales guys where either the new Fusion or Focus ST were and he didn't really have a firm idea of when they would receive either. All he said was "soon".

      But I did see a C-Max hybrid!

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      10-12-2012 02:25 PM #67
      How does the interior quality compare to the outgoing Fusion? Those felt like a bad mash-up of "old Detroit {*}," gawdy, and rental-car.

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      10-12-2012 02:42 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
      How does the interior quality compare to the outgoing Fusion? Those felt like a bad mash-up of "old Detroit {*}," gawdy, and rental-car.
      Night and day. I had a base 2011ish Fusion as a loaner last year and while the design was fine, the materials weren't that great. The new one blows the other one away. Everything looked and felt far more expensive than the outgoing model. The only areas that felt low-rent were the silver painted plastic pieces on either side of the center stack and the bottom half of the door panels. This is a high quality, no excuses interior.

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      10-12-2012 02:46 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by silverspeedbuggy View Post
      Night and day. I had a base 2011ish Fusion as a loaner last year and while the design was fine, the materials weren't that great. The new one blows the other one away. Everything looked and felt far more expensive than the outgoing model. The only areas that felt low-rent were the silver painted plastic pieces on either side of the center stack and the bottom half of the door panels. This is a high quality, no excuses interior.
      Awesome Might have to look into one when the CC's lease is up.

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      10-12-2012 02:49 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by silverspeedbuggy View Post
      Night and day. I had a base 2011ish Fusion as a loaner last year and while the design was fine, the materials weren't that great. The new one blows the other one away. Everything looked and felt far more expensive than the outgoing model. The only areas that felt low-rent were the silver painted plastic pieces on either side of the center stack and the bottom half of the door panels. This is a high quality, no excuses interior.
      To build on this more, this car is so much better than the old Fusion it's like Ford skipped a platform/iteration. It feels, looks, and drives so much better it seems like they leapfrogged a (nonexistent) Fusion platform. Almost like there was MK1, then the reworked/restyled MK1.5 version (with the razor blade grille), and this is the MKIII. It's like there was a MKII Fusion that we somehow never saw and they jumped right to a MKIII. (Not sure if I'm making much sense here)

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