|01-09-2012, 02:06 PM||#1|
Spah sappin' mah susp!
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Earth...I think
[Top Gear] New Ford Fusion/Ford Mondeo
Check out the sauce here.
If they made one in RWD I'd be all over it. My only gripe with a 5MT Fusion is the FWD-ness. A friend of mine has a 2007 Fusion. I've ridden in it. His only has the four, but my god does it move out. Wonderful little car, and it's never done him wrong. Comfy, too.
Tired Iron ain't got no time to wear out...
1985 Ford F150 | 4x2 | 300ci OHV inline six | 4-speed OD manual | 310K | No power brakes | Running 100% - It hasn't driven this good in 15 years!
1984 Ford F150 | 4x2 | 300ci six | granny four | 3.55 rear end | 210K | Brakes shot. Rear drums are doing most of the work. Not fit to drive due to that.
1997 Ford Explorer XLT | 4.0L Vulcan V6 | 5-speed automatic | shift-on-the-fly 4WD | 210,000 miles | Running 95% - Needs brakes on all four corners + bald tires
1989 Ford F150 | 300cid six...again | 5-speed | 4x4 | 160K | Needs brakes done as well. Oi!
|01-09-2012, 03:57 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Between a rock and a hard place.
Now if only Ford could find the balls to bring up the Falcon. But they won't, they're too deathly afraid of hurting Mustang sales. Even though the Fusion and Taurus basically compete
"He shouted: 'You've won! Didn't you know?' I didn't, and it's about the nicest thing I've ever been told" -Bruce McLaren, 1968 Belgian Grand Prix
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Daily Driver: 1996 Chevy Blazer LT 4x4 - 235k miles
Girlfriend's Car: 2003 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 3.4L 4 door - 160k miles
Bikes: 1979 Yamaha XS 750, 1981 Yamaha XS 400
Plow Truck: 2002 Chevy Silverado 1500 - 150k miles [5.3L, 4x4, ECSB, Eaton Rear Locker]
Others: 2012 Chevy Cruze automatic, Sonic sedan manual, both 1.4 Turbo, LT trim
|01-16-2012, 04:26 AM||#3|
Join Date: Nov 2011
Looks pretty nice. I am thinking about a new one at the moment as well and I haven't even considered a Ford in my last couple of purchases.
They really made a turnaround though and this one is definitely worth a second look. Ford has come a long way, and if you look at their sales numbers (where they had to surrender to Nissan, wow) you can only hope that the car will be as good as it looks.
|01-22-2012, 03:47 AM||#4|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Yeah, fusions are nice. I don't like the interior though. I think it feels kinda cheap. My only complaint out of the car, and I think they changed it up a bit on this model.
Daily Driver:2012 Dodge Avenger R/T || <1000 miles
1999 Plymouth Neon Expresso | | DOHC | | ATX | | 146,xxx Miles
Work done since 130,xxx Miles.:
Timing Belt/Water Pump Replaced.
Brakes, Rotors, Pads, Lines, Master Cylinder
Spark Plugs, Coil Pack.
Needs new Struts/Leaks Brake fluid (lol)
|01-23-2012, 09:25 PM||#5|
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: In the garage.
Do I see an Aston Martin hiding in a new Ford?
Hmm. Will have to think this one over.
To answer most of your questions: (1) AWD improves performance, and does NOT make a car safer (2) Compare total cost to own before sticker price (3) Driver experience trumps all safety features (4) Take all reliability stories with a grain of salt (5) An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
Simplify, then add lightness