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Old 03-03-2012, 07:20 AM   #1
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2013 Ford Fusion

We have a kid comin' in August so the G35 Coupe has to go. What do you guys think of the new Fusion that's coming out? Or should I just get in line to get my Camry/Accord and be done with it...


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Old 03-03-2012, 07:23 AM   #2
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Fusions have proven to be fantastic vehicles. The new one seems to scream baby Aston. I like it, sorta.

I think you can't make up your mind about any car without driving them. Bring the car seat and all the baby related baggage along for your test drive, maybe even a doll to load into and out of the car seat. All that stuff is what living with the car will be like.
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:13 PM   #3
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Wait for the Fusion & Ecoboost.. and go test drive one, especially over the Accord/Camry.. I think you will be mighty impressed. No shame in going the Ford route, the vehicles are top notch, and coming from a G35 the Fusion will be the more sporting ride for sure.

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Old 03-03-2012, 03:15 PM   #4
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I saw a 2012 Camry on the road the other day....what an awful looking car.
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:19 PM   #5
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I saw a 2012 Camry on the road the other day....what an awful looking car.
The first 10 or 12 I saw I swore they were Corollas.
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:36 PM   #6
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For the most part, Japan's lost the plot. Innovation is once again mainly in Europe and the Americas, with even Korea out-Japaning Asia.

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As these threads wouldn't have any form without contrariness - may I respectfully suggest



p.s. The resemblance to an Aston Martin is like comparing Sandra Bernhard with Angelina Jollie on account both woman have large grills
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:39 PM   #8
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We love our Passat wagon, but the CC starts at $31k now.


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Old 03-06-2012, 09:43 PM   #9
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As these threads wouldn't have any form without contrariness - may I respectfully suggest



p.s. The resemblance to an Aston Martin is like comparing Sandra Bernhard with Angelina Jollie on account both woman have large grills
The CC is a fine looking car, but I sat in one at a car show last year. I'm only 5'8", and getting into the back seat, I whacked my head on the roof arch. It's so short back there, it negates the idea of a back seat. Seriously, a Porsche 911 has better headroom in back.

Nice idea, but form has trounced function.
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p.s. The resemblance to an Aston Martin is like comparing Sandra Bernhard with Angelina Jollie on account both woman have large grills
I've owned VWs in the past and that experience combined with their current high prices and questionable performances in current reliability studies would keep me away from them. Shame really, as the TDI options tick a lot of boxes. Reliability and expense to maintain mean even more to me than MPG, even at today's prices.
I'm a big Ford fan, but is it made in the U.S.? I thought it was North American, but not U.S..
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The first 10 or 12 I saw I swore they were Corollas.
I can't tell them apart from the Civics or Accords unless I see the logos or brand names on the back. Bland...
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:56 PM   #12
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I saw a 2012 Camry on the road the other day....what an awful looking car.
toyota has lost their mind(s).

the new fusion is very attractive. the first model, eh, not so much. i'd consider one with all-wheel drive and a stick shift.
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:17 PM   #13
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I actually expected some shit from the Japanese fan boys...hell I used to be a Honda man having owned several, my next door neighbor has a new camry and I thought it was just me that thought it was ugly. Plus, I have a Ford dealer five miles from my house. I live in a pretty rural area so that says a lot. The nearest Honda dealer is 35 miles..Subaru 50 miles Chevy 30 miles(!)...and VW?..hell I would get ran outta town! Honestly I grew up a ford man as thats all my dad would own. I even have some roller rockers for a 460 over in FM right now for sale..but I never thought I would ever go back to ford as they fell so far behind with the rest of the domestics. But, I am actually thinkin Ford is back. As far as the four cylinder being down on power at 237 HP, I can remember when we all thought the 5.0 mustangs were the shit with 225 horsepower back in the early nineties.
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:27 PM   #14
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As far as the four cylinder being down on power at 237 HP, I can remember when we all thought the 5.0 mustangs were the shit with 225 horsepower back in the early nineties.
HAHA! I had an '84 5.0 convertible in High School. I thought that thing was a rocketship!

I guess I'm overstating when I said down on power. The new Camry and Accord have ~270 HP V6's. They are both rated at 30 mpg hwy. But I'll take an extra 10 mpg over 40 more HP. Like you said... 237 is hardly anemic
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HAHA! I had an '84 5.0 convertible in High School. I thought that thing was a rocketship!

I guess I'm overstating when I said down on power. The new Camry and Accord have ~270 HP V6's. They are both rated at 30 mpg hwy. But I'll take an extra 10 mpg over 40 more HP. Like you said... 237 is hardly anemic
237 is better than my WRX puts out stock. I wonder if the HP inflation will ever plateau. I sure wish my WRX got 37mpg rather than 25, so ford seems to know what it's doing with the 4 cylinder turbos these days.
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