2013 Ford Fusion

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by nskitts, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. nskitts

    nskitts Long timer

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    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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  2. NICO

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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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  3. Fleece Johnson

    Fleece Johnson Husky Adventurer

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    Saw it in metal in Detroit. Thought it looked much better in person. Grill does scream baby Aston. The back was nice too!

    We drove both a Camry and Accord(I liked the Camry better), but I let my wife chose and we ended up with an 07 Accord. It's not a bad car, decent grins when you wind up the V6. But with our second baby here I'm pushing for an AWD Taurus SHO.
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  4. nskitts

    nskitts Long timer

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    I hear the new Fusion will have a turbo 4 that will get 37MPG...not sure what the MPG will be in AWD..
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  5. Fleece Johnson

    Fleece Johnson Husky Adventurer

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    Looks like it could be the same motor that they are putting in the 2013 escape....?

    Seems a little down on power, but if it gets 35+ MPG HWY ask me if I care! :D

    Put me on the list for a test drive! :deal
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  6. mike884

    mike884 Been here awhile

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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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  7. jdiaz

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    I saw a 2012 Camry on the road the other day....what an awful looking car.
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  8. Fleece Johnson

    Fleece Johnson Husky Adventurer

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    The first 10 or 12 I saw I swore they were Corollas. :eek1
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  9. A-Bone

    A-Bone Indubitably

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    It think it is a great looking car...


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  10. BCC

    BCC I know better

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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.

    Fusion.
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  11. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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

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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
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  12. JamesG

    JamesG Rabid Poster

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    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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  13. jdiaz

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    We love our Passat wagon, but the CC starts at $31k now. :huh


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  14. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    :nod Nice.
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  15. green hell

    green hell yawning or snarling

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    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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  16. Bueller

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    37 mpg wouldn't surprise me. Our 2010 with a 6 speed manual gets 33 pretty consistently on the highway. It has been a nearly flawless car.
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  17. BCC

    BCC I know better

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    I qualify for double upgrades when picking up car rentals but I stick with the Fusion, if offered.

    Unless offered the 300 with the big v8. For some reason, love that car.:lol3
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  18. nskitts

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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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  19. Fleece Johnson

    Fleece Johnson Husky Adventurer

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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
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  20. NDEBT

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    I've worked in the car biz for years and to be honest when th fusion came out I was expecting many troubles because it was all new. The steering actually scared me electric reallly:huh. But it works and it works very well. If I was a new famially man and needed a new car I would also give a look to the new Escape.

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