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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, 12:04 PM   #3
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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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Old 03-03-2012, 12:24 PM   #4
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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.
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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Old 03-03-2012, 03:03 PM   #5
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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..
Looks like it could be the same motor that they are putting in the 2013 escape....?

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EcoBoost 2.0L I4- This engine replaces the now obsolete Duratec 30 V6, producing similar power, more torque, and better fuel economy. Output is projected to be the same as the Escape at 237 bhp (177 kW; 240 PS) and 250 lbft (340 Nm). of torque through a 6F35 transmission with SelectShift capability. Steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters will be offered on the Titanium trim, while a sequential shift lever is expected on S and SE trims. AWD is an exclusive option to this engine choice.
Seems a little down on power, but if it gets 35+ MPG HWY ask me if I care!

Put me on the list for a test drive!
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:13 PM   #6
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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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I saw a 2012 Camry on the road the other day....what an awful looking car.
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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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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



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Old 03-03-2012, 06:28 PM   #12
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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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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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