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Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan Hybrid

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  • tpsvtpsv Posts: 3
    Just to clarify...with sales tax of 7% and tag/title, my total was $34K.......drive out price...

    Still seems to be OK as it has rapid spec 500A and NAV...

    Now I feel better:-)

    Has anyone got any Milan Hybrid from fresh order yet?
  • I got 54 mpg on my 8 mile route to work this morning. However, I wasn't running the AC and did not exceed 40 mph. Also, I haven't purchased gas yet, so I don't know if the trip computer is accurate.

    So far, I am quite pleased. :)
  • daninoahdaninoah Posts: 45
    Since the AC is electric powered and does not take any power from the engine, I don't believe running it should have impact on gas mileage. Plus, with the windows up, you will be more aerodynamic. :shades:
  • texasestexases Posts: 5,424
    Power is power, so AC will make some impact.
  • otisnjotisnj Posts: 15
    Besides the obvious cosmetic differences, anything significantly different between these cars. For exmple, I have heard the often Mercury vehicles are often built with a different suspension for a softer ride. Is that the case with the hybrids?
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,622
    There isn't enough battery power to run the A/C for very long without starting the engine to recharge.
  • kineticskinetics Posts: 4
    My new 2010 Fusion hybrid lasted 7 days and 500 miles before it died in the middle of traffic. Towed into the dealer 6 days ago but they say they cannot fix it because they cannot get parts!

    Ford cannot make a dent in the hybrid market this way. Ford customer support says that they will get back to me in "a few days"

    Maybe I made a mistake.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,622
    And maybe you're overreacting.
  • hayley2hayley2 Posts: 44
    Not good, hopefully not a trend. Do keep us informed however how this all plays out. I wonder if the Ford/Mercury Technicians have been to school and updated on these new vehicles? :cry:
  • daninoahdaninoah Posts: 45
    Maybe you're not telling the truth. Something tells me you're a basher and a troll.
  • PFFlyer@EdmundsPFFlyer@Edmunds Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 5,808
    Let's stick to the cars and not get into discussing each other please.

    Thanks for your cooperation and participation.

    PFFlyer@Edmunds

    Moderator - Hatchbacks & Hybrid Vehicles

  • acdiiacdii Posts: 753
    I once had a Toyota that died and took weeks to get fixed. It happens to all car lines at some point. It is not unusual for a part to be defective from the factory, and since these cars are brand new, the techs have a lot more to learn, and things like this will happen, hence the wait a year before buying a brand new model. Keep your chin up, there was something about the car you liked, otherwise you wouldn't have bought it.
  • gregg_vwgregg_vw Posts: 2,419
    That's true, but driving with your windows down will require more power as well, especially at highway speeds.
  • gregg_vwgregg_vw Posts: 2,419
    There is no difference between Fusion and Milan other than minor trim. Ford has not had the resources to distinguish Mercury any more than grill, tail lighta and minor interior trim for several years now. That may change when and if the company recovers. But for now, Mercury only provides slightly different clip styling to the very same Ford vehicle.
  • kineticskinetics Posts: 4
    Now the "processor" has arrived but all the lights on the dash are lit and there" is noone at Ford to figure out what to do until Monday"
  • kineticskinetics Posts: 4
    Now the processor has arrived but all the lights on the dash are lit and "there is no one at ford to help diagnose until Monday"
    retired Ford engineer
  • kineticskinetics Posts: 4
    Thanks for trying to keep the proper forum tone.
  • daninoahdaninoah Posts: 45
    My apologies to all. I will stick to the FFH topic. And Kinetics, sorry about the problem. I am sure it will be fixed soon. A new car is bound to have a few issues, but nothing will be inherently wrong with the car.

    About 10 years ago, I bought a VW Passat right out of the box. It had a couple minor issues in the first couple of months, but nothing since. I sold it to a friend a couple of years ago, and it has 180 k miles and is still going strong. :shades:
  • rsnow95rsnow95 Posts: 1
    I just returned from the dealership to check out my new ride and all I can say is Wow!. We are taking delivery on Monday.

    Forget for a moment this car is a hybrid. I have to believe the Ford Fusion is one of the best mid-sized sedans on the market. If you thought about buying a 2009 because of the rebates, you will be glad that you waited. This car is vastly improved inside and out for 2010.

    We drove it about 15 miles today. What I was most impressed about was: (1) how long it stays in electric mode at speeds under 47mph; and (2) how seemless it switches between gas and electric. After driving it, the best way to maximize fuel economy is to get up to speed first. Then, let you foot off of the accelerator and you instantly going into electric mode. The switch from gas to electric is virtually undistinguishable.

    We are purchasing a Spec 501a with leather, black on black. It took about 8 weeks from the point of the initial order (DORA). The dealer graciously accepted Ford X-plan pricing. This plan is offered to friends and family, retirees and shareholders of Ford. If you work for a larger company, you should check to see if your company participates. The trick will be finding a dealer who will accept it. The good ones will and it saved us $2,000 off MSRP of $30,780.

    We have owned only mid-sized vehicles and the suspension on this car is sport-like. You are going to be really impressed with the fit and finish, as well as the quietness of the ride for the size of the car.

    If your most important goal is to just get the greatest fuel economy, you may want to consider the Prius. However, if you are looking to drive a hybrid that drives like a sedan, and offers better fuel economy, this car is a game changer and you won't be disappointed.

    The dealer told us that Ford will manufacture any FFH ordered through 4/30 and will guarantee delivery before the end of 2009. They are only planning to make 25,000 this year. Don't wait too long or you might be waiting until next year.

    Good luck and good hunting,

    rsnow95
  • Do GM and Ford have enough hybrids to meet this order? The article I read said the hybrids would be bought before 4/15/09. I find this interesting in light of the comment rsnow95 was told "that Ford will manufacture any FFH ordered through 4/30 and will guarantee delivery before the end of 2009".

    I'm still waiting on my FFH, maybe this week.
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