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Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan

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  • theman123theman123 Posts: 170
    I can't Believe Import Trend said something nice about the fusion. So what do you all think of this ? I wonder if they have a kit for the 4 cylinder.

    Steeda Ford Fusion
  • scape2scape2 Posts: 4,119
    is also in this months Motor Trend! Great article. There is a guy on my daughters soccer team that did much of the same to a Milan premier V6. He does mods to cars/trucks for a living and has been doing this for over 25 years. the Milan was definitly quicker. I want to post this article in the midsize sedan room to show the non-blievers. I was ridiculed and laughed at by the Toyota/Honda fans. :mad:
  • scape2scape2 Posts: 4,119
    In Motor Trend they actually show the Fusion V6 to be .1 seconds faster than a Sonata V6! Even though the Sonata has 15 more HP! :shades:
  • theman123theman123 Posts: 170
    I found this article online

    What do you think

    Ford's comeback in 2008
  • urnewsurnews Posts: 668
    Encouraging, but in the end it's still just words.
  • scape2scape2 Posts: 4,119
    Ford has already started to pull out of its nose dive. With the excellent JD powers ratings, the Fusion/Milan continue to do well. The revamped Taurus. Ford is not dead. As much as the media like people to believe. Ford is doing well in Europe and Asia. Granted, I do think Ford forgot its North American market over the last 15 years or so. The Blue Oval will survive. It is going to be a different company however in the coming years. Leaner, meaner and profitable.
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    The revamped Taurus not going to do anything. The improvements for 2008 are too late and partially negated by taking the styling from bad to worse with the "revamping."
    Fusion seems mostly OK. It would be better if it had top of the class fuel economy and it will be 2009 before it gets stability control.
    People look at fuel economy much more nowadays and with the Fusion, the best you can say about gas mileage is that the V6 mileage estimates are not that much worse than the 4 cylinder, so you might as well just get the V6 and use a bit more gas since neither does that great mpg wise.
    Maybe a hybrid Fusion with stability control, factory rebates and tax credits to offset the cost will be the car to buy in 2009 if they find a way to install the hybrid battery other than using half the usable trunk space like the Camry and Altima hybrids.
  • mschmalmschmal Posts: 1,757
    Fusion Fuel econ is so close to the Accord and Camry that you would probably have to keep the car over 5 years before any fuel econ savings came close to equaling the greater cost of those cars vs. the Fusion.

    Most people don't even know what stability control is.

    Mark
  • scape2scape2 Posts: 4,119
    "The revamped Taurus not going to do anything"

    How do you know this?
  • sandman46sandman46 Posts: 1,798
    Totally uninspiring design bordering on plain ugly! Seriously, why can't Ford give us their European designs over here...some of their foreign models are just outstanding!!! Why can't we get any of them over here? Someone please explain this to me...Scape2?

    The Sandman :)
  • savethelandsavetheland Posts: 671
    According to specs new Ford Mondeo has almost the same size as new Taurus.
  • sandman46sandman46 Posts: 1,798
    The Sandman :)
  • scape2scape2 Posts: 4,119
    Styling is purely subjective. Styling is also one aspect of a vehicle. The Taurus is rated all 5 star for safety, has a very good and reliable power train, comes in AWD too. Interior is very well laid out and materials are nice quality. I feel sales will pick up with the new 3.5 along with the face lift. As we know the Taurus is a renamed 500. The 500 is a solid and well build vehicle. Name recognition is what this car needed.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,622
    It's more than just a renamed 500. There were over 500 changes that went into the Taurus refresh.
  • urnewsurnews Posts: 668
    There were over 500 changes that went into the Taurus refresh.

    Please list them. (LOL)
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,622
    Obviously most of those changes are minor and unnoticeable but it's not quite fair to say they just changed the name.

    They did something similar when the 03 LS came out with 500 changes and I think they actually listed all or most of them. I'll see if I can find that one.
  • Karen@EdmundsKaren@Edmunds Posts: 5,028
    ...I thought this topic was about Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan? Hmm, whattaya know, it is!
    :P

    Please post your comments about new Ford Taurus in What Are Your Thoughts on the Return of the Taurus/Sable?

    Thanks!

    Karen-Edmunds Community Manager

  • Has this article been brought up?

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19636744/

    (I don't think I'm breaking forum guidelines by citing the link.)

    In a nutshell, the article notes that the Fusion had a dismal sales month in June (12,435) and rather hints that the car is a semi-flop (but not an outright failure).

    Now, I don't own a Fusion. But were I in the market for a new car, a Fusion is the FIRST car I'd buy. It's solid, well-built, gorgeous styling, roomy, etc etc. And it has a great price.

    Why are so many quick to malign this car?? :confuse:
  • makigrlmakigrl Posts: 19
    With mercury they should bring back to cougar as a rwd sporty coupe that the american car companies have dumped over the past years. They need to give mercury an identity like sporty or luxurious. A mercury is not a Lincoln but should be more luxurious than a Ford. The fusion has a trip computer standard on higher end model that milan doesn't. Milan just has a few added features like the aluminum trim and wood trim are standard. Is the wood trim even real.

    Ford takes the mercury version and just makes a few enhances not greatly separating it or giving it a different identity. I would look at the used car lists and they 1996-2000 sable was more upscale and considerably different that the tarus.
    Now most of the mercurys are just a little bit different that the same ford models but mostly the same.
  • jeffyscottjeffyscott Posts: 3,855
    The article says: With the Fusion, Ford is too closely copying a Camry.

    Uhh...how exactly is it copying a Camry???

    Did Ford expect or plan to sell 300,000 Fusions per year? Are they even capable of producing that many? I don't think so.

    It isn't about the number of units it is about whether a profit is being made. I don't know how many units they need to sell to generate adequate profits and I am certain the writer of the article has no clue either.
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