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  • Re: Road Trip!

    Took the Fusion to my sisters on Sunday to pick up mom. Car ran great, better than the driver. I had a hard time keeping my speed reasonable. Stopped a couple of times, but not for fuel, 375 miles in 6 1/4 hours. Cool, so ran the heat for the whole trip, 27 mpg.
    Before leaving on Monday, BIL hit my car leaving for work, but just a fender scrape(estimate about 1k).
    Put the cruise on 72 for the trip home as much as possible. It never downshifted once no matter what the incline.
    I did kick in the turbo a few times to pass slow movers.
    Stopped for fuel and a sit down for something to eat. 375 miles in 6 hours. Mileage around 31 mpg.
    My mom did comment that is was a much better vehicle to travel in than my sisters car, a Prius V.
  • Re: Midsize Sedans 2.0

    Regarding the Accord going 0-60 in 6.6 seconds, we've been over this before, the brakes had to be serviced every 10k and the clutch replaced at 30k.
    I'd like to report something about my Fusion, but I've only driven it 126 miles since Feb 1.
    I did use it to jump start another car. It was a pain because the negative battery terminal is buried under the firewall cowl.
  • Re: Gigantic Rear-Facing Convertible Car Seat Fits With Room to Spare - 2014 Toyota Highlander Limited L

    My parents had a station wagon that had a second row seat that was stuck in the down position. My sister and I sat in tires. She has a PHD. I must have hit my head on something. :)
  • Re: Project Cars--You Get to Vote on "Hold 'em or Fold 'em"

    @gsemike, I really enjoy the list of links you post to various cars, along with reading your comments before I see what it actually is.
  • Re: Report Your Local Gas Prices Here

    in central CT... Filled up for $2.139 for RUG. Last 2 fillups have been about $25. I look at the receipt and wonder where's the rest of it?
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