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Mercury Milan, Ford Fusion, Sedan
#4802 of 5819 Re: 140,000+ sold in 2006 [exalteddragon1]
Feb 24, 2007 (1:56 pm)
Because McDonalds sell more burgers than Wendys are they a better value? Nope..
If Ford were smart they would offer 3 engine choices for the Fusion/Milan. Make the 3.5 a Fusion GT of sorts. Offer a 6speed manual or autoshift of some kind. Offer more standard features in this trim level and put on some body styling queues to distinguish it from other Fusions/Milans on the road. This more HP thing has got to stop sometime. What are we going to have a 500HP or 1000 HP family sedan? God, I hope not..
#4803 of 5819 Re: 140,000+ sold in 2006 [scape2]
Feb 24, 2007 (2:11 pm)
Develop the 500 HP family sedan. Build about 5 of them equipped with the 500 HP engine, the rest will have normal 4 and 6 cyl engines.
Then advertise the new 500 HP whatever...
starting at $17,995
($1,000,000,000 as shown)
Something like the Nissan Altima ads, only more so.
Feb 26, 2007 (7:21 am)
The scary thing is - that would probably sell more cars. Just so people could be associated with the "fastest sedan".
#4805 of 5819 If Ford had that kidn of 3.5L capacity,
Feb 26, 2007 (3:42 pm)
They wouldn't be bleeding red.
Incidently, I have a Fusion with 2.3L and Auto and that trans comes the closest of any Automatic that I have driven to acting the way I want it. It will rev up to 5k rmp before up shifting if I am accelerating. Also, I almost feel like to downshifts 2 quickly. If you dip into the throttle quickly it will downshift right away.
I still prefer my 07 Mustang V6 with manual though.
Feb 27, 2007 (1:25 pm)
The reason power is such a big deal is because it draws people into the showroom. Then, after considering prices, they go down to a 4cyl and drive away.
Because the competition keeps changing, and getting better, Ford needs to put the 3.5L into the fusion soon or else it will be tough news. Look, the Camry a family sedan has 268hp, how can a Fusion that is a sports car have just 221? Ford knows this and is probably addressing the issue. Also the manumatic (lack) is horrible since its very sporty and good for city driving where manuals won't cut it.
I am glad ford is having good news with this car. Wish it were made here
At least the Taurus still is
I hope ford pulls out of this mess.
#4809 of 5819 Re: Power [exalteddragon1]
Feb 27, 2007 (3:56 pm)
This is very true. It's never about what the company thinks it's adequate, but how it looks versus competition. There is no real need for 27 or 30 speeds bicycles, yet nobody will seriously look at "sufficient" 21-speed that offers the same spread. If the competition pushes big horsepower numbers and it works (sales rise, even if mostly other trims), then you have to offer similar item in order to be considered.
If they have surplus of 3.0 engines, why then not create Fusion SVT with 3.5 and continue selling 3.0 alongside at better price? Everybody wins
#4810 of 5819 Best Dealer for Service/Warranty Issues in DFW Area
Feb 28, 2007 (6:40 am)
Can you all give me your opinion and experiences with dealers in the DFW area when it comes to service and warranty repairs? I have a 07 Fusion. Thank you!
#4811 of 5819 This is all competely false.
Feb 28, 2007 (8:15 am)
People begin to consider a car because they like the way it looks. Most people don't care or know about HP or Torque.
People decide to by a car based on price and whether they like the way it FEELS to drive.
Accordingly, most people would think a Civic SI or a Honda S2000, or a Mazda RX-8 are under powered because people don't like to rev. engines.
I think this is part of the appeal of trucks is that all that low end torque makes the vehicle feel powerful to the vast majority of people who really don't know how to drive.
If you don't think the majority of people don't know how to drive, just reflect on the last time you were on the road...