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Mercury Milan, Ford Fusion, Sedan
#4815 of 5819 Re: Fusion sales up 46% in February [akirby]
Mar 01, 2007 (12:30 pm)
"I guess the Fusion Challenge ads are working.
2007 2006 change
13,359 9,143 46.1%
Milan up 22%, MKZ up 21%.
Overall Ford daily rental fleet sales down 30%.
Edge 7,977 up 43% from January"
You won't see the media give Ford Motor Company good news coverage. These numbers are great! I can see why the 07 Fusion is selling, AWD, Nav more goodies for your hard earned dollar. Spread these around the net to other forums and chats. Man! I love the internet, free speech at its best!
#4816 of 5819 Re: Fusion sales up 46% in February [scape2]
Mar 01, 2007 (5:14 pm)
You beat me to it. Not only is the Fusion challenge starting to work I think the word is starting to get out on the Fusion. A 46% sales increase in February, the slowest month of the year because it's only 28 days. Also, people are doing their taxes. Well, I guess we know what people are spending there tax return on. That is a huge gain for the month. That is very significant.
Well here's the complete break down in PDF File it's nothing that you don't know already.
February 2007 Ford sales PDF
Well Scape2, I dunno how free it is, because we still have to pay for the internet LOL
#4817 of 5819 Sweet lease deals in NY region help
Mar 02, 2007 (9:46 am)
$249 for an SE I4 Auto $0 down, $0 first payment
$289 for an SE V6 AWD!!!! $0 down, $0 first payment.
Not soliciting, just providing info.
Mar 04, 2007 (1:55 pm)
The Fusion looks great and is a nice alternative to all the Camcords out there. I personally think the Camry looks like an overweight whale, it's flanks look too fat for the car. Toyota should've made it a bit trimmer like the Accord. Very curious to see what Honda has in store with the '08 Accord. The pic of the coupe looked really sharp. I do hear that the car wil be larger inside and out. Now that does seem like a mistake. The current size is plenty big.
But even the Civic and Corolla have moved up in size with the Fit and Yaris now being their small entry models. Why must everything keep getting bigger and bigger? Time to leave the size alone and get those mileage figures up into the 40's for every day driving. Now that would be something. Mileage in the 40's without having to be a Hybrid!
Ford does need to tweak the dash of the Fusion though. All the lighting should have the same color and it shouls all be electroluminesent. Just seems to make for a more upscale dash. And as I drive a '06 Civic, I really love the two tier dash...puts the speedometer much higher in the direct line of sight. Seems like a more intuitive location.
Mar 04, 2007 (7:38 pm)
I own an 06 Fusion SEL V6, and the lighting should have been either blue or red just to give it a more upscale look. I don't know what you mean thought by "all the lighting being the same color"? Mine is all green?? no other colors that I'm aware of?
I also don't understand why cars need to get larger and larger as they go from model year to upgrade years. Keep them the same size. Add content, add options, tweak the exterior/interiors/engines/supensions ect..
#4820 of 5819 Another comparison
Mar 04, 2007 (7:47 pm)
Do you realize there is yet another comparison between the Fusion/Camry/Accord???? This time in California! 400 People and the Fusion won again! I sure wish the sedan comparision room would open so the Accord/Camry troops can explain how the Fusion won AGAIN!
#4821 of 5819 Re: Another comparison [scape2]
Mar 04, 2007 (8:29 pm)
It would not do a single thing to change their opinion. The first thing that's going to come out of their mouth is. Oh, it's a paid event by Ford. Oh, Ford paid them to say that. I don't care what some stupid valley girl thinks about a sticking Ford Blah Blah Blah...etc. Scape2 you and I love Ford, but you have to realize that there are some close minded Ass#$s out there. The Fusion Challenge wouldn't do a damn thing to even slightly sway their opinion. Campaigns like the Fusion Challenge are designed to sway people that are "on the Fence" not die hard fans. Die hard fans would instantly dismiss it as BullS#t Marketing. I guarantee you, Camcord fans counter attack would be that sorry Consumer Reports article that just came out about American cars and how badly they suck despite of there efforts to improve. All in all, opening that forum back up and trying to argue with them would be just a big waste of time. Then edmunds would have to close it again
Camcord fans are D#$s
Let it go Scape2 and anybody else trying to impress a Camcord fan. The Ford Fusion is an American car built in Mexico. So it's not even really an American car according to Camcord fans. To Camcord fans, the Ford Fusion will always be inferior, and not even American car. Most importantly, it will never be anything to them. But, we all know it's an excellent car. Stop caring about what they think. Unless you like wasting your time
#4822 of 5819 Re: Another comparison [scape2]
Mar 04, 2007 (9:32 pm)
Have you got a link to this comparo ? Or can you provide a few quick summary comments ? Sounds like something I`d sure like to know about. Thanks .
#4823 of 5819 Fusion Challenge
Mar 05, 2007 (8:36 am)
Remember, CAL is very anti-american in their car tastes.
Keep in mind that an AWD Fusion is comparable in price to the FWD Accord and Camry and AWD does improve performance in the dry on a road course.
My dealer can't keep the 4 cylinder SEs with MSRP of $19,900 in stock.
#4824 of 5819 Re: Fusion Challenge [mschmal]
Mar 05, 2007 (9:37 am)
Mark - are you hearing from customers that they're responding to the Fusion Challenge ads?