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Mercury Milan, Ford Fusion, Sedan
#5009 of 5819 Re: How many [urnews]
Nov 27, 2007 (4:56 pm)
Fusions have been sold since 2005 when the 2006 was introduced? Anybody know? Fusion-sighting are still pretty rare on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and I have yet to see another SEL AWD in Salisbury, MD.
I live in Georgia, and the Ford Fusion is like grass. You cannot drive for 5-10 minutes with seeing one on the road somewhere. I see more Ford Fusions than I see of the Camry's to be honest with you. Obviously, I mostly see the SE 4 cylinder and the SEL V6. And the most common color of the car is black. Even at night the headlights are very distinct. And that's not really looking and paying attention.
Dec 03, 2007 (4:59 pm)
I'm happy to say that i'm getting a ford fusion in about 3 weeks. i currently lease a 2004 chrysler sebring, and its a piece of crap. so needless to say i needed to find another car company when looking for a new car. as of right now, it looks like i may be getting a SEL V6 in silver birch. so i'm pretty happy about it. with only $1000 total out of pocket it should be under $250 a month for a 36 month lease. i'll keep you guys posted. i'll be looking to this forum for info from now on.
#5011 of 5819 Re: new fusion [focus090]
Dec 03, 2007 (10:20 pm)
Enjoy! Please post your impressions after you drive it for a while. Paul
Dec 03, 2007 (10:24 pm)
I have a 2007 Milan. The worst thing is not being able to judge where the back of the car is when parallel parking. (Yes, you've heard that before from many people).
I notice that the 2008 has an optional backup sensor. I figured that would solve the problem for others; I ain't about to trade in a new car. Someone I know told me that one of his cars (a Mercedes, I believe) has those sensors but they are worthless since they pick up everything... i.e., too sensitive.
I was wondering whether any of you have the Fusion/Milan sensors and what you think of them.
#5013 of 5819 Re: Backup Sensors [blumstein]
Dec 04, 2007 (6:49 am)
Parallel parking? I haven't parallel parked in at least 10 years. Everything here in North Atlanta has been converted to diagonal parking (pull in, back out).
I have a 2006 Fusion and it took me about 6 months to get used to the view out of the rear and being able to judge the distance - now it's not a problem. You can get aftermarket backup sensors and even a backup camera if it's really a problem.
#5014 of 5819 Re: Backup Sensors [akirby]
Dec 04, 2007 (10:48 am)
I have a 2006 Fusion and it took me about 6 months to get used to the view out of the rear and being able to judge the distance - now it's not a problem.
Congratulations Allen. We've had our 2007 Ford Fusion exactly one year as of today and I still haven't gotten used to the view when trying to back up. Rear visibility is certainly not one of the Fusion's strong points.
#5015 of 5819 Re: Backup Sensors [urnews]
Dec 04, 2007 (11:10 am)
The thing that bothered me the most at first was the distortion in the rear window. It makes cars behind you appear to be skinnier than they really are. Maybe they need one of those messages on the rear view mirror - Objects in Mirror are wider than they appear.
#5016 of 5819 View out the rear.
Dec 04, 2007 (11:19 am)
Go for the rear spoiler if you can. This spoiler ends at the bottom edge of the rear window and deletes the third brake light on the parcel shelf that seems to block so much rear glass.
#5018 of 5819 Re: Backup Sensors [akirby]
Dec 19, 2007 (9:43 pm)
Try adjusting the height of the mirror.....kind of hard to explain, but look at the "arm" that connects the mirror to the windshield. Adjust the arm to the highest possible position. This will improve rear visibility AND reduce/eliminate the distortion that you are experiencing.