Last post on Sep 24, 2011 at 8:01 PM
You are in the Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan
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Mercury Milan, Ford Fusion, Sedan
#5014 of 5819 Re: Backup Sensors [akirby]
Dec 04, 2007 (9:48 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 (10:10 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 (10:19 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 (8:43 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.
Dec 30, 2007 (2:01 pm)
so i got my new 2008 fusion a week ago and i love it. its a SE v6, silver exterior with black interior, and a rear spoiler. i love it, its such a sturdy car and its just so smooth. are there any little secrets about it that i should know? like certain hits on the info display to display something other than the norm? just curious. i've read all the info on the car and would hate to miss something. i also noticed that distortion when i flip the rearview mirror to night viewing. it hurts my damn eyes! i look forward to reading more that you guys all put up, and i'll keep postin'.
#5020 of 5819 Question about Moon roof
Jan 06, 2008 (6:47 pm)
Read somewhere where the moon roof decreases head room in the Milan (Fusion too, I guess).
Anybody know for sure?
#5021 of 5819 Re: Question about Moon roof [biznaga]
Jan 06, 2008 (7:47 pm)
A moonroof decreases headroom by a couple of inches in almost EVERY car. It's normal. There has to be somewhere for the roof panel to go when it opens.
#5022 of 5819 Re: Question about Moon roof [akirby]
Jan 07, 2008 (8:08 am)
Thanks, Makes sense. Guess I will have to actually sit in one to see if it bothers me or not.
#5023 of 5819 Re: Question about Moon roof [biznaga]
Jan 07, 2008 (9:45 am)
Totally depends on the car. Some have plenty of room with one and some have no room without one. Make sure the seat is adjusted properly for height when you do the comparison.