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#5209 of 5819 Re: 2010 Fusion, when? [coldcranker]
Feb 15, 2009 (9:29 pm)
I know it seems early to ask about a 2010 model, but even the Ford site says coming in Spring 2009. I figured they would try to bring this one out early to boost their sales. I've been looking for a mid-size sedan replacement for my Grand Cherokee, and the Fusion was never really on my list at first, as the 4 cyl model got the mileage of the Accord and Sonata 6 cyl's. It looks like they'll get it right with the 2010 model, though. The 4 cyl seems great, and yes I'm anxious to find out what the 6 cyl MPG rates, though the new 4 cyl seems to have adequate power by the numbers anyways. My Jeep was costing me $10 a day in gas commuting to work and back last year when the gas prices got so high. I'm glad they made these improvements as I was ready to get a 2009 Sonata, and now I'm reading alot of people are having suspension noise/problems with those...
#5210 of 5819 Re: 2010 Fusion, when? [xmech]
Feb 16, 2009 (7:19 am)
They are in production now in Hermosillo, but they'll need a few weeks to ramp up and start shipping. I'd expect the 2010 models to start arriving end of March, early April.
#5211 of 5819 Re: 2010 Fusion, when? [xmech]
Feb 17, 2009 (10:22 am)
Just read the edmunds review on the 2010 Fusion, and according to them, it now has poor steering feel thanks to electic power steering... They just HAD to screw something up, didn't they? How many MPG do you lose for hydraulic steering? (The reason I think they went with electric.) I guess you could shell out the extra $7k for the Sport version, then forget the MPG.
If it's as bad as the Sonata, you might as well be playing a video game. Heck, I wonder if I could switch the steering wheel out for a force-feedback video game one, it would be an improvement over those things.
Hopefully it won't be too bad, or my search will have to continue.
#5212 of 5819 Re: 2010 Fusion, when? [xmech]
Feb 17, 2009 (10:31 am)
Autoblog found no such problem:
Similarly on the autocross course, the Camry proved to be an understeering slug that was extremely reluctant to change direction. Turning the steering wheel was like using an old video game wheel with no force feedback. The effort was overly light and the angle seemed to have little relationship to where the car was going. One other steering problem the Camry exhibited was a tendency to run out of steering assist during the slalom where the sequence of left-right steering inputs demanded more than the power steering pump could supply. The electric power steering on the Fusion exhibited no such issues.
#5213 of 5819 Re: 2010 Fusion, when? [akirby]
Feb 17, 2009 (1:32 pm)
Cars.com review drove the 09 and 10 Fusion back to back on a long distance trip and said the 2010 was much improved and rather impressive.
#5214 of 5819 Re: 2010 Fusion, when? [berri]
Feb 17, 2009 (2:16 pm)
Well, that's good to hear. Just have to wait and see. Just hope gas prices don't go through the roof again before I 'upgrade'.
#5215 of 5819 Re: 2010 Fusion, when? [xmech]
Feb 18, 2009 (9:23 am)
it now has poor steering feel thanks to electic power steering
If true, don't blame the electric-ness. VW has electric power steering and their system is fine.
Also I wonder if the system is adjustable, like VWs. Does the sport model have hydraulic or just a different setting on the electric?
#5216 of 5819 Re: 2010 Fusion, when? [jeffyscott]
Feb 18, 2009 (2:11 pm)
Does the sport model have hydraulic or just a different setting on the electric?
IIRC, the steering on the Sport is hydraulic.
#5217 of 5819 Looking at the 2010 Fusion
Feb 19, 2009 (4:58 pm)
I received the My Ford magazine and there was an article on the 2010 Fusion. That made me look on the net and I've become very interested in the newly designed model. I have to think this through but I'm considering trading my 2007 Freestyle for the new Fusion when they hit the showroom in March. Of course the numbers have to add up but I think it's a sweet looking ride with some impressive MPG numbers. I wonder if there will be any discounts or deals out there for this new model?
#5218 of 5819 Re: 2010 Fusion, when? [xmech]
Feb 19, 2009 (5:41 pm)
posted epa mileage is one place to look at for fuel mileage, but you should really look at more sources to try to figure out what a vehicle's real world mileage is, if that is your main concern.
this goes for any other concerns, also.