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Mercury Milan, Ford Fusion, Sedan
#5543 of 5819 Re: My 2006 Millan in snow [dennis4529]
Feb 11, 2010 (7:31 am)
My last 2 vehicles were 4WD SUV's that drove awesome in the snow. I am now in a front wheel drive 2010 Ford Fusion SEL. Chicago this year has had some good storms and yesterday's 14" was a doozy! My Fusion drove GREAT through deep slush and snow. I got out of my driveway before the plow came in the morning no problem even with the measly 6 or 7" of clearance on the underside.
Check your tires.... they can make all the difference in the world. Also, a full tank of gas helps too!
#5544 of 5819 Re: My 2006 Millan in snow [dennis4529]
Feb 11, 2010 (7:59 am)
#5545 of 5819 Re: My 2006 Millan in snow [mz6greyghost]
Feb 11, 2010 (8:46 am)
Are you suggesting that tires specifically designed for cold temps and for driving on snow will actually improve performance when driving on snow in cold temps?
Who woulda thought?
#5546 of 5819 Re: My 2006 Millan in snow [akirby]
Feb 11, 2010 (10:11 am)
Aside from the hassle and cost of having two different sets of tires, the problem with winter tires is they reduce performance in all other conditions. To me it is not worth having worse performance for ~95% of the winter in order to have marginally better performance for the 5% of the time that there is a little residual slush or snow on the roads (assuming one is generally driving where they use things like snow plows and salt).
#5547 of 5819 Re: My 2006 Millan in snow [jeffyscott]
Feb 11, 2010 (10:38 am)
I don't think you need to go the winter tire route with front wheel drive. You just need to make sure you have a quality tire with plenty of tread left on them!
#5548 of 5819 Re: My 2006 Millan in snow [jeffyscott]
Feb 11, 2010 (10:40 am)
They should also be better in extreme cold (below freezing). But you weren't complaining about not having good traction in the snow.
#5549 of 5819 Looking for a detailer
Mar 01, 2010 (11:36 am)
I have a 2010 Mercury Milan,Tuxedo Black Metallic.
I just saw a couple light scratches on the door.
I tried Dupont Polishing Compound.
It didn't completely remove them.
I now have a Dulled looking area where i used the compound.
What should i do to fix this ?
#5550 of 5819 Re: Looking for a detailer [desgnr]
Mar 01, 2010 (12:15 pm)
Depends on how aggressive the compound was. Use a less aggressive polishing compound first (if it exists), then use a good polish like Meguiars deep crystal system followed by a good wax.
#5551 of 5819 Re: Looking for a detailer [desgnr]
Mar 01, 2010 (12:44 pm)
3M or Meguires polishing system should shine it back up. Just make sure you use the type specifically for Clear Coats, any other type will kill the finish. You want to use the swirl remover, then the clear coat polish.
#5552 of 5819 2010 Fusion Headlights
Mar 10, 2010 (5:25 pm)
Just test drove a 2010 Fusion SE at night to evaluate the headlights, very disappointing. The low beams, even with the "fog lights" on, were awful. The high beams are OK, but let's face it most driving is done with the low beams on.
Anyone know of a way to improve the 2010 Fusion's headlights?