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#193 of 261 Re: Some things I don't like about my 2010 Fusion [koho955]
Dec 18, 2009 (6:25 am)
When I got my 2009 Camry Hybrid, within a week I started finding things I didn't like about the car, like poor quality of materials, so-so handling on certain roads, wind noise, and rattles.
I have had my 2010 Fusion Sport for 3 months now, 7000 miles, and my only complaint is the position of the buttons, BUT I knew about those before I even bought the car, so it is a non issue. I have ZERO complaints about the car, the tires leave a little to be desired, but those weren't made by Ford.
I really like the seat and back warmers now that the weather is cold. My bum is toasty warm in minutes, and when I over work my back, they work wonders in relaxing the muscles on my way home. If Ford added a smart key system like that on the Camry, it would make the Fusion an even better car, that is the only thing I miss about the Camry.
When I bought my Fusion, there was only one flaw I found, the drivers door panel around the handle was puffy and bulged out. The dealer ordered a new panel, I brought my car in after work, and 15 minutes later had a new panel installed which was perfect. At first I thought the car had a sync issue, turned out to be my Ipod. For the first time ever, I cannot think of a single gripe about a car I own. Every car I ever bought had something wrong with it that really irked me, and I had LOT of cars, but I cant think of anything on this car, I got used to the button locations so it's not an issue. The performance of this car is outstanding, the handling is amazing, it turns flat around curves, the acceleration great, would be even better if it had some good tires on it, but next year that is on my list. The car is comfortable, the seats very supportive, plenty of leg room, could use a bit more storage, but that would also mean more junk in the car:) The looks, the color, all meld together into a good looking car, I got the Sport that is the same color as the one you always see in ads, in Sport Blue.
#194 of 261 Re: Some things I don't like about my 2010 Fusion [acdii]
Dec 18, 2009 (6:39 am)
Acdii, I also thought the 2010 Camry had a ton of road and wind noise to the point that when stopped at a red light you could hear the traffic whizzing by as if the windows were open. That alone would drive me nuts especially when it gets cold outside and the rubber door seals seem to not work as well.
I have gotten used to the button stack on the dashboard of the Fusion and kinda like it. I drove a ridiculously expensive 2007 Acura MDX for 3 years and I still had to take my eyes off the road to hit the rear defroster without hitting 18 other buttons. They all looked and felt the same. Also, the buttons on the Fusion steering wheel (especially the cruse control) are way better than the MDX.
#195 of 261 Re: Some things I don't like about my 2010 Fusion [koho955]
Dec 18, 2009 (7:46 am)
"Also it would be REALLY nice if they added a button on the trunk so you don't have to use the key-fob or dashboard button every time you want to open it."
I'm not sure I understand this comment, wouldn't this mean anyone could come along and press the button and open your trunk?
#196 of 261 Re: Some things I don't like about my 2010 Fusion [jeffyscott]
Dec 18, 2009 (8:35 am)
I think he means a button that would only open it if it was unlocked. I have that on my Edge with the power rear hatch.
#197 of 261 Re: Some things I don't like about my 2010 Fusion [jeffyscott]
Dec 18, 2009 (11:35 am)
90% of all cars these days have a button so you can open the trunk from the outside. The doors do need to be unlocked for this to work. I'm not talking about an electric auto open/closing trunk....just a button on the trunk handle.
#198 of 261 Re: Some things I don't like about my 2010 Fusion [koho955]
Dec 18, 2009 (3:05 pm)
Thanks for explaining. I've never heard of or seen anything like that for a trunk. I was only aware of that being done for things like hatches and tailgates on wagons, minivans, hatchbacks, and SUVs.
Our minivan has that but, then it does not have the equivalent of a trunk unlock button on the key fob. I'm satisfied with just the button on the remote, myself, but at least now I understand what you are talking about.
#199 of 261 Thanks to all
Dec 18, 2009 (4:18 pm)
I have been reading all your thoughts and opions on the Fusion, its helped a lot. I called my dealer tuesday, told him to find me a red SE v6 automatic, no other options. I picket it up this morning and I love it. Thanks again to all of you for your help.
#200 of 261 Re: Thanks to all [rhawk]
Dec 18, 2009 (4:55 pm)
"opinion on the Fusion"
rhawk: I traded an 08 Accord and looks like some others have traded newer Camry's in for the Fusion and have been happy so far. I wish you luck on your purchase and hope Ford is really on the right track for a long time. I am in my mid 40s and have to tell you that it feels good to buy from an American company with so much heritage
#201 of 261 Re: Thanks to all [rhawk]
Dec 19, 2009 (6:24 pm)
you bought exactly the same car I am looking for. Is it 2010 model? How much did you paid for it?
Best regards, Lehrer.
#202 of 261 Re: Thanks to all [lehrer1]
Dec 19, 2009 (7:10 pm)
If you know anyone who works for ford or retired from ford you can get the family and friends discount program which is the X-plan. I bought my Fusion SEL for $200.00 over invoice and they hold the fees to $75.00 max. They had a $1500.00 rebate also and I was able to get a 60 month loan from a local bank for 3.6% for 60 months