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Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Volkswagen Passat, Mazda MAZDA6, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, Kia Optima, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#11044 of 18214 Re: 2009 Mazda 6i vs. 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 [akirby]
Oct 29, 2008 (12:47 pm)
The fusion drives like crap. My mother has a 2006 SEL V6, although the car is peppy, the steering is lose, and is pittiful for FWD in snow. I think she paid 28 grand for, biggest waste of money ever. I strongly don't reccomend a Ford product...and considering the Mazda 6 is practically a Fusion, I would stay away from it. Looks can be decieving, I would go with the Altima.
#11045 of 18214 Re: 2010 Milan Spied [thegraduate]
Oct 29, 2008 (12:49 pm)
That is typical Ford engineering. CHEAP. The new Milan is worse then the old one, I could see maybe an 85 year old woman driving one. That grill is hidious!
#11046 of 18214 Re: 2009 Mazda 6i vs. 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 [dm1212]
Oct 29, 2008 (1:00 pm)
Fusion steering and handling is one of it's strong points and is better than average for this type of vehicle. That was one of the few benefits of the Jackie Stewart Formula 1 team.
#11047 of 18214 Re: 2009 Mazda 6i vs. 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 [dm1212]
Oct 29, 2008 (1:10 pm)
Ummm, you need to be corrected. The Mazda6 is not by any means a Fusion. The Fusion was loosely based on the 1st gen Mazda6 and though no longer in production the 1st gen Mazda6 is still considered the best handling, braking and steering vehicle in this class. The 2nd gen is a whole other story. The difference is night and day between the two of them.
#11048 of 18214 2010 Fusion Pic and Details
Oct 29, 2008 (1:12 pm)
Just released at media.ford.com:
(Fusion Sport Model shown - not the best camera angle in the world but I guess they want to save the good stuff for the L.A. Auto Show official debut)
For 2009, the 2010 model year Fusion and Milan will offer Fordís all-new Duratec 2.5-liter I-4, producing 175 horsepower; an enhanced 3.0-liter V-6 with 19 more horsepower than its predecessor; and a 3.5-liter V-6 that pumps out 263 horsepower on the Fusion Sport model.
Fusion models equipped with the 2.5-liter I-4 engine are expected to deliver at least 3 mpg better on the highway than the Honda Accord and 2 mpg better than the Toyota Camry.
That's 240 hp for the 3.0L V6 with better fuel economy than the previous 221 hp version. And should put the fuel economy at 33 mpg for the automatic 2.5L vs. 30 for the Accord and 31 for the Camry.
The only thing I see missing is HIDs - does the Camcordnatima offer HIDs?
#11049 of 18214 Re: 2010 Fusion Pic and Details [akirby]
Oct 29, 2008 (1:15 pm)
Anyone else see a Saab in the front??
Not bad...not bad at all.
#11050 of 18214 Re: 2010 Fusion Pic and Details [aviboy97]
Oct 29, 2008 (1:22 pm)
Maybe just a tad - but i think it's more the angle of the shot. The camouflaged spy shots didn't look that way.
#11051 of 18214 Re: 2009 Mazda 6i vs. 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 [aviboy97]
Oct 29, 2008 (1:25 pm)
The 2008 Mazda 6 and the 2008 Fusion were almost the same car, and the drive on the Fusion is simply american. The next Fusion and Mazda 6 are using the same chasis again. 3 Years 36,000 mile warranty, simply not a good idea to buy either one of them. Today was the first time I saw the Milan, and it looks like the bumper weighs 4,000 pounds and its pulling down the grill. Try Audi or BMW engineering.
#11052 of 18214 Re: 2010 Fusion Pic and Details [akirby]
Oct 29, 2008 (1:26 pm)
I can see that offering two different V6 engines is going to make it tough on dealers to place orders.
#11053 of 18214 Re: 2010 Fusion Pic and Details [aviboy97]
Oct 29, 2008 (1:28 pm)
The Fusion looks decent, but the Milan looks horrible. Fusion could use real chrome instead of cheap plastic three barred grill, and it might get my approval. Does anyone have a rear view of the Fusion?