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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
#15325 of 18437 Re: The cliche quandary [chinorth]
Jul 24, 2010 (7:10 pm)
I'd go with the 2010 Fusion if it were me. I'm not a Ford guy and swore them off after my family had several ford products in the 1980's, but I've had Fusions as rental cars a lot lately and have been very impressed with the car. I actually choose the Fusion now when I rent. I've rented a couple of new Accords, they're OK, but if I were buying it would be the Fusion.
On the new vs. used, I prefer new, but in this case I'd definitely go with the 2010 Fusion, they made a lot of great improvements in the new model and I think you'd be happier with it than the 2007.
#15326 of 18437 Re: The cliche quandary [jpp5862]
Jul 24, 2010 (10:34 pm)
Yeah, new vs used is another thing people can argue about forever. There isn't right or wrong, it's just what you like, because you're the one that has to live with it.
#15327 of 18437 Re: The cliche quandary [temj12]
Jul 25, 2010 (8:16 am)
The tires on the Sport are 18" Goodyear Eagle RS-As, and from what I've seen, typical mileage is anywhere from 40-50K miles before replacement, which is typical for a performance all-season tire. The 17" tires are Michelin, and IMO they won't get much more, although the ride will be smoother than the 18", at the expense of handling.
The Sport suspension is pretty good for me. The SEL suspension was too soft for my tastes, but then again, my tastes tend to the sports car side, so, as with the tires, YMMV.
#15328 of 18437 Re: The cliche quandary [temj12]
Jul 25, 2010 (10:38 am)
The RS-A tires have pretty good wear, but wet weather traction stinks with the 3.5L engine. OTOH my Flex Ecoboost as the same tires, but in 20" size, and with AWD, traction is absolutely fine, not once have I spun a tire. My Sport is FWD, the AWD may have better wet weather traction with the goodyears. I may consider finding a pair of better tires for the front of the Sport, only for better wet traction. Ride and handling are pretty darn good for a family sedan, compared to the Camry I had, the Sport is a Ferrari in turns. Nice smooth ride, firm cornering, overall a nice car. If you decide on the Sport, you will be pretty happy with it.
Go drive a Sport, then drive the SEL, find a road with some twists and compare the two. You will probably not notice too much difference between the two when it comes to road noise, bumps are noticeable, but that is a trade off to get metter handling.
#15329 of 18437 Re: The cliche quandary [mz6greyghost]
Jul 26, 2010 (8:01 am)
The tires on the Sport are 18" Goodyear Eagle RS-As, and from what I've seen, typical mileage is anywhere from 40-50K miles before replacement
I've seen the exact opposite from the RS-A's. I have not really seen many go past 20-25K.
#15330 of 18437 Re: The cliche quandary [aviboy97]
Jul 26, 2010 (5:54 pm)
I had RS-As on my Focus. Got 38k out of them, but I rotated them every 5k and checked air pressure on a regular basis. They were only rated for about 30K.
#15331 of 18437 Re: The cliche quandary [jpp5862]
Jul 28, 2010 (12:23 pm)
If things work out I'll be driving a 2010 SEL V6 within the next day or two (dealer needs to find one with the specs I want). I liked the Sport, but missed the additional interior features I could get on the SEL for the same price. I didn't feel much difference between the 3.0 and the 3.5, to be honest. I did like the Sport's suspension setup.
I test drove a 2007 but it just wasn't the same. It was good, but the 2010 felt a cut above.
#15332 of 18437 Fusion styling
Aug 01, 2010 (4:39 pm)
A friend of mine just bought a 2010 Fusion V6 SEL in silver. I own a 2006 SEL V6 in the same light silver color. For grins we parked them side by side and did about 1 hour of comparing. I like the interior of the new 10 Fusion much better than my 06. However, personally I wish Ford would have stuck with the stacked head lamp look. I feel this looks better. My friend says the 06 style had a bit too much chrome in the front areas for his taste. Styling is a personal choice, as we all know. He is happy and satisfied with his decision to buy a Fusion. Oh, and the tweaked 3.0 in the 2010 is also noticeable improvement over my 06 3.0. Power bump is noticeable.
Aug 01, 2010 (11:34 pm)
Am wondering if anyone has experience with either of these cars when the mileage is above 75,000 miles?
There are a number of comments both positive and negative regarding these vehicles. Recently the longtime reigning longevity champions have come under
attack for declining quality in some areas.
Your input is most appreciated.
Aug 02, 2010 (3:13 am)
by the "reigning longevity champions" do you mean Toyota and their Camry and Honda and their Accord? I don't think that either the Kia Optima or the Hyundai Sonata would have that many owners with miles over 75,000 to chime in on here for their car's longevity or their car's problems with one thing or the other. But then again, I have certainly been wrong before.
Please splane yerself futher, mister.