Last post on Dec 10, 2013 at 5:02 PM
You are in the Sedans
What is this discussion about?
Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Volkswagen Passat, Mazda MAZDA6, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, Kia Optima, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#17115 of 20239 Re: Concerning the new 2013 Ford Fusion... [albanytim]
Nov 08, 2012 (9:11 am)
I admit this is some part speculation and some what people who you would think should know have told me. When you go to Ford.com go to Fusions and then to Search Dealer Inventory by Zip Code. I admit I have only done this for Southern California. What I have found are the same couple units at all dealers that they have had for a few weeks and all others "In Stock" say "Dealer Ordered". One dealer took the one they had on display and told me they put it in the back but would not give a reason but 2 weeks later that's where it still sits. My dealer has had the exact same two units that are "Available" for 3 weeks now on the list. I can't believe they simply can't find anyone to buy these units but their list of "Dealer Ordered" has doubled and in some cases Tripled. I am not sure if Ford has begun production of the Fusion out of the Flat Rock plant (Thought 2014) but all units I have looked at are coming out of Hermosillo Mexico Plant. When you click on the Monroney sticker you can see the plant and manufacture date. All dates on units that dealers have are old (August). Units are usually delivered to California dealers 10 to 14 days after manufacturing. I would love to know differently as it seems I would be better off just buying a unit off of a local dealers showroom floor as opposed to waiting two additional months. Also, if this was not the case why not just reorder as they claim delivery time is 6 to 8 weeks and forget about a car that might have an issue and has been freighted all over.
Would love for someone who really knows what's going on to post here but everything is hush hush that I can find nothing.
#17116 of 20239 Re: Concerning the new 2013 Ford Fusion... [sdcal2]
Nov 08, 2012 (10:00 am)
Latest rumor is a parts shortage so some vehicles are being built without those parts and shipped to Flat Rock to have those parts added (headlights, headliners were mentioned). Flat Rock is not online yet so this is a perfect situation to handle this type of problem. The memo I saw indicated the shortage was over and only affected about 100 retail (sold) orders - the rest were dealer stock. I think we'll know a lot more once it's over.
#17117 of 20239 Re: Concerning the new 2013 Ford Fusion... [cski]
Nov 08, 2012 (12:28 pm)
I just "built" a Fusion Titanium on Ford's site and I can confirm that no matter what exterior color I chose, the interior is Charcoal Black.
#17118 of 20239 Re: Concerning the new 2013 Ford Fusion... [albanytim]
Nov 08, 2012 (12:30 pm)
Yes, all Titaniums have black interiors with silver accents. No choice.
#17119 of 20239 Re: Concerning the new 2013 Ford Fusion... [akirby]
Nov 08, 2012 (6:31 pm)
Hate all-black interiors. Will never buy another.
#17120 of 20239 Re: Concerning the new 2013 Ford Fusion... [sdcal2]
Nov 09, 2012 (4:17 am)
All I know is that I have seen one (1) 2013 Fusion on the road. One. It was beautiful in "Deep Impact Blue" (looked it up on Ford site). I would not have named the paint on an unproven model after a horrific disastrous explosion, but that is just me....
I live in the DC metro area and seeing only one new Fusion strikes me as weird. I mean there are 3 large Ford dealers within 5 miles of my house. So, where are all the Fusions indeed!? There are over a million people in my County alone. Only one dude bought one?
I know it is part of a recall, but that can also work in the dealers favor. Limited availability can and will drive up the price as long as the dealer can keep recall activity quiet.
It is a very desirable car. It looks like an Aston in the front, a Jag from the side, and has a Volvo-esque dash layout. None of that will help it though if it is seen as a problem car , especially for the price Ford has set.
I am pulling for Ford. It will kill them if this car isn't awesome.
#17121 of 20239 Re: Concerning the new 2013 Ford Fusion... [sdcal2]
Nov 09, 2012 (4:29 am)
The Mexican built cars were recalled over dispute of what "Optional Package order" means....
Ford insists that it does not mean to pack the car with cocaine.
#17122 of 20239 Re: Concerning the new 2013 Ford Fusion... [akirby]
Nov 09, 2012 (8:32 am)
I live close to the Flat Rock plant. They are building a lot of additional facilities there. When finished, they will continue the Mustang build and add the Fusion and Lincoln MKS. I will try to find out about vehicles being sent there to have parts added. I am beginning to see some Fusions here. On the Titanium, the engine is made in Spain. I was not crazy about that idea.
#17123 of 20239 Re: Concerning the new 2013 Ford Fusion... [temj12]
Nov 09, 2012 (8:53 am)
Interested to just how many show up at Flat Rock. Here is the weird part about this launch. It's coming on two months now. I live in the L.A. area and commute every day to to San Diego and drive my territory then back to L.A. About 300 miles per day. I have never seen one new Fusion and yes I've been looking. I have seen what feels like 10,000 new 2012 models. How is it that what Ford believes will be their biggest sale vehicle and Camery killer is nowhere to be found? 99% of the 2012 are gone off the lots near me. What are they selling???
#17124 of 20239 Re: Concerning the new 2013 Ford Fusion... [sdcal2]
Nov 09, 2012 (9:57 am)
It's a controlled launch just like all other Ford launches. The vehicles will trickle in for the next few weeks.