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You are in the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan Hybrid
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Ford Fusion Hybrid, Mercury Milan Hybrid, Hybrid Cars, Sedan
#602 of 1144 Re: Update [tpsv]
Apr 09, 2009 (7:39 am)
Yes you received an excellent deal. I paid MSRP - $500.00 the salesman gave me because it was a month between contact to contract. I had the fully loaded one all options.
Long term fuel mileage is around 33 mpg, on short trips it is around 41+. I am still trying to figure out the high voltage battery level indicator. Sometimes it is fully charged but will not go into EV mode. Other times it goes right into EV mode. The manual said you can go about 1 mile at 30 mph on a fully charged battery. In ideal conditions I have rolled at 45 mph for at least a mile or two with air on.
Went over to the Lincoln dealership in Manassas VA to drop off my friends car. All of the salesman came running out when I pulled in. They had not seen the hybrid yet. They had a TON of regular Milians on the lot. There is about a 5-7k difference between the Milians. That is high in my opinion. I guess it did not make any economical sense to purchase this car but I did it anyway! Not the first time I would be called stupid. Still I am happy so who cares what one thinks!
Too bad about the economy because the products are very good. The next few years are going to be interesting as I was reading about the new Ford EV based on the Focus or Fusion that is going to hit in 2011. All I can say is that it is about time we get off this carbon standard for personal transportation!
#603 of 1144 Re: Update [hayley2]
Apr 09, 2009 (7:45 am)
Document fees, (don't understand why I have to pay this fee to buy a car?)
You don't, technically. This is just added profit for the dealer - nothing more, nothing less. If you buy on A/X/Z/D plan you only pay $75 doc fee (this used to be $0).
As long as you know what the fee is just add that to the vehicle cost when you're comparing and negotiating. And if you let the dealer know that you know that fee is just additional profit then it's a little easier.
#604 of 1144 Re: Update [tpsv]
Apr 09, 2009 (10:02 am)
Just to clarify...with sales tax of 7% and tag/title, my total was $34K.......drive out price...
Still seems to be OK as it has rapid spec 500A and NAV...
Now I feel better:-)
Has anyone got any Milan Hybrid from fresh order yet?
Apr 09, 2009 (11:54 am)
I got 54 mpg on my 8 mile route to work this morning. However, I wasn't running the AC and did not exceed 40 mph. Also, I haven't purchased gas yet, so I don't know if the trip computer is accurate.
So far, I am quite pleased.
#606 of 1144 Re: Fusion Mileage [scottphillip]
Apr 09, 2009 (2:22 pm)
Since the AC is electric powered and does not take any power from the engine, I don't believe running it should have impact on gas mileage. Plus, with the windows up, you will be more aerodynamic.
#607 of 1144 Re: Fusion Mileage [daninoah]
Apr 09, 2009 (2:28 pm)
Power is power, so AC will make some impact.
#608 of 1144 Differences Between FFH and Milan Hybrid
Apr 10, 2009 (1:49 am)
Besides the obvious cosmetic differences, anything significantly different between these cars. For exmple, I have heard the often Mercury vehicles are often built with a different suspension for a softer ride. Is that the case with the hybrids?
#609 of 1144 Re: Fusion Mileage [texases]
Apr 10, 2009 (6:54 am)
There isn't enough battery power to run the A/C for very long without starting the engine to recharge.
#610 of 1144 Re: 2010 Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan Hybrid [KarenS]
Apr 10, 2009 (2:02 pm)
My new 2010 Fusion hybrid lasted 7 days and 500 miles before it died in the middle of traffic. Towed into the dealer 6 days ago but they say they cannot fix it because they cannot get parts!
Ford cannot make a dent in the hybrid market this way. Ford customer support says that they will get back to me in "a few days"
Maybe I made a mistake.
#611 of 1144 Re: 2010 Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan Hybrid [kinetics]
Apr 10, 2009 (2:39 pm)
And maybe you're overreacting.