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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
#615 of 1144 Re: 2010 Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan Hybrid [kinetics]
Apr 11, 2009 (6:05 am)
I once had a Toyota that died and took weeks to get fixed. It happens to all car lines at some point. It is not unusual for a part to be defective from the factory, and since these cars are brand new, the techs have a lot more to learn, and things like this will happen, hence the wait a year before buying a brand new model. Keep your chin up, there was something about the car you liked, otherwise you wouldn't have bought it.
#616 of 1144 Re: Fusion Mileage [texases]
Apr 11, 2009 (6:24 am)
That's true, but driving with your windows down will require more power as well, especially at highway speeds.
#617 of 1144 Re: Differences Between FFH and Milan Hybrid [otisnj]
Apr 11, 2009 (6:38 am)
There is no difference between Fusion and Milan other than minor trim. Ford has not had the resources to distinguish Mercury any more than grill, tail lighta and minor interior trim for several years now. That may change when and if the company recovers. But for now, Mercury only provides slightly different clip styling to the very same Ford vehicle.
#618 of 1144 Re: 2010 Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan Hybrid [akirby]
Apr 11, 2009 (10:24 am)
Now the "processor" has arrived but all the lights on the dash are lit and there" is noone at Ford to figure out what to do until Monday"
#619 of 1144 Re: 2010 Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan Hybrid [daninoah]
Apr 11, 2009 (10:27 am)
Now the processor has arrived but all the lights on the dash are lit and "there is no one at ford to help diagnose until Monday"
retired Ford engineer
#620 of 1144 Re: OK [pf_flyer]
Apr 11, 2009 (10:29 am)
Thanks for trying to keep the proper forum tone.
#621 of 1144 Re: OK [pf_flyer]
Apr 11, 2009 (11:04 am)
My apologies to all. I will stick to the FFH topic. And Kinetics, sorry about the problem. I am sure it will be fixed soon. A new car is bound to have a few issues, but nothing will be inherently wrong with the car.
About 10 years ago, I bought a VW Passat right out of the box. It had a couple minor issues in the first couple of months, but nothing since. I sold it to a friend a couple of years ago, and it has 180 k miles and is still going strong.
#622 of 1144 FFH Fans Won't Be Disappointed
Apr 11, 2009 (1:06 pm)
I just returned from the dealership to check out my new ride and all I can say is Wow!. We are taking delivery on Monday.
Forget for a moment this car is a hybrid. I have to believe the Ford Fusion is one of the best mid-sized sedans on the market. If you thought about buying a 2009 because of the rebates, you will be glad that you waited. This car is vastly improved inside and out for 2010.
We drove it about 15 miles today. What I was most impressed about was: (1) how long it stays in electric mode at speeds under 47mph; and (2) how seemless it switches between gas and electric. After driving it, the best way to maximize fuel economy is to get up to speed first. Then, let you foot off of the accelerator and you instantly going into electric mode. The switch from gas to electric is virtually undistinguishable.
We are purchasing a Spec 501a with leather, black on black. It took about 8 weeks from the point of the initial order (DORA). The dealer graciously accepted Ford X-plan pricing. This plan is offered to friends and family, retirees and shareholders of Ford. If you work for a larger company, you should check to see if your company participates. The trick will be finding a dealer who will accept it. The good ones will and it saved us $2,000 off MSRP of $30,780.
We have owned only mid-sized vehicles and the suspension on this car is sport-like. You are going to be really impressed with the fit and finish, as well as the quietness of the ride for the size of the car.
If your most important goal is to just get the greatest fuel economy, you may want to consider the Prius. However, if you are looking to drive a hybrid that drives like a sedan, and offers better fuel economy, this car is a game changer and you won't be disappointed.
The dealer told us that Ford will manufacture any FFH ordered through 4/30 and will guarantee delivery before the end of 2009. They are only planning to make 25,000 this year. Don't wait too long or you might be waiting until next year.
Good luck and good hunting,
#623 of 1144 Gov't buying 2,500 hybrids
Apr 11, 2009 (4:45 pm)
Do GM and Ford have enough hybrids to meet this order? The article I read said the hybrids would be bought before 4/15/09. I find this interesting in light of the comment rsnow95 was told "that Ford will manufacture any FFH ordered through 4/30 and will guarantee delivery before the end of 2009".
I'm still waiting on my FFH, maybe this week.