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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
#696 of 1144 Re: FFH challenge update: 1,445 miles on one tank of gas [larsb]
Apr 29, 2009 (1:29 pm)
I'll bet if they put the Ford hybrid drive in the Prius it will do even better than the Prius drive.
On a side note, has anyone noticed that special financing always excludes the Hybrids? Do they not want to sell them? If I could get 4.9% on the Fusion, it would make my monthly payment equal to what I pay now on a Camry Hybrid and would order one today!
An owner of the company I work for just picked up a 2010 Fusion Sport and he let me check it out, I loved it, the seats are comfortable, the layout, fit and finish superior to the Camry, the only gripe I would have is the placement of the climate controls, they are at the bottom of the stack, in front of the shifter, but aside from that, a really nice car.
#697 of 1144 Re: FFH challenge update: 1,445 miles on one tank of gas [acdii]
Apr 29, 2009 (1:35 pm)
Go to Pentagon Federal Credit Union. You can get a 60-month 100% car loan for 3.99%. Go get that hybrid!
#699 of 1144 Re: Ford sync - not for the impatient? [wpwoodjr]
Apr 30, 2009 (5:41 am)
You can change or eliminate all the beeps and voice prompts. Go to the "menu" button below the nav screen, and push it until you see what you need on the screen.
#700 of 1144 Re: What do you think? [akirby]
Apr 30, 2009 (10:46 am)
When you tell me a car is superior over another one, I don't really think you should consider cost as a factor in figuring "superiority". If so then a Cobalt and a coulple of hundred other cars are all superior to the FFH
#701 of 1144 Re: FFH challenge update: 1,445 miles on one tank of gas [acdii]
Apr 30, 2009 (10:55 am)
Do they not want to sell them? If I could get 4.9% on the Fusion, it would make my monthly payment equal to what I pay now on a Camry Hybrid and would order one today!
Ford does not need to give a discounted rate to sell these. 0% offers are typically limited to vehicles that are not selling well. In order to go from a used TCH to a new FFH and keep the payment the same, I would assume you had a large down payment on the TCH (because you will lose depreciation) or the TCH had a high interest rate. Usually somewhere in the dealings of trading or selling a used car you have to lose money.
#702 of 1144 Re: What do you think? [wvgasguy]
Apr 30, 2009 (11:06 am)
Who says your definition of superior is the only one?
How about fuel economy (22 city vs. 41 city)? Or Sync?
They're both nicely equipped midsized sedans so it's not too much of a stretch to compare them.
#703 of 1144 Got my car last Friday
May 01, 2009 (5:43 pm)
I got a FFH last Friday and am enjoying it immensely. It was a 502A package so it pretty much came with all the gadgets you could possibly order. My last car was a 96' Explorer so this was a big upgrade in technology and quality. I'm having a blast with the LCD screens that tell my efficiency, and Sirius with the Navigation is cool too.
When I left the dealership it seemed like the dealership drove it a little and I started out with 16.9 miles to the gallon. Since then I've gotten it up 38 mpg. Most of my driving has been less than 5 minutes away so I think my efficiency is lower than it could be.
On the freeway I'm getting roughly 40 mpg going 65 mph in the Austin area. Going downtown I've gotten as high as 62 mpg which I was stunned by. In mixed freeway and highway I've averaged as high as 53 mpg. All of these without driving at a snail's pace so I'm definitely satisfied.
In short, I love this car. It looks good. It drives great, and all the gadgets inside are extremely fun. The only negatives I've noticed thus far is that when music is playing and the car is switching from gas to electric the sound lowers a bit before it goes back to normal. It's not too bad of a gripe, but it is there. The other negative is the gadgets can be distracting when driving because they're so fun. Other than those two, its a great vehicle so far.
#704 of 1144 Re: Got my car last Friday [davidcaruso]
May 01, 2009 (6:43 pm)
Your comment about the radio volume decreasing is interesting. After I've driven our car 400+ miles-mainly on the hiway, I haven't noticed this. But when I mentioned it to my wife who has driven our car for 600 miles in city traffic, said, "Yea!! I've noticed that, but didn't know what caused it".