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#801 of 1144 Re: May-2009 Sales [felt]
Jun 09, 2009 (4:58 pm)
Several of us have commented on Ford's Fusion Hybrid advertisements, but no cars to buy.
The 2010s are out, each one of us who has a MMH or FFH has a 2010 car. My dealer has 2010 regular Fusions.
I've never driven a regular Fusion, but I suspect it would drive the same as the FFH.
If you can find a car to test drive, maybe a regular Fusion, you might want to special order a FFH so you get only the options you want. Many, but not all of the dealers are pre-ordering the FFHs with all the options because the demand is still high enough that FFH buyers will pay for options they don't need or want just to get the cars. Which means more profit for them.
Yesterday I read a review of the specs on the 2010 Prius and the FFH. There was very little difference between the two cars on interior dimensions. Now, I've never been in a 2010 Prius, but I drove a 2009 Prius for a week, and there is a big difference in the "feel" of the interior space, with the FFH "feeling" like an Accord. I know "feelings" aren't facts, but the Prius only felt a little bigger than my Saturn Ion. I suspect the Prius does have more trunk room than the FFH due to it being a hatchback.
#802 of 1144 Re: May-2009 Sales [WyattNichols]
Jun 09, 2009 (5:19 pm)
I am still waiting on my 2010 FFH, but did test drive both the regular model (when they did not have a hybrid on the lot) and also a hybrid. They are both on the same chassis and suspension and drove very similarly (transmissions are different but that's not really noticeable), I thought the FFH may have drove a bit better but I was probably biased since I was finally getting to drive the hybrid version.
The Prius is versatile and you can flip down the seats that cram all sorts of stuff in it, so if that's one's interest it's probably the better move. For me it was the ride as well as the $1,700 tax credit which is not longer available with the Prius and softens the blow of the price differential.
#803 of 1144 Re: May-2009 Sales [jeff_h]
Jun 09, 2009 (6:26 pm)
Thank you for the above comments.
We live in Utah, and there are other dealers not much further away. I plan to make a decision soon, and for that reason I would really like to drive a Fusion first. I like the tax credit, but thus far, the indication is the Ford dealers will add more than that to the MSRP. The Toyota dealer did not, plus they offered $2000 more for my trade-in than I expected.
Again, thanks .... I will not jump into either without a great deal more research. Actually, that is the phase I most enjoy.
I feel some urgency to proceed soon. I am absolutely convinced that gas will continue to get more expensive. Hybrids will become hard to find again, and the dealers will take advantage of the shortage. Plus, I feel congress will raise taxes .... that is the only way they will ever get the public into small electric vehicles. Yeah, I know, pretty pessimistic .... but that is what I foresee.
#804 of 1144 Check Edmunds consumer reviews
Jun 10, 2009 (1:24 am)
I would recommend anyone considering a FFH check out the Edmunds consumer reviews at: http://www.edmunds.com/ford/fusionhybrid/2010/consumerreview.html
Rarely (if ever) have I seen such positive reviews for a vehicle. Out of 24 reviews to date, there is only one negative review. People are extremely happy with their FFH.
I would also encourage any FFH owners who have not added a review to do so...
#805 of 1144 Re: Check Edmunds consumer reviews [hoyafan]
Jun 10, 2009 (5:44 am)
I second the reviews, when I was looking to purchase a CUV, I read the reviews for the models I was interested in, and based on the consumer reviews, made my decision. It was for a 2008 Hyundai Veracruz, which also was highly recommended, and It turned out to be a really great CUV.
#806 of 1144 Re: May-2009 Sales [jeff_h]
Jun 10, 2009 (5:46 am)
Ford decided to give build preference to confirmed retail orders (orders placed by consumers and verified by Ford) over stock orders. These retail orders also do not count against the dealer's allocation. This means you can order a FFH and be assured it will be built as soon as possible regardless of the dealer that ordered it.
Go drive a regular Fusion and if you like it and you want the hybrid then order the FFH. Because this doesn't count against their allocation (that runs out this month I believe so don't procrastinate) they should be willing to order one for you at no more than MSRP, sometimes a lot less. This is different from buying one off the lot.
#807 of 1144 Re: May-2009 Sales [felt]
Jun 10, 2009 (6:04 am)
We bought a white 2010 FFH from dealer stock in Dallas, Tx about 3 weeks ago. When I was looking there were at least 10 Fusioin/Milan Hybrids in the metroplex area. If you go to the Ford website and put in any of the DFW zip codes (75204, 76210) you can see for yourself. They are selling well, but not flying off the lots. Those of you really interested might want to make the trip. We only have about 800 miles on ours, but it is a great vehicles so far.
#808 of 1144 Ford Fusion Hybrid-Gas
Jun 10, 2009 (11:47 am)
What grade of gasoline needed in 2010 Fusion Hybrid.
#809 of 1144 Re: Ford Fusion Hybrid-Gas [fressers]
Jun 10, 2009 (11:49 am)
It is in the manual.
#810 of 1144 Re: Ford Fusion Hybrid-Gas [fressers]
Jun 10, 2009 (12:08 pm)
Almost positive it's 87 just like regular fusions.