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You are in the Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan
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Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Sedan
#59 of 82 Re: What I would like in future Fusions [samnoe]
Feb 25, 2010 (2:54 pm)
1 and 4, no argument there, but then again most people looking into the Fusion will know about the buttons if they read enough reviews, I knew the button placement was goofy going into it. Now had they followed the same center layout that they have in the Flex, it would have been so much nicer. The ignition switch would be nicer if it was lit. I dont mid the steering wheel size, drive an 18 wheeler and this one seems pretty darn small.
2, None of us have an issue with the doors, they seem to work just fine the way they are.
3, not much can be stored in the glove box once you put the owners manual in, so don't see a need for a light there, but I do see your point.
5, Ford makes wiper shakers that attach to the wipers that vibrate the ice off. I had heated wipers on a Veracruz, damned things always iced up.
6, haven't noticed a problem with coverage, with wiper skipping I have, but the wipers appear to clear quite a bit of glass.
7, placement in the Fusion is perfect if you drive 10 & 2, I don't need to hunt for it, but when at the 9 position, I am always searching for it. 1995 Grand Marquis, 1999 F350 and 2007 Towncar are all at the 9 position and a pain when I drive them. Not sure about the rest of that, haven't been in a Honda to know the differences.
#60 of 82 Re: What I would like in future Fusions [akirby]
Mar 01, 2010 (11:48 am)
"...What is this fascination with glovebox lighting? Turn on the passenger map light if you need to see..."
Hey -- What is this fascination with interior car lighting at all? Just bring a flash light along if you need to see... and you're all set!....
I checked out the 2011 Edge Interior. However, I need still to try it out in person, and also read other reviewers opinions. It is high-tech for sure, but I am afraid it will complicate things even more..
#62 of 82 Re: What I would like in future Fusions [samnoe]
Mar 01, 2010 (12:34 pm)
I agree, but the map light comes with the vehicle and doesn't require separate batteries.
Then again I also don't mind the prop rod for the hood - simple, cheap and never needs to be replaced.
#63 of 82 Re: What I would like in future Fusions [akirby]
Mar 01, 2010 (1:41 pm)
I also don't mind the prop rod for the hood - simple, cheap and never needs to be replaced.
And you don't need to worry about the struts failing and having that darn hood fall on your head! The prop struts on my F350 are getting weak, in the cold the hood fell on my head! Ouch!
#64 of 82 Re: What I would like in future Fusions [acdii]
Mar 01, 2010 (2:37 pm)
Not to mention the price of those truts! I replaced them once on my Grand Cherokee, then when they went bad again, they got replaced with a 2x4...
#65 of 82 Re: clearly not the Camry [acdii]
Mar 09, 2010 (11:43 am)
I also experience a surge/touchy throttle on my 2010 camry when the engine is cold and the rpms are higher than normal at idle..as the engine warms up, idle engine rpm drops and the surge is no longer a problem..it is a bit disconcerting the first few times you drive it until you get used to it..
#66 of 82 Re: clearly not the Camry [petras2]
Mar 09, 2010 (12:45 pm)
Was yours a Hybrid? Mine was fully warmed up, well it should have been after 5 miles at 60 MPH. The Hybrid motor shuts down when you come to a stop, normally once you hit about 20 MPH and slowing the motor drops offline, but in my case it revved up instead.
Now a Prius had a stuck throttle, although I am skeptical that the dude just got caught speeding and used it as an excuse.
#67 of 82 Re: clearly not the Camry [acdii]
Mar 09, 2010 (6:08 pm)
no, mine is a 4cyl le version..yea, I'm also a bit suspicious of that runaway prius claim..not to say that it really couldn't/didn't happen but with toyota's recent bad publicity and very "deep pockets", it wouldn't surprise me if there are not at least a few folks out there making bogus acceleration claims to make a quick buck...
#68 of 82 Re: clearly not the Camry [petras2]
Mar 09, 2010 (6:49 pm)
I don't think the guy was using it as an excuse. The officer said when he saw the car the brake lights were on and he could smell the brakes!