Last post on Aug 05, 2011 at 6:17 AM
You are in the Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan
What is this discussion about?
Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Sedan
#77 of 82 Re: fusion against accord [tgozdalski1]
Jan 20, 2011 (12:41 pm)
If you go according to the display for fuel MPG, you can get widely different readings. The only true method is hand calculating per tank, and average out over several tanks to get the correct FE. I have an 1999 F350 that according to the display gets 32 MPG. It really only gets half that. When I had Hybrids, I kept a little black book, marked down every tank, how many miles, and how many gallons, and after a year averaged it out, and it was not even close to the displays. My Fusion Sport reads 23 it gets 26, so I stopped using it.
#78 of 82 Re: 4 cyl test drive -- and my decision [hackattack5]
Apr 14, 2011 (10:34 am)
your back brake pads are probably worn because of the new accord braking system, "EBD" electronic brake distribution, so while your nose diving each time you hit the brakes in your fusion, the accord comes to alot more comfortable of a stop..... just sayin
#79 of 82 Re: 4 cyl test drive -- and my decision [yepmaybe]
Aug 04, 2011 (6:03 pm)
Say what you what you want but when the back brakes on my 08 Accord were wore out at 19,000 miles and my front brakes still had 80% left on them I would say that it was poor design and for Honda to say it was "normal wear" well they lost 1 customer for life. Oh by the way my Fusion does not nose dive "just saying"
#80 of 82 Re: 4 cyl test drive -- and my decision [hackattack5]
Aug 04, 2011 (6:50 pm)
This is normal for the rears to wear out faster, first, they are smaller pads and second they do most of the stopping. Just about all cars with rear disks will apply more braking pressure to the rear of the car, especially in a FWD car, than to the front. The harder you brake the more the fronts will brake until they are doing the most work. It isnt just the Honda's that do that. My Fusions rear pads were worn long before the fronts were.
#81 of 82 I can vouch
Aug 04, 2011 (7:37 pm)
For the Fusion out of these 3. I have a 2006 Fusion SEL V6, very first year. I now have over 72,000 trouble free, squeak free, rattle free miles. As far as improvements to the Fusion, Yes, Ford listened to consumers and made improvements. I test drove a 2010 Fusion SEL 2.5 and the improvements are noticible. Interior is improved, ergonomics improved, the newer car seemed a bit more quiet, handling also more confident with good feel. Break light moved to trunk area for better visibility. Head rests for back seat passengers, just to name a few more.
#82 of 82 Re: 4 cyl test drive -- and my decision [acdii]
Aug 05, 2011 (6:17 am)
Have to disagree on that my friend. The front brakes do most of the work in regular stopping - that's why so many vehicles came with disc fronts but drum rears or smaller rear discs. When you brake it shifts the weight to the front.
This seems to be a recent development (rear brake wear) that has something to do with new parking brake designs and/or stability control.