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So, what car did you part with to get your Fusion?

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Just curious what everyone was driving before they got their Fusion. Is there anything you miss from your previous car that your Fusion does not have? Anything you don't miss? Anything you couldn't live w/out that your Fusion has that no other car had?

 

I went from a 2003 Audi A6 2.7Ltwin Turbo.

 

What I miss: Head room, Folding exterior mirrors, power, one touch up/down windows all around

What I don't miss: 91 Octane, -20MPG w/cruise set at 65, $100 oil changes,

What I won't be able to live w/out in the future: Back up sensor, Sync (or something similar)

 

I went w/a 2.5l 4 cylindar car so I could get better gas milage. In a car w/a smaller gas tank, I am getting more miles per tank at $.20 cheaper a gallon over my Audi.

I don't miss the leather seating, I've always thought leather was overrated. One place it was helpful was the back seat w/the kids and their spilling crap, but the kids are not in my car all that often.

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i had a 1989 toyota cressida! the most indestructible car i ever owned (ties with my old volvo and bmw both of which had 220+k) it was a great car really, the only thing i miss is the heated seats. i got a well packaged fusion leather, sunroof 6 disc. all that (basically the top SE trim car) which my cressida had all of. i do enjoy the FWD the toyota was a giant piglet in the snow. overall i love my fusion just hit 90k yesterday and all i've invested into it is 2 sets of brakes a set of tires and front wheel bearings (recently) and she just keeps on truckin!

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I sold a 2000 Acura 1.6EL. A Canadian only vehicle similar to a Honda Civic. So far I am liking my 2010 SE I4 Auto. It is the first auto I have had in a while but seems to be performing well and the fuel mileage is great. I think that the Hubcaps on the SE look like Aluminum wheels but will be cheaper to replace if my wife has to drive the car. Also had a 96 Mustang GT but it was hard to get the car seat in the back.

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I got rid of a 2004 Dodge Stratus with 79k miles.

 

What I miss: Trip computer with both instant fuel economy and fuel economy since last reset. It was fun to see it hit 99 MPG when I would coast. I also miss having seats made out of real cloth rather than that canvas-feeling garbage the Fusion has.

What I don't miss: Just about everything else, especially that crappy 41TE automatic and the front cupholders that were practically unusable because of the placement under the center stack beneath the radio.

What I couldn't live without that my Fusion has: Aux In jack, 35+ MPG on the highway, auto up power driver's side window.

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2004 SAAB 93 with 189k

 

What Ill miss:

 

Turbo and its hp

better heated seats

Sliding arm rest

refrigerated glove box

key fob

sound system

 

What i wont miss:

 

Expensive repair bills

Broken air conditioner

cheap leather seats

16" wheels

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Just curious what everyone was driving before they got their Fusion. Is there anything you miss from your previous car that your Fusion does not have? Anything you don't miss? Anything you couldn't live w/out that your Fusion has that no other car had?

 

I went from a 2003 Audi A6 2.7Ltwin Turbo.

 

What I miss: Head room, Folding exterior mirrors, power, one touch up/down windows all around

What I don't miss: 91 Octane, -20MPG w/cruise set at 65, $100 oil changes,

What I won't be able to live w/out in the future: Back up sensor, Sync (or something similar)

 

I went w/a 2.5l 4 cylindar car so I could get better gas milage. In a car w/a smaller gas tank, I am getting more miles per tank at $.20 cheaper a gallon over my Audi.

I don't miss the leather seating, I've always thought leather was overrated. One place it was helpful was the back seat w/the kids and their spilling crap, but the kids are not in my car all that often.

 

The key for me was not to give up anything. I still drive my '94 Honda Accord wagon (240.000 miles so far). But I bought a 2010 SEL V6 AWD w/Moon and Tune (my first automatic since a '72 Pinto, my first 6-cylinder since a '64 Rambler American)

What I still like about my Honda::

-5-speed manual

-lockable glove box

-better quality plastics

-hauling capacity

-28 mpg city

-Honda handling and zippiness (I hesitate to call it "zoom-zoom")

-no major repairs whatsoever

What I like about my Fusion by comparison:

-automatic transmission in bumper-to-bumper New York traffic

-technology (although Sync needs some fixes- not as smooth as the current offerings from other auto manufacturers)

-AWD

-more airbags

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Traded in my 2000 3.1L Malibu for my new 2010 3.0L Fusion SEL.

 

What I miss about the Malibu?

The head room (didn't knock my hat off every time I got in... unlike the Fusion).

The ignition switch in the dash.

The block heater.

 

What I don't miss?

Piston slap every cold start.

Weak A/C.

Right-rear quarter panel rust spot - repaired twice, came back a third.

Water in every light assembly.

Oil filter in a user-unfriendly spot.

 

What I can't live without in the Fusion now?

Sync... nuff said.

Alloy rims.

Electric seats.

Auto dual climate control.

Keyless entry.

Traction control.

 

All in all, the Malibu was a great car that served me well and reliably for 10 years. The Fusion is a technological giant step forward and I only hope that it proves to be as great a car as the 'bu in the long run. No regrets.

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Well, I didn't get rid of anything. Bought the Fusion for the wife to drive every day, and I took over her old car, a 2004 hyundai Elantra GT. But it did allow me to stop driving my 2001 Mustang Bullitt every day. Not that that is a bad thing, but I was worried that one day I was going to be really greassy and nasty and ruin a beautiful car. I did drive the Bullitt this past weekend, since there was no rain, and boy what fun!

 

As for what we love, is the room. We have a 13 year old that has already reached 6', and a 5 year old. The Elantra was too cramped for a family car, so now, we are fine. We didn't get the SYNC option, as I have plans for an aftermarket stereo system, and that would have made it too difficult.

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I didn't trade in anything - went back to work after 3 years of early retirement. Last company car was a 2005 V70R (my wife still has her 2004 V70R). I do miss the power and AWD of the R but little else. I enjoy the seats, mileage on regular gas, and quietness of the Sport. Sync will be a must have in all cars from now on.

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2006 Ford Five Hundred Limited AWD. Things I miss.....the size of the trunk...it was huge. I actually loved the Five Hundred....but hated the Taurus makeover. Now, the new Taurus I love. All and all, I love my fusion. Mine's a 2009 so pretty much all of the growing pains/bugs were ironed out. As for my next vehicle, we'll have to wait and see. It will be a Ford/Lincoln model, just not sure which one...AWD is a must because of where I live.

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I traded a 2007 Mazdaspeed3 for My 2010 Fusion SE I4 AT. First AT I've ever had. I did it originally to gain rear seat room for my kids cause Mazda3's overall suck for rear seat room.

 

What I miss:

The turbo and ability to pass at will

The tight suspension

The 6 speed manual

The Bose sound system

 

What I don't miss:

The glorified rear seat.

91 octane fuel

manual driver's seat

lack of bluetooth

 

I'm pretty sure the big things for me are the extra room and the Sync. I'm loving the fuel economy and lower bill with only needing 87 octane. i love the car but I'm pretty sure I would have prefered the Sport if I din't have to pay for it lol.

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I got rid of a 2004 Toyota Corolla LE and got a 2010 Fusion SE with 6 speed manual and the sun-n-sync package. We needed something bigger since my 86 year old mother-in-law lives with us and 3 adults with luggage was very cramped.

 

What I miss about the Corolla

- The automatic headlights / daytime running lights

- The outside temperature readout in the dash

- The maneuverability, especially parking

- 80,000 trouble-free miles of driving

 

What I don't miss about the Corolla

- automatic transmission

- non-telescoping steering wheel

- mediocre gas mileage (the Fusion is getting almost the same MPG as the Corolla, especially highway)

- no sync, especially the phone bluetooth feature

- small trunk / interior

- lack of side / curtain airbags

- no ABS

 

 

Of course, the 2011 Fusion SE has automatic headlights. If Ford would only add the temp gauge as the SEL to the SE....

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Traded 2008 Ford Focus SES to 2010 Ford Fusion Sport.

 

What I missed on Focus:

Nothing... at all. Well maybe gas mileage but its not that much.

 

What I don't miss on Focus:

4cyl power

4cyl drone noise

4cyl acceleration vibration

smaller gas tank

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Just picked up my 2010 SEL 3.0 last night! :happy feet: :shift:

 

I didn't part with anything...been driving my wife's CRV (great vehicle BTW...unlike the Accord, Honda still does that one right).

 

Last car I owned was a 1991 Camry that I unloaded a couple of years ago, that I had kept around as a city beater until I opted for a motorcycle. Great car for its time...probably one of the most bulletproof vehicles ever made, frankly. But yeah, this is a big upgrade and the first truly new car I've ever bought for myself. It was between this and an '08 G35x...which goes to show how highly I regard the Fusion.

 

So I guess I'll rate the old Camry here...

What I miss:

-Having a car I could beat around without fear

-The sentimental attachment

-Smoothest 4-banger I've ever driven. Ever. Would be too small for the bloat of today's Camry, though.

-Special note: Toyota should just bring this Camry back. It was the best one ever. If I had a massive garage and cash to burn, I'd buy another just to have it around.

 

What I don't miss:

-The battery had a habit of draining in its latter years

-It was old

-The freaky stain on the drivers-side ceiling from the prior owner (what WAS that???)

-It was old

-The left side headlight had a tendency to misalign vertically, and I'd have to tap it lower periodically to prevent it from blinding other drivers

-It was old

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I parted with a 2007 BMW Z4M - Imola Red

 

Got rid of it because parents needed some financial help and I thought it prudent to drop my car payment in case bad turned to worse.

 

I liked the Fusion a lot, and I am a big Ford fan. Plus, I'm a Ford investor.

 

What I miss: there's one main thing, and that's that the Z4M was a head-turner. I miss the attention I got from many, many people on the road. The other thing would be the power.

 

What I don't miss: gas mileage, no back seat, size.

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Traded in a 2006 Chevy Cobalt SS sdean with 92K miles on it.

 

What I miss

the ride - especially notice it on twisty roads.

car payments - the cobalt was paid for and overall didnt have any major issues to speak of.

 

What I dont miss

Interior quality - cheap plastics. my fusion is leagues ahead in terms of the quality of the materials used. I knew about this when I bought the car but nonetheless thats one area GM should have done better.

Harsh highway ride - I drive on the highway a lot and the hard suspension was a trade-off. The fusion seems to be a nice compromise between harsh ride and handling.

size - cobalt was tight fit for 4 adults.

better safety

having to fill up mid-grade or better gas.

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The lease was about to end on my 2007 Chevy Suburban. The factory warranty had expired and that really worried me. I briefly considered buying it but for less money than GMAC wanted for the truck I wisely chose to purchase a fully loaded 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid.

 

What I miss at times is the ability to carry four or more adults comfortably for a long period of time...the Suburban could seat seven if needed and still had plenty of cargo room. Of course I will miss the 4-wheel-drive capability in the winter...wish the Fusion Hybrid was available in AWD. The Suburban also sat higher, not only providing a better view, but I never worried about scraping the wheel rims on curbs or damaging the lower edge of the front bumper cover on concrete parking lot stops.

 

What I don't miss is having to take out a personal loan every time I had to fill the Suburban's 31-gallon fuel tank which was about once every ten days. When gas prices were pushing close to $5, a refueling stop was almost as painful as visiting a dentist. Now I refuel the FFH once every three weeks for much less money! Also, I am able to wash and dry the Fusion in record time! I no longer need to set-up a step ladder each time; worry about the ladder shifting, falling off and getting hurt or worse yet, damaging the truck! Except for those pain in the butt Hybrid wheel rims, the Fusion is a breeze and a pleasure to clean.

 

Overall, I'm happy with my decision to switch into a drastically different vehicle. The 2010 Fusion is a remarkable car. Ford engineers and designers hit a home run with this model.

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I got rid of a 2001 Honda Accord - fully loaded. I owned it and it was paid off. Really for awhile there I wasn't sure I was ever going to get rid of it. I ended up leasing a 2010 Ford Fusion SE with Sun/Sync package. Love it.

 

 

What I miss about the Accord:

Sometimes leather, except on hot days.

Responsiveness of throttle (Fusion still has more power)

Honda

No car payments

Seeing those miles climb above 150k and knowing it still had plenty of miles left in it

 

 

What I don't miss:

Lack of warranty

Always had some kind of brake or rotor issue (specific to my driving style I'm sure, still)

Car with a lot of miles on it

 

 

I'm the kind of guy who likes new stuff. I had been driving the Accord forever and it pained me a little bit to let it go only because I probably could have kept driving it for another 4-5 years, easy. But, when I went to the dealership I told them I wanted something comparable to what I had at the time, and I didn't want to pay an arm and a leg. I stopped into the dealership just to "look around" and they put me in the right car. And I love the look of the car. All in all I was very happy in the end.

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I traded in a red 1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE with 97,400 miles. A V6. She had new tires and brakes and rotors, tint, Sirius, and was in pretty good shape.

 

What I miss:

Having a "who cares" attitude about dings and rock chips.

No car payment

 

What I don't miss:

The fear of the next big breakdown/repair

26 MPG (the FFH now gets 39 regularly!!!)

Bright red paint

A loud ride

Lousy & weak window motors

Putting on new tint today

 

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Traded in my wife's 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe that had 93,000 miles on it. The wife wanted back into a car after having the SUV for several years. We traded for a 2010 Fusion SE (6-speed manual)

 

What I will miss:

AWD

 

What I Won't miss:

Gas mileage (Santa Fe was a 6cylinder)

Rough ride

Road noise

 

What I can't live without now:

SYNC

6 speed

 

Loving the Fusion so far, just having to wash it a lot since it is tuxedo black LOL wasn't planning on getting a black car but it was the only one on the lot with a manual transmission, Once my wife saw the 6-speed there was no talking her out of it! hehe

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Traded in a 2007 GMC Acadia with 65,000 miles.

 

The Acadia had a roof leak, a gear shift that got stuck sometimes and many other minor problems.

 

Couldn't be more happy with my new Fusion.

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Traded in a 2007 GMC Acadia with 65,000 miles.

 

The Acadia had a roof leak, a gear shift that got stuck sometimes and many other minor problems.

 

Couldn't be more happy with my new Fusion.

 

my friend went lemon law on a saturn outlook for the roof leak

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Well I had completely built a 96 Honda civic that was making close to 250whp on 13 lbs of boost..traded that for a four door integra and had plans to build an integra type r.. Turns out the integra was totaled previously and the car was worth nothing... Dumped that and here I am... Ex cop car 07 sel fusion and loving it!

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I sold my 2003 Lexus IS300 about 2 hours before buying the Fusion. I loved that car, so it was hard to get rid of it for something else. It was a 5-spd MT, sportdesign.

 

Things I miss from it: The power, manual transmission, turning radius, automatic headlights (why the heck doesn't this car have them??), HomeLink

Things I don't miss: Costly repair bills, premium gas, 23mpg

 

I've only owned the Fusion for a few days, but so far I like it a lot. The only things that bug me about it are the lack of automatic headlights (this is something every car should have these days, except maybe really base model cars), and the lack of any kind of sport-shift feature. I doubt I would use it much, but at least it would make me feel not quite as bad for giving up a manual transmission car and owning my first automatic (it wasn't my choice - I was forced into it by my wife).

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I sold my 2003 Lexus IS300 about 2 hours before buying the Fusion. I loved that car, so it was hard to get rid of it for something else. It was a 5-spd MT, sportdesign.

 

Things I miss from it: The power, manual transmission, turning radius, automatic headlights (why the heck doesn't this car have them??), HomeLink

Things I don't miss: Costly repair bills, premium gas, 23mpg

 

I've only owned the Fusion for a few days, but so far I like it a lot. The only things that bug me about it are the lack of automatic headlights (this is something every car should have these days, except maybe really base model cars), and the lack of any kind of sport-shift feature. I doubt I would use it much, but at least it would make me feel not quite as bad for giving up a manual transmission car and owning my first automatic (it wasn't my choice - I was forced into it by my wife).

 

 

Seems you chose the wrong model. Both the SEL and the Sport have automatic headlights and select shift ("manumatic" in other manufacturers' lingo).

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