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

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Traded my 2008 Ford Escape that had 87000 miles on it for a 2015 Fusion 1.5 liter.

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Depends on how you look at it..

 

The last car I drove as my daily driver was my 2003 Mercury Sable LS Premium, which was my only car for about 4 years. The wife decided that she did not like it any more, so I bought a new 2014 Nissan Altima in March 2014, and sold the Sable in June at about 186,000 miles.

 

Drove the Altima roughly 80 miles round trip to work, daily, for a couple months and realized that I would be loading up a new car with over 20,000 miles a year, so I decided I should buy a 2nd car to make my new daily driver.

 

.. and that's where my 2010 Fusion came in. I found it in July 2014 at my local Ford dealership with just under 178,000 miles on it. They were asking about $7,900 but I talked them down to $5,800.

 

SO I guess you could almost say it replaced 2 cars, but in my mind, it replaced my 2003 Sable LS as that was the DD car.

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I traded in my 2014 Fusion S with the 2.5L 4 and 16 inch wheels to my current 2016 Fusion SE with the 2.0L Ecoboost. In fact, I traded in a 2011 Fusion S for the 2014.

 

Things I will miss about the 2014. Can't think of anything.

 

Things I won't miss are, no XM Radio, cloth seats (always having to clean), 16 inch wheels.

 

I have really enjoyed the 2016 since I've had it. This is a car I will keep for a long time.

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I've had my Fusion since June 2016, just turned over 9000 miles and couldn't be happier. I traded a 2013 C-Max Energi. I took a 3K spanking on the trade, but I have no regrets. The Energi was a good car, but it's a "specialty" car and didn't fit my long term plans. I will be moving to Phoenix next January and I wish I had done more complete research on battery depletion in hot climates before I purchased it. I was also concerned about Ford's long term commitment to the current battery technology with new systems schedule to be unveiled in 2019/2020. My Fusion is far superior in ride, comfort, quietness, and options. I just returned from a round trip from Mpls. to Phoenix and averaged over 32 mpg's for the entire 5 week trip and with a 8-10 mph wind assist, topped out at 41.3 at 75 mph driving across W Texas and I average between 30-32 mpg's on my daily driving. Yes, I averaged 60+ mpg in the Energi, rarely used the ICE on my daily drives and only went to the gas station every 3 months or so to maintain between 1/4 and 1/2 tank, but it took a lot of brain power to maximize the Energi's potential and if there's one thing I know about myself, the less brain I have to use, the less trouble I get myself into. post-5734-0-42427600-1489320160_thumb.jpg

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I traded in a 2012 Mazda 3 S GT with 150K miles on it for a used 2015 Titanium 2.0 ecoboost with 39k miles on it.

 

Things I'll miss:

HID steering controlled headlights

Hyper responsive steering

 

Things I won't miss:

oil changes ( Car came with free lifetime oil changes )

Road noise ( I blew a Bose speaker turning up the volume just to hear phone calls on bluetooth )

Crappy navigation

Useless voice commands

Replacing the key battery every 6 months

replacing tires every 30k miles. ( Tires rotated every 5k miles but it ate them like nothing ive ever seen before )

Did I mention the bluetooth dropped every 30 minutes....

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I parted with my '95 Subaru Legacy Wagon LS 2.2 opposing flat 4 cyl.

 

Things I miss: Not having to worry about putting another dent or ding in it.

 

Things I won't miss: Putting in 2 qts of oil a week and filling up every other week. Exhuast smell. Leaks (under the car and in the car) Losing fuel from my perforated fuel filler neck. Wondering if my car will run until my next check. Not having a working a.c.

 

 

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Sold my 2014 Titanium to get a 2015 Titanium Energiimage2_zps9f219aa9.jpgimage_zps0nrk38y7.jpg

Turned in my 2015 Energi lease and leased a 2017 Energi.

 

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Turned in 2014 Fusion SE Eco-Boost lease and leased a 2017 Fusion SE Eco-Boost

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2003 Ford Taurus which, albeit in great shape, was a turd of a car. As a college student with no credit and no option for co-signing, it was a credit builder car.

 

Sold it to my brother after getting my '12 fusion. He then preceded to immediately crash it (the taurus).

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1996 BMW 328I with 135,000 miles on it. Starting having a lot of electrical issues. My 2013 Fusion Titanium also has had some electircal issues too. Tailout burned out, a/c issues, and now parking sensor issues.

 

My 2009 Acura TSX with 181,000 miles on it has been running great ever since I bought it with 21,000 miles on it. Next car will be an Acura. :)

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What I parted with was a 2007 Focus SES.

Biggest miss is PARKING. By comparison the Focus was WAY easier to park.

Second is pep. HP to curb-weight ratio, the Focus had more pep, and too-boot, it "had it" at much better MPG. I could kick it and STILL GET 29mpg around-town.

NOW WHILE I CAN get about 95% of the same "pep" from the Fusion, if you ask that of it, as someone else here rightly pointed out, it will suck gas "through a fire hose".

NOW supposedly the "combined-city-HWY" MPG is only a mile or two-per gallon less than my Focus was getting, BUT apparently it REALLY NEEDS that prolonged HIGHWAY trip to achieve that,

because, so far, city-only driving, it's not even close to the Focus. (21.6 vs 28). and that's with constant effort to feather-foot it. NOW I'm still only on my 2nd full tank of gas so I'm still over-coming

what must have been some serious lead-footing on the part of the dealer before I took it over. It's still "ticking-up" every 15 miles or so....

 

The next big miss, cleaning the inside of the BACK WINDOW. The Focus was a hatch so keeping that glass clean couldn't have been easier. The Fusion's a backbreaker. And I'm TALL with long arms!

How someone say 5'9" would do it.... think, "rag-on-a-stick" sitchu.

DON'T MISS the way the tailgate used to (often) bounce and "half-latch" when I tried to close it.

Don't Miss, FIT. being over 6-1 I fit just ok in the Focus, (required 2-tick seat-reline in order to get far enough away from the steering wheel). I fit FINE the Fusion.

 

#1 biggest "PSYCHE"? When I first saw the 3 "latch covers" lined up along the inside/near-side of the back deck, I thought "WOO-HOO"!! Check IT OUT! THE BACK DECK COMES OUT!!

THAT'S GOING TO MAKE CHANGING OUT THE BACK-DECK SPEAKERS WET-DREAM EASY!!

Imagine my disappointment in discovering those were in fact only, BABY-SEAT-ANCHORS. I was SOOOO bummed.

OVER ALL HOWEVER, I'm ecstatically happy with my Fusion.

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Do they offer the 2.0LEB - it's got way more zip than the 1.5L or the focus.

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yeah I know that well.... I was actually more concerned with MPG than zip, and based on the published numbers the 1.5 was significantly better MPG. BUT, Now that HAVE IT and played with it a little, I can't help but wonder... if I put the same amount of effort into "feather-footing" the 2.0 would it REALLY BE that much less efficient? OR, would it, best-mpg-case-scenario, be ABOUT the same and the only REAL difference be, when I DID decide to STOMP ON IT? (and of course the $900 higher price)

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AAAAAAnd I DID have a STEEDA intake on the Focus so it was a bit better than "stock-zippy" (also Eibach Pro's and Ford racing dampers)

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I traded my 2012 VW Golf with 53k miles.  It sounded and felt like the wheel bearings and cv axles were going out.  Also, needed a full brake job.

 

I wound up getting a 2016 Fusion SE 2.0 with the tech package. 

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