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#21 OFFLINE   thrasher086

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Posted 13 January 2016 - 11:07 AM

Maybe I am just basic, but does anyone like the brown, white and black in the interior for the platinum trim? I like one solid color for the most part and prefer black everything. I think I would still stick with the Titanium trim if I was looking to buy a car now.









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#22 OFFLINE   Waldo

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Posted 13 January 2016 - 12:34 PM

Maybe I am just basic, but does anyone like the brown, white and black in the interior for the platinum trim? I like one solid color for the most part and prefer black everything. I think I would still stick with the Titanium trim if I was looking to buy a car now.

 

I can't stand monotone interiors, and certainly not black ones.  Bought my SE instead of a Titanium specifically to avoid the all-black interior.  Guess that's why there are choices!


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#23 OFFLINE   machoman1337

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Posted 13 January 2016 - 02:25 PM

 

The website may not be accurate, the order guide shows that the active park and adaptive cruise systems are still available on the SE though to get both you'd have to get pretty much every other package as well, which would basically make it the same as a Titanium anyway.  The order guide also shows that active park and adaptive cruise systems are still optional on the Titanium.

 

Good catch! If you are correct that would really make my day. My ideal Fusion would be an SE with everything except the moonroof and spoiler - basically a lighter Titanium with a lower-end stereo. Being able to select the good options on lower trims, in a somewhat a-la-carte fashion, is what sets Ford apart from the competition right now. For example, I could equip an Accord with a similar level of tech but that would force me to step up to the Touring trim which forces a few things on me that I neither need nor want.

 

As for interior, I also dislike black monotone - my last Fusion (a 2008) was like that and boy was it hideous! The color scheme in the Platinum is the same as the one used in the Mondeo Vignale across the pond, and I like it.


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Posted 13 January 2016 - 02:26 PM

One of the biggest changes, in my mind, for the 2017 FFH is that they are now offering the 18" wheel/tire options again.

One comment I saw about the 2017 FFH said "Meanwhile, the Fusion Hybrid and plug-in hybrid (Energi) receive software updates that Ford believes will deliver more efficiency, though executives wouldn't say if the fuel economy figures will change."

 

I guess this increased efficiency will allow Ford to achieve their current Fusion EPA ratings, or better, once again with the 18" wheels.


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Posted 13 January 2016 - 05:02 PM

That would be great if we could get that software upgrade since there's no change to the powertrain.


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Posted 14 January 2016 - 08:24 AM

OK... first impressions from these pics and the website:   

 

I'm neither impressed nor disappointed in the new grille (with the slats).  It didn't make it look better nor worse.  

 

I'm happy with the new lights.  I really thought that LED head/fog lights should have been part of the package from the beginning so it's a welcome addition.  The shape is pleasant enough but like the grille, not a major change.  

 

The tail lights.... I'm mixed.  I think it looks good, but I really liked the red LED surrounds going all the way around.  I appreciated when I saw them on the highway and I liked knowing that people behind me were seeing that.  I think in the day, the new tail light configuration looks better.  The chrome highlight going completely between the two taillights gives the rear end a more cohesive look.  But in the dark it misses out on some of that unique feeling.  

 

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The gear selector... NO.  Just NO

 

I never hated the current touchscreen (MyFord Touch) system as much as others.  I did recognize that it was slow, but I really liked the way it looked.  That being said, I think Sync3 will be an improvement if I can just get over the white background as opposed to the black.  The buttons below the touch screen... again I didn't have a problem with the capacitive buttons and loved the sleek look they gave.  BUT it looks like they've added physical buttons for the heated/cooled seats, and I'd be grateful for that.  If they have a physical button for the heated steering wheel, I'll be a happy camper.  

 

I like the interior of the Platinum trim.  I opted for the medium ceramic interior just to get away from the all black look and this looks like the next step in that direction banishing all that remaining black.  

 

I do not like the Platinum grille.  It might grow on me, and I do appreciate having a distinctive feature for the uppermost trim level beyond the badging.  

 

I also appreciate having a Platinum trim level.  Beyond the unique interior and grille, it looks like there won't be many options to add on to the Platinum trim.  Meaning if/when I go shopping for a new one I can simply look for a 2017 Ford Fusion Platinum in the color I want.  

 

Overall I stand by my previous thoughts... this is a good evolutionary step.  Nothing here makes me want to rush out and get in line for one and nothing here makes me want to wait until the next model change.  


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Posted 14 January 2016 - 09:39 AM

I just spotted that the Daytime Running Lights are back to being a fleet only option. So it will be back to battling dealers to get it enabled. :(



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Posted 14 January 2016 - 02:32 PM

I just spotted that the Daytime Running Lights are back to being a fleet only option. So it will be back to battling dealers to get it enabled. :(

 

That's ridiculous. In Canada and many other countries including the entire EU, DRLs are required by law. Many other brands like Japanese ones just have the DRLs on by default and let the user turn them off if he/she wants. Isn't it easier for Ford to just do that? It would also simplify the production process as the procedure used for a car bound for export out of the US would then be identical to the procedure used for a car bound for domestic purchasers.

 

I hope it's just an error in the page.


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Posted 14 January 2016 - 02:58 PM

I just spotted that the Daytime Running Lights are back to being a fleet only option. So it will be back to battling dealers to get it enabled. :(

 

The DRLs are listed in the same manner in both the 2015 and the 2016 Fusion Order Guides, under the "Fleet Only Options" section of options.

 

I would expect there will still be the option in the Settings menus on the 2017 FFHs to enable/disable the DRLs, just as there is in the 2015 and 2016 FFHs.


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Posted 14 January 2016 - 03:11 PM

I just spotted that the Daytime Running Lights are back to being a fleet only option. So it will be back to battling dealers to get it enabled. :(

 

No, that's just "non-defeatable" DRLs.  The same fleet only option is on the 2015 and 2016.



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Posted 14 January 2016 - 03:13 PM

 

That's ridiculous. In Canada and many other countries including the entire EU, DRLs are required by law. Many other brands like Japanese ones just have the DRLs on by default and let the user turn them off if he/she wants. Isn't it easier for Ford to just do that? It would also simplify the production process as the procedure used for a car bound for export out of the US would then be identical to the procedure used for a car bound for domestic purchasers.

 

 

In Canada the law says that DRLs cannot be disabled by the user, so the US solution would not be legal for Canada.  Either way it's just software programming and there are already hundreds of other variables that are managed in the plant, so it's no big deal either way.


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Posted 15 January 2016 - 06:41 AM

One of the biggest changes, in my mind, for the 2017 FFH is that they are now offering the 18" wheel/tire options again.

One comment I saw about the 2017 FFH said "Meanwhile, the Fusion Hybrid and plug-in hybrid (Energi) receive software updates that Ford believes will deliver more efficiency, though executives wouldn't say if the fuel economy figures will change."

 

I guess this increased efficiency will allow Ford to achieve their current Fusion EPA ratings, or better, once again with the 18" wheels.

Guess it's a 'fashion thing', but I really have a hard time seeing the appeal of oversize wheels - they screw up the ride, make the car burn more fuel and slower, brake worse, are more susceptible to pothole damage.  Kind of like hiking boots with a suit.  Much like landau bars and vinyl roof covering, or Vogue wide whitewall and wire wheels, it's a look that doesn't do anything good for the way the car functions.



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Posted 15 January 2016 - 08:38 AM

Guess it's a 'fashion thing', but I really have a hard time seeing the appeal of oversize wheels - they screw up the ride, make the car burn more fuel and slower, brake worse, are more susceptible to pothole damage.  Kind of like hiking boots with a suit.  Much like landau bars and vinyl roof covering, or Vogue wide whitewall and wire wheels, it's a look that doesn't do anything good for the way the car functions.

 

There are a LOT of things on a car that don't do anything good for the way the car functions.  But people don't buy ugly cars.


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Posted 15 January 2016 - 04:59 PM

 

There are a LOT of things on a car that don't do anything good for the way the car functions.  But people don't buy ugly cars.

Well over 1,498,616 Toyota Priuses have been sold since 2000. 


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Posted 16 January 2016 - 12:23 PM

Well over 1,498,616 Toyota Priuses have been sold since 2000. 


A lot of people with serious taste / style issues ;)
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Posted 17 January 2016 - 02:02 PM

Interesting how opinions differ :)

We have to wait and see how the different trims will finally look like and be different from one another but I'm personally not a big fan of the chrome spoke across and into the rear lights.

I'm pretty sure the new Sport trim will get a lot of attention and even more so if the gas prices keep falling.

On the Build & Price pages that are up the Vignale lights and surround are on/available on S, SE models until you ad options like Tech Package or Driver Assist and then they change to these funky styled things.  On Titanium, Platinum at least they come with these weird-shaped ones.

 

CAVEAT:  I don't think the pages are complete as some of the items I have now as optional are nowhere to be found or buried in a package with a lot of stuff I have no desire to have.  I'm hoping that will change.


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Posted 17 January 2016 - 02:36 PM

Well over 1,498,616 Toyota Priuses have been sold since 2000. 

Yeah, but Prius looks are driven for a large part by the aero requirements, and the Cx is among the best on the market.

 

Now, if yo're speaking to the central instrument layout, and the dash layout...



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Posted 22 January 2016 - 12:56 PM

Okay, I see that the good looking front end comes on the S thru Titanium trims, so the Fusion is back in the running for my next car.

 

Ford has seemed to fix the cars biggest flaws also, like "my ford touch" and the real estate stealing gear shifter; I could never understand why car manufactures are still wasting space with these useless objects (unless it's a manual transmission of course).

 

My only two hang up's now is (per the configure tab) the fact that they force you to endure leather seats to get adaptive cruise, for me, this is a deal killer. 

The only thing that also gives me pause is that the car still does not have auto braking collision avoidance. 

 

The adaptive cruise system ( which has been available for four years now) seems to have about 75% of the needed hardware and software to run such a system (i'm guessing a camera will be needed also) it makes me wonder what is taking so long for Ford to come out with this. Ford has already committed to making this standard equipment and Subaru and Mazda have already made it available. 

 

Does anyone out there know when Ford will be releasing their own REAL collision braking system?


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Posted 22 January 2016 - 04:10 PM

Okay, I see that the good looking front end comes on the S thru Titanium trims, so the Fusion is back in the running for my next car.

 

Ford has seemed to fix the cars biggest flaws also, like "my ford touch" and the real estate stealing gear shifter; I could never understand why car manufactures are still wasting space with these useless objects (unless it's a manual transmission of course).

 

My only two hang up's now is (per the configure tab) the fact that they force you to endure leather seats to get adaptive cruise, for me, this is a deal killer. 

The only thing that also gives me pause is that the car still does not have auto breaking collision avoidance. 

 

The adaptive cruise system ( which has been available for four years now) seems to have about 75% of the needed hardware and software to run such a system (i'm guessing a camera will be needed also) it makes me wonder what is taking so long for Ford to come out with this. Ford has already committed to making this standard equipment and Subaru and Mazda have already made it available. 

 

Does anyone out there know when Ford will be releasing their own REAL collision braking system?

 

It may not have auto breaking, but it does have auto braking.  The new Fusion (with the ACC option) will automatically apply the brakes in a collision situation, not sure where you saw otherwise.

 

Some might say that all Fords have had auto breaking for quite some time.  :)


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Posted 22 January 2016 - 06:35 PM

I did see that I spelled " braking" correctly once and once incorrectly, my bad.

My current Fusion has adaptive cruise, and yes, I am very aware that it will brake automatically when cruise control in engaged.  It's because of this fact that I know that I want a system that will do this even when the cruise control is not engaged.

 

I was once in a situation when the car applied the brakes quite hard before I was even aware that there was a potential collision (I was distracted by other traffic), It was at that point that I contemplated what might have happened, had I not had the adaptive cruise engaged.

This is why I want my next car to have an active auto braking system that is always on. 

 

The current collision alert system has only been a distraction to me so far, it has alerted on MANY occasions; only once has it sounded off when there was a potential collision, and I was already aware and in the process of braking; every other time is was detecting a car that was turning out of my path and was not a potential collision at all.  


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