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#21 OFFLINE   fusionTX

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:15 PM

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Thanks. I have seen a couple of comments of unhappy people , but most comments are very positive


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#22 OFFLINE   acdii

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:30 PM

They deleted mine, gee wonder why........  I really didn't bad mouth Ford, I just wanted them to call me, since they weren't returning my voice mails.   However, that page is run by the marketing people, and I did finally find where I can get in touch with someone at Ford who is currently looking up my case.  

 

There Positive results! YEAH.   They got back to me this afternoon and I should hopefully have a call from them either today or early next week. 


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#23 OFFLINE   elle

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:30 PM

LOL, so we can't talk positively about the car anywhere.  I get it.  Every  thread must devolve into the same tired discussion.  Okay, I tried.  I'm outta here.  



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:31 PM

What? Mine was positive!  Ford finally contacted me, thats all I asked for, 100% positive!  See Smiley?  :)  ;)  :wub:  :headspin:


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:50 PM

What? Mine was positive!  Ford finally contacted me, thats all I asked for, 100% positive!  See Smiley?  :)  ;)  :wub:  :headspin:

Shouldn't you be outside, wiping down the dash?


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:19 PM

Just based on fuelly number your story is like 99% of us, if you look at fueleconomy.gov its 75% of us, if you check the facebook page for the fusion hybrid its filled with ranting of same thing. Why anyone would create a thread just to chart how wonderful their mpg is but cant say anything bad is bizarre and suspicious. Their either working for Ford or one of their social networking cronies.

 

I wish I could work for Ford, I would have paid less for the car then!! :hysterical3:


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:35 PM

Shouldn't you be outside, wiping down the dash?

eh, too cold outside, my dustcloth is frozen to the bucket. :worship:


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 11:57 AM

Turned in my 2010 C Class in today. Trip up to drop it off 20.5 MPG, trip back (girlfriend) driving the fusion 49.1 MPG. The fusion is bigger and roomer, the interior is about 90% of the MB, the fusion has more technology, seats are much more comfortable, its quieter, costs $10K less and a pretty sure the 40k mile routine service won’t be $1400. Boy I love this car!!! :worship: :happy feet: :victory:


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:04 PM

What? Mine was positive!  Ford finally contacted me, thats all I asked for, 100% positive!  See Smiley?  :)  ;)  :wub:  :headspin:

 

Yours wasn't the comment I was talking about.  I don't see it now.  Maybe it was deleted or maybe I am on crack.  Or was yesterday.  So since I don't see it, I'm back here.  Anyway, I'm glad they contacted you.  That truly is some happy talk.  Hope you can get some answers.  



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:07 PM

Ok, I was tailgating a gasoline tanker truck yesterday. Those tanker trucks and container trucks are great as they often drive below the speed limit and provide drafting opportunity. More importantly, I don't have to be the "bad" driver that holds up everyone behind me on the freeway. Anyway, following the tanker around,I got 53.3 MPG over the 28 mile commute which I normally get 47 MPG.

I saw someone else mention this on another topic and I have to agree that my driving experience has been great in my FFH. I enjoy great music in a whisper quiet car that gets great MPG and looks real nice. I am way less stress on the road. I think I might even live longer because of my FFH.
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:12 PM

I think I might even live longer because of my FFH.

 

Well let's hope so, but drafting behind the big trucks may not be such a good idea... I used to do it, figured I could always stop much sooner than they could once I saw brakes go on, but still had some close calls and their rear ends would always fare better than my front end and it would be my fault, so no more of that.  And that part aside, they also tend to kick up more rocks than cars and lead to dings on your car or rock chips on your windshield.  I had to replace the windshield twice on my 2010 thanks to rocks being kicked up on the interstate, and that was with trying to keep back further, but the rocks tend to come out of nowhere!


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 07:31 PM

 
Well let's hope so, but drafting behind the big trucks may not be such a good idea... I used to do it, figured I could always stop much sooner than they could once I saw brakes go on, but still had some close calls and their rear ends would always fare better than my front end and it would be my fault, so no more of that.  And that part aside, they also tend to kick up more rocks than cars and lead to dings on your car or rock chips on your windshield.  I had to replace the windshield twice on my 2010 thanks to rocks being kicked up on the interstate, and that was with trying to keep back further, but the rocks tend to come out of nowhere!


Good points! Since I never used to draft behind the big trucks, I didn't realize about the rocks. Too bad since it does seem to produce better MPG.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 07:34 PM

I used to do the drafting thing back in the 70's during the gas crisis.  Didn't realize back then how dangerous it is, but it is.  I probably wouldn't do it now unless I was in a very adventurous mood.  



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:01 PM

I used to do the drafting thing back in the 70's during the gas crisis.  Didn't realize back then how dangerous it is, but it is.  I probably wouldn't do it now unless I was in a very adventurous mood.  

I thought that is what the ACC and collision alert was for.  Automatic drafting. :banvictory:  :banvictory:


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:10 PM

There is a very old rule for following distance behind a truck.

If you can't see the side mirror on the truck cab, the truck driver can't see you.



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:55 PM

I thought that is what the ACC and collision alert was for.  Automatic drafting. :banvictory:  :banvictory:

 

Drafting is dangerous, and a friend of mine who is a semi driver says that the semi drivers don't like it because they're 1) worried about you running into them and 2) if they're carrying expensive cargo they might be worried that you're part of a plan to attack and steal their cargo.

 

About ACC - I have thought that too...we didn't spend the money for ACC so I don't know a lot about how it works. I know that you can set your following distance to be less than 3 seconds. What will ACC do if the person in front of you slams on the brakes? How close will ACC allow you to follow?

 

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 11:23 PM

Drafting is dangerous, and a friend of mine who is a semi driver says that the semi drivers don't like it because they're 1) worried about you running into them and 2) if they're carrying expensive cargo they might be worried that you're part of a plan to attack and steal their cargo.

 

About ACC - I have thought that too...we didn't spend the money for ACC so I don't know a lot about how it works. I know that you can set your following distance to be less than 3 seconds. What will ACC do if the person in front of you slams on the brakes? How close will ACC allow you to follow?

 

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There's a collision warning system that will alarm when you get too close to the car in front of you that has slowed down suddenly.  It will also go off if the car in front of you slows to make a right turn and you stay close to get around it.  I've had it go off a couple of times.  



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:12 AM

 
There's a collision warning system that will alarm when you get too close to the car in front of you that has slowed down suddenly.  It will also go off if the car in front of you slows to make a right turn and you stay close to get around it.  I've had it go off a couple of times.  


Is the collision warning system a part of the adaptive cruise control? If so, my car doesn't have that option. I didn't think that I needed that option but I could see great uses now. All the neat toys and technology! All it takes is money. Too bad I don't have much! Sigh!!!

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:05 AM

I think it is part of the adaptive cruise package.  Here's a brochure on it:  http://media.ford.co...tive_Cruise.pdf



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:42 AM

Thanks for te info elle. I would have loved to get that option over the moonroof that I have.

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