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#1 OFFLINE   Peircej

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 04:58 PM

I am delighted with my new new HyTi. I've been driving Prii since 2002 and am, I suppose, a hybrid junkie. Traded my 2004 Prius with 111,000 miles for the Fusion last week and immediately set out on about 600 miles of road trip over the weekend. At first the sheer amount of information coming from the three screens was overwhelming (just watch the road and drive!) but after awhile it became more intuitive. The Sony sound system is about as good a factory system as I have ever heard. And the car is QUIET.

 

Prius is a very good car, but I think Ford has taken hybrids to an even higher level.

 

There seems to be a lot of good information on this forum. Glad to be here.

 

 


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#2 OFFLINE   B25Nut

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 05:22 PM

At first the sheer amount of information coming from the three screens was overwhelming (just watch the road and drive!) but after awhile it became more intuitive.

 

 

 

This is great advice for new owners, Peircej.  You don't need additional distractions during your first few hours with any new car.  It's great to see a current Prius owner switching to the FFH.  You won't be disappointed.  The many attributes of the FFH more than make up for any difference in MPG you get compared to the Prius.


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#3 OFFLINE   Peircej

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:20 PM

Agreed. As for mileage, the jury is still out. So far the real world mileage is about 10 mpg less than my '04 Prius; 36 for the FFHTi  compared to 46 for the '04 Prius. But I expect the Ford mileage to improve moderately over the first 1-2k miles and as I get more used to the car. It's a hoot to kick into EV mode at 60 mph. Top EV for the '04 Prius was 18 mph. 

 

Also I am glad this is an American car. Made in Hermosillo, to be sure; but Mexico is part of North America isn't it?   :headscratch:


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#4 OFFLINE   kuzzi

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:22 PM

I see you're in the DC area, maybe you will be able to get numbers like jeff_h does?  ;)



#5 OFFLINE   SteveB_TX

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:37 PM

Agreed. As for mileage, the jury is still out. So far the real world mileage is about 10 mpg less than my '04 Prius; 36 for the FFHTi  compared to 46 for the '04 Prius. But I expect the Ford mileage to improve moderately over the first 1-2k miles and as I get more used to the car. It's a hoot to kick into EV mode at 60 mph. Top EV for the '04 Prius was 18 mph. 


I have no delusions of ever achieving the 45 mpg EPA rating in my Z. With 65% of my daily drive being 75 mph, there is no way I will see that number. I am more than happy with my 36 (and rising) mpg. After getting 20 mpg on a good day in my 05 Mustang GT vert and 16 in my Explorer, I am a happy hybrid owner! 😃
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White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat

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All of the bells and whistles (without that silly panoramic roof).

 

 

 

 

 


#6 OFFLINE   hybridbear

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:49 PM

Welcome! Congrats on your HyTi and I hope you like your FFH better with every passing day. We seem to enjoy ours more each day, and I imagine quite a few others on here would express similar sentiments


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#7 OFFLINE   acdii

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 07:02 PM

The new HyTi will take some getting used to, its a little different than all the other Hybrids, but once you get the knack of it, you will see those numbers shoot right up. I had an 07 Pri and an 09 TCH, so I know how they drove, and hard to compare the two with the HyTi.  What a car!


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#8 OFFLINE   MD_Fusion_Lover

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 07:34 PM

OMG!  I can't hold back from posting anymore.  Much like the others on this forum....... I. LOVE. THIS. CAR!!!  :yahoo:

 

I'm on my third tank and managed to get a 46.5 mpg on my 76 mile round trip to work today.  Having driven an Expedition for the last 8 years and being used to get a whopping 16 mpg on average might have something to do with my excitement, but the FFH is truly a delight to drive.  I had over 165,000 miles on my Expy and it was virtually problem free--less than $800 on unexpected repairs---so I was kind of sold on getting another Ford.  I NEVER expected to get a car after driving SUVs for over 20 years but I was drawn to the new Fusion body style and needed to get away from the $500 a month gas expense. I actually set out to get the Explorer, but the FFH 47 mpg rating made me stop and think real hard.  I was sold after the test drive and immediately placed my order since there were no Titaniums to be found anywhere in early April.

 

All I can say is WOW!  WOW!  What an awesome car!  Now if I can just get over the sensory overload on the interior features......


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#9 OFFLINE   rjent

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 09:25 PM

Glad to see another foreign convert.  I think you will find the Ford to out do your expectations.  I know I have been.  Welcome to the Forum!



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 07:22 AM

Great that you are a convert. To be fair, I think Ford had something different in mind than another Prius, or that Honda attempt. Good looks, great driving experience, enjoyable handling and quiet- plus, better mileage than many of those really tiny 2 and 4 door minis.
Welcome and keep your eyes on the road, if possible- hahaa.

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#11 OFFLINE   rico567

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 02:18 PM

Agreed. As for mileage, the jury is still out. So far the real world mileage is about 10 mpg less than my '04 Prius; 36 for the FFHTi  compared to 46 for the '04 Prius. But I expect the Ford mileage to improve moderately over the first 1-2k miles and as I get more used to the car. It's a hoot to kick into EV mode at 60 mph. Top EV for the '04 Prius was 18 mph. 

 

Also I am glad this is an American car. Made in Hermosillo, to be sure; but Mexico is part of North America isn't it?   :headscratch:

 

 

 

 


Congrats on the new FFH! We're going to pull the trigger on something in the next few months, and the FFH is very high in our artillery. All the cars we've test-driven (except perhaps the Prius, I dunno) were made in North America. Subaru Outback = Lafayette IN, Honda Accord = Marysville OH, VW Passat = Chattanooga TN, and of course the FFH is being made in Mexico. The word is that the Ford Flat Rock MI plant will be laying on another shift specifically to build more Fusions.......ah, the problems of success.

 

And, yes, everything north of the Panama Canal is North America, although I don't know where that leaves Central America.



#12 OFFLINE   gaken

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 05:16 PM

Good purchase and a smart decision!

 

I can't say much about the 2013/14 Fusion Hybrid. I can say that you can expect fuel economy to INCREASE as the odometer mileage increases.

 

I have one of the higher mileage Fusion Hybrids (a 2010 with 86,000 miles). Bought it last summer with 60,000 miles. One of the government pool vehicles. I also net a higher than normal fuel economy on my daily 35 mile each way commute into Nashville, TN. I see an indicated mid 40 to low 50 mpg during Spring/Summer. Knock off 5 mpg during the winter. All time highs of an indicated 53 mpg. 

 

The best tip I can offer is to use low rolling resistant tires (I'm using Michelins). Also use a 0W20 oil. I netted my all time high of 53 mpg with both Havoline 0W20 and Toyota 0W20. However, I normally use Motorcraft 5W20 FULL Synthetic. I believe Pep Boys carries it, but the dealer will sell you some for a premium price. It would be nice to take a Fusion Hybrid to 400,000 miles. I have read that some of the NY City Escape Hybrids made it to 400,000 miles without breaking a sweat.


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#13 OFFLINE   coach81

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 08:50 AM

Welcome another Prius convert!!!!


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#14 OFFLINE   jeapa

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 09:36 PM

Welcome from another former prius owner. How is your mileage after having the FFH for a month?


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#15 OFFLINE   Aquineas

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 01:40 AM

Welcome from another former prius owner. How is your mileage after having the FFH for a month?

Bugs! Yuck!  :-)


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#16 OFFLINE   jeapa

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 09:25 AM

Bugs! Yuck!  :-)


I am guessing you are referring to my interest in entomology. Insects are interesting creatures really. I am an entomologist for the USDA agriculture research service. I study Asian Longhorned beetles. Off topic but it is a cool job.
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#17 OFFLINE   Aquineas

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 12:22 PM

I am guessing you are referring to my interest in entomology. Insects are interesting creatures really. I am an entomologist for the USDA agriculture research service. I study Asian Longhorned beetles. Off topic but it is a cool job.

I figured you worked in that field, and while I'm glad there are people such as yourself whom are dedicated to researching the aforementioned, I could never do it :-).  As a human being and a software guy, I have aversions to them in various forms.

 

In any case, you're right, I was O/T. Welcome to the forum!


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Bordeaux Reserve Ford Fusion Titanium ordered 5/6/2013, Window Sticker 6/22/2013, Built 6/28/2013, Delivered 7/12/2013.

 

I'd rather you tell me something I already know 1,000 times, than not tell me something I don't know once.

 

 


#18 OFFLINE   jeapa

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 06:37 PM

I figured you worked in that field, and while I'm glad there are people such as yourself whom are dedicated to researching the aforementioned, I could never do it :-).  As a human being and a software guy, I have aversions to them in various forms.

 

In any case, you're right, I was O/T. Welcome to the forum!

 

Thanks for the welcome Aquineas. I hear you on the bug aversions, you are the norm. When my kids were growing up there friends used to call me the bug lady  :superhero:


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#19 OFFLINE   dalesky

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 03:22 PM

I always have and probably always will love bugs, amphibians, snakes, and yes even lizards and spiders. I have been bitten numerous times by anoles and skinks when picking them up to show people, or rid the butterfly house of them when I am working there. I have also seen praying mantis and walking sticks, but no fireflys here. My favorite thing to point out to people taking a zoo tour are the large golden orb spiders- beautiful!

My next door neighbors brought their 11 yr old grandson down for a couple of weeks and he and I hit if off great. I took him for a zoo tour when I was doing my docent duties feeding some animals, then to the zoo kitchen and in to see the raptors. He loved it!

Here (in coastal SC) there is so much wildlife, including raccoons, opossums, fox, bobcats, feral hogs and my favorite the alligators! 

Keep up the good work, we need more bugs (maybe not cockroaches)


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#20 OFFLINE   GrySql

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 04:25 PM

Here (in coastal SC) there is so much wildlife, including raccoons, opossums, fox, bobcats, feral hogs and my favorite the alligators! 

I was eyeball to eyeball with a raccoon in my backyard last night, they are our nocturnal garden raiders.

They also love to get into in our ponds and chew up the plumbing, I blasted it with my garden hose, the stinker... at midnight, of all times.

 

I did want to say something on topic though, I am impressed with our new members. 

I've noticed that most are very well read on the FFH topics and don't start off asking questions that have been covered in other topics (although we are happy to help answer anything, if we can).

Folks that have owned other hybrids and others who spent the time to investigate their FFH purchase really add to this forum.

Bravo, and welcome again, you are making this a better, more informative place.


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