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Register your Fusion Hybrid at the official Ford authorized registry here.

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After 6 months, a decision has been made.

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#1 OFFLINE   rico567


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 07:25 AM

We've been test driving various cars and researching them since February, and it was a close race. But yesterday we decided that the VW Passat TDI SEL Premium fit our needs a bit more than the FFH Titanium. I want to thank everyone who helped in the research phase of this process on what is probably the most congenial forum I visited...and I visited more than a few.

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#2 OFFLINE   jeff_h


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 07:28 AM

Hey it's a lot of money to plunk down, no matter what you get, best to get what really fits your needs.  I hope things go well, let us know!

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#3 OFFLINE   corncobs


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 07:57 AM

Hey it's a lot of money to plunk down, no matter what you get, best to get what really fits your needs.  I hope things go well, let us know!


Since you mentioned the FFHF I was hoping that this community would give the edge on your decision. ;-))
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#4 OFFLINE   djminfll


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 09:52 AM

Make sure you negotiate a good deal - demand for diesels in the USA is low, so the VW dealers are definitely flexible! I looked at one when my Fusion delivery was delayed, and the dealer was willing to do just about anything for the sale. See sticker below - MSRP $34000+ and dealer was going to let me have it OUT THE DOOR for $30K! If you want to, bring this post to the dealer if it will help you negotiate a better price!


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#5 OFFLINE   B25Nut


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 11:58 AM

With the quality of the mid-size sedans on the market today, there's very few wrong choices. I'm looking forward to hearing a report on the Passat from you two months from now.

#6 OFFLINE   GrySql


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 12:39 PM

That is also one of their best looking sedans and roomy, good choice.

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#7 OFFLINE   LASooner


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 12:04 AM

Well there is the Mazda 6 diesel if you want to go that route.  :)

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State:      Los Angeles,CA  Ordered:       Mar 28, 2013  VIN Assigned:     Apr 10,2013  VIN:      3FA6P0RU2DR310285 Sticker Date: Apr 18,2013  Build Week: Apr 22,2013  

Actual Build day: Apr 24,2013  ETA Date: May 9, 2013  Delivered Date:(Arrived at Dealer May 9, 2013 with issue to be fixed)  Delivered: May 31, 2013



#8 OFFLINE   hybridbear


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 02:13 PM

Glad you found the forum helpful and welcoming. We all wish you the best with the Passat and hope that you will come back after you get it to share your experiences with us. I just saw another article today about how diesels can save ppl money in the long run and I hope you end up saving lots with your VW!


And I hope you will always treasure the memories of driving Saabs like I do

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#9 OFFLINE   kuzzi


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 09:16 PM

Good choice. 8 months ago I was set on a Passat TDI and my roommate was set on the FFH.


Fast forward 6 months later and he lives further away from his work and I live a little closer. The Hybrid was now my best bet and the diesel was best for him. Without letting each other know we both showed up to the house with new cars on the same evening.

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#10 OFFLINE   Fission


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Posted 21 September 2017 - 09:40 PM

This is an ancient thread but interesting to me because I recently traded in my 2012 TDI Passat for a 2014 Fusion hybrid. The Passat was a great highway cruiser, I could get 45+ mpg at 75 mph, but not so great with city traffic. My summertime mpg with the Passat was about 45, with the Fusion I am about 41. But since diesel is $0.20 / gallon more where I live, plus the cost of diesel exhaust fluid, the Fusion is about as cheap per mile. To maximize Passat mileage, I would brake very early to avoid loss of momentum, whereas with the Fusion, I feel like I can drive more normally, the regenerative braking allow that. The Fusion is quieter, I really like that. Overall I would say I like the Fusion better. I would have kept the Passat, except it developed clutch problems, and VW would buy it back for way more than I paid for it. I test drove all the midsize sedans, Fusion came out on top. Glad to be part of the Fusion forum!
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