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What can Ford do to make the Fusion Even better?


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#101 OFFLINE   dkegel

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 03:44 PM

Hey is it possible to run the fans and get air from the outside without turning on the AC? :wub:

Yes.  Just go into the climate control and turn off the AC, turn down the temp, and turn up the fan speed.  Kind of like with any other car every made.  :)

 

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#102 OFFLINE   MaineFusion

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 09:03 PM

Yes.  Just go into the climate control and turn off the AC, turn down the temp, and turn up the fan speed.  Kind of like with any other car every made.  :)

 

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Makes me wish there were max and min temp settings for a FFH.  Temps higher than max would kick in AC below min would kick in heat.


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#103 OFFLINE   murphy

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 04:56 AM

t works that way now in auto except there is no temperature range between the set points.

Set it to 72 and if the temperature is below 72 the heat comes on.  If it is above 72 the A/C comes on.

I hope there is some hysteresis in there or it would be continually cycling between hot and cold.



#104 OFFLINE   KLH

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 03:27 PM

Small LED ring light around the keyhole or the PBS button like this:

 

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#105 OFFLINE   Fusion_Diffusion

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 01:12 AM

Small LED ring light around the keyhole 

 

 

 

It still takes me a while to find the keyhole without the ring of light I had with my previous car, but I'm getting closer every time.  

 

While I agree with many of the previous suggestions, like LED's, more positions on the passenger seat, spare tire, Etc, I still love my FFH and think it's an amazing car.

 

For my own two cents, I'd like more room to rest my left foot if it's not too much to ask and maybe a sun-visor extender so the sun doesn't hit my face from the side every morning.

Either the visors on the FFH are very short or I sit very far from the steering wheel or both, but I'm on the lookout for an after-market add on.

 

On a Hybrid note, the arrows above and below the battery icon would make more sense to me if they were both pointing down.  The arrow below the battery would indicate energy leaving the battery (just like it does now,)  and if the arrow above would also point down, it would indicate energy entering the battery.  This way, the arrows will represent energy, either going in or coming out and we will know right away if we are 'spending' energy or 'making' energy.


Edited by Fusion_Diffusion, 16 October 2013 - 09:40 AM.


#106 OFFLINE   TX NRG

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 08:24 PM

On a Hybrid note, the arrows above and below the battery icon would make more sense to me if they were both pointing down.  The arrow below the battery would indicate energy leaving the battery (just like it does now,)  and if the arrow above would also point down, it would indicate energy entering the battery.  This way, the arrows will represent energy, either going in or coming out and we will know right away if we are 'spending' energy or 'making' energy.


I can see that. I usually interpret the up chevron as 'charging up' the battery and the down chevron as 'drawing down' the battery.
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Posted 15 October 2013 - 11:32 PM

I prefer the up arrow.  It lets me know the battery is filling "up" and it indicates the direction the charge level is moving.


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Posted 16 October 2013 - 06:21 AM

Having driven a long line of flat back SUVs, it sure would be nice to have a rear wiper.  It seems the angle of the rear window collects everything from dew to leaves and doesn't clear aerodynamically in the rain.  Does the Titanium model have a rear wiper?  


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Posted 16 October 2013 - 08:02 AM

For my own two cents, I'd like more room to rest my left foot if it's not too much to ask and maybe a sun-visor extender so the sun doesn't hit my face from the side every morning.

Either the visors on the FFH are very short or I sit very far from the steering wheel or both, but I'm on the lookout for an after-market add on.

 The visors do extent. The whole visor extends out rather than having a little slide out plastic extension.


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#110 OFFLINE   dkegel

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 08:03 AM

Having driven a long line of flat back SUVs, it sure would be nice to have a rear wiper.  It seems the angle of the rear window collects everything from dew to leaves and doesn't clear aerodynamically in the rain.  Does the Titanium model have a rear wiper?  

No.  Seems like the only vehicles that have had a rear wiper in decades are minivans and SUVs.

 

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 08:13 AM

Whats this rear window everyone talks about? 


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Posted 16 October 2013 - 09:34 AM

 The visors do extent. The whole visor extends out rather than having a little slide out plastic extension.

 

WoW,  Thanks hybridbear,  I guess I should have read the manual...



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 10:33 AM

 

 

On a Hybrid note, the arrows above and below the battery icon would make more sense to me if they were both pointing down.  The arrow below the battery would indicate energy leaving the battery (just like it does now,)  and if the arrow above would also point down, it would indicate energy entering the battery.  This way, the arrows will represent energy, either going in or coming out and we will know right away if we are 'spending' energy or 'making' energy.

 That's an interesting point of view, but I'm very sure that it's a minority opinion.  That icon is a state-of-charge meter.  The up arrow means that the state of charge is increasing.  I don't think it could be more intuitive, and I hope they don't change the way it's currently implemented.


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Posted 16 October 2013 - 05:31 PM

The FFH could be better if I had one in my driveway!! (stupid late avalibility options) :nonono:


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#115 OFFLINE   KLH

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 07:09 PM

I wonder if the HVB packs could be distributed to "hidden areas", like the trunk lid, inside doors, under seats, or in the roof. If Ford could do that, then trunk space could (conceptually) be the same for the FF, FFH, and FFE. Ideally, the FFH shouldn't even exist... the PHEV should be the only upgrade from the ICE-only FF, with a minor price premium.


Edited by KLH, 16 October 2013 - 07:11 PM.

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 09:04 PM

That's pretty much the Tesla concept which is placing the HVB under the car.
I think with the right design you could split in half along the center of the car for weight distribution. You still need room for the exhaust pipe but that should be the future.
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Posted 17 October 2013 - 11:53 AM

Thats also what the Volt has, but limits it to 4 passengers. The battery pack is down the center of the  car.   

 

However, where the HVB is in the Fusion is the safest place for it, check out what happens when a Tesla strikes an object in the road and compromises the battery pack. POOF!!


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Posted 17 October 2013 - 02:16 PM

I wonder if the HVB packs could be distributed to "hidden areas", like the trunk lid, inside doors, under seats, or in the roof. If Ford could do that, then trunk space could (conceptually) be the same for the FF, FFH, and FFE. Ideally, the FFH shouldn't even exist... the PHEV should be the only upgrade from the ICE-only FF, with a minor price premium.

 

Volvo is working on this concept and has a truck lid that can replace the 12v battery: http://www.greencarr...e-electric-cars

One of the downsides to this is that any minor body work becomes major.


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#119 OFFLINE   KLH

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 06:58 PM

I suppose the battery is the problem in all EV cars. There's never enough energy or capacity or space to store the batteries. 


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Posted 17 October 2013 - 07:27 PM

Thats also what the Volt has, but limits it to 4 passengers. The battery pack is down the center of the  car.   

 

However, where the HVB is in the Fusion is the safest place for it, check out what happens when a Tesla strikes an object in the road and compromises the battery pack. POOF!!

I'm not sure that's a fair comparison.  The Tesla hit a steel rod at a high rate of speed, and the rod punctured the battery pack with something like 26 tons of force.  The battery pack was designed to contain the fire, and would have if the firemen hadn't tried to puncture through to get to the fire.  If the battery is properly protected, it's no more dangerous than hitting a metal rod in the road would be to any other vehicle.






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