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#61 OFFLINE   corncobs

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 09:15 PM

I guess I have two advantaged with my tire wear.

3 cross country road trips > a lot of straight interstate miles
extra set of wheels for winter > a few couple hundert miles less

I haven't checked mine but my feeling tells they are maybe a little bit more than half way done.
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#62 OFFLINE   Texasota

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 09:34 PM

So 18s which can corner slightly faster don't add value for us.

 

I'm with HB here. After thinking about this for a moment I started smiling and then it turned into laughing. If we were talking about a Mustang or a Corvette I could understand the significance of a discussion about the cornering and handling merits of 17" tires as compared to 18" tires. But come on guys - we are talking about a hybrid! Certainly a very nice hybrid but it is still a hybrid which is not a sports car.

 

I'm probably going to catch grief for this post, but how often in your hybrid driving experiences would the handling differences between these two tires ever amount to a hill of beans?

 

On a side note, HB, this has bothered me for a long time. Bears are negative and Bulls are positive.  I think you should be a "hybridbull".


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#63 OFFLINE   corncobs

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 10:40 PM

We are going off topic again fast but let me say one thing in reference to the hybrid vs. sports car comment.
There have been many time that people in so called sports cars have been slowing me and my FFH down from going thru corners at an enjoyable speed. ;) ( if the tire doesn't squeal you didn't do it right, damn I miss does canyon roads in CA )

Yes in the right hands a true sports car would drive circles around the Fusion but an everyday Joe that would be hard but that's just my opinion.

The "hybridbull" reference is cool never thought about that.

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 08:45 AM

There is a lot more to tire performance than maximum handling.  Even simple lane changes on the highway are influenced by the tires.  My biggest disappointment with my FFH is the poor steering feel.  I don't take corners at .8gs or race sports cars, but every time I turn into a curve on the freeway a get the feeling that the car doesn't really know where I want it to go.  For comparison, my other car is a sports car, so I certainly know the difference.

 

I'm not saying I don't appreciate that better ride and lower rolling resistance of the 17s, I'm just saying that you don't have to be racing to notice the difference.



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 02:35 PM

I personally believe the better-gripping 18" tires can help me in some ways to get higher MPGs, since I can maintain more of my speed through the corners, and then I don't have to re-accelerate as much after the corner which seems to be the major contributor to lower MPGs for me.


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Posted 22 May 2014 - 08:51 PM

I personally believe the better-gripping 18" tires can help me in some ways to get higher MPGs, since I can maintain more of my speed through the corners, and then I don't have to re-accelerate as much after the corner which seems to be the major contributor to lower MPGs for me.

This is probably why my tires are worn more in the front than most peoples. I push it hard through turns.  Today I had to do a fast evasive maneuver to avoid getting hit by a left turner. Car handled great.  My 2010 would have been all over the place with the 17's.


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#67 OFFLINE   Texasota

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 10:27 PM

Looks like the Ford website has been updated now for the 2015 Fusions.  You can now build the 2015 Fusion of your choice from here:

 

   http://www.ford.com/...usion/features/

 

My apologies if this has already been posted. Note that you can now view the new 2015 colors.


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 12:22 PM

A 2015 FFH SE with the exact same features as ours is less expensive. Our window sticker says $37,395. The build & price site shows $36,765. That's a difference of $630. $595 of the $630 is the 18-inch wheels. But that means that overall the FFH has had a $35 price reduction for the features we have from 2013 to 2015.


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 12:52 PM

A 2015 FFH SE with the exact same features as ours is less expensive. Our window sticker says $37,395. The build & price site shows $36,765. That's a difference of $630. $595 of the $630 is the 18-inch wheels. But that means that overall the FFH has had a $35 price reduction for the features we have from 2013 to 2015.

How close do you come when you subtract the check for the mpg adjustment?



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Posted 10 July 2014 - 11:57 AM

I notice that the 15's have configurable DRLs standard on the HSE. I can't help but wonder if that might signal some policy change that might make it easier for those of us with 13-14's to get ours activated? Any thoughts?
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Posted 10 July 2014 - 01:01 PM

I notice that the 15's have configurable DRLs standard on the HSE. I can't help but wonder if that might signal some policy change that might make it easier for those of us with 13-14's to get ours activated? Any thoughts?

 

It doesn't change anything.  Ford still can't control how the dealer's activate anything on a 2013/14, so there won't be any "policy" change.


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Posted 24 August 2014 - 11:17 PM

I notice that the 15's have configurable DRLs standard on the HSE. I can't help but wonder if that might signal some policy change that might make it easier for those of us with 13-14's to get ours activated? Any thoughts?

 

The problem with DRLs on the 13s & 14s is the standard module doesn't allow for propper DRLs, a different module was used in fleet vehicles that allowed DRLs to be activated (but not deactivated).  I spent a few hours on a Saturday with a tech and a "Retail" and "Fleet" C-Max trying to solve this for another customer and we couldn't make it work.  I haven't checked since, I'll take a look this week and see if they changed anything prior to the obvious change for 15.

 

Oh, and here's the updated order guide for the 15 Fusions  (July 18, 2014), the Energi guide hasn't changed since it was published in May.  I didn't pick through it to see exactly what changed, probably something for the gas models :)

 

Sorry guys, I had to pull down that attachment by request.  If you have any question on order configurations, package contents or equipment restrictions I'll still be happy to help and look up answers for you.


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#73 OFFLINE   Hybrider

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 10:19 AM

Looking at this new 2015 order guide, Ford no longer offers the manual transmission option for any Fusion, so also no 1.6L EB engine option at all.

 

And the other significant change is the gas Fusion S can now come in Deep Impact Blue.


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Posted 25 August 2014 - 12:51 PM

 

The problem with DRLs on the 13s & 14s is the standard module doesn't allow for propper DRLs, a different module was used in fleet vehicles that allowed DRLs to be activated (but not deactivated).  I spent a few hours on a Saturday with a tech and a "Retail" and "Fleet" C-Max trying to solve this for another customer and we couldn't make it work.  I haven't checked since, I'll take a look this week and see if they changed anything prior to the onvious change for 15.

 

 

Try this:

 

When accessing the 'programmable parameters' wthin the BCM there is a line for 'daytime running lights', but it is locked out on this screen.  Apparently if you try to activate them here then all sorts of other things get changed.  The way to get them turned on is to highlight the DRL title line and click on that.  There will then be a secondary screen with a drop down menu available to turn on the DRLs.


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#75 OFFLINE   hybridbear

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 12:03 PM

Sorry guys, I had to pull down that attachment by request.  If you have any question on order configurations, package contents or equipment restrictions I'll still be happy to help and look up answers for you.

Why did you have to remove it? Other Order Guides have been posted in the past.


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Posted 15 October 2014 - 07:08 PM

The brochure for the 2015 Fusion is finally now available online.

http://www.ford.com/...usion/brochures


2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE Ingot Silver (Appearance Package)

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