I have to agree to disagree as well. I have a hard time wrapping my head around his comparison with the Accord.Yeah, I'm going to have to disagree with the guy. I remember the first time I drove my sport I knew it had power but nothing crazy. But now that she is getting a few miles on her she is really opening up. I plan on doing a 1500 mile review soon! But I think this review is more like giving cons and not really explaining all the elegance and power that the fusion sport really is
I'm telling ya man, it's like the car has a stage of when you buy it, it's feeling you out. And once it realizes that your not an oldman (no offense to the older generation) it's like the sport says "okay, I know what your looking for" and opens up. She growls to me even out of sport mode(with the kids and old lady in the car) and still gets up. And once sport mode is hit and traction control is thrown off she is ready to roll. It took a lot for my evo's to get even sum what to slide but this fusion I can get to kick out just like my focus st and I F-ing love that feeling! Now yes, she is a boat but last time I checked everybody is into curves these days anyways ��I have to agree to disagree as well. I have a hard time wrapping my head around his comparison with the Accord.
And although I've never really bought into the idea that the car was programmed to hold back for the first so many miles I have agreed that it has felt quicker since test drive. I'm just over 1500 miles myself. And I don't know how to make total sense of it but today on my drive home from work I put her in sport mode which usually I don't for commuting. Man oh man was she frisky today!
Quicker than ever, pulling extremely hard. I wasn't doing 0-60 runs just driving aggressively, my back pressed against the seat for longer durations than I have previously experienced. It's not that I haven't been driving in sport mode at all lately, so I don't think it was just a lack of sport mode driving that made my butt Dino so excited today. Still not subscribing to 1500 mile magic number theory or anything(at least not yet) but she sure felt like a meaner animal today. It was much cooler today here in SE MI. I don't know, not sure that could account for the all the improvement I felt today either. Hope today's experience continues
I am a happy Sport owner, but I also agree with most of your comments,even if I have been guilty as charged. Best I can do is hope mechanical weakness doesn't turn out to be true. That said, I still refuse to believe it is tied for class leading performance. It could be the proud papa in me but I don't think so.I think some people are taking other's disappoint in the final product that Ford released with a personal attack on the purchase choice they made. I hope everyone loves their Sport. Throw the family in, enjoy the tech and pin them in the seat at the next green light.
But with that said, my wants/needs are not going align with everyone else's. I think Ford's marketing direction for the Sport was just plan dumb. Did I expect it to beat a 340i? No I did not. But I also didn't expect the Sport to get beat by the 4 cylinder 328i. The MKZ's "effortless power" campaign made much more sense.
Also, the "neck and neck" performance with an Accord V6 shines a spotlight on other drawbacks of the Sport. Class leading performance without class leading fuel economy I can live with. Tied for class leading performance with fuel economy at the bottom of the class. Not so much.
Lastly, for those seeking additional performance I hope tuning solutions work for them. I also hope the performance we are seeing is not indicative of some inherent "drivetrain weakness" that s**ts the bed when torque management is altered and the power is turned up. Otherwise I see lots of "out of pocket" repair costs in the future.
WRX 0-60: ~5 sec flat | 1/4 mile: [email protected]And while we're at it, bring on a charger r/t too.
Who else should come? Stock wrx?
Bring it on!
I've destroyed both of those in my tuned Edge, and a Base 2010 911 on saturday. Didn't destroy him but I beat him and he was shocked so much the old man wanted to run me twice!
Well I have a bone stock 2010 sport, but i only run 87 gas in it. I am in Wisconsin. Green Bay area. If anyone wants to, I will line up on a back country road for a quick and dirty.I'm just curious to see how much faster the 17 is over the previous gen