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Thinking about getting a fusion, but does anyone know what other options to compare this car to?
Depends which version of the Fusion you were looking at?


The fusion typically has been positioned to go head to head with the Accord, Camry, Sonata, Buick Verano, etc.

But now they have the Sport option and Platinum option, so its hard to find direct competitors for those two.
 

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Depends which version of the Fusion you were looking at?


The fusion typically has been positioned to go head to head with the Accord, Camry, Sonata, Buick Verano, etc.

But now they have the Sport option and Platinum option, so its hard to find direct competitors for those two.
I was thinking about the sport or the 2016 Fusion Titanium option.

Still debating, what's you suggestion of the ford?

As it'll be my first ford purchase (if I go ahead with it).
 

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I was thinking about the sport or the 2016 Fusion Titanium option.

Still debating, what's you suggestion of the ford?

As it'll be my first ford purchase (if I go ahead with it).
I'm leasing a 2016 Fusion right now with the base 2.5L engine. Prior to this I had a Dodge Charger RT.

The Fusion is really a very nice car, and very stylish, beautiful interior, with comfy stylish seats (I LOVE the seats), nice big touch screen (even with the not usually liked SYNC software), two screens on the driver console.

Even with the base 2.5L engine its got a bit of a growl to it, smooth ride.

Naturally, because I came from a Charger RT, going from 375 hp to 175 hp, I'm finding it VERY under powered. Which is why I'm closely eyeing the the Fusion Sport.

I'm not sure what you're currently driving or what you're looking for in a car, but if you don't go for the Fusion Sport, I still recommend going for the 2L turbo (Titanium trim if you want), I wish that's what I had done because I just find the base engine to be very weak. Other than that its a nice stylish car (That LOTS of people on the road have :) )
 

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I'm leasing a 2016 Fusion right now with the base 2.5L engine. Prior to this I had a Dodge Charger RT.

The Fusion is really a very nice car, and very stylish, beautiful interior, with comfy stylish seats (I LOVE the seats), nice big touch screen (even with the not usually liked SYNC software), two screens on the driver console.

Even with the base 2.5L engine its got a bit of a growl to it, smooth ride.

Naturally, because I came from a Charger RT, going from 375 hp to 175 hp, I'm finding it VERY under powered. Which is why I'm closely eyeing the the Fusion Sport.

I'm not sure what you're currently driving or what you're looking for in a car, but if you don't go for the Fusion Sport, I still recommend going for the 2L turbo (Titanium trim if you want), I wish that's what I had done because I just find the base engine to be very weak. Other than that its a nice stylish car (That LOTS of people on the road have :) )
Oh nice! so you gave up your charger for the fusion?

I could just imagine how you feel about the under power part, as the charger is a beast lol

I'm currently driving the nissan altima and looking to upgrade :)

Well I prefer to get something alot of people don't have rather then being the common typical car on the street haha :D
 

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Oh nice! so you gave up your charger for the fusion?

I could just imagine how you feel about the under power part, as the charger is a beast lol

I'm currently driving the nissan altima and looking to upgrade :)

Well I prefer to get something alot of people don't have rather then being the common typical car on the street haha :D
Yes.... its funny, it was a rash decision that even surprised my wife because I loved the Charger!

I was paying way too much for my Charger lease because I paid for extra miles ahead of time (Which I wasn't even using), got all these creature comforts that I really didn't need, my car wasn't even at 15,000 miles and I woke up one day and was like "nobody really needs that much power, I'm paying too much I want to save some money" so I traded in for the Fusion that very same day.... I'm not lying when I say....2 days later, I thought to myself "I've made a horrible mistake" - granted I dropped my payments by half.... but the fun factor is completely GONE and I haven't felt like myself since lol

More power is most certainly needed now. Fast forward to today, and I have decided that I'm changing my car, I'm getting impatient about the Fusion Sport though! I wish Ford would release some more info, give me something to cleanse my palette... give me the 0-60 times... something anything :-D


What else are you looking at aside from the Fusion? Are you considering the Maxima as well?
 

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(That LOTS of people on the road have :) )
Yeah, that right there is something I might have a problem with. I'd like some uniqueness, but Fusion is just too ubiquitous, at least around where I live, and the Sport trim doesn't stand out much if at all from all the other Fusion trims.

I realize this is very superficial, but when I owned an Accord once, it was really bugging me that just about every other car on the road was an Accord at the time.

Right now I'm driving a 2002 BMW 530i manual. While it's outdated and upkeep costs are starting to add up, it is less common than a Fusion. Yet, you do get a lot of car/performance with the Fusion Sport given its price point, so it's still on my radar. It'll be either that or a CPO BMW 3-series.
 

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Yes.... its funny, it was a rash decision that even surprised my wife because I loved the Charger!

I was paying way too much for my Charger lease because I paid for extra miles ahead of time (Which I wasn't even using), got all these creature comforts that I really didn't need, my car wasn't even at 15,000 miles and I woke up one day and was like "nobody really needs that much power, I'm paying too much I want to save some money" so I traded in for the Fusion that very same day.... I'm not lying when I say....2 days later, I thought to myself "I've made a horrible mistake" - granted I dropped my payments by half.... but the fun factor is completely GONE and I haven't felt like myself since lol

More power is most certainly needed now. Fast forward to today, and I have decided that I'm changing my car, I'm getting impatient about the Fusion Sport though! I wish Ford would release some more info, give me something to cleanse my palette... give me the 0-60 times... something anything :-D


What else are you looking at aside from the Fusion? Are you considering the Maxima as well?
WOW haha I wouldn't be able to sacrifice that in 2 days LOL my coworker has the charger too and man he like rips it on the road :D

But hey, if it cuts the payment in half then that's alot !

Aside from the fusion I'm checking out the Ford FS :D it's like a compact race car (literally) haha

I haven't considered the maxima as my other friend didn't recommend it lol he currently drives it and dying to upgrade to something else haha!

Was your wife happy the fact that now you can save more money :D
 

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Yeah, that right there is something I might have a problem with. I'd like some uniqueness, but Fusion is just too ubiquitous, at least around where I live, and the Sport trim doesn't stand out much if at all from all the other Fusion trims.

I realize this is very superficial, but when I owned an Accord once, it was really bugging me that just about every other car on the road was an Accord at the time.

Right now I'm driving a 2002 BMW 530i manual. While it's outdated and upkeep costs are starting to add up, it is less common than a Fusion. Yet, you do get a lot of car/performance with the Fusion Sport given its price point, so it's still on my radar. It'll be either that or a CPO BMW 3-series.
Yeah, here in Toronto, the Accord is everywhere!!

I could only imagine the beamer upkeep costs.. lol.. as much as I love the sedan 3 and 4 series... the upkeep kinda scares me off lol

I'm also considering the ford RS :D small sport car, not much to be done to it
 

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WOW haha I wouldn't be able to sacrifice that in 2 days LOL my coworker has the charger too and man he like rips it on the road :D

But hey, if it cuts the payment in half then that's alot !

Aside from the fusion I'm checking out the Ford FS :D it's like a compact race car (literally) haha

I haven't considered the maxima as my other friend didn't recommend it lol he currently drives it and dying to upgrade to something else haha!

Was your wife happy the fact that now you can save more money :D
Believe it or not my wife loved the Charger and was not happy.... She doesn't hate the Fusion either, but she agreed the Charged matched my personality more.

I ask only about the Maxima because you're driving an Altima now, the new ones are very sleek but I feel it also needed a litttttle bit more muscle under the hood.

The RS will literally be a beast, a pocket rocket... I'm not much into hatchbacks plus its a manual (I know how to drive manual, but the wife likes to borrow my car from time to time - if I need to take the family hauler so she would need to be able to drive it too).

This has recently caught my attention: https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/663448020/overview/


As for Escape's comments... the new Accord is **** stylish, but again you see a lot of them... but even if you go with the 3 series, you will still see a ton of those on the road, but hey its a BMW at the end of the day :)

I live in Silicon Valley, and we have a TON of Tesla's on the road, like sooooooooooo much.... but its still a freaking Tesla!
 

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@BIG ACH:

Yeah I definitely agree that the Altima needs more muscle under that hood, hence why I'm looking into more power/performance :)

I've been hearing how the RS is a huge market, so I might just end up sticking with the fusion sport instead.

Volvo.. looks interesting, never owned one and don't know much about it :(

oh whoa Tesla everywhere eh? Here in Toronto, I've been seeing Tesla slowing into the roads, but of course the mercedes and beamer are taking over along with the honda lol
 

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@BIG ACH:

Yeah I definitely agree that the Altima needs more muscle under that hood, hence why I'm looking into more power/performance :)

I've been hearing how the RS is a huge market, so I might just end up sticking with the fusion sport instead.

Volvo.. looks interesting, never owned one and don't know much about it :(

oh whoa Tesla everywhere eh? Here in Toronto, I've been seeing Tesla slowing into the roads, but of course the mercedes and beamer are taking over along with the honda lol
Funny you mention that - my dad lives in Toronto and drive a Tesla :)

I was debating going to look at the Volvo this week - its essentially the same HP and Torque as the new Fusion Sport, but I hear complaints about the transmission so I'm really not sure what to do :-/
 

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Funny you mention that - my dad lives in Toronto and drive a Tesla :)

I was debating going to look at the Volvo this week - its essentially the same HP and Torque as the new Fusion Sport, but I hear complaints about the transmission so I'm really not sure what to do :-/
Oh nice! haha another Torontonian! :D

Is the volvo cheaper in pricing? or similar?

I did hear something similar to the transmission complaints:

Transmission Shifting Issues Due to Internal Failure and/or Software Issues on Volvo S60
The automatic transmission may develop shifting problems and/or the Check Engine Light may illuminate due to internal component failure and/or software issues. It is always best to be sure the transmission control module has the latest software installed when any major transmission repair is performed.
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Average mileage: 118,168 (10,500–250,000)
Drive Trains affected: AWD, FWD, w/o AWD
10 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012
 

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Volvo S60 T6 R-Design

325 HP, 354 lbs-ft of Torque




The Volvo I was looking at is a 2012, with 26K miles, and on sale for $26K lol

New its about $45k-50k
haha I like how it's 26K miles for $26K.. so if it went up 27k miles will they sell for $27K :p (just kidding).

Honestly, I don't know anyone that's close to me that drives a volvo, so for me... I'm iffy about looking into that :( mainly since I rely on reviews and personal experiences.
 

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haha I like how it's 26K miles for $26K.. so if it went up 27k miles will they sell for $27K :p (just kidding).

Honestly, I don't know anyone that's close to me that drives a volvo, so for me... I'm iffy about looking into that :( mainly since I rely on reviews and personal experiences.
I went and test drove the Volvo today - it was sooo nice, but we couldn't reach an agreement on the price because I was insisting on adding the extended warranty since I'm now paranoid about this transmission issue (even though I didn't feel anything odd during the test drive).

Guess I'll continue waiting for the Fusion Sport :)
 

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Perhaps the transmission issue is long down the road (in months or years)?

Glad you're going to wait out for the fusion sport with me! :D
 

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Maybe Ford will even throw in extended warranty for your new fusion sport. :D

I usually wait around a year after a car's initial so the first wave of buyers can be the beta testers and report any problems they find to the manufacturer. This way, I'll get a vehicle where these problems should have already been fixed.
 
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