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Been on a business trip since Tuesday last week. Have been driving around a pretty base model Nissan Altima rental. So slow, and cannot find a comfortable seat position. Driven over 1k miles so far all over Southern California. Canyons north of L.A. all the way to cruising along the coast in San Diego. All places I'd love to have my Sport, and plenty of other cars to play around with too out here.

Be so glad to be back in my Sport Thursday. Might even be happier to see it than the wife :D.
 

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Same experience for me except I was in Vegas driving a new Maxima. Just got home last night and it was great to drive my Sport again. So much more eager to go/stop/turn than the Maxima. And don't even get me started on the rental car's stereo vs the Sony system...
 

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Been on a business trip since Tuesday last week. Have been driving around a pretty base model Nissan Altima rental. So slow, and cannot find a comfortable seat position. Driven over 1k miles so far all over Southern California. Canyons north of L.A. all the way to cruising along the coast in San Diego. All places I'd love to have my Sport, and plenty of other cars to play around with too out here.

Be so glad to be back in my Sport Thursday. Might even be happier to see it than the wife :D.
I know what you mean. When I'm not with my car for a certain period of time, there's no better feeling than coming home and spending some good ol' quality time. The misses can come later on lol
 

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I had the same feeling... took a camping trip up north near the Sand Dunes/M22 area with the wife for her birthday. Got to drive the Sierra which was pulling our camper. Sierra is a sweet truck, but just didn't give me the jollies my FuSpo does.

The whole time I was driving M22 and the surrounding country roads, I was thinking about how the FuSpo would handle.... My wife caught me day dreaming a bit :crying:

As soon as we got home and unloaded the trailer and truck... I hopped in and took her out for a spin. All was right with the world again.
 

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Hit a raccoon and broke my bumper last month, and it's being replaced this week. I'm driving a Chevy Cruze LT rental. It's pretty much the furthest thing from the FuSpo in the compact/mid-size market. I'm absolutely miserable.
 

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Hit a raccoon and broke my bumper last month, and it's being replaced this week. I'm driving a Chevy Cruze LT rental. It's pretty much the furthest thing from the FuSpo in the compact/mid-size market. I'm absolutely miserable.
I work for GM... nothing they make competes with the FuSpo... unless you get into V sport Caddies
 

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I work for GM... nothing they make competes with the FuSpo... unless you get into V sport Caddies
I work for GM also, and I could not agree more. Even though I must say...the Chevy SS is very comparable to the Fusion sport in my opinion. But the AWD is what sold me!
 

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Good to see I'm not alone. Maybe next trip I'll convince the boss I NEED a Camaro SS or Mustang GT rental :D.
 

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Not sure where to put this, but since I shared my raccoon story, I'll add it here. The collision center is having a hard time getting body parts. The bumper cover came in on schedule, but the underbody aero, fog light, and some other hardware have been on order for two weeks and are still "3 days" away. So be careful out there, or you'll be stuck driving a Cruze LT. Fortunately, my friend loaned me his '08 S4 so I'm driving that.
 
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Not sure where to put this, but since I shared my raccoon story, I'll add it here. The collision center is having a hard time getting body parts. The bumper cover came in on schedule, but the underbody aero, fog light, and some other hardware have been on order for two weeks and are still "3 days" away. So be careful out there, or you'll be stuck driving a Cruze LT. Fortunately, my friend loaned me his '08 S4 so I'm driving that.

No kidding! I hit a deer in July just a couple of weeks after I got the sport. We have been waiting for a $30 headlight mounting bracket for over 6 weeks now! We still don't have an ETA. Good luck with the repairs!
 

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Not sure where to put this, but since I shared my raccoon story, I'll add it here. The collision center is having a hard time getting body parts. The bumper cover came in on schedule, but the underbody aero, fog light, and some other hardware have been on order for two weeks and are still "3 days" away. So be careful out there, or you'll be stuck driving a Cruze LT. Fortunately, my friend loaned me his '08 S4 so I'm driving that.
No kidding! I hit a deer in July just a couple of weeks after I got the sport. We have been waiting for a $30 headlight mounting bracket for over 6 weeks now! We still don't have an ETA. Good luck with the repairs!
That sucks guys. Hope you get your cars repaired asap.

Finally made it back to mine tonight. Absolute downpour the whole way home, major traffic and everyone going super slow. So no fun was had, but at least my back/neck finally felt some relief. Did pump a tank of 93, and will take it in for a synthetic oil change in the morning and add my AFE filter. Just passed the 1k mark :D.
 

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No kidding! I hit a deer in July just a couple of weeks after I got the sport. We have been waiting for a $30 headlight mounting bracket for over 6 weeks now! We still don't have an ETA. Good luck with the repairs!
Man, that's absolutely awful. I'd probably have broken into a dealer and stolen someone's head light by now.

I'm tempted to ask for it back without the fog light just so I can drive it.
 

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We have been waiting for a $30 headlight mounting bracket for over 6 weeks now! We still don't have an ETA.
That's interesting. Early Sports (and other '17 Fusions with LED headlights) were apparently held up at the assembly plant in Hermosillo after assembly for a while due to a problem with this part. There was also a recall for it in Canada. Probably just catching up with demand for the revised part. Given the choice, they'd probably choose to assemble another car rather than send a scarce part to parts distribution.
 

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Well, another trip starting tomorrow. Company allows me to do all my own booking & get reimbursed. This time I booked a "luxury" rental car, so hopefully don't miss the Sport too much :D.
 

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I hope they don't try to pass off a chrysler as a "luxury" car. My girlfriend years ago rented a LHS for a trip we made. It threw a rod passing a truck. We started calling them a Large Heap of Sh....
Will remember that if I have a choice! Says Buick LaCrosse or similar.
 

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GM has pulled out of the rental fleet game. There may still be some lingering cars at certain rental places as this change just went into place last year.

That said, most times I've rented a "luxury" level car I ended up with a Chrysler 300 or Buick LaCrosse. Very rare instances did I get into a Cadillac.

The brand new LaCrosse redesign is really really nice. Interior is starting to resemble European design more. Also, that 3.6L they put in the Impala and LaCrosse is no slouch.
 

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Ended up with a Challenger. Just the crappy v6 version. Car choice was disappointing. Probably would have went with the Buick, but was only one there and someone was already in it.

Think I F'd up too because my Chase Reserve card gives me Emerald Club Executive status with National, which lets you get a nicer car just by booking a midsize. They did say I could take any car they had, except the Caddy ATS :crying:
 

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The ATS would have definitely been the go to over the charger.

I've been in some pretty quick tuned ATS awd cars... They are just so dang expensive.... and small...
 

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Ugh, pray for my Sport. Had to extend my current business trip. Wife was out visiting family at the same time, but flew back home today. So I told her she could drive it home from the airport. Already called me asking me where the brake was, cause it won't start and it keeps telling her to push the brake to start. Then couldn't get the parking brake off...I should have used Uber.
 
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