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Just curious what kind of car the Fusion is replacing or potentially replacing for everyone. I'm coming from a 2013 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T.
 

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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, Straight 6. Time for something a bit more fun ;)
I hope you're enjoying that torque curve while you have it because I don't know what the future is going to be like for power delivery, smaller engines with forced induction is the way the industry is moving to.
 

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Seriously, this thing has served me extremely well since I've bought it. Halls like a beast, no major issues, it's been great. The new power delivery is definitely going to take me a while to get used to. But I'm sure it'll be okay, I'm nothing but adaptable lol
 

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2012 Focus purchased to be practical with a long commute and growing family. Four years and two kids later I still need four doors and always loved the Focus, but always wished it had more power and rear or all wheel drive. Along comes this Fusion Sport!
 

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2001 BMW 330xi. Still a great driver's car, but German wheels get very expensive and unreliable as they age.
 

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2011 Mazda CX9 Touring, pretty good handling SUV considering it weighs 4400 lbs and can seat 7. Drove a 2008 Mazda 3s MT before that which I had to get rid of because the rear facing car seats didn't fit in the back. Kids are older now and in booster seats so back to something smaller and lighter!
 

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2001 BMW 330xi. Still a great driver's car, but German wheels get very expensive and unreliable as they age.
Ha! Tell me about it. I've got a 2002 530i. It's becoming more and more costly to keep it on the road, yet I still can't part ways with these classic sedan lines. The Fusion Sport is really going to have to wow me with performance for me to give up these good looks.
 

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Twice ? Doesn't seem so bad in a couple of years ... unless the severity was real up there and there's more to this story...
 

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Had to be towed both times. When the alternator went, the car went from running fine to totally dead in about two minutes. Only $800 that time. The last time, off the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey on my way from Philly to Boston. The local dealer relieved me of $1200 for that experience (AAA covered the tow). Replaced the entire cooling system at about 100K. Replaced the rear springs -- twice. BMW is a great car to drive, a sucko car to maintain if you keep it past 100K.
 

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Well, I'm at 97k miles right now, so I guess I should trade up soon. :)

I did my entire cooling system overhaul at 70k miles as things were already starting to fall apart.

Last year I paid $1200 to have the ABS unit replaced. This year so far it's just been swaybar links. They were long overdue and clunking away for years until they finally broke off.
 

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Yeah, I'd move on. When mine threw a code for the thermostat at 120K, I figured it was no big deal -- I used to replace them in the driveway on Saturday afternoon. But when the first step to replacing it was "remove front bumper" I knew it was going to get ugly. The forums said to basically replace everything except the radiator, cuz it's all gonna go soon. The radiator lasted another year. I've replaced the rear springs twice (I'm in my sixties and don't drive THAT crazy any more). This year it was a rear control arm, and when I finally had the air bag recall done last week the dealer wants to do another $3500 of work on a car worth maybe half that. It's a great driver's car, but my wife's Highlander is at 110K and is aging much better (and cheaper).
 

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Ah yes, the Takata airbag. I'm still waiting on mine. I'm up North, so it'll be a while. Another reason to part ways with this car, I guess.
 
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