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Not the first time. They had held back something like 20,000 cars between October and December for quality issues. They shipped a bunch to other locations for further quality issues. Which would you rather have, a car delivered with defects, or one that Ford went over 100% before delivering? Me I wish they had done more QC checking on mine, since it cant get anywhere near the EPA ratings, nor what ... Read More
Rumor has it that they are going to start producing them at the Michigan plant, instead of in Mexico, mainly due to the line being over run with orders. The plant produces the S, SE, Titanium, Hybrid SE, Energi, Energi Titanium, MKZ, and MKZ Hybrids, and cant keep up with demand. As it stands now, since I cant get Ford to even call me to work something out on mine, because ... Read More
If you want to get anything over 40 MPG on the highway in the 2013 Fusion Hybrid you will need to learn pulse and glide. It is not easy to do. If you wish to do the interstate speed limits, 65+ you can forget 40 MPG, you wont get it. So far I have been able to surpass the MPG in the 2013 Fusion with my 2010 Fusion. In city driving, ... Read More
I have a 2010 MilanI4 (2.5L) automatic and have consistently recorded 31-33 mpg average (measured miles/ measured gallons) in mixed driving which only include 5-10% stop and go city but does include 60% residential (non-highway) driving. On the highway I estimate that I get about 36-37 mpg going 67 mph in mostly flat terrain (the computer says 37-39). I am not a hypermiler or slow driver but I am a realtively ... Read More
SO far I have nearly 5,000 miles on my 2013 Fusion Hybrid and have yet seen it get above 40 MPG on a highway trip. Best I see is 38. If my math is correct, that is 9 below the rating. I don't drive 70, most of my driving is on Rural highways of 55. I have a 2010 Fusion Hybrid that I get EPA in all the time, and have ... Read More
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I have a 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid with 43,000 miles. I love this car. And it is so fun to drive. All those things aside, I believe I get in tune with my vehicles way too much and I don't know if that is a good thing or bad thing. Because this vehicle has been the first fuel efficient car we have ever had, I have been watching the MPG rather ... Read More
21000 miles on the car. We're consistently getting about 35.6 mpg regardless of whether we are in the city or on the highway. We've been using the "leaf" efficiency monitor to try to trick the best mileage out of the car, but the best we have achieved was 37.95 mpg. I was expecting to average 40 mpg. In our japanese cars and volkswagen, we've always gotten 2 to 3 mpg better ... Read More
"i live in boston area and my 2010 ford fusion hybrid has been parked in the garage for 3 months since mid dec without use." My 2008 FEH owners manual has a warning about storing it for that long without starting the engine. Here is the warning: "Your vehicle must be started and run for a minimum of 10 minutes once a month in order to maintain the high voltage battery ... Read More
i live in boston area and my 2010 ford fusion hybrid has been parked in the garage for 3 months since mid dec without use. when i tried to start now , it gives all kinds of msgs like 'oil too low' , 'not enough fuel' , 'please stop as soon as possible' etc. we know the gas tank is full and there is enough oil and i am wondering what ... Read More
The 2011 Hybrid MKZ has has arrived. The hybrid Milan is gone for 2011. The 2010 hybrid Fusion is receiving customer ratings in top percentile. The 2010 V6 MKZ has gotten customer ratings also. It has been the opinion of many persons that we should not buy an introductory first year model because of...basically engineering oversights. But what if that first year model is based on two other sedans which have ... Read More
Here's your chance 2010 Fusion owners - http://www.fusion41.com Eight 2010 Fusion owners from throughout the country will be selected to participate in the Fusion 41 program. They will be chosen based on their passion for Fusion and their ability to share compelling information about the vehicle on the Internet. Applicants must have a current Facebook profile with a minimum of 100 friends and an active photo collection. Each of the eight ... Read More
Between the 2007 Prius and 2009 Camry I have 54000 miles driving experience behind the wheel of a Hybrid, and get darn good mileage, up to 65 MPG highway on the Prius, so this review is a purely Hybrid based analysis, with some detail on the actual car. My current car is a 2009 Camry Hybrid, 32000 miles in 16 months. My previous was a 2007 Prius, 24000 miles in 10 ... Read More
Over on another Fusion forum a Ford person said Ford splash guards for the 2010 would be available about October. Earlier years are available now but won't fit the '10. Don't know if they have Fusion on them..
Nice review, I could not agree more. I owned a 2007 Prius for 10 months and 24,000 miles. Spot on with everything you mentioned, with the exception of the center console, I guess that was one of the major redesigns, the 2007 - 09 models had an open front floor area, which gave it a sense of more room than it actually had. Materials not only looked cheap, they are cheap, ... Read More
I've done a comparison of the 2010 Prius to the Ford Fusion Hybrid here at this link.
Just got back from the Ford dealer. They had a BBQ + Beatles tribute band day. They had a 2010 Fusion Sport which is the closest to the Hybrid package that they have in stock. As soon as a hybrid rolls off the truck its sold. Anyhow, I had the wife and kids with so she had a chance to check the car out and she loves it. Compared to the ... Read More
Check out the reviews on Edmunds to see what customers who have a FFH think: http://www.edmunds.com/ford/fusionhybrid/2010/consumerreview.html
What grade of gasoline needed in 2010 Fusion Hybrid.
Yeah, Several of us have commented on Ford's Fusion Hybrid advertisements, but no cars to buy. The 2010s are out, each one of us who has a MMH or FFH has a 2010 car. My dealer has 2010 regular Fusions. I've never driven a regular Fusion, but I suspect it would drive the same as the FFH. If you can find a car to test drive, maybe a regular Fusion, you ... Read More
Don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking the Prius. My 2005 model went 127,000 miles with only a couple problems, both of which were covered under my extended warranty. I was making the observation that to my wife and me, the ride in the Fusion was far comfier and we both rode front and back seats during the test drives. I have a carpooler that rides in the back seat everyday, ... Read More
I am considering a 2010 Prius. I think many improvements have been made in the 3rd generation. I hate to buy before I see/drive a Fusion hybrid. Saturday I went to the local Ford dealer. My wife and I walked all around the showroom, walked around the lot, looked at numerous cars, and not one salesman approached us. Next i called another Ford dealer 25 miles away. No 2010 Hybrids, and ... Read More
yerth10 says ,"Probably Fusion/Milan Hybrid combination has overtaken Camry Hybrid sales." Possibly that is true, but the Camry hybrid probably sold around 3,000, and remember: it's a 3-yr-old model, while the Fusion/Milan are brand spanking new. And I'm sure there are good number of people who might have been shopping both the Camry hybrid and the Fusion/Milan hybrids, but who decided to "hold off" and take a look at the 2010 ... Read More
I just noticed (new) that edmonds.com is now posting inventory of the 2010 Mercury Milan Hybrids at the dealers. I assume the same applies to the Ford Fusion? :)
I'll bet if they put the Ford hybrid drive in the Prius it will do even better than the Prius drive. On a side note, has anyone noticed that special financing always excludes the Hybrids? Do they not want to sell them? If I could get 4.9% on the Fusion, it would make my monthly payment equal to what I pay now on a Camry Hybrid and would order one today! ... Read More
I was reading somewhere that roughly 40% of the 2010 Fusion's sold so far are hybrids. I wonder how much was artificial front loaded demand due to the expiring tax credit and how much is ongoing elevated product demand (i.e. a hit product). It would be interesting to know how high the sales can go before Ford runs into battery component supply constraints this year. In the present economic environment, probably ... Read More
From a Ford press release: The Ford Fusion Hybrid team will attempt to drive more than 1,000 miles for more than 43 continuous hours - on a single tank of gas, raising money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in the process The most fuel-efficient, mid-sized sedan in America - the Fusion Hybrid driven by a team of Ford hybrid engineers, a fuel efficiency expert and a NASCAR star, will have ... Read More
I just returned from the dealership to check out my new ride and all I can say is Wow!. We are taking delivery on Monday. Forget for a moment this car is a hybrid. I have to believe the Ford Fusion is one of the best mid-sized sedans on the market. If you thought about buying a 2009 because of the rebates, you will be glad that you waited. This car ... Read More
Now the processor has arrived but all the lights on the dash are lit and "there is no one at ford to help diagnose until Monday" retired Ford engineer
Now the "processor" has arrived but all the lights on the dash are lit and there" is noone at Ford to figure out what to do until Monday"
I once had a Toyota that died and took weeks to get fixed. It happens to all car lines at some point. It is not unusual for a part to be defective from the factory, and since these cars are brand new, the techs have a lot more to learn, and things like this will happen, hence the wait a year before buying a brand new model. Keep your chin up, ... Read More
Maybe you're not telling the truth. Something tells me you're a basher and a troll.
Not good, hopefully not a trend. Do keep us informed however how this all plays out. I wonder if the Ford/Mercury Technicians have been to school and updated on these new vehicles?
And maybe you're overreacting.
My new 2010 Fusion hybrid lasted 7 days and 500 miles before it died in the middle of traffic. Towed into the dealer 6 days ago but they say they cannot fix it because they cannot get parts! Ford cannot make a dent in the hybrid market this way. Ford customer support says that they will get back to me in "a few days" Maybe I made a mistake.
The early bird may get the worm, but early buyers of either the new 2010 Ford Fusion or Mercury Milan Hybrids will get a good deal more -- $3,400 more to be exact -- in the form of a federal income tax credit. These new and super-efficient sedans qualify for the largest bit of tax relief ever offered on any hybrids purchased or put into service after December 31, 2005. Early ... Read More
I did notice that you have to be a little extra careful when driving where there are people walking around. They do not hear you coming and a couple almost walked in front of me. I think they eventually are going to have to add some sort of sound or something. I can verify that the air conditioner does run in EV mode. I was sort of surprised that almost all ... Read More
Pretty good review of the Ford Fusion Hybrid by Fortune: http://thewheeldeal.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2009/03/27/ford%E2%80%99s-future-2010-- fusion-hybrid/
Don't necessarily drink the koolaid that you need all those expensive batteries and electric motors to get 40 MPG: "If it were our money, the Fusion/Milan we want would be powered by the combination of a 1.6L EcoBoost four with dual-clutch transmission and start/stop that we saw in the Lincoln Concept C at this year's Detroit Auto Show. That powertrain would virtually match the 40-mpg fuel consumption potential of this hybrid ... Read More
Some posting above have seemed to indicate there is a great deal of difference in how "clean" (less polluting) some new cars are compared to each other. The reality is that new cars are all very clean, the differences between them being very small. Negligible in fact. Pollution standards for all 2010 cars make them all about equally clean, even when compared to CNG Civics, for that matter. Don't worry about ... Read More
I ordered my FFH on 2/23. I too have a VIN, and my dealer said the car is slated for production in the week of 4/13. Delivery is usually 2-4 weeks after build date. BTW, if you go in the Ford website to the owner's link, you can register your car. I did so, even though I don't yet have the car. The VIN came back as expected: 2010 Fusion Hybrid. ... Read More
Yes my comparison was with the 2009 Fusion. There are no 2010 Fusions to compare with. If you think that Ford will discount the FFH for the near future you are very hopeful indeed. I think they will sell all they make at MSRP for at least a year. I don't see dealers even bringing the 2010 non hybrid Fusion in numbers until they have sold their 2008 & 2009 model ... Read More
Pableau, Ford is saying that an order placed for the vehicle by 3/31 qualifies for the credit so long as that same vehicle is purchased. Here is the exact language from the Ford Motor Regional manager in a memo to his dealers (my salesman sent me a copy): "Tax Credit Update Since Ford Motor Company reached the 60,000 vehicle threshold in the 4th Quarter of 2008, under current federal law the ... Read More
my focus was PZEV and had the same warranty.
Umm...the 2010 Fusion is already quiet, perhaps more so than the 2009 MKZ. The 2010 Milan shares alll the upgrades, and provides a slightly more stylish interior, and a slightly different exterior. I prefer the Milan styling. Lots of people prefer the Fusion. Ford has no business putting a lot of differentiation here, when it is still doubtful whether the whole shebang will surviive. I am still hoping they save the ... Read More
A bit of an apples-oranges comparison. You need to look at the cost of a 2010 V6 AWD Fusion v. the Hybrid. The Hybrid will still be more, but not as much as comparing an 09. Ford needs to move 09s out, as the 10s are close to arriving at dealers. Looking at what the 09 doesn't have: as good mpg as the 10, it has less sound deadening, it does ... Read More
It is mandated in all the CARB states to get the AT-PZEV rating.
10 years / 100K miles (150K in a few states) is the warranty for Toyota. I can't imagine Ford not matching that.
I read that the batteries in the FFH will be 10 years, 150k miles. There have been serveral tested at over 300k miles without any issues.
Regarding the batteries - Any idea of the warranty to be offered? What about replacement cost? Has anyone researched the battery performance degradation with hybrids when operating in a cold environment? What kind of mileage can I expect when driving at 20 F? By the way - I had a similar experience as an earlier post. I tried contacting a local dealer with questions. They had very little information to offer. ... Read More
How about "The 2010 Ford Fusion hybrid is the best gasoline-electric hybrid yet" as praise? Fusion drives better. A car is, after all, a driving machine. OK, let's just get it out there: The 2010 Ford Fusion hybrid is the best gasoline-electric hybrid yet. What makes it best is a top-drawer blend of an already very good midsize sedan with the industry's smoothest, best-integrated gas-electric power system. It's so well-done that ... Read More
Ford Fusion Kicks Tail among family-hauler hybrids Ford has a weiner. Ford has pulled off a game changer with this 2010 model, creating a high-mpg family hauler that’s fun to drive. That achievement has two components: First, the machinery is unexpectedly refined—call it Toyota slickness expressed with car-guy soul. Second, the electronic instrument cluster involves the driver, invites you into the hybrid game, and gives you the feedback needed to keep ... Read More
If it hasn't failed by now I don't think it will. And there's no reason to think the Fusion will be any different based on it's track record. I agree with you, but the point I was attempting to make is that Ford does not have the reputation regarding their hybrids that Toyota has. It's been well publicized that Toyota's hybrids are very reliable. I'd say most people aren't aware of ... Read More
Its true hybrid cars have never been a great economic decision, unless you put over 15,000 city-driving miles on the vehicle each year. Taxi service qualifies, and some other heavy-use stuff. The premium is just too much for most people. That said, some people see a victory over foreign oil there. It looks like Honda, with their newest Insight hybrid, to be out sometime in 2009 or early 2010, will make ... Read More
texases said: "I don't think the Prius is more roomy than the Fusion - do you? " No, I meant the 2010 Prius will be roomier (slightly) than the previous 2009 Prius, meaning it will get into the range of acceptable interior dimensions for more people. The Fusion is roomier than either the '09 or '10 Prius. In fact, the 2010 Fusion will grow slightly, although I'm not sure by how ... Read More
Ford said today that its new 2010 Fusion hybrid has been certified by the EPA at 41 mpg/city and 36 mpg/highway, with a combined rating of 39 miles per gallon. That beats the hybrid versions of its competitors in the mid-sized sedan segment (at least based on their 2009 EPA ratings): the Toyota Camry (33 city/34 highway); Chevy Malibu (26/34); and the Nissan Altima (35/33). http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/uptospeed/2008/12/ford-hybrid-rol.html The 2009 Fusion/Milan get real ... Read More
DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 10, 2008 – Ward’s Automotive Group has named Ford’s redesigned Escape and Mariner hybrid engine to its 2009 10 Best Engines list. The 10 Best Engines list marks North America’s only awards program honoring powertrain excellence and is designed to reflect the diversity of powertrains that will play a role in reshaping America’s automotive landscape. Ford’s 2.5-liter, dual-overhead cam I-4 hybrid engine was the only hybrid engine selected ... Read More
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