Retro Future Combination - 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid Long-Term Road Test

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid Long Term Road Test

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Retro Future Combination

February 01, 2010


I heard a song on the Broadway radio station this morning that was written in the 1960s. The lyrics were about what summed up each decade of the Twentieth Century. The 1920s roared, the 1930s screamed, the 1940s were all about war, etc. Then it speculated what the 1990s would be like. They sang about having robots to pick the cotton. Huh?

There was a time when this photo would have looked so modern. Wow, a push-button code to unlock my car. But now this seems so retro, in a Disney Tomorrowland kind of way.

Our Fusion Hybrid is not keyless, so even if you use this combination lock, you still need the key. So why not just push the button on the key fob to unlock the door? The only benefit I can see to this feature is if you lock your keys in your car. You can punch in the number and voila, you're saved.

Have any of you owned a car with the number combination on the door? And if so, did you use it regularly?

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor @ 2,830 miles

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