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Old 24th February 2005, 14:53   #1
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Guys,
I am new to this forum.

I am planning to buy a Ford fusion+ with ABS in a fortnight.
I needed a mini SUV with a good engine.
what do you people feel?
I would love to hear your comments

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Old 24th February 2005, 15:00   #2
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I have not driven Fusion, so purely based on whatever I have read about it.

1. Good engine. (Duratec)
2. Very practical vehicle.
3. Supposedly bumpy low speed ride.

Now my personal opinion is that this vehicle seems to be overpriced for all it offers. I would go for Scorpio in same money.
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I have not driven Fusion, so purely based on whatever I have read about it.

1. Good engine. (Duratec)
2. Very practical vehicle.
3. Supposedly bumpy low speed ride.

Now my personal opinion is that this vehicle seems to be overpriced for all it offers. I would go for Scorpio in same money.
I just thought Scorpio was too big a vehicle to drive in a city.
rather wanted a compact Mini-SUV
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I just thought Scorpio was too big a vehicle to drive in a city.
rather wanted a compact Mini-SUV
Well, then there is no competition, Fusion is unique And I don't think that you are looking for station wagons like Fiat adventure, Baleno Altura, Swing or Marina.
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Welcome to TBHP.

Have taken a test drive on Fusion? If not then take one and satisfy yourself.
Looks like you've already decided on Fusion and only trying to get a confirmation from the forum. Let me tell you, you'll get mix response.

Fusion is too new a car to comment on it's pros and cons.

Finally you're the person who'll be using the car. Check it out yourself.
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havent driven the car yet but from what ive heard and read - looks fine to me .

good engine
practical
good handling ( scorpio sucks here )
average FE
nice interiors

so y nnot take a TD as Rudra says and decide.

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Well i have gone on a TD of te fusion and along with what everyone says i must add that the interiors feel cheap.
Oh and it is not a mini SUV so if you do pln off roading i think you might have to look elsewhere.
As an overall car i am kind of fond of it however but only wish it came with better interiors
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firstly...
dude if u looking at the ad and jugding the car ur sadly mistaken dude..
the car cannot do anything it does in the ad...
i do agree with rudra....
it is a new car...so pro's and cons will just be user given...
take a test drive in it....
because ul be driving it not everyone else....
why dunt u take a look at the tavera...
or depending on your budget u can have a look at the....
cr-v,grand vitara,xtrail....
take care leme know your decision...
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dude i have taken the test drive of the fusion +
i liked the interiors and the car has nice suspension handling and power
but the car is very sluggish in first and second gear , the car is not meant for traffic driving at all and nor does it give u any mini suv feel
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I personally think that the Fusion feels cheap and built to a price.
If you do not mind something bigger, go check out the Innova.
Or else i guess you will be stuck with only the fusion.
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ncie choice..
i give it a complete thumbs up after i drove it.. loved the car actually
but just keep an eye out for the mileage.. dont think its too good
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frankly for 8.5 laks i will shout out toyota innova. i think it is a little big for your needs. but its well worth it. u get a hell lot more than u do out of the fusion plus u get option of petrol or diesel
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i hate to say this, but how about a scorpio CRDe?
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i agree scorpio crde in shocking yellow
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Dear BHP,/and others.
thanks for your replies and support
I did take a test drive.
I found it okay and peepy in the first and second gears.
Agree with you. on first and second gears, the ride quality was not that good.
I wonder what you mean it is not suitable for city driving?
you mean in stop and go conditions.

I thought about the Innova but I do not have seven people in my family.
Scorpio is too big for me. I just needed a little road presense, a comfortable seater for me and my wife and my Kid and a nice okay poered engine.
I have bookd for Fusion+ and should be getting it by march Middle.
Will keep you guys posted.
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