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Old 26th November 2004, 16:38   #1
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Ford fusion launched in hyderabad yesterday 25th nov.2004

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ford fusion launch
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Old 26th November 2004, 16:53   #2
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yup
theyve already announced the prices also
booking arte also open and the car is on display at shaman for a 2-3 weeks too
test drive wil take some time however
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Just went to look at the Fusion in the showroom. Not a bad car. Interior plastics are hard but seats were comfortable and fair amount of room inside. For a townie soft roader not a bad car - price Rs 7.2 l to Rs Rs 8.5l

The one lakh difference is for the radio/cd, alloys, better seat covers etc and ABS on the top model. My take would be to buy a basic one and add what you want. Far better value !

People compare it to the Getz - mind you it is far bigger - size and engine-wise
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hey ajamt thats a fact ..
i would never compare it to a hatchback .
its more in the NHC class
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yeah, which means neither here nor there!
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ford has dared not only to launch a new car but a new segement for people who need space,comfort and loads of space,i feel fusion looks good and we cant compare fusion to nhc,accent and ikon,they are saloons afterall.
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yeah, which means neither here nor there!
Thats why it has flopped badly in Europe

BTW, if it is based on the latest Fiest, does that mean we could see a new Ikon around soon?
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Thats why it has flopped badly in Europe

BTW, if it is based on the latest Fiest, does that mean we could see a new Ikon around soon?
Nope. I'm sure they'll flog this one for at least another two years, launching a hundred "special edition" variants. But I still think the 1.6 and 1.3 rocam cars are excellent buys.
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I know its greek but check out the Fiesta sedan

http://www.4troxoi.gr/news/closeup.php?id=2599&part=1
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i dont think the fiesta and fusion are the same
anyways a new ikon like the one in the pics wont be such a bad idea after all
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i dont think the fiesta and fusion are the same
They are based on the same platform
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has anyone driven this car yet or will i be the first one to when i go tomorrow
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has anyone driven this car yet or will i be the first one to when i go tomorrow
Isn't it a bit irresponsible if you are driving someone else's car without a licence ? Even if you are careful, if someone collides with you, you or the car owner do not have a leg to stand on

I have nothing against you, it s that certain rules need to be observed if we want to promote safe motoring
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actually i didnt drive
showroom car.
driven by my jijaji who wanted it for his sister living in mumbai
the car is quite good
big, good suspension, lots of place for storage too
quality of pastics very bad and was the reason he does not want this car
engine quite good from what i found while sitting next to him however

inside news -
focus launch year end
mondeo launch in feb. built in india
david friedman leaves india in next 2 months . head will be an indian by the name of nikhil (i think)
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actually i didnt drive
quality of pastics very bad and was the reason he does not want this car
I agree with you on that, plastics look like similar to that used on my printer
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