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Old 14th November 2008, 14:40   #31
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When I was on the lookout for a diesel hatch, the Fusion was on top of the list. But @ 7.3 OTR BLR, it was crazy. Ended up with a Palio MJD which is almost 2 lacs cheaper.
And more fun to drive too? In the diesel version I am asking.

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was very interested too but ended up getting the palio since it was a lac and a half cheaper and you cant really ignore that
So I am not the only one who can think Palio and Fusion in a single breath? :P
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Its the problem with the ford comp that they didnt gave a proper pricing.
And more over we Indian Customer does not like to have a Compact SUV/Station Wagon.
We prefer to stick to the proven one...
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Fusion is a non-conventional car not fitting in to any of the popular stereotypes. But there are people like me (who traded a NHC) who think it can do whatever a conventional sedan can and something more and find the concept very appealing.

If Ford thought this was going to be a mass selling car, they were totally wrong. My impression was that, Ford was selling this as a niche product and had the targets on the same lines.

There is also general thought that this was overpriced but going by the sheer size, weight and specifications I dont know if this can be priced like other hatchbacks.
I agree and am happy with my decision to go for a Fusion.
The singlemost factor that affected it is the indian preference for a boot, despite the actual boot space being only 90 litres less than Fiesta. I dont think it is overpriced, it is all that a top end Fiesta is, feature to feature, less the protrusion on the behind. Further you get a higher GC, more internal space and better driving view and comfort. And it is actually interesting it costs more than the Fiesta hatch in UK.
Of course, it was not marketed well.
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I think this news is not correct. Lets wait for some more time and can be confirmed...
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Old 17th November 2008, 10:38   #35
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What is making the issue with Fusion? Price? Maintenance
It's a good hatch, especially the Diesel one - Its decent looking, spacious (non nonsense) car. But sales never makes sense to me.
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Old 17th November 2008, 14:14   #36
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Looks like this news may not be accurate. Someone from Fusion group contcated Ford and it looks like the president has been misquoted and the concerned website is expected to issue a clarification very soon.

In any case, it is little unusual that a company talks about phasing out a product in advance, which is bound to hurt it's own sales in the due course.

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What was the Ford Small car featuring (Few scenes) in :Quantum of Solace"?

Any Japanese (Mazda) connection?
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And more fun to drive too? In the diesel version I am asking.
No ways! The Fusion, as with most Euro-Fords, is a heck of a drive. I found it to be more enjoyable than a Palio. The steering is pretty direct, the 1.6 petrol a blast to high-revv and the body control was better than the Palio (IMO).
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Old 24th November 2008, 21:00   #39
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I have a diesel Fusion. I had recently spoken with one of the senior level people at Ford @ Chennai. Apparently there is a 3 week waiting period for the car still.
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Hello Folks,

I am scouting for a new car and have homed onto the Ford Fusion (TDCi). I went to Harpreet Ford Gurgaon and the sales man tells me that it has stopped coming from the factory. I asked him if the model has been discontinued but he was unable to give me a clear reply.

Can someone please tell me what is the status of the Ford Fusion?

Has production ceased?

Regards,

Jaideep.
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Last time i checked out, around november end, the mangalore dealer was no longer taking any bookings for the fusion!!
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There isn't any news about Ford discontinuing the Fusion, but chances are high as there isn't much demand for it.
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A colleague of mine bought one in Bangalore around three months ago. However, after booking, he had to wait for more than two months for delivery.
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Hello Folks,

I am scouting for a new car and have homed onto the Ford Fusion (TDCi). I went to Harpreet Ford Gurgaon and the sales man tells me that it has stopped coming from the factory. I asked him if the model has been discontinued but he was unable to give me a clear reply.

Can someone please tell me what is the status of the Ford Fusion?

Has production ceased?

Regards,

Jaideep.
Made to order, as I hear.
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