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Old 5th February 2012, 13:11   #16
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i always wanted a Fusion, nice GC and big on space though small on outside, as it was not being sold any more. i own a FIGO.
I also like the figo, while I was looking for a new car for my wife, the figo was rejected in favour of the Fabia just because it is another fusion with some lower specs.

On our latest trip to Manali (I have attached the photos of the Fusion in my post above) in January, 12, my kids had tremendous fun in the back of the Car which we had converted into a small room (virtually) with the help of certain quilts and mattresses. They were playing and sleeping and having fun all the way.
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I am attaching the service log of the Fusion.

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Hi Deep, link to attachment is not working.
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Old 7th February 2012, 09:34   #18
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Sorry.

I am attaching it again.Fusion service log.docx

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Hi Deep, link to attachment is not working.
Pls repost
I have attached it again.

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I drove a Ford Fusion+ petrol for 3 years and sold it before I came to the US. If you read my intro thread in tbhp, you'll see how I gushed about the car. I still think it was the best sub-8L vehicle ever sold in India with a solid suspension and awesome ground clearance. But as someone said, it was too ahead of its times, especially with the typical Indian car owners' general preference of getting 'more car for the money' made it a poor VFM.

Truly a driver's car, I loved every minute of driving in the Fusion. Hope Ford brings back the model in the future.

On a side note, I wonder why (most) people buy BMWs in Bangalore or other congested cities if they are not driving themselves? Do they really love their drivers so much as to reward him with an ultimate driving experience everyday?
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Two issues lingering in my mind.

Please suggest:

1. Should I go in for a RD tuning kit?

2.Tyre change seems imminent. The car has covered more than 43000 kms.

Which tyres should I go in for? The car is presently running on stock GY GT3.
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I just got the Race Dynamics kit installed in the Fusion.

Not driven much, just about a km., after the installation, so not feedback for now.
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Morning update (on the RD tuning Kit):

I got the RD Tuning kit installed on the Fusion yesterday.

It was a two minutes job.

The kit comes with a wireless remote control unit for shift on the drive.

Out of the settings: S, E, P1 and P2, I have selected P1.

The result:

During my drive back to office, I didn't feel any difference. But while going back home after office (a drive of 10 kms.), the car felt smoother than before.

In the morning, I tanked the car up.

Difference noted:

After the filling, the DTE shows up 768/747/750/784 kms.

But not this time. This time it showed 868 kms.

So, going by the DTE, though not 100% correct, still indicates a definite increase in fuel efficiency by a whopping 10.71%.

First impressions, then:

A soft driving fusion,
higher mileage,
better pickup,

I am taking an off from office on Friday, to check the functioning on the highway. Lets see what turns up.

For the time being. its just ummmmmahhhhh.
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A request to the mods:

Please change the title to
Review of Ford Fusion TDCi, with RD Tuning kit


A mini review of the Fusion TDCi with the RD tuning kit installed:

The car has become very aggressive after the installation of the RD kit. The car was fun to drive earlier also, but it has become a cat ready to pounce. I have driven the car in P1 mode for 750 kms. out of the 800 kms. that the car has returned on this tankful (41.55 ltrs.).

The noteworthy benefits, that I have felt on this tankful are:

1. The car now seems like a cat ready to pounce. The red light drags are testimony to this.

2. The mileage has improved considerably. Second tankful would prove it. The car has returned a mileage of 19.25 km/l., from the earlier 17.91 km/l. This 19.25 km/l. is inclusive of the 77 kms. that the car was driven before the kit was installed, spirited driving for about 150 kms. on the highway (50 kms. in P2 mode), city driving of 250 kms. (including the above referred 77 kms.).

3. The car now has to be controlled at 100 km/hr., earlier, it needed a push to reach 100 km/hr.

4. The car has become very soft.

5. The pickup has become linear. The jerks due to turbo spooling have been reduced considerably.

6. The car pulls neatly, pushing the occupants into the seats.

7. Wheelspins feel nice.

8. No black soot under normal acceleration, and on heavy acceleration, just about marginal increase in the soot.

So far, so good.

I am a happy man enjoying the best of both worlds.

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Thanks for posting @deepfusion. How much did the race chip cost?
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@deepfusion

Looks like your Fusion got the required boost with the RD kit. Request you to spare some time to posts the pics of the mods.

BTW I did not get what you meant by Car becoming very soft?
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How do you guys manage these 17 and 19 figures with city traffic. What is the average km you run at one go. My daily runs are of shirt trips and i get around 14 on average. On highways though i can manage close to 19 in case i'm not in dense traffic [which is very rare!!]

Good to know that you are enjoying the RD kit.
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How do you guys manage these 17 and 19 figures with city traffic. What is the average km you run at one go. My daily runs are of shirt trips and i get around 14 on average. On highways though i can manage close to 19 in case i'm not in dense traffic [which is very rare!!]

Good to know that you are enjoying the RD kit.
My drives are usually 11 kms in one go.

The thing about Ford engines is, till the time you are soft on brakes, I mean you dont break hard and too often, you will get good mileage. As soon as you start breaking frequently/hardly, the mileage comes down drastically. You try being soft on breaks and see what happens.

But one thing is certain. RD has benefitted immensely-in driving pleasure, and mileage, both.
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@deepfusion,

After you done the mods, have you got any changes done in the Insurance policy or the RC book/card? Do you think it needs to be included at all?
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BTW I did not get what you meant by Car becoming very soft?
By car becoming soft, I meant the roughness in the engine notes have gone to a great extent. At idling, it doesn't seem like any change, but as the rpm increases, the hoarseness of the engine clearly shows softness in engine noise.

Furthermore, the softness increases after the engine gets hot.

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After you done the mods, have you got any changes done in the Insurance policy or the RC book/card? Do you think it needs to be included at all?
I am not aware of any such changes to be made in either.
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I am not aware of any such changes to be made in either.
Just get is double checked with the Insurance co coz they can make a lame excuse in future in case something goes wrong or whenever there is a claim. Is this tuning kit removable type? I dont know if the Insurance co do provide insurance for this type of mods or not like they do for the electrical accessories.
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