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Old 11th December 2011, 10:21   #16
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Congratulations!!! The white car with black exterior trim looks great. I agree with swiftnfurious, current steering cover does look out of place. I suggest a new black one too. One more suggestion is to try to get the rear wiper installed, if at all it is possible. I see that there is provision for the washer. There rear bench looks very comfortable and sufficient for 3 passengers. Enjoy every mile clocked on the Fusion!!!!
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I believe A Fusion TDCi at 3.6L is a fairly good deal. It's really difficult to find a low mileage one as 35K. Does this version have the ABS? Also if I may suggest, please get rid of the white / beige steering cover and go for a black leather cover, those you get for around 400/- in local accessories shop. The current one spoils the looks.

Wish you miles of happy & safe motoring!
Thanks SnF. I also felt that 3.6 is good price given other fiestas with more than 50k with tampered odos were being quoted for 4.5L plus. I felt that i'll rather have lower upfront payment and set aside 50k for repairs/etc if needed.
Its the non "Plus version" and hence no abs/no airbags but given i'm going to drive it in city and mainly for work, i was ok without it.
As everyone else has suggested, i'm taking off the white steering cover.

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That is a wonderful car indeed. Unfortunately it was a bit early for its time here in India.
Now that the EcoSport is coming in, and the Figo and Fiesta are peacefully lurking about in the marketplace, I don't think you will find any issues getting spares also, despite the Fusion having been discontinued a couple of years ago. Have fun with the beast! All the best!
thanks. I agree that the car was a bit early but i also feel that the car was not positioned well as it was neither a sedan/not a proper small hatch and nor a SUV and it got ticked off in list of the potential buyers in each of these segments.


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Congratulations!
I have always wanted this car, but my family's inclination towards new cars forced me to drop any plans.
It is the most spacious diesel hatch to hit our markets and one in which I [6'2"] was really comfortable.
The boot space is wonderful too.
Unfortunately, as rightly pointed out, it was too early for our market.

Wish you a lot of happy miles in the beauty

edit: Please get a new steering wheel cover.
Thanks. I'm getting rid of the steering cover

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A fantastic vehicle that ticks all the right boxes and is the right size inside out if your ego is managable. Would have been an outright hit if it was priced a lakh less and was owned by maruti/hyundai. Ford servicing costs and the awkard pricing robbed it of success. One of my all time favourites for sure.

And yes, please burn the steering cover, dont even throw it, destroy it right away. Just leave the steering as it is. Most of the oem steerings provide good grip and feel that cant be replicated by these cheap ones.
Right. Even the cost of spares is concern though it has a lot of commonality with Fiesta. The bumper/bonnet/doors are very expensive as confirmed to me my SA and even each headlight assembly costs around 10k. I have a taste of it when i got the driver side mirror installed and it cost me total 5.5k. But with insurance and good local garage, I think i can manage this cost especially by saving a lot on switching to Diesel. So Net Net i hope i'll be gaining a lot as well as enjoying a better ride daily to work.

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Congratulations on the purchase! A good and wise choice. Please change the steering cover it looks hideous also I suggest go for a 2-din system or a touchscreen one, it would enhance look of the interior, also try to get the door handels body colored.

Wish you many niggle free miles!
Thanks. The current system of JBL is quite good and since its daily drive to office, i am going to stick to it.
I am also considering painting the door handles body colored but not very sure now as they look pretty ok to me. but sure painting them will make the car look one version higher.


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@ Sharad

Wonderful purchase. I own a 2007 Fusion TDCi and I'm in love with the car. I have clocked about 130,000 kms in 4 years. The last tankfull returned 20.88 kmpl. I'm loving this car so much a even after booking a New Fiesta way back in Sept, I haven't taken delivery of the car.

Offers for my car are at 3 lakhs without any negotiations and at the price you bought it, it is a steal!!!

The car will last long enough.. Enjoy
thanks. I also expect to run the car for around 50k for 2-3 years and sell it off. I think I'll get around 1.5-2L then. Since my current ikon is going around 80k, the net cost will be around 1-1.5L to me which is around 50k an year. I hope to save at least 1L per year on switching to diesel. So Overall I'm very happy with the deal as well as the car as its currently rattle free and in great condition.

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Congrats on the Fusion! It is one hatch I'd love to buy if it were on sale today. I think Ford committed a blunder by withdrawing it, without waiting for the market to mature.

Compared to the price of the new hatches like i20 and Swift, I'd say a Fusion tdci had a killer price!
Yes I agree that today, the price today would have been a killer along with a much better a$$ image, they could have given a serious run to I20.

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Congrats Sharad, the Fusion is indeed a fusion of a car and a SUV, it looks great too.
Did the insurance on the car have NCB ? or was it a new insurance policy, please check.
thanks. Its a completely new insurance policy as previous owner apparently didn't renew insurance and even TP was not done.

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Congratulations, thats one good deal you got. At 30+K she can serve you well for many many years.

When we choose Baleno in 2005 we looked at Fusion as well, it sure has enough and more space, good engine power (The Duratech was new at that time. if i remember it correctly). Only Fords fuel efficiency and A.S.S of ford kept us away from it.
Thanks. I intend to keep it for 2-3 years max.

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Brilliant Purchase. The Fusion TDCi is an awesome vehicle and very highly underrated due to its ridiculous initial pricing. When we had to replace our Fusion+ Petrol, this topped our shortlist given our very very happy experience with the petrol version. Just gettting a decently priced model in BLR was very difficult. For 3.65L this is an AWESOME deal.
Enjoy your new ride. And yeah, this is definitely going to be the family's choice of vehicle so get used to it soon
thanks Sachin,

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Congrats on this purchase! The white colour brings out the contrasts very well.
As earlier suggested the black seat-covers would amazing to look at.

Wishing you many more happy miles!
thanks Ampere. I had been reading your amazing fusion thread and probably the only comprehensive one. I Still envy your FE figures of 18-20kmpl in petrol. I will be more than happy with same figures on my tdci.

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@sharadmumbai, that's one S**y looking car !!!

Congrats !!!!!!

Need I say she's so stunning because she's draped in white(my favourite colour)

While Fusion is a slow mover even in the pre-owned market,your cost of ownership will be in control since this car shares a lot of parts with the Fiesta.

Fords are built tough so no rattles.

And since the mill is a diesel , enjoy !!! You'll get a good price even when you want to say bye.
thanks Vigsom. But i found it stunning even in white color and I have owned a bottle green/paparika red/ sea grey ones and it surely is as good.

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COngrats. THe Fusion indeed is a real good car. The space / features are unmatched. I think you got a good deal. Drive safe.
thanks Gemi

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Congratulations on the purchase. Fusion looks best in white and this particular one is decently maintained. Minor repairs should not bother you too much. 15kmpl is phenomenal. Enjoy and drive safe!
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Congratulations!!! The white car with black exterior trim looks great. I agree with swiftnfurious, current steering cover does look out of place. I suggest a new black one too. One more suggestion is to try to get the rear wiper installed, if at all it is possible. I see that there is provision for the washer. There rear bench looks very comfortable and sufficient for 3 passengers. Enjoy every mile clocked on the Fusion!!!!
Tks Sumesh. I don't intend to install the rear wash wiper now as i dont need it till monsoon and secondly i am not sure if i really need and i'll decide only after driving a few weeks in the rain in June.
The rear is actually more like a bench with lots of space and 3 can seat very comfortably.

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Congratulations on the purchase. Fusion looks best in white and this particular one is decently maintained. Minor repairs should not bother you too much. 15kmpl is phenomenal. Enjoy and drive safe!
Tks SDP. I have budgeted for minor repairs.

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Wonderful purchase. I own a 2007 Fusion TDCi and I'm in love with the car. I have clocked about 130,000 kms in 4 years.
Hi MAS, can u share the following info with me:

1. What is the service interval you follow? 5k or 10k kms or 6 monthly?
2. What is the approx bill for each service?
3. What are the major expenses you foresee and when? eg timing belt at 90-100k kms, etc?

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A fantastic buy Sharad for 3.65 lakh for a diesel.
You have no idea how I wish to add a Fusion to my garage as well. Even scouted for one for sometime, but then dropped the plan totally.
Hope that this one serves you well.
P.s: hope you already got rid of that white steering cover.
Enjoy your ride.
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Congrats, Sharad, on your fusion tdci.

You will relish every moment with your car.

I, too, have a fusion tdci plus, and having owned it for the last three years, I can realise what falling in love with a car is.

Although I am planning to sell it, for the keeda of upgrade, I think this is the best car at this price.
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@Sharad,

Congratulations on the Fusion. What year is the car manufacture? Was this an outright purchase? Do let us know of the car transfer experience too.

Did Shreeji Ford give an estimate about the repairs for the niggles which you have identified?

Happy mile crunching and drive safely.

BTW what time do you drive to office to get such a good FE?
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Hi MAS, can u share the following info with me:

1. What is the service interval you follow? 5k or 10k kms or 6 monthly?
2. What is the approx bill for each service?
3. What are the major expenses you foresee and when? eg timing belt at 90-100k kms, etc?

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1. Service at 10 K kms
(99xx kms). As my usage is higher I end up visiting the A.S.S every 4 months
2. Oil, oil filter, air filter and diesel filter replacement and general service costs about 2500 Rs.
3. Change serpentine belt at 50 K Km intervals and timing belt at 90K kms

Other problems I faced was replacing drive shaft bearings at 60 k kms as the car had become very audible at higher speeds. This would cost around 20 K.
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Congrats on your purchase. The car looks really neat. I have always been a fan of its looks(mini SUV-ish).
I would suggest you to paint the door handles and the mirror housing white. It would enhance the appeal of the car. Try some PS job and see its effect before going ahead. Also a set of titanium coated alloys would spice it up(i know its unnecessary but.....).

Wishing you many happy miles in it.
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A fantastic buy Sharad for 3.65 lakh for a diesel.
You have no idea how I wish to add a Fusion to my garage as well. Even scouted for one for sometime, but then dropped the plan totally.
Hope that this one serves you well.
P.s: hope you already got rid of that white steering cover.
Enjoy your ride.
Tks Fordmanchau. Yes the white steering cover has been removed. I realise how good this car is only after owning it. I would have actually gone for a fiesta tdci if i had got anything under 4.25L and with around 50k on the odo. But i'm happy the way it has turned out.

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Congrats, Sharad, on your fusion tdci.

You will relish every moment with your car.

I, too, have a fusion tdci plus, and having owned it for the last three years, I can realise what falling in love with a car is.

Although I am planning to sell it, for the keeda of upgrade, I think this is the best car at this price.
Thanks deep"fusion". I agree. In my mind, the upgrade from this car could either be Ford Ecosport as and when it gets launched if you are a hardcore ford fan else I would suggest to look at XUV500. I fell in love with it when i saw it but since i practically have no need for an SUV, i have decided to let it go for time being. If fusion also had been priced smartly like the XUV, it would have been in the best seller list

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@Sharad,

Congratulations on the Fusion. What year is the car manufacture? Was this an outright purchase? Do let us know of the car transfer experience too.
Did Shreeji Ford give an estimate about the repairs for the niggles which you have identified?
Happy mile crunching and drive safely.
BTW what time do you drive to office to get such a good FE?
The manufacture date is nov-07 and registration is of 20th Dec-07. The transfer is being taken care of the dealer from whom i bought. It will take another month or so for the RC smart card to be couriered directly at my home from the RTO. Yes it was an outright purchase as 15-16% interest rates on used cars were not making sense.
I have made good friends with the SAs of the service centre and thus no official quote was taken but they were very helpful. My overall experience with Shreeji ford has been pretty good.

I leave for office between 7.30 to 7.45 am and reach in 45-55 minutes. Return journey is painful at 7-7.30 pm and it takes 90-110 minutes. But i feel that fusion gives better FE independent of driving style and timings.

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1. Service at 10 K kms
(99xx kms). As my usage is higher I end up visiting the A.S.S every 4 months
2. Oil, oil filter, air filter and diesel filter replacement and general service costs about 2500 Rs.
3. Change serpentine belt at 50 K Km intervals and timing belt at 90K kms

Other problems I faced was replacing drive shaft bearings at 60 k kms as the car had become very audible at higher speeds. This would cost around 20 K.
Seems quite reasonable as i was worried about having a 5k interval which I understand is the case with old gen swifts MJDs though not very sure about it.

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Congrats on your purchase. The car looks really neat. I have always been a fan of its looks(mini SUV-ish).
I would suggest you to paint the door handles and the mirror housing white. It would enhance the appeal of the car. Try some PS job and see its effect before going ahead. Also a set of titanium coated alloys would spice it up(i know its unnecessary but.....).

Wishing you many happy miles in it.
Tks Ashis. I am contemplating the door handles being painted white but after a few months.
Alloys i am also very tempted but I'm sticking to necessary expenses and will probably see after a few months..unless someone is selling used ones

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thanks. Its a completely new insurance policy as previous owner apparently didn't renew insurance and even TP was not done.
Sharad, that is the part that will worry me if I were you. If you can get the insurance history of that car, you can breathe more easily. Sorry for being pessimistic here. Enjoy her.
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Update after driving almost 2k Kms:

Firstly: the white steering cover was removed immediately and pictures are given below. I hope everyone likes the steering now.

Also, some bhpians had requested to post the pics with the hood open to show the noise dampner.


I have driven around 2k since the purchase and odo is going to touch 37k soon. I didn't do any kind of service / maintenance etc after i took the car and simply started using it as was advised by my service manager.

I have driven mostly in the city except once trip to pune on the expressway. The car is excellent to drive and is very responsive and excellent for city driving. On the highway i did touch 140 but for very brief periods as i feel that its very unsafe. The car was good till 120-125 but thereafter it was losing steam. Its suited for city driving conditions and is absolutely fabulous between 30-90k with no lag at all. I face trouble only when using 2nd gear as i shift too soon (habit in petrol cars) and the car doesn't respond so fast especially if climbing up the flyover in bumper to bumper traffic. Solution i have found is that i stick to 1st gear and shift only after rpm is in 2-2.5k range.
FE i have been getting is around 14.3-14.7 with 100% AC and on highway i got around 17.2. All tankful calculations. This is resulting in a lot of savings now for me.
Overall very happy and satisfied with the car till now but worried about high cost of spares. Planning to take the car for service around 38k mark and hope the damages are minimal
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Hi Sharad.

Now the Fusion looks nice.

Pls get the air cleaner cleaned, if possible, before the next service. May be, it would improve the response.

BTW, what tires are you driving on? Is it the stock Goodyears?

The car is not expensive to maintain, contrary to the popular opinion.

The normal service cost is 2,500-3,000 INR per service, which is every 10,000 kms/6months.

I am in the process of compiling the service log for my Fusion plus, and would be uploading it very soon. It would, I suppose, give you a pointer for the service costs.

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Hi Sharad.

Now the Fusion looks nice.

Pls get the air cleaner cleaned, if possible, before the next service. May be, it would improve the response.

BTW, what tires are you driving on? Is it the stock Goodyears?

The car is not expensive to maintain, contrary to the popular opinion.

The normal service cost is 2,500-3,000 INR per service, which is every 10,000 kms/6months.

I am in the process of compiling the service log for my Fusion plus, and would be uploading it very soon. It would, I suppose, give you a pointer for the service costs.
Hi Deep,
I'll actually be giving the car for service in first week and will try to clean the air filter. I am relieved and surprised at the low cost of service mentioned by you. Do share the links of your service logs and links to your ownership report and pics of Fusion if you have posted them.
The rear tyres are Stock goodyear GT3 tyres and front are new Goodyear GT3 tyres put by previous owner.
I also rectified two issues: bought a new FM roof antennae for 550/- through a local garage as well as water was seeping into my left tail light. Got it removed, dried and sealed with araldite. With this, there are no other broken or non-functional parts except the missing rear wiper.
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