|18th July 2007, 18:48||#1|
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Fusion - 260 KM drive with in 5 days
Hi Gurus, Can I take newly bought Fusion for a drive of 260 KM with in 5 days from delivery. Thanks for your advice.
|18th July 2007, 18:54||#2|
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Why not? 260 kms in car terms is not much. However you need to take a few cautions. Do not over exert your car. Which basically means do not rev it too high. Also, on highways we tend to drive for long distances without much variations in speed. For a new car that can be a problem. Ensure that you do not drive at the same RPM continuously for too long.
5 days old car can be a bit tricky if you get unlucky. Not to frighten you but any car may turn out problematic. This you get to know, typically speaking, after a week's driving. Now god forbid but if it breaks down in a no man's land it can be a real bother for you. Keep that in mind.
|18th July 2007, 19:11||#4|
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|18th July 2007, 19:12||#5|
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Vanchi: Take a look at this thread http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/owning...r-new-car.html which gives you information on running in your new car.
As Zappo mentioned, take special note of the need to vary RPMs - if you're driving on a highway, you'll tend to cruise at a particular RPM - try and vary this.
Don't stomp on the gas at any time, perform your overtakes smoothly and you'll ensure your RPMs stay in the safe range (see E_L's post).
Before setting out on your long trip, do a couple of short runs locally to ensure that you're familiar with your car and its basic handling. This will also ensure that you might catch any niggling problems.
Also, ensure that you take the Ford breakdown service number, as well as the Ford numbers for your starting and destination points.
|18th July 2007, 19:40||#7|
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I suggest please read the booklet the night when u bring the car home... read it thoroughly and act accordingly....
Distances doesnt really matter as long as u follow the rules....
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