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post #21 of 87 (permalink) Old 01-05-2007, 11:57 AM
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Re: Things you DO like about the Fusion, Milan, or Zephyr / MKZ

Wow....things I LIKE???? too many to list... but I'll post just a few.. for Christmas my wife, three kids and I made a 600 mile round trip to see my parents...had the car LOADED down! cruised 80-85 most of the way, the on-board computer showed avg mph 73...and I got 28.9 mpg! I'll take that ANY day!
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The car is tough too. I took a curve going a lil' too fast and a lil' too close to the edge and smacked a mailbox with the passenger side mirror....at night. Thought I had lost the entire mirror, but when I got to town, I found just a small scratch in the mirror panel (is that what ya call it?) but the glass was gone. that was the only damage done. ordered a new piece of glass today. Oh yeah...when I checked the rearview, the mailbox was spinning down the road behind me! Glad I was alone on the road! Guess I owe the guy a mailbox!
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post #22 of 87 (permalink) Old 01-06-2007, 01:25 AM
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[quote author=Chris06Fusion link=topic=44123.msg1054042#msg1054042 date=1162852573]
Come on everyone..... lets get this one going too..... I see everyone keeps posting the dislikes! I know we all like the car so lets hear some more!
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Chris,

It's great that you are in charge of the Fusion cheering section. HOWEVER, no matter what nice things I could say, or have said already, they are all overshadowed by our 13 mpg in-city average for the first 713 miles (one month).

I've already dubbed our 2007 V6 six-speed automatic AWD SEL Fusion "The Guzzler." The dealer has already agreed to "put it on the computer" at 1,500 miles and the manual says a break-in period of 3,000 miles is need to obtain optimum mileage. Several forum readers recommended increasing the tire pressure from 33 psi to 36 psi.

That's all well and good. But you and I both know it's not likely that these things are going to improve the mileage from 13 to the EPA-estimated 19 mpg in-city, which is what 95 percent of our driving is. Yes, we are both conservative, gentle drivers.

Until the mileage hits 19 mpg, I will have nothing nice to say about "The Guzzler."

Boz,
Already sick of the gas bills in Salisbury

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Regarding the gas mileage issue, I know this may seem stupid of me to ask, but have you tried hitting the RESET button to the left of the clock when you fill up with a new tank of gas? You have to press it down for a 3-5 seconds to reset mileage guage. I know that was my problem in the beginning too (poor gas mileage), but then my service manager told me to hit the RESET button on a new fill. Worked for me...ok (can you tell I am not mechanically inclined)...
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post #24 of 87 (permalink) Old 01-07-2007, 03:46 PM
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[quote author=luvmyfusion link=topic=44123.msg1137381#msg1137381 date=1168195151]
Regarding the gas mileage issue, I know this may seem stupid of me to ask, but have you tried hitting the RESET button to the left of the clock when you fill up with a new tank of gas? You have to press it down for a 3-5 seconds to reset mileage guage. I know that was my problem in the beginning too (poor gas mileage), but then my service manager told me to hit the RESET button on a new fill. Worked for me...ok (can you tell I am not mechanically inclined)...
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LuvMyFusion,
Yup, have already done that, as well as figuring the mileage manually, by dividing the number of gallons taken on board into the number of miles driven. I reset the on-board computer with each fill-up.
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post #25 of 87 (permalink) Old 01-09-2007, 05:01 PM
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I have a 2006 V6 SEL with 7000 miles on it.

I get 22 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. The highway mileage is excellent. I am not a conservative driver by any means either. I judge my mileage by doing the math and not the on board computer. The MPG on the computer seems off but I will say the range of miles remaining is very accurate. I have pushed it a couple times with an empty tank using the miles remaining information and have not run out of gas. This is even when getting down to just 3 or 4 miles remaining.
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[quote author=colfusion link=topic=44123.msg1141252#msg1141252 date=1168380111]
I have a 2006 V6 SEL with 7000 miles on it.

I get 22 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. The highway mileage is excellent. I am not a conservative driver by any means either. I judge my mileage by doing the math and not the on board computer. The MPG on the computer seems off but I will say the range of miles remaining is very accurate. I have pushed it a couple times with an empty tank using the miles remaining information and have not run out of gas. This is even when getting down to just 3 or 4 miles remaining.
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It is success stories like yours that convince me that something is definitely "wrong" with our 13 mpg city for our V6 SEL AWD. We are both very conservative drivers, the air conditioner has not been on, obviously, and the Delmarva Peninsula is as flat as a fritter. The tire pressure is correct at 33 psi but soon to be increased to 36 psi. If other V6 SELs can deliver mileage like yours, then ours should too. I am not going to be happy until it can be made to deliver the EPA estimate of 19 city, 26 highway. Boz, unhappy in Salisbury (Smallsberry), MD.

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post #27 of 87 (permalink) Old 01-09-2007, 06:35 PM
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I believe you said you are diving the number of miles by the number of gallons used and not relying in the computer. But just in case. If I relied in the computer to tell me my actual mileage it would be less.
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[quote author=colfusion link=topic=44123.msg1141406#msg1141406 date=1168385738]
I believe you said you are diving the number of miles by the number of gallons used and not relying in the computer. But just in case. If I relied in the computer to tell me my actual mileage it would be less.
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Colfusion,
I figure it both ways. On the last fill-up, Dec. 5, it took 14.275 gallons to go 244.5 miles, 38.9 percent of which was for a 90-mile trip at 55-60 mpg. The computer said 17.6 mpg; the long division method yielded 17.13 mpg.

Even with the short trip, "The Guzzler" still couldn't deliver the EPA-estimated 19 mpg city figure, let alone anything above it. Boz

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I have had my car (silver '07 SE V6) for three months and I am still loving it! Coming from a 12 year old Dodge Shadow, sometimes I am surprised by the power I have with this car and find it more than adequate for my daily driving. There is a large hill after a stoplight in town and a lot of people have trouble accelerating up it - not anymore for me! Love that! Also love the handling and such...been able to avoid a few accidents as well -- what is with all the close calls that happen once you get a new car??? People are idiots. Anyway, of course I love the way it looks both inside and out and the huge trunk is great! Getting all of my groceries in is no longer an issue for me even with the large plastic tub where I keep emergency items. Also love that I can now fit four adults very comfortably. It was a hoot getting four people in my old car
Love love love the radio controls on the steering wheel as I am always flipping between stations or CDs and adjusting the volume when a great song comes on (when I'm alone, of course)!

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My favorite is the storage compartment on top of the dash. I use that to hold just about everything.

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