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You made out like a bandit on both numbers. Our V6 SEL AWD (heated leather, moon roof, ABS) had a MSRP of $27,105 and nobody told me about the X-plan so even though I didn't pay sticker I still didn't get as sweet a deal as you did.
I've gone from liking the car a lot to almost hating it because of the horror gas mileage we are getting in city driving, 13 mpg for the first 713 miles (one month). I am not going to like "The Guzzler" until it delivers the EPA-estimated 19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway. I have a terrible gut feeling that ain't never gonna happen.
Sorry in Salisbury
If you really want to do something to help you with gas mileage, you're gonna have to put a few bucks into it, and do a few mods.
A few suggestions....
Cold Air Intake $279 (Steeda) or K&N air filter $49-ish. (depending on where you buy it)
Magnaflow Exaust $539. (Jusnes Modified)
SCT Tuner $399. (Jusnes Modified)
All the things mentioned will give you better performance, as well as better gas mileage. Although your car seems to have worse gas mileage than my AWD, it's still worth a shot.....if you're willing to sink about $1200 into it.
My old fusion was getting anywhere from 35 to 40 mpg with just a magnaflow exaust and K&N air filter. At one point it read 48 mpg. And that only cost me just under $600. I do have an SCT tuner, but I haven't been able to use it yet, it came in about a week or two after the old Fusion died. It's on it's way back to me with the new codes for the new fusion. So as soon as I get it working on the new car, I'll let you know how well it works for the mileage.
I absolutely love my new AWD fusion. It handles 10 times better than the old one. Yes, the gas mileage is pretty crappy compaired to the old one, but it's a small price to pay IMO. I do have the K&N installed in this car, and I'm getting about 18 mpg, and I do mostly city driving. I'm saving up to get another Magnaflow exaust. That made a huge difference with the old car, so I'm sure it will do the same for the new one.
So there are things you can do to help you, but it'll cost you a little bit of money. Is it just the mileage problem that's holding you up from loving your car? Do you like the car enough to sink some coin into it?