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Has anyone driven one yet? The price is steep though. I'm guessing that when the turbo model comes out then it will be in the mid 30's. My local dealer had an AWD for $29,500 (V6 sel) all options. They also have the same thing w/out AWD for $24,500. Thats a big jump. Then add a turbo and its getting too high. The fusion is a good priced car but now it seems to be going a little steep. I wonder if its because they couldn't hardly keep up with the demand in '06'.
 

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well the base proce is actually about the same as it was for 06. But now you get alot more for the base price. As for the AWD Fusion for $29k... thats pretty damn good. the only thing that come close to that is the Subaru Legacy. But for 30k you still get a 150 HP 4 cyl and i believe you have to row you own gears.

For $29k you can get a decent Camary or Accord but it still doest have AWD and alot of the standard features of the AWD Fusion.
 

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Actually, sticker on a Legacy GT with 243hp, AWD and sportshift automatic is $30k similarly equipped to the Fusion.

The Fusion is a great car for the price, but it should stay in the mid-20s where there is no competition. Once you reach the $30k price point, there are better cars available.
 

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YES, there are better cars avaiable. If the svt comes out and it hits the low 30's I'd rather buy a G35. I think the car needs to stay in the mid 20's so maybe the other cars prices will come down for the competition. Its a fusion not a sports car. Quit jacking up the price. I can't believe that the new cobra's are in the upper 40's. My parents bought one in 98' and it was $27,000. Prices have really changed.
 

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[quote author=BlackI4se link=topic=61259.msg1046563#msg1046563 date=1162480794]
I can't believe that the new cobra's are in the upper 40's. My parents bought one in 98' and it was $27,000. Prices have really changed.
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Yeah, in in 1985 my mom bought a loaded volvo wagon for $12,000... prices increase, its how inflation works.

Unfortunetly somethings, like cars and houses, out pace salary.

But as for an AWD V6 sedan for under $30k... thast still pretty good of you ask me.
 

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Not sure where you're getting those prices. Seems to me the AWD is about $1500-$2000 more than the FWD. At $29,000 that must include the Nav system, which is almost $2000 alone. A FWD Fusion with Nav is going to be over $26000.
 

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Just picked mine up today (and with snowy/terrible weather to!) so far I love it. Paid 24k with all options but navi system.
 

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[quote author=otaku link=topic=61259.msg1095138#msg1095138 date=1164974540]
Just picked mine up today (and with snowy/terrible weather to!) so far I love it. Paid 24k with all options but navi system.
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congrats!

that price is more along the lines of what you will pay. there is no way you should buy any fusion for 29k. We have a dealer in the upstate ny area that usually has the best prices around and they are selling cars at teh following prices:

fusion se awd cloth seats - 21,499
fusion sel awd cloth seats - 22,599
fusion sel awd leather/moonroof - 23,699

those are very good prices for all the equipment (as well as the 220 horse duratec30 and 6spd aisin tranny), far better than a comparable subaru or toyota/honda. And considering the current malibu is no competition whatsoever, this is the best buy in the industry.
 

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Just bought an 07 AWD, and I love it. It has all the bells and whistles....minus the navigation system. Sticker price was $25,770. X-Plan price was $20,500.
 

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[quote author=bassnutz link=topic=61259.msg1135338#msg1135338 date=1168041927]
Just bought an 07 AWD, and I love it. It has all the bells and whistles....minus the navigation system. Sticker price was $25,770. X-Plan price was $20,500.
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Bass,

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.

Boz,
Sorry in Salisbury
 

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[quote author=urnews link=topic=61259.msg1135800#msg1135800 date=1168065806]

Bass,

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.

Boz,
Sorry in Salisbury
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Boz,

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?
 

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[quote author=bassnutz link=topic=61259.msg1135887#msg1135887 date=1168085184]

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?
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Bass,

I truly do appreciate your helpful input, but no, I am not interested in putting $1,200 worth of mods into the car at this stage of the game (1 month old, 713 total miles). The difference between our in-city mileage, 13 mpg, and the EPA in-city figure, 19 mpg, is $539.24 extra a year, figuring 10,000 miles driven with gas at $2.22 per gallon.

For the time being, I am trying to eliminate extra costs but might well be forced to make some of the mods you have suggested if this horrific situation doesn't improve.

The Fusion owner's manual says it takes about 3,000 miles for the car to break in and the dealer has agreed to "put it on the computer" at 1,500 miles. We'll see if that combination makes a significant improvement. I have my doubts, but we shall see.

I agree that the Fusion AWD handles extremely well and looks mighty sharp, but all I see at the moment is that 13 mpg and dollars flowing into the gas tank needlessly. That is a significant distraction.

I am very curious how other "stock" AWD owners are making out in the mileage department.

Boz
 

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After adding the Kn filter I get another 1mpg or so now-bought my filter for $40 online. Easy to do yourself. Might try some of these other mods later on. The car definetly handles well. MPG is still 14-16 for me but I do mostly in town driving (stop and go) and only short distances and my mileage is only at around 300 so its far from broken in. The EPA estimates are not accurate and will soon be updated 19-26 doesn't seem realistic, 16-22 does though and thats what I hope to get.
 
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