[quote author=lammer link=topic=76430.msg1381421#msg1381421 date=1178140915]
Tried clicking on your web link... it tells me I don't have access???
I'm quite curious if they have taken any of our advice...
added back up sensors?
added memory seats?
heated steering wheel?
added the 3.5L engine as an option?
Yes, the 2008s will have a backup sensor, according to the Web site PDF. No memory seats, no heated steering wheel, no cooled seats, no 3.5-liter engine option, no 5-speed manual on the V6, about (if memory serves) five new colors, about 5 colors, including tungsten, amethyst, and merlot, deleted. No manufacturing dates listed.
[quote author=lammer link=topic=76430.msg1381781#msg1381781 date=1178150367]
Anytime. One notable thing that will be standard equipment on all models: anti-lock braking system, ABS. That was a $595 option on the 2007s and a standard extra on the 2007 AWDs (the only way they came).
MAJOR PRODUCT CHANGES
The 2008 Fusion features …………
• Addition of new standard equipment: ABS (all series), Tire Pressure Monitoring System (all series), Keyless Entry (SEL)
• Addition of new optional equipment: Rear Park Assist (SE/SEL), Ambient Lighting (SE/SEL - Late Avail.) and SYNC (Late Avail.)
• Addition of new packages: Moon & Tune Package (SE/SEL) and Sport Appearance Package (FWD SE/SEL) (package comes standard with cloth or optional leather interior)
• S, SE, SEL
EXTERIOR CHANGES & AUDIO CHANGES
New Colors Added:
— White Suede(WS)
— Moss Green (D2)
— Vapor Silver(ZY)
— Dark Blue Ink(DI)
— Light Sage (NH)
— Dark Blue Pearl
— Dark Amethyst
— Tungsten Silver
NEW STANDARD FEATURES
• Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) – all series
• Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) – all series
• Keyless Entry Keypad (SEL only)
• Rear Park Assist (avail. on SE, SEL)
• SYNC (avail. SE, SEL) – late availability
• Ambient Lighting (avail. on SE, SEL) – late availability
• New generation, voice-activated DVD navigation system replaces previous navigation system and is now also available with I-4 manual transmission
• Navigation is no longer available on SE models
• Audiophile is now available on SE, as part of the Moon & Tune package (50E)
NEW PACKAGES AVAILABLE
Sport Appearance Package (14T)
— Optional on SE and SEL (FWD only)
— Available only w/the following exterior colors:
Black, Silver Birch or Red Fire
— Available only w/Charcoal Black interior (DW)
— Available w/optional unique leather seats (incl. red
stitching and red seat inserts) (KW)
— NA w/optional rear spoiler
— Smoked black chrome grille w/color-keyed fog lamp bezels
— 18" aluminum wheels and tires w/black painted pockets
— Sport-tuned suspension
— Unique decklid "lip" spoiler
— Red cloth accents on seats, door trim and red stitching on seats, steering wheel and center console
— Optional leather seats with red leather seat inserts and red stitching on seats, steering wheel and center console
— Unique brushed-aluminum radio surround
— Chrome exhaust tip on V6 SE
Not much of a difference from 2007 but it is nice to see they're offering more standard equipment such as ABS and revised exterior colors. I can't believe they kept dune pearl - the least attractive color IMHO (no offence to you dune pearl owners). I wonder if the new base price will jump very much? Ambient lighting - I have no idea! Maybe LED mood lighting? I would like to see Ford offer the adjustable interior lighting as found on the Mustang.
I still think a YELLOW Fusion would look nice. Not too sure how the green will look.
The Fusion still seems so new it is almost difficult to imagine a revised version coming out in just a little over a year!
[quote author=xlover link=topic=76430.msg1383382#msg1383382 date=1178209667]
Though i do not really see anything on that list that would make me hesitate from buying an 07 right now.
Whoo HOO!!! I wanted the Stick shift and thought I would have to give up getting a navigation since you can't get both on the '07. Now, I'm holding out for an '08 where I can get both options! Hope the guide above is correct!!!
Thanks for all the GREAT info !!! Very sad to see Dark Pearl Blue go away, but not unexpected, my favorite color But the Sport Package sounds interesting.
Maybe get Redfire with the special leather interior.
Hopefully, the price will be reduced a little by Ford making ABS standard, & combing a few things into package groups, as compared to the total price of getting them individually, like pre-2008 prices. The Moon & Tunes package sounds good to me on a 3.0L SEL, in Redfire with Sport Package & leather. I'm guessing that the 3rd rear brake light will be mounted in the rear lip decklid / "Ducktail" spoiler ?
That ambient lighting could be wicked cool too
Any idea if there will be any other ground effects on the car, I'd like to see some type of a front end air-dam / front spoiler added with the Sport package.
Why can't they add a manual trans. option with the Sport Package on a SEL 3.0L, Mazda does it on the 6 S , an auto. is an optional trans. !!!
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