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Well, most of us Fusion owners have owned our cars for a couple of months or so. By now, most of us must have started to notice a thing or two that Ford could have done better with the Fusion, here are my couple of things:

1) They could have put a light reflective sticker(atleast) or a lamp (preffered) on the side of the driving door, therefore when you are parked on the side of the street and a car is comming up, when you open the drivier's door... there would be something noticable for the upcoming car to see when they are driving by your car.. (especially at night time!)... makes sence, doesn't it?

2) When you fill up your tank, the gas cap is just hanging loose. They should have thought of some sort of device to hold that cap to prevent any scratches when that cap just hangs loose leaning against the car....

3) They should have thought of installing some sort of light in the glove compartment.

*** I'm not being negative, nor am I making a big deal out of all this, just thought to share these few MINOR things with my fellow Fusion owners, & parhaps you could share anything you might have noticed that Ford could have done a little better.***
 

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They could have put the trunk release button somewhere that your left knee doesn't accidentally hit it when getting in or out.

They could have put a light under the hood.

They could have carried over a few nice touches from the Milan, like the flip up cover for the cupholders and the cloth inserts in the doors.
 

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I agree with you both. It would be nice to get the gas cap fix, a under the hood light, and a glove copartment light. Those are nice but I do not need them, most of the under the hood lights suck and do not light enough to see components; that is why I carry a Surefire light now. The gas cap needs to be a locking design or have the door lock like in other vehicles. The glove copartment light is something I really want, but that when my Surefire comes into play and the interior lighting are super bright. One thing that bugs me is when I get out of the vehicle my shoe sometimes (once in a while) hits the hood opener handle and open the engine hood. But one thing I really want and this car really needs are some good looking mudflaps, this late winter conditions are killing my weekend car washes. :) :shock:
 

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I wish the sel clock was in the se how hard do you guys think it would be to convert it? just a consel trim peice and order a clock maybe? I think the Fusion writen out looks kinda tacky.
 

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[quote author=MZ6ZoomZoom link=topic=42042.msg617054#msg617054 date=1142311372]
I'm with you on 2 and 3, Russian, but what cars have #1?
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I've seen it on numerous veciles, like my 65 volvo 850turbo... I've lived most of my life in europe and I've seen lost of that there.... and i do see it on luxury vehicles here in the US.
 

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[quote author=bpmetalmilitia link=topic=42042.msg617040#msg617040 date=1142310672]
I agree with you both. It would be nice to get the gas cap fix, a under the hood light, and a glove copartment light. Those are nice but I do not need them, most of the under the hood lights suck and do not light enough to see components; that is why I carry a Surefire light now. The gas cap needs to be a locking design or have the door lock like in other vehicles. The glove copartment light is something I really want, but that when my Surefire comes into play and the interior lighting are super bright. One thing that bugs me is when I get out of the vehicle my shoe sometimes (once in a while) hits the hood opener handle and open the engine hood. But one thing I really want and this car really needs are some good looking mudflaps, this late winter conditions are killing my weekend car washes. :) :shock:
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indeed... sun light is a good idea.. I have on of them 3-bulb-LED flash light that produced great lighting when i need it... the problem is... when you are driving... its not the most comfortable thing to hold a flash light while you are trying to get something out of the glove compartment....


now about the trunk botton... I'm 6'4 and must say i do have pretty long leg... and i've never managed to hit to trunk botton....
but whats most suprising is "opening the hood with the leg while getting out".... now is i looked at it... you liraly need to pull up on the hood opened in order to open the hood....
 

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I've never hit the trunk release in the car accidentally while getting out, but I have, on numerous occasions hit the trunk release on the key fob while getting in/out of the car. It's not a major inconvenience, I just need to get used to the key fob.

I've been fused for 15 days now and still have no complaints.

Fusion Owners Unite! :hug:
 

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6'2" and no troubles with the trunk or hood release...

My list~

1) Auto down and up on both driver and passenger window
2) Repeaters for the trun signals, either fender or mirror mount (should be standard on all cars)
3) Heated washer nozzles (should be standard on all cars)
4) Locking fuel door with cap holder, released from in the cab and get rid of the stupid cord on the cap.
5) Autolocking doors on the manual trans cars
 

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[quote author=captainhook link=topic=42042.msg617516#msg617516 date=1142355566]
6'2" and no troubles with the trunk or hood release...

My list~

1) Auto down and up on both driver and passenger window
2) Repeaters for the trun signals, either fender or mirror mount (should be standard on all cars)
3) Heated washer nozzles (should be standard on all cars)
4) Locking fuel door with cap holder, released from in the cab and get rid of the stupid cord on the cap.
5) Autolocking doors on the manual trans cars
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those are nice ones captainhook... for #1 you mean auto up and down window, right? if so then yeah, they could have atleast done that feature on the driver's contrl to be able to close BOTH window without having to hold both bottons to wait until they close all the way....

#3... heated washer nozzles? reay??? I havn't seen any of those yet, parhaps it's because i live in california where we won't get much of a use of that... but thats interesting.
 

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Would be nice if the media button on steering wheel when forwards and backwards

Would be cool if the defroster icon on the side mirrors lit up when they were active

Would be nice if the radio antenna was a bit stronger

They SHOULD have mounted the rear view mirror upside down (the center stop light blocks car tail lights from hitting the bottom of the mirror where the photo sensors are, so the mirror doesn't auto darken, but the head-lights still hit me square in the face).
 

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Only problem i have with the fusion is the lack of aftermarket support. The new Civic has been out just as long and already has carbon fiber pieces.

I also hate the stock seats. No support whatsoever but that will soon change with the install of sport seats. :D
 

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those are nice ones captainhook... for #1 you mean auto up and down window, right? if so then yeah, they could have atleast done that feature on the driver's contrl to be able to close BOTH window without having to hold both bottons to wait until they close all the way....

#3... heated washer nozzles? reay??? I havn't seen any of those yet, parhaps  it's because i live in california where we won't get much of a use of that... but thats interesting.
Yes, one-touch up and down. I know it's common on Euro vehicles mostly, but it is slowly making its way over here.

The heated washer nozzles seem to be a premiem vehicles. They would be nice for the frosty mornings in the north.
 

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All of them are good ideas....How about an auto starter for the manual trans. Who says the clutch has to go down to start it. A proper neutral safety switch would do. And as a back up you could measure the amerage to the starter- exceed a certain amperage limit, it would shut down. I'd pay for that option.
 

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Heated Washer nozzles on an ice cold windshield, not making much sense, and not necessary
I always warm my car up so what do I need them for.

i've only had one car with an underhood light and it was an '86 Century

no one can tell when their turn signals are on?....I don't know about you I hate the look
of unnecessary components, I have had and driven older cars with turn signal indicators on
the fender tops and to me they look dumb. enough turn signals are enough. you have an arrow.

mine does have a glovebox light.

alot of things cannot be done on a manual trans car.

and as far as the RV mirror mine works fine and darkens at night anyway regardless of headlights on it or not.

and never had a problem with the gas cap scraping anything. all my recent cars have had this
and never a problem.

I only had one car with the reflector and that was a '99 S-10. and to me it looked stupid there on the door panel

I agree though on the one touch pass window, but all could be one touch from the drivers side as well
if they tried.

and I've never hit any of the "opener" buttons, but one thing I think is interesting is the fact that
the trunk button don't work if you have the car in anything but PARK.

now the locking gas door I could go for, with the release on the inside, alot of other cars had this
feature at one time, but seem to have moved away from it again.

I have driven basic cars like a Chevette with power nothing, and higher model Chryslers with more un needed
crap than I could ever use, or think necessary. some hings you just don't need on cars, like a dash mounted
DVD system, WHY?....., no one needs to watch a movie when driving, people drive bad enough without
giving them an option to do that too.
 

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[quote author=shadowfall1976 link=topic=42042.msg620756#msg620756 date=1142530695]
Heated Washer nozzles on an ice cold windshield, not making much sense, and not necessary
I always warm my car up so what do I need them for.

How does it not make sense? If your windsheild is frosted, it will assist in quickly removing the frost. Allowing your vehicle to "warm-up" will cause long-term damage to your motor/exhaust and excessive emission(if your a hippy).

i've only had one car with an underhood light and it was an '86 Century

no one can tell when their turn signals are on?....I don't know about you I hate the look
of unnecessary components, I have had and driven older cars with turn signal indicators on
the fender tops and to me they look dumb. enough turn signals are enough. you have an arrow.

Safety. The purpose of this light is to advise people beside your vehilce that you turning/changing lanes. I.E. signal your intensions

mine does have a glovebox light.

alot of things cannot be done on a manual trans car.

Anything that can be done with and auto can be done with a manual and auto-locking doors are no exception. Hell my Focus had them.

and as far as the RV mirror mine works fine and darkens at night anyway regardless of headlights on it or not.

and never had a problem with the gas cap scraping anything. all my recent cars have had this
and never a problem.

I only had one car with the reflector and that was a '99 S-10. and to me it looked stupid there on the door panel

Safety

I agree though on the one touch pass window, but all could be one touch from the drivers side as well
if they tried.

and I've never hit any of the "opener" buttons, but one thing I think is interesting is the fact that
the trunk button don't work if you have the car in anything but PARK.

now the locking gas door I could go for, with the release on the inside, alot of other cars had this
feature at one time, but seem to have moved away from it again.

I have driven basic cars like a Chevette with power nothing, and higher model Chryslers with more un needed
crap than I could ever use, or think necessary. some hings you just don't need on cars, like a dash mounted
DVD system, WHY?....., no one needs to watch a movie when driving, people drive bad enough without
giving them an option to do that too.

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Would be nice if the liscense plate lamps lit up with the mirror lamps to give you puddle lighting around the trunk.
 

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my main complaint is the turn signal lever is too high. It should be lower so that it fits better for modern 9 o clock 3 o clock driving position.
 

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I for one don't mind it being high, I have always hit the damn thing in prior cars, so when I get in either my high beams where
on or the blinker was on, I am taller and have longer legs, so to me it is fine
 
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