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we took delivery yesterday of our new car

2008 Ford Fusion SE
Redfire
SAP (w/cloth/vinyl)
4cyl
5spd
Moon & Tune (w/sirus)
Ambient Lighting Package

This car is absolutely gorgeous and handles like a dream

I was a little concerned it would ride a little too rough... but it's not much different feeling than the van it replace... that is, until you turn... this little sucker is on rails... Awesome!

The fit and finish is great!
love the manual trans and the moon roof and the radio...
Ambient lighting is a novelty that I could live w/o, but it's there and my girls like it.

if I could come up with complaints about the car....
very few, but I do have 2.
1 no rear lighting for the back seat
2 the lack of chrome/polished stainless steel tips on the exhaust. I feel if they can do it for the v-6, then why can't they do it for the 4cyl.
3 exhaust is very quiet

I'm going to do one of two things...
replace the exhaust system (Magna Flow) or add some polished ss exhaust tips...
I would like to hear the Magna Flow in person before I spend the $$$.
Need to do my home work on who offers the best price.



Yes, I know... the pictures suck..
the car is dirty too (been driving it)
 

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Re: Just got our 08 SE w/SAP WOW!!!!

:ttiwwp:

j/k, good engine/transmission choice. Will look forward to the pics :)
 

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see what I can do about picutres of the ambient lighting tonight...
 

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Congratulations on the new car Bob! You made some really great choices. It is strange that a car with the 'sport appearance package' wouldn't come with chrome tips, maybe the 2009 models.

Happy driving!
 

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Thanks
we are very happy with out decision

if we had purchase the V-6 it comes with the chrome tips... but nothing is mentioned about the 4 cyl.
No biggie...
Presently trying to decide on tips or replacing the exhaust w/magna-flow.....

tips will definitely be cheaper....
 

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Very nice. I'd also like to see some rear pics (of the new spoiler).
 

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enjoy and welcome
 

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[quote author=otaku link=topic=92286.msg1801682#msg1801682 date=1193121302]
enjoy and welcome
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Thanks
so far, I am enjoying the car
and I am enjoying this place too... a bunch of knowledge here....
 

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[quote author=cobra dan link=topic=92286.msg1798862#msg1798862 date=1193033397]
nice car! i would love to see some interior pics of that ambient lighting!
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I tried to take a few pictures of the interior with ambient lighting... my camera is pretty much junk...

Here is what I ended up with...
 

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[quote author=vstarbob link=topic=92286.msg1801868#msg1801868 date=1193143695]
and I am enjoying this place too... a bunch of knowledge here....


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Definitely. It's a more mature forum than most, too. (Yes, I know I bring down that curve :lol: )
 

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[quote author=koreySE link=topic=92286.msg1799673#msg1799673 date=1193076794]
Very nice. I'd also like to see some rear pics (of the new spoiler).
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Here are a few shots... (sorry about garage shots, but it was raining yesterday)

Honestly, the spoiler was one of the big reasons we went with an 2008 SAP vs 2007 SAP (tires & rims were key too)
I really like it and I like the LED brake light.... darn bright.
 

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Thanks for the additional shots. The spoiler looks very nice. I agree with your assessment on the 07 vs. 08 packages. Both are bargains. I really like that spoiler. I'm guessing Ford would want nearly $500 for one. I wonder how long it will take the aftermarket to copy it?
 

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[quote author=koreySE link=topic=92286.msg1802510#msg1802510 date=1193162932]
Thanks for the additional shots. The spoiler looks very nice. I agree with your assessment on the 07 vs. 08 packages. Both are bargains. I really like that spoiler. I'm guessing Ford would want nearly $500 for one. I wonder how long it will take the aftermarket to copy it?
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I've heard closer to 600
aftermarket... saw one close, but w/o the LED in it...
Have to see if I can run into it again.
 

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The rims on that car are awesome man..How do you like the ambient lighting after having it for a little while now? Id have to say your fusion is exactly the type of fusion i was looking for...the color and everything is perfect.
 

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The rims on that car are awesome man..How do you like the ambient lighting after having it for a little while now? Id have to say your fusion is exactly the type of fusion i was looking for...the color and everything is perfect.
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I love the rims too... tire/rim combo was one of my reasons for the 08 vs the 07.
That, and I really like the spoiler.

My wife says, she hasn't seen me gitty over a car since my 89 GT convt.
I've always wanted a moon roof so this worked out good too...
5 speed is smooth and fun to drive.
If I had to pick anything to complain about... the exhaust is way too quiet (soon to remedied).
I'm also planning on tinting the rear windows.
For me... there is very little that I'll add or change about this car.

Ambient lighting is good.
It doesn't produce glare. (red is my favorite color that it emits)
As I expected, my girls love it.
I like it, but definitely could have lived w/o it and put the money into something else.

I'm ecstatic with the color....
I've never owned a red car before... (3) blue, (1) yellow, (2) white, (1) silver, (3) Black, (1) maroon & (2) Goldish/Beige
 

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BEAUTIFUL car vstarbob =D

Its just what I would choose too.
Red, Spoiler, LED lighting, Ambient lighting, Rims. EVERYTHING lolol

Enjoy. and I know what you mean I was browsing at the Magna flow and it is crazy expensive BUT I did find something that might raise your eyebrow. It really pleased me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1VGwtP0yy8

It is chromed and I Love the sound (I think it is also from 1 of our very own on this forum) Slaterracing

LOL and I found it on ebay for $18.95 !!!!
 

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damn everytime I see that spoiler I love it more and more.

For those who don't have it, I've researched it - 676 painted and installed. Doesn't get much cheaper unless you know somebody.
 

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[quote author=thereisnospoon link=topic=92286.msg1845965#msg1845965 date=1194758188]
damn everytime I see that spoiler I love it more and more.

For those who don't have it, I've researched it - 676 painted and installed. Doesn't get much cheaper unless you know somebody.
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give it a few months it will be on e-bay for $150 painted then istall it yourself and save a load of cash.
 
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