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he had a manual transmission and beat me by about 1/2 car length up to about 55

MAN I WISH I COULD HAVE A MANUAL v6!!!!
 

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Yep, a stick with the V6 would be sweet. There's always the Mazda 6!
 

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Manual, makes a huge difference when racing. You are able to rev the engine for longer periods and you decide on when to shift. Don't feel bad, the Sentra-R is no slacker by any means... Its power to weight ratio is also better than the Fusion. The Fusion has respectable 0-60 numbers for its class. 7.4 is not bad...
 

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Just remember, at the end of the day you are driving your beautiful Fusion and he is still driving a Sentra!
 

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If it was a SPEC V then it has a 175hp 2.5 with 6 speed manual. If just an R, then it is only 165hp with a 4 speed auto. They're not much to look at.
 

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Enjoy your car! Its not really the best at any one thing, but it was in my estimation the best compromise. Providing enjoyable performance, great styling, a quiet refined ride, and reasonable gas mileage at a purchase price I could afford.

If you care about ALL those things you'll continue to appreciate, and enjoy your fusion for a long time. If on the other hand you weight other things as more important you might find some of the vehicles I rejected a better fit.

I looked at a Mustang-GT, Charger, Crossfire for performance (use too much gas, or kinda ugly)
I looked at the Celica-GT, RSX, Scion for economic performance (unrefined, bouncy, noisy ride)
I looked at the TL, CTS, 325 for refined performance (cost way to much to buy)
Then one day someone recommended I test drive a fusion, SOLD!

Soooo .. if you don't wanna get taken by cheap supped up econo boxes, go get something like a Mustang-GT, add turbo or nitrous (or both), and you'll be able to melt half your tires onto the pavement anytime you want.
 

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just know your FUsion....what i mean by that is that this car has dead spots between 20mph and 35mph....so make sure you GUN it at 16...17..so you get a good pull..i know you will feel it......if you are on the freeway do it 60mph and you get a good pull......70 and 80 is a no no....90mph is ahh ok pull.........i have a V6 with 20 inch rims its droped and i have no problem when facing any Honda(any year) or v6 mustang(new/auto) or a v8 durango RT(02)....z28 with auto tranny(95)....wich is quick ill say....and the whole thing is ....know your car....hear it ...feel it....and know the cars limits with out hurting anyone but your self...j/k.....get your ECU flashed.....FUSIONS are the [glow=red,2,300]best[/glow]...and since not that many people have them lets show them offff....power 2 all the fusion Crew... :rb:.....ill post pic of my soon to be istalled nos kit...and HID lights......
 
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