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Old 06-27-2014, 10:50 PM   #1
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Bye bye dct issues...

I just couldn't take the this nonsense with my focus anymore and traded it today for a 2014 Fusion. I got tired of all the annoyances that many people have. Luckily I was able to keep the same payment. I definitely recommend to anyone that is able to trade their car for a fusion, to do it. The new fusions drive great. I only had my focus for over a year and couldn't take it anymore. It's no wonder the dealership had so many in their used lot.


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I'd rather move to something in the Focus' class, the Fusion is too big and conservative for my tastes. The Focus is more tossable in the corners; I drove a Fusion and just too boaty feeling to me.
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Congrats on the Fusion.My friend just bought a silver titanium really good looking car.
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Smart move! Congrats!
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I just couldn't take the this nonsense with my focus anymore and traded it today for a 2014 Fusion. I got tired of all the annoyances that many people have. Luckily I was able to keep the same payment. I definitely recommend to anyone that is able to trade their car for a fusion, to do it. The new fusions drive great. I only had my focus for over a year and couldn't take it anymore. It's no wonder the dealership had so many in their used lot.
What motor and trim level did you get?
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I'd rather move to something in the Focus' class, the Fusion is too big and conservative for my tastes. The Focus is more tossable in the corners; I drove a Fusion and just too boaty feeling to me.
I agree. When I went to trade my '12 Focus in I considered the Fusion and other midsizers but I just don't need the extra space nor do I want reduced handling all for probably $5k more for equivalent features.

When all was said and done I got back into a Focus and I don't regret it.

But congrats to those who really wanted the bigger car (with no DCT) and were able to get it.

It's interesting that the Sonata is going to a 7-speed DCT, at least as an option.
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Old 06-28-2014, 11:42 AM   #7
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The Fusion was still a very nice car but wouldn't replace the feeling I get during a spirited drive from my Focus.
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Old 06-28-2014, 02:15 PM   #8
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What motor and trim level did you get?
I got an SE (gray) with the tech package which includes, dual zone climate, my ford touch, etc. Has the upgraded smart gauges and some extras. It's the 2.5L. I drove the 1.5 ecoboost but honestly couldn't tell any difference in power and the gas is only 1 or 2 mpg difference, so I didn't care about having the 2.5, plus saved 1k in option. Highway mpg from work was 36 mpg average, so it's not bad. I don't miss the leather seats since they always burned my legs in the heat. Main things I will miss is my navigation and the keyless start and entry. But to me it's worth the sacrifice.

The fusion might not be for everyone but I definitely love it. There are a lot of people Who've said they can't do a trade because they haven't had the loan for a long time, but I had one hell of a deal and I bought my focus in February 2013 and kept the same payment.

Even one guy in the service department said it was a smart move. The service advisor said they have had HUNDREDS of fiestas and focuses have come back needing new clutches. At least they admitted its a major issue.
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New Fusion is a peach, and a great driving car. Enjoy!
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