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Old 04-20-2013, 08:10 PM   #41
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What makes it special? OT-1? When did they printing special order on them?
OT-1 is a retail sold order, it was originally ordered with a specific customer in mind. I'm not exactly sure when they changed from just listing it as being a "special order" vs listing the person's first initial and last name on said order.


My retail sold order for the 2012 Focus SEL that I had to order because the dealer didn't have the car I wanted, was printed with my name on the window sticker. Mine was entered as an OT/A which was under A/Z plan, but is otherwise equivalent to OT-1.

The price after rebates on a/z plan was the same as taking one that had sat on the dealer lot for several months so it was better to order exactly what I wanted.

Now it could be in this case that the dealer ordered the car to have a loaded manual 1.6 L Fusion without having someone lined up for it, but it was not supposed to be built as a dealer stock order (order type 2 OT2) per the order guide.

Good luck to the OP with the Fusion if you get it. It sounds nice, and I'd like to have driven one, but no one around here seems to stock them, so you'd definitely have to order one around dearborn/detroit/etc.
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:28 AM   #42
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^^ Believe or not the salesman whose doing my deal(and who also sold me my Focus 3 years ago)is the one who ORDERED IT!!lol Apparently he was planning to buy it for himself as he was going to give his current car(a Fiesta) to his 16 year old daughter,who just got her license. He said if I buy this one,he'll just order another one,so no worries there.
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^^ Believe or not the salesman whose doing my deal(and who also sold me my Focus 3 years ago)is the one who ORDERED IT!!lol Apparently he was planning to buy it for himself as he was going to give his current car(a Fiesta) to his 16 year old daughter,who just got her license. He said if I buy this one,he'll just order another one,so no worries there.
So basically what you're saying was that it was actually specifically ordered for a particular person (or else Ford wasn't going to build it at least per the order guide), but that said person is a dealership employee and is willing to sell the car now and then order another one instead afterwards? So basically the truth still stands that Ford didn't build the car just for the hell of it, lol.

That makes much more sense than it just having randomly shown up at the dealer. There was one manual listed at a dealer near me, but that was the dealer mistyping what they actually had, it turns out it was a 2.0 L EcoBoost Fusion that they had tagged as a manual instead.
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Nice review. Although comparing the 2 cars is like comparing apples and oranges, Each person has their own set of ideas and requirements. I agree with you on your decision. For a 6+ foot guy, I am sure the Fusion is more comfortable. I own both a Fusion and Focus (both previous generation) and the Fusion is much quieter, smoother, more comfortable, and all together better driving car, if you have to make long trips. Good luck
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Though I haven't driven a Fusion mtx, I did drive a Focus ST when shopping for a new car. I liked it, but it didn't end up being what I chose.

I think for your circumstances, especially in light of keeping the Abarth, the Fusion will be a great choice. Seems like the duo will give you the best of both worlds. Hope it works out for you.
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Just seen the 2014 Fusion order guide and the 1.6L EcoBoost with manual transmission can now be dealer stock order.
Since the new 1.5L EcoBoost with automatic transmission only is replacing the 1.6LEB with automatic transmission, Ford has taken the restriction away on the 1.6L EB as a customer order only on 2014 Fusion.

Good luck on the purchase of the Fusion 1.6 EB manual , as I mentioned before it is a very nicely spec'd SE for sure.
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Now it could be in this case that the dealer ordered the car to have a loaded manual 1.6 L Fusion without having someone lined up for it, but it was not supposed to be built as a dealer stock order (order type 2 OT2) per the order guide.
And it wasn't.
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The seats are very comfortable(I'm 6'2" and 300 lbs so I need a big seat).
How do you fit in a Fiat 500? I'm 6' and 227lbs, and I don't fit.
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UPDATE: THE FUSION IS MINE!!!!!

And it's name is Epyon..

Thank you to Portsmouth Ford and specifically,Eddy Francis!!!
His boss put an order in for another M/T Fusion(leather like mine but this one will be gray instead of red). Apparently from the time the order is put in to the time the car arrives it takes 3 MONTHS for a manual tranny Fusion to hit the lot.

I'll post pics of the new hotness up tomorrow,when there's some daylight(it's 8 p.m. now,lol).
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How do you fit in a Fiat 500? I'm 6' and 227lbs, and I don't fit.
Most of my height is in my legs and not in my upper body.lmao
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