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Old 11-03-2005, 03:36 PM   #1
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Fusion is a flyaway in October

Detroit Free Press, November 2, 2005

BY SARAH A. WEBSTER
FREE PRESS BUSINESS WRITER

"In contrast to terrible industry-wide auto sales last month -- the worst October in 13 years -- the Ford Fusion sedan appears to be a runaway hit.

So much so that Ford Motor Co. is comparing the reasonably priced, nicely styled midsize sedan to the heart-pounding Ford Mustang.

"I believe the Fusion has the potential to take the baton from the Mustang as this year's hottest car in the industry," George Pipas, Ford's U.S. sales analysis manager, said Tuesday.

Comparing the new Fusion to the 41-year-old Mustang nameplate seems brave, especially after only one month of sales. But the fact Ford is talking about both cars in the same breath speaks to its high expectations for the Fusion...

"Sometimes you can just feel it," (George) Pipas said. "These cars couldn't arrive at a better time as consumers shop for value and fuel economy. But I guess it doesn't hurt that these cars are stylish, too...

Pipas said the company thought it would sell 2,700 of the vehicles in October. But Ford sold almost 4,100 -- 50% more than expected.

Ford's boasting about the Fusion doesn't appear to be just corporate hype, either.

'The Fusion is going to be the 300C for Ford,' Art Spinella, president of CNW Marketing Research in Bandon, Ore., predicted, referring to the hit Chrysler had with its full-size sedan last year. 'This was essential for them to do this.' "

found on Edmunds ForumsDetroit Free Press, November 2, 2005

BY SARAH A. WEBSTER
FREE PRESS BUSINESS WRITER

"In contrast to terrible industry-wide auto sales last month -- the worst October in 13 years -- the Ford Fusion sedan appears to be a runaway hit.

So much so that Ford Motor Co. is comparing the reasonably priced, nicely styled midsize sedan to the heart-pounding Ford Mustang.

"I believe the Fusion has the potential to take the baton from the Mustang as this year's hottest car in the industry," George Pipas, Ford's U.S. sales analysis manager, said Tuesday.

Comparing the new Fusion to the 41-year-old Mustang nameplate seems brave, especially after only one month of sales. But the fact Ford is talking about both cars in the same breath speaks to its high expectations for the Fusion...

"Sometimes you can just feel it," (George) Pipas said. "These cars couldn't arrive at a better time as consumers shop for value and fuel economy. But I guess it doesn't hurt that these cars are stylish, too...

Pipas said the company thought it would sell 2,700 of the vehicles in October. But Ford sold almost 4,100 -- 50% more than expected.

Ford's boasting about the Fusion doesn't appear to be just corporate hype, either.

'The Fusion is going to be the 300C for Ford,' Art Spinella, president of CNW Marketing Research in Bandon, Ore., predicted, referring to the hit Chrysler had with its full-size sedan last year. 'This was essential for them to do this.' ": What is in the future of Ford inc.? posted by amember named: hpmctorque
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Old 11-03-2005, 03:53 PM   #2
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Anything is can be hot when it comes out. Can it sustain, we will see.

And don't read to far into this, all the "this car is incredible" speak is coming from Ford who has a large investment in this so of course they will make it sound like in fact Jesus himself, would own one.
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Old 11-03-2005, 04:01 PM   #3
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yea who knows how long itll last...but good for Ford
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Old 11-03-2005, 04:04 PM   #4
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I think they look mighty nice.
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Old 11-03-2005, 04:18 PM   #5
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I like them.. Kind of a CTS meets Accord.

Slap a spoiler (not a rice wing) some nice rims... it could be really cool!
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Old 11-03-2005, 04:32 PM   #6
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My boss is strongly considering trading his Ranger in for one.
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Old 11-03-2005, 04:51 PM   #7
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I've seen one in person, regardless about performance, they are very nice. I've seen some mocked up pics of one with some rims and a kit and wow, I'd definitely consider one myself.
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Old 11-03-2005, 05:18 PM   #8
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they are nice looking and ford needs a product that will sell because truck and suv sales are down
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I love em! I told my mother to buy one no joke, she test drove it and almost died, she was loving it, trading in her cts for the fully loaded fusion with the v6.
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I hope it gos well for Ford, they need another hit. The 500 is DOA..
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