• electronic cigarette Posted: 10/22/2009 1:30pm PDT

    I like the new fusion. It has a revamped look and good mpg. Ford is one of the only US based car manufacturers I think is doing well.

  • Movin Posted: 10/22/2009 8:04am PDT

    Hey Sandrahecker-don't use this to hawk your insurance.

  • Fizz Posted: 10/22/2009 8:02am PDT

    Thisis the best social netowrking approach out there-I love it! I own a Lincoln MKX and I love it. Any opportunities for us MKX owners?

  • John Beeno Posted: 10/22/2009 7:15am PDT

    OK, makes sense to me dude!
    RT
    www.anonymous.ua.tc

  • Gomez Posted: 10/22/2009 1:22am PDT

    Sounds like a clever campaign, I wish them luck

  • Cheap Posted: 10/22/2009 12:43am PDT

    how about a 100% electric car for 2010

  • AutoBoy Posted: 10/21/2009 5:08pm PDT

    i think the MPG estimates are right on if not conservative. the level of skepticism may be reflective of past realities around MPG estimates by many players. however, with reviewers like those in the LA Times articles putting their actual experiences out there (versus some snarky anecdotal feedback from anonymous commenters), it's clear the fusion hybrid's MPG numbers are very solid.

  • carguy Posted: 10/21/2009 5:05pm PDT

    Ford has upgraded their abilities a million times fold. 41mpg is impressive and so their whole new direction seems to make a tone of sense.

  • Nelson avatar Nelson Posted: 10/21/2009 4:05pm PDT

    Actually, Capekial, if you read my comparison review of the Fusion Hybrid versus the Fusion Sport over at Motor Authority, you'll see I got even better than 41 mpg--up to 47 mpg in some cases--pretty frequently. Even with nothing but journalists hacking on the car, it had a lifetime average of 35.8mpg over about 6,000mi. Not too shabby by any count.

  • Allan Posted: 10/21/2009 3:04pm PDT

    I don't get it. Meals eaten on the go? So how many McDs receipts you can come back with? Whatever. But this is a pretty great car by all accounts...

  • fb_694361624 avatar Scott Posted: 10/21/2009 2:42pm PDT

    @Capenkial: I suppose the lead auto reviewer at the L.A. Times and his real-world 52 mpg doesn't count? http://articles.latimes.com/2008/dec/19/business/fi-neil19
    :-)
    Scott Monty
    Global Digital Communications
    Ford Motor Company
    @ScottMonty

  • Capekial Posted: 10/21/2009 2:31pm PDT

    If you talk to people in the auto industry, almost no one has been able to replicate Ford's results. There is considerable suspicion that Ford has tuned the Fusion Hybrid's control software specifically for the EPA test routines. Shock, surprise, right?
    Most of the other companies that bought Fusion Hybrids and tested them are said to have gotten results pretty much in line with the Camry Hybrid's figures. The Fusion's a better car, but its mileage may not be THAT much better.

  • AutoBoy Posted: 10/21/2009 2:25pm PDT

    Interesting contest - seems a bit contrived but whatever the hell gets some buzz makes sense to me. I hear good things about the Fusion (practical, solid, etc).

  • fdr Posted: 10/21/2009 2:15pm PDT

    I hope this is more successful than their Ford Fiesta campaign.