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Futura not in use[edit]

The Futura is in use, but not in America. I've seen it being sold in Australia. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.188.172.165 (talk) 04:28, 26 April 2006

Fusion, Pontiac G6 and Galant[edit]

I dont see any similarities with this car at all, but I agree with earlier article that Fusion resemblance with Ford Mondeo. Look closely the body shape and the door frames are almost identical and heck even the rear end. The only thing is different between Fusion and Mondeo is the fender arches and Fusion looks somewhat "fatter". —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.83.153.249 (talk) 06:01, 16 June 2006

3.5L Duratec for 2007?[edit]

The Ford Order guide for the 07 Fusion doesn't show a 3.5L for Job 1. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Fredwbauer (talkcontribs) 01:30, 24 July 2006

The Ford Fleet website (which allows you to view the upcoming year's vehicles earlier than the rest of their site), shows it isn't an option for the 2008 Fusion either. Reference https://www.fleet.ford.com/showroom/2008fleetshowroom/2008-fusion.asp Bsharkey 16:10, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

Image[edit]

My point with the grille was not that it was invisible, but that the three silver bars are significant, and in the thumbnail of the auto show image it looks like any gray mass. IFCAR 22:32, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

Well IMO, you can place that image in another place in the article as a special way to note the three bar grille. Or better, you can get a full head on shot to illustrate it. I just don't like the idea of that being the head image, as I think teh current one is too nice to be replaced by our average parking lot show. I know of a Fusion parked in a place across the street from my school, I can get a head on shot tomorrow if so desired. Karrmann 01:23, 15 March 2007 (UTC)
The images are there to illustrate the automobile. One picture that illustrates the vehicle is better than a gallery of images, and a picture that doesn't give a good view of what the car looks like isn't a good image for an encyclopedia article no matter how pretty it is.
We'll see if anyone else weighs in, though. IFCAR 02:13, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

Edits[edit]

The edits made by 24.68.159.177 on April 17, 2007 kind of look like vandalism to me. Suggest appropriate action be taken. --67.175.147.74 23:04, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

Fuel Economy[edit]

Where did these numbers come from? They don't seem to be correct... wagsbags (talk) 14:47, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Ford fusion commercial clams 6.9 / 10.l l/100km hwy/city. Over 8 l/100km hwy is horrible for a 4cyl - this is definitely wrong - that type of fuel econ was typical of 4cyls in the early 1990's

this is not accurate - deleted —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.156.128.25 (talk) 00:30, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

Then, what is the correct fuel economy for the non-hybrid version? Hasn't anyone figured this out? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.173.141.129 (talk) 15:32, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

2009 / 2010 model year ambiguity[edit]

Just a heads-up and some clarification for editors: The "press" and other sources have been covering the anticipated refreshening of the Fusion (and stablemates Milan and MkZ) since some spy photographs started to surface on various websites last year, along with guesses and speculation on the model year (either 2009 or 2010, depending on the source). Ford Company Officials have also been ambiguous in "official" press interviews at car shows, press interviews, and elsewhere, calling it "for 2009" or "for 2010", depending on who was talking and where. Mark Fields mentioned (11 May 2008 in USA Today) that "We are going to be making a major change to it by the end of this year", which gives a time frame for possible production startup, but not necessarily when it will go on sale at dealerships. If it goes on sale to consumers "by the end of this year" (2008) then it will be a 2009 "by law", since car companies are not allowed to sell cars as 2010 model year before January 2009. If it goes on sale after January 1 2009, then it will most likely be called a 2010, since presumably Ford will have been building 2009 model year Fusions between ca. August and November-December or whenever the "current" version ceases production and the "refreshed" version starts production. Until an official company anouncement (sans ambiguity) is released, my recommendation is to leave it as 2009/2010, since Wikipedia should address the issue, but should not claim it to be one or the other based on synthesis or something. --T-dot ( Talk/contribs ) 12:26, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

Imitation of Honda Accord earlier model?[edit]

The first generation Ford Fusion's back end looks almost exactly like one of the earlier Honda Accords (fifth generation, 1994-1997) which might be a real turn-off for many fans (myself included) of the true Honda Accord. Does the author or any of you know whether that imitation was intentional or accidental by Ford designers? Thank you.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Accord , "Fifth Generation, 1994-1997" Section. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Larrylin (talkcontribs) 15:50, 11 December 2008

I don't see any resemblance, especially since the taillights wrap around on the Fusion and are flat on the Accord. If you want to see style plagiarism, compare the taillights of the 1998 Ford Focus to the 2001 Honda Civic Coupe.--Analogue Kid (talk) 15:59, 11 December 2008 (UTC)
This sounds more like forum/fansite discussion than anything useful for the article. Can you ask somewhere else? --Vossanova o< 16:24, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

Vossanova, the original post seems to bring up the possibility of topics such as, "the Fusion was designed by [xxx] team, which has produced similar designs for other [xxx] international auto makers", "the design is different because of [xxx]", which may be very valid additions into the main article.

If you don't like these types of question, that is your own problem, don't critize other's questions. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.114.132.127 (talk) 05:09, 12 January 2009

It's pretty disgusting to even compare a car like the Accord to the new Fusion. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.83.50.149 (talk) 19:47, 19 June 2010 (UTC)

Rewrite[edit]

Someone posted that the Ford Fusion needs to be split between generations. Umm, there's only one generation of the Fusion... Regarding citations: I know they're out there, but I can't find any articles detailing how the 3-bar grille is/was the design language of Ford North America WasAPasserBy (talk) 22:39, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

Generations[edit]

Since there is no source to verify if the 2010 is a new generation or if it is not, I have changed the heading to simply "2010" which suggests neither. --Sable232 (talk) 19:04, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

New interior, exterior panels along with new powertrains do not make for a new generation. The other automobile articles do not redefine generations based on powertrain and styling changes. Additionally the IIHS sees no difference between 2008 or 2010 models because they are identical underneath the updated skin. Tookie4 (talk) 17:51, 21 November 2009 (UTC)

I just removed the word "generation" from the article. In many places on Wikipedia, this concept is original research and/or a judgement call, might as well avoid the issue for now. Atarivideomusic (talk) 03:26, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

Name choice[edit]

If the current information in the "background on name choice" is correct, it is irrelevant to this article. It says the Five Hundred was originally to be called the Futura and then discusses the Futura name. If this is correct, it has nothing to do with the Fusion. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.226.177.19 (talk) 18:55, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

It wasn't correct... someone vandalized the article and it wasn't caught. --Sable232 (talk) 05:13, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

Undo of photo change[edit]

Someone replaced the main photo of the new model with one of the old model. I undid this to bring the article up to date. Wikimann1234 10/19/11

Please read WP:CARPIX. There is no requirement that the lead photo be of any particular model. --Sable232 (talk) 00:05, 20 October 2011 (UTC)
But there's no rule against it, either. And The picture I put up is more pleasing(to some readers), and has a better angle of the car. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wikimann1234 (talkcontribs) 18:03, 20 October 2011 (UTC)
The standard we've adopted is to use the best photo from the perspective of image quality, not the particular vehicle depicted. Feel free to make that case, but you haven't done so. The image you're preferring has poorly visible side details (too dark) and cluttered, distracting background and even foreground elements. IFCAR (talk) 19:43, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

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