Ford Fusion Motor Trend Car of the Year

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Lakeshore

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Nov 18, 2009
 
Great news for Ford. Better news for stock holders. Way to go Ford.
Go Blue

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Nov 18, 2009
 
This is a testament to the better ideas, Ford does have. Unfortunatly, these"Car of the Year" awards are often marketing motivated, depending on an automotive companys advertising spending with said magazine........seems i recall that the Renault Alliance was a previous winner......
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Nov 18, 2009
 
Wonderful news. American car companies do have some really nice cars. And Ford took no free money!

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Nov 18, 2009
 
There have been some rather dubious winners over the years and I certainly wouldn't purchase a vehicle based on that award or any other for that matter. That being said, I think the Ford Fusion is a fine automobile.

Here's my car of the year story. I bought a second hand Renault Alliance for my daughter when she was in college (she was attending Central and we lived in New Hudson) After about a year of constant repairs, she came home from school one weekend, parked in the drive, came in the house and 10 minutes later a neighbor was banging on our door telling us the car was on fire. I called the fire dept. and we barely got her clothes and personal effects out of it before the whole car went up in flames. It started in the engine compartment but we never did figure out what caused it.

Since: Jun 09

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Nov 18, 2009
 
Im glad I have several connections and family members who work directly for Ford!
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Nov 18, 2009
 
abranger wrote:
There have been some rather dubious winners over the years and I certainly wouldn't purchase a vehicle based on that award or any other for that matter. That being said, I think the Ford Fusion is a fine automobile.
Here's my car of the year story. I bought a second hand Renault Alliance for my daughter when she was in college (she was attending Central and we lived in New Hudson) After about a year of constant repairs, she came home from school one weekend, parked in the drive, came in the house and 10 minutes later a neighbor was banging on our door telling us the car was on fire. I called the fire dept. and we barely got her clothes and personal effects out of it before the whole car went up in flames. It started in the engine compartment but we never did figure out what caused it.
I can totally believe your tale of destruction.....i bought a spotless Renault Alliance that an asian couple traded in at the dealership, where i worked. Seems asians, especially chinese keep their cars immaculate, no smoking or eating ever. Anyway, my wife who it was for, did'nt like it and it developed constant overheating and thermostat problems, so sold it to F&I guy. He ended up ignoring the problems and the whole cooling system exploded thru the dash..........excellent....
Fred

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Nov 18, 2009
 
It's built in Mexico so it's not an American car.

“Everybody gets one (L)”

Since: Apr 09

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Nov 18, 2009
 
Fred wrote:
It's built in Mexico so it's not an American car.
shhhhhhhh don't tell people truth like that... you'll be called.... un-American

Since: Jan 09

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Nov 18, 2009
 
Fred wrote:
It's built in Mexico so it's not an American car.
The key word is assembled. Many "American" cars are assembled elsewhere. That's the way it is and there's not much anyone can do about it. If you want an all American care manufactured and assembled in this country of solely American content....good luck.

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Nov 18, 2009
 
Fred wrote:
It's built in Mexico so it's not an American car.
LOL, not so loud. Ford doesn't want anyone to know that it's a Mexican built AND assembled car that they are pushing off as American Made...

Since: Mar 09

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Nov 18, 2009
 
Hurley35 wrote:
<quoted text>LOL, not so loud. Ford doesn't want anyone to know that it's a Mexican built AND assembled car that they are pushing off as American Made...
Guess where your chevy engine came from.
What is stamped right in the block?
UATW

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Nov 18, 2009
 
Hurley35 wrote:
<quoted text>LOL, not so loud. Ford doesn't want anyone to know that it's a Mexican built AND assembled car that they are pushing off as American Made...
Here we go again....it's still an American car company!!!!!!!!!!Can you say that for Toyota?? And by the way, not one car from Toyota made the safest car list....not 1.

http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2009/autos/091...
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Nov 18, 2009
 
Gville Jim wrote:
<quoted text>Guess where your chevy engine came from.
What is stamped right in the block?
A pot leaf?

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Nov 18, 2009
 
Gville Jim wrote:
<quoted text>Guess where your chevy engine came from.
What is stamped right in the block?
Hurley doesn't drive a Chevy. My GMC's motor was built here in the US in the sameplant as the Chevy S-10's motor

Since: Mar 09

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Nov 18, 2009
 
All the small GM engines that are used in industrial equipment, from the new 2.4 vortec, the old 2.5 & 3.0 litre, and the 4.3 V-6, have "MEXICO" cast right into the block.
That has been that way for Many many years.
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Nov 18, 2009
 
Gville Jim wrote:
All the small GM engines that are used in industrial equipment, from the new 2.4 vortec, the old 2.5 & 3.0 litre, and the 4.3 V-6, have "MEXICO" cast right into the block.
That has been that way for Many many years.
And now for the rest of the story.
Lakeshore

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Nov 18, 2009
 
All I know is that my American Ford Stock has doubled since I purchased it!

Yahoo!!

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Nov 18, 2009
 
UATW wrote:
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And now for the rest of the story.
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Good DAY!

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Nov 18, 2009
 
UATW wrote:
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Here we go again....it's still an American car company!!!!!!!!!!Can you say that for Toyota?? And by the way, not one car from Toyota made the safest car list....not 1.
http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2009/autos/091...
No toyota made the list? According to The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety there are two cars and several SUV's made by Toyota on the list.
http://blogs.consumerreports.org/cars/2008/12...
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Nov 18, 2009
 
Hurley35 wrote:
<quoted text>LOL, not so loud. Ford doesn't want anyone to know that it's a Mexican built AND assembled car that they are pushing off as American Made...
Built in North America!

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