8th May 2007, 13:27
I too have had both the salesman and the service department contact me 1 - 2 weeks after purchasing the Fusion, checking to make sure I was completely happy with it and wanting to establish a long term relationship.
Of course, this is only good business on their part, as it should be. I'm hoping to have a long and problem free relationship with both the car and the dealer.
I don't know if this is a Ford initiative, or the dealer only, but it's a good one.
8th May 2007, 19:02
I had a GM dealer that kept on calling me until I told them to buzz off. They kept on wanting to sell me cars that I did not need. No thank you!
9th May 2007, 15:53
I have had many calls and follow up on my newest GM's which has impressed me. My new Acuras I had to make the calls and had to do all the follow up to pursue uncertain warranty action.
19th May 2007, 10:45
I have owned and driven both domestics and imports, both new and old. The older domestics were complete garbage, the newer domestics are slightly better, but still junk when compared to my Honda's and Toyota's, newer OR older.
I personally don't like the newer Toyota's nearly as much as my older ones, and the domestics have gotten quite a bit better, but there is still a HUGE gap between the two. The majority of people in the world know this, and that is a fact.
In the first quarter of '07, Toyota sold 2.35 million vehicles worldwide, while GM sold, 2.26 million worldwide. First time ever that GM has been outsold. Their reputation is finally dragging them down. My money says that this is the first of many years that Toyota outdoes them, if not EVERY year from this day forward. And they have earned it by building better vehicles than GM does. I don't even factor in Ford or Dodge anymore. They're not even in the game.
19th May 2007, 16:15
You're making this sound like Ford actually cares about its customers. Wow.
When I bought my Toyota 10 years ago, I would get phone calls from the dealer at regular intervals and even a birthday card.
19th May 2007, 17:41
"8:10 again a reviewer with a 10 year old vehicle that perhaps has not driven any newer vehicles let alone 2007's. Since 10 years ago I have owned quite a few newer imports and now drive only new domestics. Some us like better performance, technology, features, warranty and really evaluate new vehicles each year. If I want a 10 year old truck I can certainly weigh your comments for that vehicle only."
I drive a 2007 Lexus IS350 so I know what I am talking about. The import vehicles are years ahead then any junk domestic that Ford produces. I am not bagging on domestics as I like Cadillac products, however Ford make abysmal and mediocre cars and their sales show it.
20th May 2007, 05:22
Sorry, but the sales on your Toyota pickup do not compare to the Ford F Series. On full size pickups last year it exceeded the Tundra with over 7 times more vehicles sold. Its most likely because of better performance, power, features, load carrying, towing, people carrying capacity which are light years ahead in overall usability and function. It also exceeded Toyota in true cost to own over 5 years per Edmunds last year. Its also the number one selling vehicle in America including cars. I may ultimately buy a new Ford over Toyota for my teenage daughter due to reliability and service issues throughout this site on late model Honda/Toyotas.
20th May 2007, 16:29
I would rather have a 100,000 mile standard warranty than a 36,000 mile warranty. I would rather have a true full size pick up not a mid size. I would rather have more performance, features and options. I like having the capability to carry an additional individual. I like have better towing and greater load carrying. See what the majority of professionals drive and have more reserve capability even if you are just a weekend homeowner. I cannot tow my large boat with a Tundra. I would rather have a vehicle that costs less to own per Edmunds than a Tundra over 5 years. The Silverado also costs less to own per owner surveys on Edmunds as well. The main reason I would not own one is the ride. I drove them both not just sitting in a chair. If I can get everything I currently have or more in a couple years I will test drive the next new Toyota again.
20th May 2007, 23:23
I'm having a hell of a time trying to understand you import fans. Why are you sitting there saying you can't wait basically for the demise of an American company? Do you just not like America, or just like to see our economy suffer? Do you not realize American auto makers STILL employ 8/10 auto workers in the US?! Are you telling me you would like to see them all fired just because of your weird obsession with this foreign company?! If you were Japanese I would understand it, but I doubt you are.
21st May 2007, 10:48
To you domestic car bashers, we get it, OK? You don't like them. From whatever previous experience you've had, you've sworn them off forever, and Ford could build the greatest and most reliable car in the world, and you'd crap all over it because of your past experience with Fords, and because it's not a Toyota or Honda.
Let me ask you this. What evidence do you have that the Fusion is an inferior car? Have you rented one out for a few days to get some experience with it? Did you take a good test drive? Have you even looked at one inside and out? What didn't you like about it? Can you show me it has a terrible reliability record or repair record? Does it have a record of customer dissatisfaction?
Admittedly, it's only been out a short time, but other brands come out with new cars, and after the first year or two, you can see what the reliability and repair record have been like. What the problems are. So far the Fusion rates well, at least as far as I can tell.
It's never been billed as a Camry or Accord killer, merely a solid domestic competitor to those models, and after my month and a half of ownership, it completely fulfills that description.
So if you have FACTS or informed opinions about the FUSION, I'd love to see it.
21st May 2007, 13:19
I'm the original reviewer. I can't believe that all these people who have never even owned a Camry are trying to tell the owners what kind of car it is. Well I owned this lemon and I know it was total crap. It was slow enough to be scary getting on a freeway and it was in the shop more than on the road. I don't care what some magazine writer says the Camry V-6 is slower than most 4-cylinder cars and is very poorly built. My new 2007 Fusion is way faster and is solid as a rock. I haven't heard any rattles yet and unlike the Camry I can depend on it to go when I want it to. I think a lot of kids who are too young to even own cars play around on this site.