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    Ford Fusion or an Aston Martin?

    Has anyone else noticed how much the new Ford Fusion looks like an Aston Martin? That Fusion is one good looking automobile! Do you figure the Fusion was designed years ago when Ford and Aston Martin were in bed together?
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    Absolutely! I think of the old DBs every time a Fusion front end comes into view.

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    I asked a Ford parts guy about that front end. He said that the sales Jumped up greatly after the redesign. It does stand out from other makes and does not seem like another enconobox from the past. I think they must of had a better idea and went with it.

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    my neighbor has a new Fusion and a Malibu. The Malibu is bland by itself, next to the Fusion it looks as interesting as stick of butter on a hot afternoon.
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    If I understand correctly this is the "One Ford" philosophy.
    Me likey.

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    I like the Ford also. Sharp looking car. One of the few new cars out that my wife and I can agree on.
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    Love the look of this Aston Martin!
    I'm sure it's pure unobtainium!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wezul View Post
    If I understand correctly this is the "One Ford" philosophy.
    Me likey.
    That philosophy didn't work too well when they used the same platform for a Lincoln, a Volvo and a Jaguar. However, the new Fusion and Focus grills do give the cars a very muscular look. I've driven the Fusion and they seem like very nice cars. But, they are sold to fleet and rental agencies, so don't expect a good resale/trade value.
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    They are front wheel drive, aren't they? If so, not interested.
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    No, they are all rear wheel drive or all wheel drive.
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    Kent is right: both series are FWD (or 4WD), not RWD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darryl Cainey View Post
    Love the look of this Aston Martin!
    I'm sure it's pure unobtainium!
    That's just fast looking even sitting there. I had to look twice to make sure it wasn't moving...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbrick View Post
    Kent is right: both series are FWD (or 4WD), not RWD.
    You are both wrong! Try reading it. I looked at all the specs.

    Taken from the Aston Martin Website.



    Vantage Coupe


    Body
    Two-seat, two-door coupe body style
    Extruded bonded aluminium VH body structure
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    Halogen projector headlamps (main beam)
    High Intensity Discharge headlamps (dipped beam)
    LED rear lamps


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    Maximum power 313 kW (426 PS /420 bhp) at 7300 rpm
    Maximum torque 470 Nm (346 lb ft) at 5000 rpm
    Acceleration 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds; 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.9 seconds
    Maximum speed 290 km/h (180 mph)
    Fuel Economy ASMl, Urban FE ? 14.7mpg (19.22 l/km), Extra Urban FE ? 30.4mpg (9.29 l/km), Combined ? 21.9mpg (12.90 l/km), Combined CO2 - 299 g/km
    Fuel Economy Manual, Urban FE ? 14.4mpg (19.62 l/km), Extra Urban FE ? 27.2mpg (10.39 l/km), Combined ? 20.5mpg (13.78 l/km), Combined CO2 - 321 g/km


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    [QUOTE=Darryl Cainey;886770]You are both wrong! Try reading it. I looked at all the specs.

    Taken from the Aston Martin Website.



    I think they meant the Fusion is FWD or AWD. Of course the Aston if RWD, I mean, it's a REAL car!
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    Everyone is right

    Darryl I believe your post was on the Aston Martin, Kent and David's post were talking about the new Ford Fusion, so you are all right.

    Just an observation from your wife.
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