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    Beat to the post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darryl Cainey View Post
    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!
    You must type faster than me.
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    Went back to the first post and read all posts.

    I misread the FWD - RWD confusion.

    Ford Fusion FWD

    Aston Martin RWD

    Sorry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Cainey View Post
    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.
    Terry,

    What was your take on the nail video??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    Terry,

    What was your take on the nail video??

    Sincerely,

    A curious person at a safe distance......
    We don"t have to create drama, was just an outsiders observation of a conversation of people talking about two different things.
    The video reminds me of bad reality TV(which is all reality TV), not the world Darryl and I live in.

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    Bit of a stretch to say that the Ford Fusion looks a lot like the Aston. Sure, the grille shape is quite similar (I don't think Ford would "borrow" such an obvious design feature from Chevrolet or Honda, but Aston Martin is small enough and exclusive enough to not care) But look at the proportions of the iconic Aston grille and the Fusion's copycat. The Ford grille is grossly oversized and absolutely overwhelms the front end while the Aston grill is much smaller and, I suspect, no larger than it needs to be. Aston has had the sexiest grille in production since... well, since Goldfinger. There is a trend in automotive styling right now that calls for enormous grilles. Audi may have started this trend several years ago with its big, ugly, square grilles and the stylist have gone over the top with the Toyota Avalon, and Mazda's goofy-smiley mouth, for example.

    That said, the Ford Fusion is, in my opinion, the sharpest looking of the mid-size competitors with the Accord and Camry looking kinda conservative and dowdy. It's a fiercely competitive market segment, but Ford seems to be selling a bunch of Fusions so they got it right. And beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I've been told.

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    Quote Originally Posted by na1g View Post
    Bit of a stretch to say that the Ford Fusion looks a lot like the Aston. Sure, the grille shape is quite similar (I don't think Ford would "borrow" such an obvious design feature from Chevrolet or Honda, but Aston Martin is small enough and exclusive enough to not care) But look at the proportions of the iconic Aston grille and the Fusion's copycat. The Ford grille is grossly oversized and absolutely overwhelms the front end while the Aston grill is much smaller and, I suspect, no larger than it needs to be. Aston has had the sexiest grille in production since... well, since Goldfinger. There is a trend in automotive styling right now that calls for enormous grilles. Audi may have started this trend several years ago with its big, ugly, square grilles and the stylist have gone over the top with the Toyota Avalon, and Mazda's goofy-smiley mouth, for example.
    Kinda reminds me of the Bimmerphile comments about Pontiac grills in the mid-90's. If the Focus drove as well as it's grill looks, I would buy one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    If the Focus drove as well as it's grill looks, I would buy one.
    We had a first-generation rental Fusion (I think you meant Fusion) in Hawaii in January of this year. I'm picky (not to say strange) about cars: my regular drive is a VW Passat (manual, 12 years so far), prior Saab 900T (manual, 20 years), BMW 2002 (manual, 9 years), etc. etc. The Fusion was surprisingly good. It was soft, and had an automatic, but I could make the driver's position comfortable, the steering was reasonably communicative, it was quiet, and everything worked in a predictable and reasonable way. The interior styling was a little overdone, but all in all, it wasn't bad.

    Most notable feature was the wipers' wash function. Most cars swipe the wipers a few times after washing, then stop; the driver then has to swipe them again five or ten seconds later to mop up the leftover liquid. The Fusion made that latter swipe automatically. Made me grin every time I saw it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darryl Cainey View Post
    No, they are all rear wheel drive or all wheel drive.

    First sentence in entire thread is ...

    Has anyone else noticed how much the new Ford Fusion looks like an Aston Martin?
    It's a thread about Fords.

    In post immediatedly preceding mine ...

    ... 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.
    In continues to be a thread about Fords.

    My post was about Fords, too. They are front wheel drive, meaning those being discussed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbrick View Post
    but all in all, it wasn't bad.
    I drive Fusions quite often as they are 1/3 of my employers sedan fleet. The other makes are Imapalas and the Dodge family sedan. The Fusions are the most competent of the group, but the Impala seems to have more interior space and a down right massive trunk. The Dodge is something I just don't understand and it seems very thirsty in comparison to the Impala and Fusion. The typical drive is 400-mi round trip. The Fusion usually doesn't require a gas stop and the Impala might not. The Dodge ??? definitely requires a gas stop.

    And, yes, I specifically meant the Focus. If I want fun car, I'm not going to pick something big. It's that mass and inertia thing.............
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