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09-04-2015 07:06 PM
98GrandPrixIraqVet
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Originally Posted by EmersonHart13 View Post
This thread has gotten a lot of response here.... Let's hope Ford doesn't fuck it up.
It should have a much higher probability rate of actually happening because its NOT a GM product..............
09-04-2015 03:40 PM
Blood on Blood Wait, $40k for a turbo, AWD Fusion?

FUCK THAT!!!!
09-04-2015 02:52 PM
Primalzer A 2.0EB AWD Titanium starts at like 32K

Edit: Just "built" one, that tops out at $38K
09-04-2015 02:45 PM
YoushallgoFo probably, arn't they like 35-36g loaded right now?
09-04-2015 02:40 PM
Primalzer It's going to be a ~$40K car....just sayin
09-04-2015 02:14 PM
EmersonHart13 This thread has gotten a lot of response here.... Let's hope Ford doesn't fuck it up.
09-04-2015 02:05 PM
GLIGTO I'd be all over this thing of it was a true manual. I have heavy doubts that'll ever happen tho even if the Fusion ST does happen.
09-04-2015 07:15 AM
Yaj Yak
09-04-2015 05:22 AM
Blood on Blood Comparing the current generation Taurus to the Crown Vic is a bit off.

I commute 3.5 - 4 hrs a day in a 2014 Taurus.

As per size, Its one of the few cars that fits 3 car seats in the back seat without issues.
Nice acceleration, handling and braking.
26 mpg city/hwy out of 3.5L (N/A)
Mafia size trunk that easily fits multiple bodies
Reliable as all Hell. Limo companies are putting 300k miles on the Lincoln equivalent.
Extremely comfortable, easy to drive
Broad shoulders on the road, solid lines


That said, if a Fusion ST will be less expensive than a SHO, and the performance is solid, I can see people gravitate to it.
09-03-2015 05:45 PM
YoushallgoFo so basically the Taurus is the new crown vic and the fusion is the new Taurus.
09-03-2015 04:15 PM
98GrandPrixIraqVet Don't you bad mouth a wbody!
09-03-2015 04:09 PM
Primalzer
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Originally Posted by Mike K View Post
The Impala is actually a good car. The Taurus is, uh... a car.
Up until 2 years ago, the Impala was barely....a car....it was the most boring of fleet dreg there is. The Taurus is long in the tooth and definitely in need of a refresh
09-03-2015 04:07 PM
Mike K The Impala is actually a good car. The Taurus is, uh... a car.
09-03-2015 03:59 PM
98GrandPrixIraqVet LOL take it out back and shoot it you mean?

Lets face it the Taurus is only around for public service and fleet vehicles. Its Fords version of the Impala...... Although the new Impala is pretty decent unlike the Taurus IMO.
09-03-2015 03:58 PM
Primalzer
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Originally Posted by Mike K View Post
An Ecoboost Fusion is what everyone was crying for from the get-go and it appears Ford is just kind of letting the Taurus once again die a slow death by not updating it so it makes sense it would be a Fusion. Plus with ST being the mid-level performance sector it fills a gap. If the next Gen Taurus has a performance version I wouldn't be surprised to see the SHO title go the way of Old Yeller.
The SHO
09-03-2015 03:53 PM
Mike K An Ecoboost Fusion is what everyone was crying for from the get-go and it appears Ford is just kind of letting the Taurus once again die a slow death by not updating it so it makes sense it would be a Fusion. Plus with ST being the mid-level performance sector it fills a gap. If the next Gen Taurus has a performance version I wouldn't be surprised to see the SHO title go the way of Old Yeller.
09-03-2015 03:45 PM
98GrandPrixIraqVet
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Originally Posted by Thirdgen89GTA View Post
I could see the 2.7EB making a good candidate for the Fusion. It moves the F-150's out pretty well.

325hp and 375lb/ft is a pretty good number if you have AWD behind it.

Add in a little extra boost and.........could be fun if they tune the suspension to match the other STs.
I would be super excited if those numbers made along with the AWD system in the Fusion ST.

Correct me if Im wrong but those numbers especially the TQ side best the like of Subaru by quite a bit.........

Think of it as a Legacy 2.5 GT on steroids! If this is the case count me in!!
09-03-2015 03:42 PM
98GrandPrixIraqVet
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Originally Posted by Mike K View Post
Every time Ford tells me they're making a front wheel drive based all wheel drive performance car it just reminds me of that time GM put the Aztek all wheel drive system in a Grand Prix concept car and broke it... after 17 miles.

There should be some sort of term to differentiate a true all wheel drive car from a front wheel drive car that's got a hokey connection to the rear wheels that might take some power when the torque steer gets unbearable. Prove me wrong Ford. A legit drivetrain in the MKZ would be pretty cool.
GM DID have a specific term for that nonsense joke of an AWD system shared with the abortion known as the Aztec. It was called "Versatrak"

09-03-2015 02:53 PM
Primalzer With AWD, this car should be around the 3800 pound mark...


(my best guesstimate based on the current Fusion's 3681 lbs curb weight with the 2.0 EB and AWD)
09-03-2015 02:46 PM
Thirdgen89GTA I could see the 2.7EB making a good candidate for the Fusion. It moves the F-150's out pretty well.

325hp and 375lb/ft is a pretty good number if you have AWD behind it.

Add in a little extra boost and.........could be fun if they tune the suspension to match the other STs.
09-03-2015 01:08 PM
YoushallgoFo isnt the cla45 front biased? how do those hold up?
09-03-2015 11:53 AM
Mike K
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Originally Posted by Bru View Post
Real, mechanical torque vectoring of the rear wheels helps. Acura's SH-AWD does this well.
I'm good with that if that's what they're doing. Just don't cobble together some half-ass setup that uses 1/2" thick driveshafts on the rear wheels and try to tell me it's performance all wheel drive.
09-03-2015 11:40 AM
Bru
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Originally Posted by Mike K View Post
Every time Ford tells me they're making a front wheel drive based all wheel drive performance car it just reminds me of that time GM put the Aztek all wheel drive system in a Grand Prix concept car and broke it... after 17 miles.

There should be some sort of term to differentiate a true all wheel drive car from a front wheel drive car that's got a hokey connection to the rear wheels that might take some power when the torque steer gets unbearable. Prove me wrong Ford. A legit drivetrain in the MKZ would be pretty cool.
Real, mechanical torque vectoring of the rear wheels helps. Acura's SH-AWD does this well.
09-03-2015 11:00 AM
Primalzer
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Originally Posted by YoushallgoFo View Post
they'll never sell us a stripped down car again because they make too much money on options.
Or, they make a "lightweight" version, and charge you more, for putting less equipment in
09-03-2015 10:57 AM
YoushallgoFo they'll never sell us a stripped down car again because they make too much money on options.
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