Toronto Mike

Early Notes on the Fusion


I mentioned I'm taking a 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid for a week test drive.  I picked it up this morning and drove it around town, and here are some quick initial thoughts.

  • When you turn the ignition, there's complete silence.  The only indication you've turned the car on is a little green light.  It's going to take some time to get used to that.
  • I love getting satellite radio in the car, Sirius specifically.  I listened to Howard Stern interview Quentin Tarantino and quickly remembered how much I love that show.
  • As you conserve, you see leaves growing on your dashboard.  It helps make it a game.  You want to conserve and make those leaves multiply.
  • Once I found the USB port, an ordeal unto itself, I was quickly reminded how cool that Sync technology is with my iPod.  Between the iPod and Sirius, I doubt I'd even listen to terrestrial radio in a car like this.
  • When I'm reversing in the Fusion, the front panel shows me what's behind me.  There's a freakin' camera mounted above the rear license plate.  There are even beeps and other warnings when someone is approaching or when you're too close to that car/pole/person.
  • It's a sweet ride.  I took it on the highway and through city streets and it's been a pleasure.  I'm looking forward to this road trip, I'm just sorry I have to give it back.

Hey Ford, whattyasay we let this one stay with Toronto Mike?

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