"SO happy---better than the Fusion!"5.0 starson by moviefan1
Pros: Nice ride, comfortable interior, quiet cabin, great touch screen, nice styling, awesome sound system and steering wheel controls.
Cons: Nothing major, except the front seat needs to be adjusted as when I move in the seat I hear a "clicking" noise in the lower back area and the rear speaker cover needs to be looked at as I hear a bad vibration when listening to bass-heavy music.
Summary: I was going to get the 13 Fusion hybrid but after test driving one for a full day it just didn't feel comfortable. The windshield was sloped a little more than normal, the side window-separator pillars were huge and the center console was wide giving it all a very confined feeling. Not to mention the "ledge" on the floor in front of the drivers seat that was annoying when it came to bending my left leg and resting my foot there as I do when driving. And I didn't care for the touch screen panels on the console. Also, the windshield wipers both swiped from the outside-in towards the middle, not the traditional swiping from right to left as we're all used to. That would take some getting used to. The Camry has none of these setbacks making it much more overall comfortable, enjoyable ride. And after seeing the Fusions on the road the past week or so they didn't impress me as much as when I first seen them. They look nice all shiny and new on the showroom floor but seeing them on the road there's just something about them I don't care for. They look smaller and out of proportion or something.
Anyway, the gas mileage the past week has been in the mid to upper 20's - low 30's but that's here in Chicago where it's been around 10-20 degrees. When the weather was warmer a few weeks ago I was averaging mid to upper 30's. And this is all with less than 1,000 miles on the car. I expect it only to improve with age in the upcoming months----I hope! LOL! But that's true of any car. I have an 04 Camry that I've been driving in this crappy weather the past few days (keeping my baby in the garage! LOL!) and the mpg is also suffering. When the weather was nicer a few weeks ago on one short 5 mile trip back from shopping and the gas station, I averaged 54.9 mpg. It leveled off back down to the mid to upper 30's after that but it was nice to see what it's capable of.
Overall I love it. I chose the Super White with the gray microsuede/leather trimmed interior. Now I'm just deciding whether or not to get some dark charcoal or black pinstripes on it.
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