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I think the big questions are:
-AWD/FWD or both (awd optional)?
-Whats the price-range on this thing?
-When can we expect them to hit showrooms by?

are there any others?
 

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Not really except for:

Can I have one for two bucks? :D
 

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Yeah, it's supposedly far lower than $25k...

Gotta wait I guess..
 

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225/19 " tires? Tall and skinney? You would think this thing should have 285/19" at least. OH well.


But I guess crewzer tires will work. Just to drive around the hood in.:cool:

But I think a lot will depend on what size meats you can fit under the car er uh wagon or is it a suv thing:eek: ?
 

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Here's something that may make you reconsider..


http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/stor...?hub=TopStories

BMW 3 Series (Top Safety Pick): good front, good side, acceptable seat/head restraint
Lexus IS (Top Safety Pick): good front, good side, acceptable seat/head restraint
Acura TSX: good front
Infiniti G35: good front
Hyundai Sonata: good frontal, acceptable side, good seat/head restraint
Pontiac G6: good front
Ford Fusion: acceptable front, poor side (Only car to recieve "acceptable" front and "poor" side)

http://www.iihs.org/news/rss/pr030506.html
 

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I am not a Ford guy, but decided to try it anywas. i was quite impressed. interior/ride/handling/features, just a good package, but i like power and it was soft on the low end, but I think they are programmed that way through break in since the 05 Vic I droove that day did the same thing.
 

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I'm not trying to make you hate ford or anything lol (although it'd be cool if you did :D) I'm just trying to let ya know that the Fusion isn't that safe of a car.. :)
 

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Haha, that's OK, at times I am not that safe of a driver hehe. It's not that I think 29995 isn't still a great deal, for what you get it most definatly is, but that's about 4k more than what I can get a loaded Fusion for. Ah, i am so confused on this car buying thing, gotta decide LOL
 

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didnt the fusion like.. fail those crahs tests?
BMW 3 Series......Top Safety Pick..good front..........good side....acceptable seat/head restraint
Lexus IS.............Top Safety Pick..good front..........good side....acceptable seat/head restraint
Acura TSX...................................good front..........
Infiniti G35..................................good front..........
Ford Fusion.................................acceptable front...poor side
Hyundai Sonata...........................good frontal........acceptable side...good seat/head restraint
Pontiac G6..................................good front...........
 

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Eh, i am not worried about it, ya, that sounds bad, but i am not. i could always get the side airbags. i may find a way to get the SRT-4 yet though!!!!
 

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I don't know how many people chose the Mazdaspeed Protoge over the Neon SRT-4 because it was within a couple dollars and available, and then really wished they waited for the underrated SRT-4.

I look at it this way... The Neon SRT-4 is a great deal, at about $21K MSRP. Add in S3R turbo upgrade to get it to 300 whp hp for about $3.6K and toss the powertrain warranty out the window at about 150 mph.

Not including install costs ( I charge about $600- $800 for an S3R upgrade, and I'm under priced), a comparably powered SRT-4 Neon and SRT-4 Caliber are almost the same price, except the Caliber version has a warranty and room for easy improvements.

Maybe I'm just desensitized to the whole $5 and a beercan thing, but the Caliber SRT-4 is priced just as aggressively as the Neon SRT-4 was.

It's also a nicer car, in my opinion.

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Dale
 

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suzq044 said:
I think the big questions are:
-AWD/FWD or both (awd optional)?
It will only come fwd
-Whats the price-range on this thing?
20000-24500 would be a resonable estimate.
-When can we expect them to hit showrooms by?
Probable in early 2007
are there any others?
Those seem like good answers.
 

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Yeah, very much so..

Stew, where'd you get $29,995 for an SRT-4 Caliber???
 
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