2010 Ford Fusion HybridClick Here To Listen
David wins! That’s right, the smallest of the big three just a few years ago is slaying giants at an incredible clip. Wasn’t it just a few short years ago that the buzzards were circling Deerborne? Doomed to fail, Ford made too many trucks and not enough good small cars. Out of touch with the time, they said. Well, redemption has finally arrived. Don’t misunderstand, it started a few years ago with the first car ever built totally on a computer, the all-new at the time Ford Fusion. This platform was going to save FoMoCo, and it has.
The car that started the amazing recovery for Ford has again changed the game. The 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid is the game changer. The ‘95 Dallas Cowboys, Jimmy Hendrix, Pearl Jam, hand sanitizer and Billy Mays are just a few things that changed our lives for the better. All contributed new ideas that benefited us for years to come. What Ford has done is focus on the future. Focus on what matters…quality. Let’s face it, fuel cost won’t always be two and a half bucks a gallon. If you believe this, then, you are sticking your head in the sand much like the auto industry did in the late nineties and early in the new millennium.
With the continued destabilization of the middle-east and the eco-whacko’s pressuring our government not to drill off-shore,, oil prices will rise again. Oil prices will rise again and when they do it might well be for good this time. The 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid puts you in the driver’s seat.
During my time with the Fusion Hybrid, I averaged 37.6 mpg. That’s almost twice what my 2008 very well maintained Fusion gets. With numbers like 633 miles to the tank, you can almost go anywhere in the state of Texas on a tank of gas, and all the while, basking in the comfort of leather seats and sunroofs. The truth is other than the leaf graphics on the instrument cluster alerting you of your “green” level, you wouldn’t know you were driving a hybrid. The transfer of responsibility for power is flawless. The Fusion Hybrid switches from internal combustion to electric constantly. But, you would never know. While you are enjoying your Ford Sync options, the Fusion Hybrid is hard at work getting you to and from work, home and school with a very small carbon footprint.
What else I loved about the Fusion Hybrid is that you don’t have to wait to stop for the internal engine to turn itself off. At speeds under 40-45 mph, down hills, or, under mild acceleration the electric motor handles the propulsion with ease. It’s just amazing.
But, here is the kicker. The Ford Fusion Hybrid makes a game out of being green. If you are competitive at all, you will be challenged to hyper-mile this car. You just can’t resist. The instrument cluster lets you know in real time how well you’re doing. I found myself driving responsibly. That’s just abnormal for me. You see, I don’t do well with authority, except when I respect the authority. Am I the only one thinking of Eric Cartman right now?
If a car can make someone like me want to drive better, then, imagine what it could do for the normal people of the world. Who knows, maybe in a few years, we will all come around. Maybe we just need the right cars.
The Ford Fusion Hybrid’s base price is just over $27,000.00 and you can get one completely optioned out for just over $30,000.00. That’s a great value. The Ford Fusion Hybrid is a world beater. Don’t believe me, go drive one. I bet I can get better mpg than you can.