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The wife (we!) bought a new car


Yep, the ol' Ford Fusion is going down the road for the last time tomorrow with us as owners. It has been a good car with up to 34 mpg and virtually zero problems for 47,000+ miles. It would be kept for a bunch more miles except my wife's gimpy back makes it tough to get in and out of such a low car. She had a Ford Escape before the Fusion and decided that's what she wanted again. We drove all three models - the el cheapo S, the decent SE and the luxo Titanium. Needless to mention but that Titanium model will be gracing our garage. I can safely say that when she drove that one, she actually got excited, something cars have never done for her. Ruby red, the bigger engine, and with bells and whistles that will take us months if ever to figure out how to use - I still have some on my truck I don't know how to use. They are not cheap but compared to a bunch of the rest, much more reasonable and a bunch less then many others, i.e a Jeep, Nissan, Honda or Hyundai is over 40K now --- Holy $@#%.



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Still have way less then a thousand miles on the new car and have started figuring out the bells - the whistles have mostly sorted themselves. The owner's manual is 495 pages. Do you recall the days of old when it was - maybe - 20 or sobiggrinbiggrin. We did fin out that the salesman was at least one or two steps beyond his personal Peter Principle ( thanks Canada for Mr Laurence J. Peter: http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/Peter-principle.html )

I figured out the built in garage door opener yesterday which took 5 pages to say push two buttons and hold until the light blinks rapidly. The nav/audio/bluetooth system we tried to avoid, but there were no vehicles within 2-300 miles that didn't have it that wasn't a mud tone color with a sun roof. That nav system along with the radio as a part of it takes 125 pages of confusion.Thankfully it doesn't have the parking aid, or at least I haven't found it yet.

Gotta say that the heated seats feel good on a cold day though ----

The best thing - my wife is still in 'love' with it and for her to think a car is anything but a convenience item is a miracle.


 



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sounds like you may have a winner Dave hope you have more good luck with yer new car.............................BEAR

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BEARS TOYS wrote:

sounds like you may have a winner Dave hope you have more good luck with yer new car.............................BEAR


 Thanks - still have less then a thousand miles on it but it does run/look nice. A bit disappointed so far with gas mileage but 22 local running still isn't too bad for a 4wd.



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