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Old 01-15-2019, 12:33 AM
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The Fusion is much more stylish than the Passat and it is far better engineered as well. The American Passat is a terrible car to drive.
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Old 01-15-2019, 02:55 AM
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Totally getting Taurus vibes from this. VW needs a design intervention.
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Old 01-15-2019, 06:51 AM
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a Fusion with updated powertrains and a VW interior would be pretty enticing...
Now THAT is a BRILLIANT idea.
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Old 01-15-2019, 02:22 PM
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Now THAT is a BRILLIANT idea.
Ford's powertrains are already superior to VW. LOL
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Old 01-15-2019, 03:48 PM
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most buyers won't realize this is a facelift and not an all new model. they will notice a very dated interior.
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Old 01-15-2019, 06:53 PM
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Ford's powertrains are already superior to VW. LOL
Yeah I left that vague on purpose. Ford's powertrains generally don't really give up anything to VW, but the Fusion has been languishing on the vine for too long. Of course now they're going to kill it anyway, but if they weren't at least an 8-speed auto would go towards giving the Fusion some competitive MPG and 0-60 numbers. On the other hand VW is generally much better than Ford at interiors, with the exception of the NMS cars.
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I agree on the powertrains (VW are generally known for decent / above decent handling). Ford is good - but not great.

The interiors though; I've always found VW stuff way overrated. Could be personal tastes - but the last Jetta (previous gen), previous gen Passat and Beetle were very, very average.
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Old 01-15-2019, 08:23 PM
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last Jetta (previous gen), previous gen Passat and Beetle were very, very average.
To be fair, the previous Jetta and Passat were probably the lowest quality interiors VW was putting out....
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Old 01-16-2019, 12:35 AM
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...the Fusion has been languishing on the vine...
And yet paradoxically the Fusion sells 4.5X (roughly) the volume of the Passat.

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I agree on the powertrains (VW are generally known for decent / above decent handling). Ford is good - but not great...
The American Passat is no driver's car. I considered it versus the Fusion and the Fusion drove and cornered better. There is no DNA from the GTI in the American Passat.
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