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#1 OFFLINE   meyeste

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:25 AM

The 2013 Fusion is a major step up in styling for the Fusion, my bet is it will reach the 300,000 in sales mark first year (1 will go to me). I wonder how popular would the Fusion have to become (what sales mark) before Ford considers a two-door variant?







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Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:27 AM

First year production won't be expanded to Flat Rock or anywhere else, so 300,000 sales would pretty much be out of the question.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:53 PM

... I wonder how popular would the Fusion have to become (what sales mark) before Ford considers a two-door variant?

first, they need to offer the Mondusion's 5-door
then
I'd still rather see quasi-notchback sedan variants - esp for the MKZ =aka "formal" roofline

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 08:35 PM

I don't know where you guys live, but around here (SoFla), a sizable portion of the cars that I see - no matter where I go :parking lots, every stop light, you name it - are 2 door coupes. Lots of 3 series, Audis, VWs, Honda/Acuras, Toyos/Lexus, again, you name the marque . . . I feel quite certain with the new styling for the Fusion, Ford could sell a lot of them here. True, this area is upscale, but my guess is that Ford could get a good portion of that market. They need another 2 door coupe to reach the market that wouldn't buy a Pony car.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 04:20 PM

^^^Yes, a 2 door focus, fiesta, or fusion would be perfect.
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:36 AM

I don't know where you guys live, but around here (SoFla), a sizable portion of the cars that I see - no matter where I go :parking lots, every stop light, you name it - are 2 door coupes. Lots of 3 series, Audis, VWs, Honda/Acuras, Toyos/Lexus, ...

What I have heard is that the coupe version of Accord and Camry never have sold well. At least not well enough for Ford to commit the resources to do a coupe version of the Fusion.

Audis, Acuras, Lexus are a different story. Maybe this is a case were Lincoln should take the lead !

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 08:21 AM

I think the new Fusion is too big to be a 2 door. It's dimensions aren't that far from the Taurus. Correct me if I am wrong, but aren't the 2 door BMW's and Audi's a bit smaller?

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:01 PM

What I have heard is that the coupe version of Accord and Camry never have sold well. At least not well enough for Ford to commit the resources to do a coupe version of the Fusion.

Audis, Acuras, Lexus are a different story. Maybe this is a case were Lincoln should take the lead !

I agree with that a Lincoln would be sweet in that configuration

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:58 AM

Ford, please give us Coupes! Tall guys hate 4 doors as the B-pilar hits our shoulders and getting in and out is more difficult. Plus 2 doors look better, and I seldom carry passengers in the back seats. 


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:35 PM

Ford won't even consider a Fusion 2-Door Coupe until they meet their sales objectives for the new 4-Door models. Even then, it will depend on the market conditions for potential competing models along with the required investment.



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 05:06 PM

Are people considering the IS convertible as the Lexus coupe? Is Nissan still making an Altima Coupe? Other than Accord, what other FWD mid sized coupe is there?

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:05 AM

I love 2 doors, I'll never sell my old camaro or bronco. If my escape was sold in a 2-door sport model, that's what I would own. My dream car is the Challenger, but if I had to cheap out I would definitely opt for a 2-door focus or fusion.


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Posted 23 April 2013 - 04:11 PM

Are people considering the IS convertible as the Lexus coupe? Is Nissan still making an Altima Coupe? Other than Accord, what other FWD mid sized coupe is there?

 

The Toyota Solara is a Camry coupe, isn't it?


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Posted 23 April 2013 - 06:06 PM

Ford already makes it. It's called the Ford Mustang. As nice as a Fusion coupe sounds, it just doesn't make logistical sense producing a car that will compete against another car by the same manufacturer. They would be way to close to each other. I'm thinking that spring next year, when the 2015 Mustang is introduced, it'll look a lot more like what the Fusion is currently styled at. Plus the rumor mill is a 2.0+ L EB engine will be unveiled. 

 

So my recommendation would be to stay patient and wait and see what the next generation Mustang looks like. 


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Posted 27 April 2013 - 10:32 AM

I can see this with the V8 Mustang engine lineup and rear wheel drive. 



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 10:45 PM

first, they need to offer the Mondusion's 5-door
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I'd still rather see quasi-notchback sedan variants - esp for the MKZ =aka "formal" roofline

I too would like to see the 5 door/sportwagon, but the US just doesn't seem to want them here.


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Posted 16 June 2013 - 01:46 AM

Ford already makes it. It's called the Ford Mustang. As nice as a Fusion coupe sounds, it just doesn't make logistical sense producing a car that will compete against another car by the same manufacturer. They would be way to close to each other. I'm thinking that spring next year, when the 2015 Mustang is introduced, it'll look a lot more like what the Fusion is currently styled at. Plus the rumor mill is a 2.0+ L EB engine will be unveiled. 

 

So my recommendation would be to stay patient and wait and see what the next generation Mustang looks like. 

+1ing this. The new Mustang is likely to carry over much of the styling from the new Fusion, so it will be essentially a Fusion coupe (although much faster  ;)).



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Posted 12 November 2013 - 11:51 PM

The 2013 Fusion is a major step up in styling for the Fusion, my bet is it will reach the 300,000 in sales mark first year (1 will go to me). I wonder how popular would the Fusion have to become (what sales mark) before Ford considers a two-door variant?

 

If the 14 fusion had a coupe option, it would look even more like an aston martin.



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Posted 16 November 2013 - 07:43 PM

Doesn't the 2015 pictures of the new Mustang look like it could be a 2 door Fusion?



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 03:23 PM

I don't understand this country's infatuation with a 2-door vehicle.  Not very family friendly, and no one wants to ride in a two door car so it's not as practical, the only time I will buy 2 door is if it's a performance car and it's more for weight reasons than it is practicality.  A 2 door SUV?  I don't get it.  2 door non performance car?  Don't get it.  

My fusion, explorer and F150 are all 4 door, wouldn't have it any other way.

NEXT purchase though.... GT500... even if they had a 4 door offering NO WAY JOSE.

Maybe I am alone in that I enjoy 4 doors.


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