Pontiac G6 or Ford Fusion V6?

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Which car is the best deal in the V6 version? I prefer coupes or 4 doors and G6 makes the coupe but the profile of the coupe is abit annoying to me.
The Fusion only comes in the 4 door but the body looks better. The engine in the Ford is also more advanced supposedly. The fusion looks decent from the back with the dual exhaust. Anybody tested both cars or have opinions?
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Oil Can Harry wrote:

I have driven the Fusion on several test drives and was really impressed. I haven't tried a G6 to compare it with.
John
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I was just reading that the Fusion is based upon a Ford engine and a Mazda platform. The review, as far as it went, wasn't very complimentary.
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Speaking from experience, never buy a new model from Ford or GM in the first model year. I had a 95 Windstar. Nuff said.
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Meant to say prefer coupes over 4 doors.

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I haven't driven the Pontiac, but I bought may wife the Lincoln version of the Fusion, the Zephyr, for Christmas. Great car at a great price
mike hunt

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Mike Hunter wrote:

Mike, the Zephyr and Lincoln names have been inexorably linked for many, many years. I've seen a couple of Zephyrs on the street but haven't yet tried one out. They look really nice. What are your impressions of your wife's car?
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I don't particularly like FWD, but it is a nice all-around vehicle as far as size, handling, power, comfort and luxury for a 27K vehicle. What surprised me is the fuel mileage. The EPA highway rating is 28 MPG. The fuel computer shows 33 MPG on the interstates at 75 MPH. We took it on a 320 trip and averaged 31.7, based on refills, at speeds up to 80 mph, remarkable.
mike hunt

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Mike Hunter wrote:

Thanks for the feedback Mike. Those mileage figures sound amazing for the car's weight. As I recall, the car weighs in around 3500 pounds. Does that 3 liter Duratec V6 move it along okay?
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More than adequate for my wife. I prefer to drive high powered RWD V8 vehicles, so my personal expectations are somewhat higher.
mike hunt

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Mike Hunter wrote:

That would be your 'Stang, I presume. I'm an older model RWD V8 aficionado, in the form of a '63 Vette roadster. But I only drive mine in summer weather. I'm presently suffering from major withdrawal! <lol> My daily driver is a Bonneville, but I'll be having a close look at the retro Mustang in the spring. It's one sweet looking ride!
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Got a URL with pics of that Vette? Putting the finishing touches on a 64 Stingray that I will hate to see leave the shop.
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FBR wrote:

FBR, I don't have a URL at the moment, but I do have some pics on my 'puter. I'll se if I can set up a quick URL and post some pics.
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Mike Hunter wrote:

I assume that would be your 'Stang which you speak of. My preference is even older high powered RWD V8 vehicles, such as my '63 Vette. But probably unlike your 'Stang, my Vette spends too many winter months in the garage. I'm feeling withdrawal symptoms as we speak! *LOL*
My daily driver is a Bonneville, but I've really been eyeing up the 'Stang. I really like the retro look and I may be paying a visit to the local Ford Dealer in the spring.
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If you haven't test driven a GT yet please do yourself a favor and do so, you don't have to wait for spring either, that traction control works well...
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I love my '05 GTO. More powerful and quicker than the Mousetang, comfortable, great acceleration (especially with the traction control turned off), very decent gas mileage, and it was about the same price as the '97 Firebird convertible that it replaced. I did install a skip shift eliminator.
I hope the redesign in a few years is retro '66-'67, the prettiest GTOs ever, but we will just have to see.
Tom S.
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Well let's hope that it's retro sized as well as styled. We don't want another round of Mustang II type interpretations of the past.
At the moment it appears that GM thinks that Opel = Cadillac Seeming to forget that top line 1950's Cadillac's which sold well enough were more money than a Rolls Royce.
Be proud to be American !
Quit importing old Australian and European crap and calling it new product.
Sorry for the rant but I want a Cadillac not an Opel, a Fairlane 500 not a Focus.
Canada and America's roads aren't paved over goat paths, they are roads built for big, safe, fast cars.
Our cars should reflect that.
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No question the GTO is quicker, it is a smaller car with a bigger engine. However I wanted a convertible. In addition I can take a vacation, pay for my insurance and buy all of my gas for the two years that I will own the Mustang, with the money I saved on difference in purchase price, between the two ;)
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Thats because you are driving a foriegn car and they are better than American.
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Traction control is for women and folks who don't know how to drive. Real men steer via the skinny pedal. <grins>
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