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 Post subject: Fusion Energi options
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:05 am 
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Location: Central Texas
The local dealer in Austin let me price/option one out. There is a lot included in the two base models. I could see only adding navigation and a sun roof.

The only glaring missing item were wheels choices. The only one listed was the stock 17". Heck even the non Energi hybrid has 3 choices. Why are the Energis deprived of nice wheels? The dealer mentioned there are tire pressure sensors and clearance issue so you just cannot use any wheels... and those were the lightest Ford had on the hybrid. accessories.ford.com lets to get the 18" 5 spoke, but at a $250 per plus tire premium. Boo.


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 Post subject: Re: Fusion Energi options
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:11 am 
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Don't all vehicles come with tire pressure monitors these days?
It seems like an excuse, and a lame one at that.

More of a reason would be the weight and aerodynamics of the wheel - when going for efficiency, like the 100MPGe plus by the Fusion Energi, Ford needed to use a light and aerodynamic friendly wheel...


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 Post subject: Re: Fusion Energi options
PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:38 pm 
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The lack of the appearance package on the enegri is suprising. I would like to have more wheel choices as well. The titanium has the spoiler option, but still the same wheels :(

Agreed, the hybrid has more. My initial thought was the wheels affect gas mileage. Thicker wheels, more contact, more friction. But my guess is more to the fact that they do not expect to sell that many energi's so having differentiation is expensive.


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