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Want to help me buy a car?

Discussion in 'Non-Diving Related Stuff' started by Natasha, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. Natasha

    Natasha Dive Travel Professional

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    I need a car.

    It's between a Nissan Altima and a Ford Fusion.

    Anyone own either car, or have a view on either to share?

    If you love the car you are driving and think I might too..please feel free to share.

    Thanks! Love you guys!
     
  2. xiSkiGuy

    xiSkiGuy Contributor

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    Consumer Reports likes the Fusion better.
     
  3. Natasha

    Natasha Dive Travel Professional

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    Can you tell me what it likes about the Fusion more then the Altima? Thanks!
     
  4. Dive Right In Scuba

    Dive Right In Scuba ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    Altima looks better :D
     
  5. DiverBeth

    DiverBeth Contributor

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    Forward Only Rolling Downhill :D
     
  6. CAPT HOOK

    CAPT HOOK Contributor

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    Just helped my Mother-in-law car shop, she ended up buying a Fusion.
    Roomy, surprising amount of pep, nice comfortable car.
    I know I liked it myself.
    It was a 2007 and was able to get her a very good deal.
     
  7. Dive Right In Scuba

    Dive Right In Scuba ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    I will sell you this for $15k :D

    [​IMG]
     
  8. xiSkiGuy

    xiSkiGuy Contributor

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    Consumer Reports put the Fusion in its highest recommendation tier (which means they recommend it and it meets certain crash test standards). They rated reliability as "excellent" in all areas. The only low scoring category was fuel economy, which they rated "fair". Of course being fairly new, they only have one years worth of info on the Fusion.
    Looking closer at the Altima, it actually scored a higher overall score than the Fusion (89 vs 77), but isn't on their recommended list (I'm not sure why). Reliability numbers are very similar.
    Personally, I like the Altima (especially the new coupe) better than the Fusion. But then again, I'm more of a rear wheel drive fan (or AWD) and wouldn't have either of these cars on my purchase list. I want a BMW 135i when it comes stateside, but I bet my car buying criteria is a little different than yours.
     
  9. Natasha

    Natasha Dive Travel Professional

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    Would you be willing to tell how good of a deal? :winky:
     
  10. Cacia

    Cacia Divemaster

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    I want the diesel x5...or anything diesel..

    I vote silver tho. Have you considered a Jetta?

    I like the German makes because they don't depreciate as fast. Not to try and sway you or anything...
     

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