Went back to the first post and read all posts.
I misread the FWD - RWD confusion.
Ford Fusion FWD
Aston Martin RWD
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Bit of a stretch to say that the Ford Fusion looks a lot like the Aston. Sure, the grille shape is quite similar (I don't think Ford would "borrow" such an obvious design feature from Chevrolet or Honda, but Aston Martin is small enough and exclusive enough to not care) But look at the proportions of the iconic Aston grille and the Fusion's copycat. The Ford grille is grossly oversized and absolutely overwhelms the front end while the Aston grill is much smaller and, I suspect, no larger than it needs to be. Aston has had the sexiest grille in production since... well, since Goldfinger. There is a trend in automotive styling right now that calls for enormous grilles. Audi may have started this trend several years ago with its big, ugly, square grilles and the stylist have gone over the top with the Toyota Avalon, and Mazda's goofy-smiley mouth, for example.
That said, the Ford Fusion is, in my opinion, the sharpest looking of the mid-size competitors with the Accord and Camry looking kinda conservative and dowdy. It's a fiercely competitive market segment, but Ford seems to be selling a bunch of Fusions so they got it right. And beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I've been told.
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Most notable feature was the wipers' wash function. Most cars swipe the wipers a few times after washing, then stop; the driver then has to swipe them again five or ten seconds later to mop up the leftover liquid. The Fusion made that latter swipe automatically. Made me grin every time I saw it.
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First sentence in entire thread is ...
It's a thread about Fords.Has anyone else noticed how much the new Ford Fusion looks like an Aston Martin?
In post immediatedly preceding mine ...
In continues to be a thread about Fords.... the new Fusion and Focus grills do give the cars a very muscular look. I've driven the Fusion and they seem like very nice cars. But, they are sold to fleet and rental agencies, so don't expect a good resale/trade value.
My post was about Fords, too. They are front wheel drive, meaning those being discussed.
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