1 Dealership shows interest in Ford Fusion
So... I finally got off my rear end.. It wasn't but a short month ago that I wrote somewhere to some one that VARCHILD was going to buy before the end of this year a FORD FUSION.
I already own a FORD Taurus..So..It will be a trade-in.
But anyhow... I took the first step...visited a nearby dealership here in the Great State of Disaster... err I mean... Michigan... And I was fairly impressed with how the car looked inside and out. I loved all the features even the ones I couldn't pronounce....
(Question... What the *&^ is a "Rapid Spec" and why does it cost $958 to add that as an option?)
To put it succinctly... The very Ford Fusion I was drooling over was the more expensive "SEL" version.... And just as I had my back turned to look for a salesman to ask some questions.... A guy and woman couple came right to the Car with a Salesman looking to Test Drive the Ford Fusion.
*SIGH* It was the dealership's ONLY Ford Fusion (SEL) in the lot. That was it.... Just 1....
Not sure what that means exactly... does this Dealership seriously just sell 1 Ford Fusion SEL at a time???? Or are these Ford FUSIONS here at THIS dealership starting to sell off like Hot Cakes now that Gasoline Prices have creeped up 30 cents from 2 months ago?
Are people thinkin about buyin FORD FUSIONS as evidenced by this couple that shows up mere SECONDS after I show up...looking to buy a FORD FUSION??? or at least Test Drive one...
It is also intriguing that there were at least 3 empty spaces in the Ford Fusion line-up aisle. The other aisle contained Ford Focus. They had only 1 FUSION aisle.....at least 1 for brand new Fusions... Comparing the 2 aisles.. the FUSION looked more "bought" than the FOCUS.
When's the last time THAT ever occured? in 2008, the Small Car KING was the FOCUS.
Ultimately.... 1 Dealership here in Michigan does not mean anything.. you can't correlate a few seconds worth of the Month of MAY and claim that FORD's Cars are finally selling like Hot Cakes this month.. I can't claim that MAY is going to be Hugely BULLISH for FORD and make Q2 earnings report actually look like a Growth Period for Ford..
But, what I can say is VARCHILD is doing more research on the FORD FUSION and will pay a 2nd visit to this dealership soon, before the end of the year, and BUY BUY BUY himself a nice Ford Fusion with a SONY 12 Speaker Entertainment Center option.