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2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2012 Ford Mondeo
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RE: Fusion is sweet
By therealnickdanger on 6/14/2011 10:47:48 AM , Rating: 2
The nice thing about cars like this is that you can usually buy replacement components to swap it out. I imagine that you could make even the current Fusion look identical to a Mondeo with some cash and a wrench. Tab A into slot B, and so forth. I transformed my Dodge Magnum into 300C Touring with minimal effort. Now if I could just find a cheap 3.0 CRD engine to swap...

RE: Fusion is sweet
By EJ257 on 6/14/2011 10:54:17 AM , Rating: 2
Is that swap between the same generation of vehicles? If the new car and the old car have different dimensions wouldn't you have a hard time making the parts all fit seamlessly?

RE: Fusion is sweet
By therealnickdanger on 6/14/2011 11:05:51 AM , Rating: 2
Yes, the swap typically only works across the same platform. i.e. 2004-2011 300, Charger, Magnum all use interchangeable parts (with some exceptions).

I wasn't implying that current-gen Fusions could use next-gen Mondeo parts, but that current-gen Fusions could probably use current-gen Mondeo. Maybe I didn't make that clear enough.

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