• It’s Called What Now? Blizzard Bound in A “Well-Used” Ford Fusion Rental [Video Review]

    Welcome to “4 Dudes in a Midsize Sedan”, where we road test a Ford Fusion rental in a bid to beat a Chicago blizzard

    Almost all of us have encountered this dilemma at one point or another. Fly or drive? Depending on the circumstances, that may be an easy question to answer. Throw a massive snowstorm into the mix however…and things get a bit more tricky. That’s what happened to the TFL team at this year’s Chicago Auto Show.

    We made it to press days, just before the show opened to the public. After a huge showing at Detroit, it seemed most automakers toned it down when it came to Chicago this year. When some of the biggest news is a “Desert Air Intake” on the new Tacoma TRD Pro, it’s not exactly an earth-shattering event. However, a lot of you also enjoyed the limited edition Polaris Slingshot debut – complete with a Slingshade roof! When all that was said and done, though, a storm was brewing. A blizzard that threatened to cancel the TFL team’s flights home rolled into the Windy City.

    So what do you do? Do you stick it out and risk getting stranded for two or three days, or do you high-tail it out of there? The guys decided to make the most of it, reviewing a Ford Fusion rental car for an overnight road trip back to Colorado. However, when it was time to set off, this particular Fusion had a few, um, “issues”. What was it like for four big dudes driving 14 hours and 1,000-miles in a used and abused Fusion? Watch the video above to find out!

    Check back to TFLcar.com for more, including real-world, “4 Dudes in a Midsize Sedan” road trip tests! Subscribe to The Fast Lane Car, The Fast Lane Truck, and TFLnow for more news, views, and real-world reviews published daily!

    Zach Butler
    Zach Butler
    Zach is a writer and Managing Editor for TFLcar. He has held a lifelong passion for cars, with a particular interest in hot hatchbacks and off-road rigs. Born and raised in Colorado, Zach holds a Bachelor's Degree in English from Colorado State University, and is based in Boulder, Colorado.

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    7 thoughts on “It’s Called What Now? Blizzard Bound in A “Well-Used” Ford Fusion Rental [Video Review]

    1. It was difficult to see in the video, but it looked like the previous driver spilled a bunch of coffee (with heavy cream) on the door panels and center console. A relative of mine was notorious for this. They drank coffe with lots of cream and you would swear they spilled half of it on the center console, super gross looking.

    2. (Knock..knock) You guys awake over there at TFL??? I come to you first and foremost for recent updates and news. Where’s the coverage of the new Mazda6 Turbo MPG release from the EPA??? Atlas pricing was just released too! Don’t let me down.

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