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    Farewell! Traded in the 2008 CTS4 Yesterday

    After 18 months of aggravation in dealing with my 2008 CTS4, I traded it in yesterday on a Ford Fusion SE Hybrid. I hated to downgrade in cars but I really need great fuel mileage and the hybrid is the ticket. The 2nd Gen CTS is a beautiful car and will always love looking at them going down the road. I just messed up and bought the 2008 version with all of the problems. One of these days, I will be back on this forum with a new CTS or ATS.

    Great group of posters here, keep up the good work on helping each other.

    Tod

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    Re: Farewell! Traded in the 2008 CTS4 Yesterday

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/05/bu...anted=all&_r=0

    If gas cost $5 a gallon, the TrueCar data estimates that the payback period for a hybrid Ford Fusion over the conventional Fusion would be six and a half years, compared with eight and a half years at $4. At $6 a gallon, the hybrid Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima are likely to generate savings within four years.

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    Re: Farewell! Traded in the 2008 CTS4 Yesterday

    Quote Originally Posted by thavil View Post
    After 18 months of aggravation in dealing with my 2008 CTS4, I traded it in yesterday on a Ford Fusion SE Hybrid.
    Not being critical in the least, but I think it's ironic that you traded in a first-year design for another first-year design in hopes of improving reliability. If reliability were your aim, you'd have been better off looking at cars that have been on the market for awhile.

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    Re: Farewell! Traded in the 2008 CTS4 Yesterday

    I have a 2006 Ford Escape hybrid which I bought new. They give you 10 years or 100k warranty on the battery -I'm at 112k right now. What they don't tell you is that if the battery goes bad it costs $7,000 (that's right $7,000) to fix. I just paid $921 to fix replace the cooling fan for the battery. It gets 29-30 around town but only 24-25 on a trip at highway speeds. So it is a good news bad news kind or car. If my battery goes out do I spend the $7,000 or just call it a day and junk the car...

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    Re: Farewell! Traded in the 2008 CTS4 Yesterday

    thavil,

    good luck!

    If I was after fuel economy though I would go turbo-diesel.

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    Re: Farewell! Traded in the 2008 CTS4 Yesterday

    Good luck. See you back here.

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