Planning the Car Purchase/Finances

I have started to research the car buying process, and it has become time for me to set up and plan exactly what cars I’m going to be looking at, how I’m going to save, and the timeframe for everything. I’m looking for a compact car or a midsize car that gets good mileage.  Specifically, I’m looking for a car that will average around 38 miles per gallon.  The cars that I have narrowed … [Read more...]

Deciding on Car to Purchase in 2012

As you may have read in my previous posts on the Ford Fusion Hybrid quest, I’m in the market for a new car.  However, it is super difficult being a new graduate living on a teacher’s salary while paying other obligations.  As a science teacher, I believe it imperative that we get the most out of our cars that we can, and hybrid technology will definitely be a requirement in my future … [Read more...]

Day 9- Comparing Cars

Today I started looking into specifics on the features that I am looking for.  I decided to price out the 3  cars I was looking at.  If you aren’t familiar with what I was looking at and are too lazy to read back some posts, the cars I am looking at are the Ford Fusion Hybrid, Honda Civic Hybrid, and the Toyota Prius. I priced out all three cars with the features that I find most … [Read more...]

Day 8- Does it matter what model year?

I was asked by another good friend if it matters that I get the “latest and greatest” version, or would I take an older version that might have been sitting on a lot for a while.  I’m not a picky person, so my response was that I would definitely take ANY car that was given to me, although it might make more sense trading content for a newer car. There are already tons of reviews on 2009 or … [Read more...]

Day 6- Ford Fusion Quest

I’m still on my quest to rate every aspect of a Ford Fusion Hybrid in exchange for the car.  I think it’d be a mutually beneficial relationship to both parties, and create true buzz around the company.  What if there were some sort of campaign based upon what’s going on with the “Drive a Ford” television idea. You’ve probably seen those commercials where they interview “real owners” of … [Read more...]

Day 4- The Waiting Game

Right now I’m playing the waiting game; neither Ford nor Scott Monty has provided any further comments on the reply I provided.  I did tweet at Scott Monty, who did verify that he had read the blog post.  I’m just hoping to maintain open lines of communication to see if we’re able to work something out. I’ve been asked why I would like a Ford Fusion Hybrid, and the biggest aspect is the … [Read more...]

Day 3- Scott Monty of Ford replies as well as my reply to Scott

Today has been a busy day; I thought it'd be important to you to see Scott's comment as well as my reply.  Without further adieu: Jason, I think that’s a little unfair to say you “haven’t even received a reply” from us yet. It makes it sound as if we’ve ignored you. But you and I had an exchange on Twitter last night:!/search/scottmonty%20jasondefuria As you can imagine, … [Read more...]

Ford Fusion Car Quest Day 2: No Results

It’s been a day since I sent my last tweets out asking the Ford Motor Company if they’d be willing to help me out.  It seems as if they are not in the holiday gift giving mood.  In fact, I haven’t even received a reply from them yet. I am wondering if other companies would be more receptive, including the two I mentioned yesterday.  To refresh your memory, the other two cars I was … [Read more...]

Will Ford give a fan a car?

I am starting a series on feedback via social media companies, and rating them on their online efforts.  It will almost be a report card of sorts of different social media strategies, and how to interact with a previous client or a new customer.  I assume that I will have to set up some newer Facebook and Twitter accounts to be able to truly rate some companies. The first task I am … [Read more...]