so i’ve made the switch – yesterday i picked up a brand new 2010 ford fusion hybrid with sync (and navigation so i can pay attention to driving and not where i’m supposed to be on any particular day). this marks my return to ford (the last one we owned was an escort in the 90s). having a zune that i control by voice commands as opposed to the navigation was the primary purpose (and what was missing on my previous vehicle – a toyota prius). when sync was first introduced i went to our local ford dealer and took a car (a focus) for a test drive. i also looked at the taurus while i was there, but i ended up buying a prius.
i usually rent a different car than i drive when travelling and this is the other experience i’ve had with sync on various ford models (i think an escape was the most recent). even without navigation it can do some amazing stuff.
so far it’s been easy to learn and very accurate. i’m sure i’ll be posting more about it over the coming weeks (and months and years) about both my experiences with sync but also with my second hybrid vehicle.