They should have done better
By EeeZee on
2006 Ford Fusion S 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
Styling aside, it seems like an earnest attempt by Ford to build a solid and practical car for comfortable urban driving. Unfortunately, they are not paying attention to the fine points that their competition thrives on such as exterior finish and attention to detail -- points that have been the downfall of most domestic manufacturers since the imports started eroding their market share. Call it sloppiness or inattention, the car has obvious defects easily seen by any sighted person. Picked a new Fusion SEL two weeks ago with bad paint on the hood, an obviously deformed interior door handle, and misfit or misaligned exterior parts.
They are offering a lot of bells and whistles for the money and what seems to be respectable engineering in terms of ride, comfort, and handling. Bravo! An excellent value.
Pay attention to fit and finish! My goodness, everything positive can seem inconsequential if is not finished and fit with quality components.