I own this Fusion SE for more than 1 year. You can not complain a lot on this car, except the power seat: I don't use it every month. It has no problem from the day I bought it. I drive almost all local and I can get 28/26 during summer/winter season, which is same gas mileage as my wife's Focus SE. It is better than my colleague's new Accord. I love the sound system and use it everyday. The power features are very convenient. Compared to Focus, it is so quiet. The computer is also a great feature. Now I hope it can be 10 years problems free. Best wish Ford can gain reputation again and be "proud to be made in America"!
6 disc CD / MP3 sound system; power features; very good fuel efficiency;
The power seat is not necessary; the CD panel and interface can be better; front light and grille are not as good as Milan and MKZ;
No car can match the features in the same price range. Very pleased. Consistently gets over 35 mpg hwy, 30 city. Best was 40.1 mpg on a trip of 280 miles, fully loaded! Most of car (60% +) is Mazda 6, platform, so this is no recycled Taurus. Very agile at 3100 lbs, brakes stop hard, and 4 banger has same acceleration as a 5 cyl Jetta. Seats are super comfortable, and trunk is large, equal to my midsize cougar. Best bang for the buck.
Steering CD/radio controls, satellite inputs. Variable intake valving (plenum?), eliminates the sluggish HP curve at 1500-3000 rpm. Winds out good for 4 banger. Scotch guarded seats.
Visors fall (bad clips), Instrument cluster creaks on cold days, annoying fake carbon fiber dash trim. Steering wheel grip is too large to be comfortable.
I leased this car in January 2007. It had great gas mileage and is a very very good looking car in my opinion. There were only a few things I think should be changed. The 4 cylinder really lacks power, to the point it drove me crazy! The 6 cylinder would make it a wonderful car! The only problem I had was the brakes making a snapping sound, especially braking after backing up, I saw several different Fusions that had that problem. Other than that it was an awesome car. Very reliable and solid, I think Ford did a great job with this car overall.
Great looks, awesome wheels, decent stereo, roomy trunk.
Complete overhaul of the 4 cylinder engine- really lacks power, not too much more!
When we bought this car I wavered a bit because it is a Ford but man have they changed on this car! For a mid- size car can this car move, looks like a perfect hybrid of mid-size and sports car. My wife loves the exterior look of the car and the lights. I would buy the Ford Fusion again in a hearbeat.
Exterior looks great! Drives great! Multiple MP3/CD player sounds great! Comfortable and manueverable!
I wish we would have bought the V6 engine, and some of the other options.
What a great car. I had already decided to buy Asian until I drove this car. I've had it 20 months and still love it. Not one problem encountered so far. Good fuel economy about 28 at 65+ and 24 combined.