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2009 Ford Fusion

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Best car i've ever owned hands down!
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By captain_fluffy
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2009 Ford Fusion SEL 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5A)


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I bought my 09 SE Fusion w/Sport Appearance package (18" low profile tire/wheels) with 23k miles on it. It was a lease out of Michigan and driven by some woman I can tell. It now has close to 70k on it, and it hasn't ever skipped a beat! I did get it stuck in the snow twice, so having FWD with no traction control can be a PITA, but other than that, the car is wonderful to drive. Handles corners beautifully, takes bumps just fine (even with the low profile tires). I'm personally 6'1" and I fit into it like a glove.


Favorite Features

The dependability, gas mileage, and ride.


Suggested Improvements

The sport seats with the suede inserts can be a little bit of a pain to keep clean from time to time, but overall very nice seats. The sound system suits me just fine, but i'm sure for some of the pop music loving crowd, the bass won't be enough to keep up. The 2.3L is a GREAT engine, but it can be a bit of a dog, especially if you're converting from a faster car. It does pretty good to get out of it's own way, but it is in no way shape or form a fast car. The gas mileage is great for a fairly large mid-size car though.


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Help, I have fallen and can't get up.......
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By nissandave
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2009 Ford Fusion SEL 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5A)


Review

09 Ford Fusion SE 2.4, Auto Bought new 9/13/08 Owned for 95k miles: Water pump out (30k miles) Starter 2 batteries Drive belt Power steering pump/fluid Oil leak/valve cover AC compressor issues Transmission fluid burns up transmission after 85k miles (manual calls for fluid change @ 150k miles) Transmission solenoid CD deck not ejecting discs Trouble code renders car un-driveable after battery change (similar known issue with 2010 models which Ford refuses recall on) 2.3 lacks power 2.3 gets horrid MPG, much less than EPA estimates Very little rear view visibility No transmission mode indicator on dashboard Constant "hissing" noise (vacuum leak) nobody could find


Favorite Features

Excellent design, roomy interior, good interior build quality, and excellent ergonomics in interior


Suggested Improvements

Never resurrect the Pinto engine again! Use quality tranny fluid or change maintenance interval for fluid change to 50k miles. Lower rear deck to promote better and needed rear view visibility. Ford already buys transmissions from Nissan. Perhaps Ford should start buying motors from Nissan. A Nissan motor would have been a huge improvement to this car, as well as a Nissan transmission. Use only regular metal jacket oil filters, not the cartridge type filters. Improve the bottom underside panel that is not DIY friendly. The spaces for the access doors to the old filter and oil drain plug warp too easily over time and the access doors will not fit properly.


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Happy Owner
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By Tom Foley
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2009 Ford Fusion SEL 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5A)


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Really like car great average cost family car, but looks and drives like a much higher priced car.


Favorite Features

Happy with pretty well everything.


Suggested Improvements

The windshield cowling does not lay down flat against windshield causing ice and snow to build up in winter. Checked all 2009 and some 2010 that I have seen in car lots etc. the same problem. Returned to dealer to be replaced 2 times same problem with new one, waiting for Ford to get back to dealer.


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Ford has it right.
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By Robert
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2009 Ford Fusion SEL 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5A)


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This car is a company car. the mpg is 28-29 combined. I can get 33 or 34mpg on a good day on the hwy. The little 4 cyl is peppy enuff for passing on two lane hwy's. Very solid car. The seats are very good for long trips. I have put 35,000 miles on it and have just had oil changes and tires rotated. Big enuff for 4 people to sit in total comfort.


Favorite Features

Good trunk space. Sirius radio


Suggested Improvements

Head rest keeps coming up from bottom position.


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By kaysam
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2009 Ford Fusion SEL 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5A)


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I find that the 2009 fusion is a great car in the summer. I have a long drive to work and only have to put gas in my car once a week. With my other car I was putting gas in twice a week. It saves me money. But if you have winter driving the gas mileage is not so good and it does not handle very well in the snow. I like the car but would like to see it handle better in the winter.


Favorite Features

The look of the car


Suggested Improvements

Handle better in the winter.


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