I chose my 09 Fusion after looking at various Subarus and the Mecrury Milan. Yes the Milan is like the Fusion, but I liked the style of the Ford better. Subaru's total cost of insurance, fuel economy + power, options and price made me run away. I owned a Subaru, but the Fusions AWD is better, and the options were perfect for me. I drove an 08 Fusion last year in the West Virginia snow and it was awesome! Amazing ride and performance for the V6 with the AWD.
The V6 power, the confidence I have with the AWD system, gotta have my Microsoft SYNC for my bluetooth phone. I can fit 4 golf bags in the trunk with out folding down the seats! JD power and consumer reports gave this car great ratings and I will too! Great job Ford!
Fuel economy is fair for the AWD. The headrests are uncomfortable at first, but I understand the safety side of it, and I'm OK with them now. I wish I could have the wheels from the SEL. I really don't have much to complain about. I've driven a lot of cars, but this is the first one that I love.
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