Purchased car April 2 2010 and right out of the box until now October 25 2011 the car is perfect.
Not one thing has gone wrong "Yet".With time i may experience something but until then i have no complaints about the Fusion SE with Stick Shift.
Some cars purchased during the economic downturn (2008 thru 2009) seem to be the cars people are complaining about.These cars were mostly sold during the "cash for clunkers" government program and i know of others on the Ford Fusion forum who have had some silly to some serious setbacks in their cars.
Black interior with chrome accents.Nice premium sound. The stick shift is very fun to drive and because of the stick shift i can drive in the snow a little better by controlling the load on the transmission and engine.
The body style looks very classy.
Move the washer nozzles closer to the windshield.
The nozzles seem to freeze up so easily.