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2011 Ford Fusion Sedan

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Very nice car!
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By jsnick
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2011 Ford Fusion Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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I was in a 2003 Altima SL that had 85,000 miles on it and ordered a 2011 fusion SEL 2.5 liter in January and took delivery of it March 5th. Fusion now approaching 6k miles and very impressed with the quality, ride & design of car. Also I get outstanding gas mileage 32 +/- for town and 37 +/- on the highway (remember this is what I get and can vary by driver). Quality, ride & workmanship is far superior to the 2003 Altima. Although I donít know if the 2011 Altima has improved in these areas, doubt it though, itís the same platform (reason I didn't look at Altima). I will say Altima overall was very reliable, time will tell on Fusion.


Favorite Features

Design, workmanship, quality, ride and the gas mileage!


Suggested Improvements

Noted by other people but the 2.5 liter engine can get raspy at 3500 rpm and hgher on hard acceleration. Not sure if it the engine itself or exhaust. Not a big deal or show stopper for me, in fact I don't even notice it now.


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Ford Fusion is Awesome
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By rojack725
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2011 Ford Fusion Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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So far, we're very pleased with our Bordeaux Reserve Red Metallic Fusion with the Light Stone Leather interior. Color in and out is stunning. 175hp 4cyl powerplant is more than adequate for my daily needs, and it's very rev-happy. Passing power is like a V6. Mileage is 28+ before break-in. Very cool. 6-speed auto shifts confidently and seamlessly. Ambient Lighting and electroluminescent guages are sweet; make the interior look like a Tron Cycle. Sony stereo is very nice- bass-y enough and clear. The Fusion handles like a Focus and is the quietest car I have ever owned. All in all, we are very pleased and look forward to spending the next 10 years or so in its cabin.


Favorite Features

- smooth engine - great stereo - quiet interior - ambient lighting - great fuel economy - stellar exterior design - comfortable and stylish interior, while avoiding a 'trendy' appearance' - capless fuel filler - cool instrument cluster - invisible transmission operation - keyless entry pad (handy for a runner) - Delicious paint (Bordeaux Reserve Red Metallic) - huge trunk - new SYNC features (travel directions, favorites, weather, etc) - solid build quality - handling - go kart brakes - SEL alloy wheels - etc, etc, etc...


Suggested Improvements

- turn signal tone is a bit annoying - car isn't paid off!!


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Steering problems
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By ken153
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2011 Ford Fusion Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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I like the car but, I have a major problem with the steering. When I go around curves the steering wheel will not return to center. If I let it alone I would run off the road. I must pull the wheel back to center. This happens either left or right curves. I had the car back to the dealer for repair 3 times. They were not able to fix this problem. I decided to file a claim with my states lemon law. The car had 1,300 miles on it when I discovered the problem. I see this as an accident waiting to happen. I'm hoping Ford will take this car back and give me a car that works.


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A very impressive automobile
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By mrfreeze57
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2011 Ford Fusion Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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Have had the 2011 I4 sel for one month, 1000 miles, it is a fantastic automobile. The 4 cyl. has plenty of power and all 3 times refueling, all 30 mpg or better with combined driving, and while I have read of complaints of the 6F35 transmission (this is the first automatic I have owned) so far have had not one irratic shift and it shifts so smooth one can't hardly tell when it does unless looking at the tach, and also it shifts out of the lower gears very quickly helping it get such good gas mileage. The fusion drives nice and the electric steering feels fine to me, the engine does make a bit of a snarl at high rpm (as most all 4 cyl do) but normal driving it is very quiet.


Favorite Features

large trunk, excellent gas mileage, quiet ride,comfortable seats.


Suggested Improvements

Too many buttons on center stack, climate control buttons should be higher and radio controls lower, front end trim a bit low and easy to scrape on curb.


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Great suprise.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By joe400
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2011 Ford Fusion Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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I have 6 weeks of ownership, 1755 miles and have been very impressed with the Fusion SEL! The four cylinder engine has more than adequate power but economy that exceeds what has been advertised. In five tanks of gas, three have been intown driving and I have averaged 27.2 mpg. On two road trips I have averaged 36.7 and 37.8 mpg! This is driving at speed limits! The car handles very well, the seats are very comfortable and the Nav and sync systems function without a glitch! I am also quite suprised at the quietness of the four cylinder engine. The Ginger leather interior is a great improvement over black, tan and stone! Safe to say I am very impressed at the beginning!


Favorite Features

Simplicity of use of the Nav and Sync systems is far superior to my Cadillac system. The fuel economy has far exceeded my expectations! The performance of the four cylinder is more than adequate for the driving my wife and I do! The seats are also very comfortable. The sound system (Sony) is very well done also! All in all, the car is very functional and stylish for our needs!


Suggested Improvements

There are things for improvement. The low beams are simply inadequate for night driving! For HID lights they need great improvement! The controls for the air conditioning are very small and poorly located. The drivers seat and the passenger seat should be identical in their setup. If the drivers seat has inflatible seat backs so should the passenger seats! Treat both driver and passenger the same. My wife and I both have back problems and each of us take turns driving on trips!


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