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Longtime import owner impressed with his Fusion
Pros: Microsoft Sync
Cons: Headlight switch on dash, lack of a home link garage door opener buttonI've owned lots of Honda cars over the past 20 years (still own an Odyssey minivan) and I've owned Mazda and Infiniti cars along the way too. American cars have not impressed me for a long time and their reliability and resale were questionable. But when it came time to replace my '01 Civic commute car, I wanted to go to a mid-size sedan and I looked at almost every vehicle in the category. The Ford Fusion is tight, smart and attractive. It's ergonomic interior design is excellent. Everything is where it should be, except for the headlight switch. I'm used to twisting a stalk on the left of the steering column but I'll get used to reaching for the dash in due time. The Fusion's Microsoft Sync system is really cool. It works great once you learn the proper voice commands. Seats are firm but comfortable. Lots of storage in console, glove box and doors. Dash gauges are attractive and easy to see. The trunk is gigantic and the back seat has plenty of leg and head room for adults. Why didn't Ford build this car sooner? Interior is more modern and useful than Accord, Camry or Altima. Fusion has lots of luxury features you won't find in other cars in this class. I think Honda and Toyota had better step up their game.
Cons: TransmissionThe transmission problems have not been resolved and my complaints are being ignored. Many others with same problem.
a great vehicle
Cons: dunnoa great vehicle but kinda wished i'd gotten a v6
Good solid driver
Pros: Appearance inside (leather) and out (black tuxedo).
Cons: lack of paddle shifter for six speed automatic transmission.Good looking. V-6 handles very well with sport suspension package and wheels despite lack of shift control which is irritating. This is the car my wife chose and I suspect the reason for omitting the paddle. Exhaust should sound sportier. Excellent service from dealership. I misplaced the owner manual and Ford wants $75 to replace. Plastic bumpers are flimsy.
Cons: 4 cylinder engine is a tad loudHave driven this vehicle from Chicago to Arizona twice and it is extremely comfortable. Very easy maintenance. 65,000 miles and my Service Advisor tells me original brakes are in great shape. Have not had to do ANYTHING beside oil changes and tire rotations. Excellent, excellent vehicle!!
I LOVE MY NEW FORD FUSION!
Pros: smooth ride, handling and Sirius radio
Cons: the rearview mirror seems low to me but I think it is how I sitI love everything about this car. It is sleek, drives smooth, satellite radio is awesome, nothing really to complain about thus far. Have had it for one month and its the best car I have ever driven.
2nd best car I've ever had
Pros: back up camera
Cons: beeping when backingLike it a lot, handles,rides and has plenty of power. A little more head room would be nice .