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Pros: very slick looking with the spoiler
Cons: thumping of the steel lane inserts on the highway
Advice: you wont be sorrythe 4 cyl is very fast and comfortable to drive.at 6,4 inches tall im very comfortable behind the wheel.the gas mileage is very good about 31 on the highway doing 70+ city 24.all in all a good package and the price was right
Pros: safety features
Cons: parking it the first day
Advice: Buy the SEL for th features either 4 or 6 cylNeeded a car for our daughter. Traded in our 2001 Durango getting 11 MPG on a good day to get her something with better gas milage. Went with the 4 cylinder in the SEL. We consider it one of our best purchases. The Fusion is an incredible vehicle. Comfortable, good looking, nice inside with the interior laid out well as most Fords are, Handles well, and gets good gas mileage. Over the last year, average is 24-27 city, and 31-33 on the highway. All depending on driving conditions and whether ones in a hurry or not. Safety was a big concern for us. Our daughter was recently in an accident, hit from the rear while stopped and sitting still, by a Saturn traveling 55 mph. She walked away with a bump on the head from hitting the steering wheel when hitting the car in front of her. The Fusioon looked like it had been hit at 20mph, the Saturn was totaled. 10,000 dollars worth of damage. I drove the competitors while the car was in the shop,(camry, accord) and none came close in comfort and driving/handling. Bottom line the Fusion is a great car, and is put together to please the eye, the wallet, while keeping the occupant safe with its great frame and many safety features.
Pros: ride and handling
Cons: blower motor noise when fan is off
Advice: the awd is the way to goin my opinion the fusion is not meant to be a performance vehicle. it replaces the taurus, and exceeds expectations. the v6 has plenty of power, the ride smoothe and quiet. a great choice for a mid size sedan. the awd v6 a good value compared to competition. the blower motor is on continuously, even when the fan is not. this is annoying. you must turn the cotrols off to have quiet. of course you will either freeze or bake to death by doing so. all in all i am very pleased with my new fusion
Pros: It was easy to walk away from after we returned it to the rental service
Cons: Interior was designed by someone using crack on the job.
Advice: Pass this one up.We rented this heap for a 5 day vacation- what a joke. If you're over 5'10' you better pass this thing up or you'll look like Deeno from the Flintstones with your head through the roof. The performance was similar and sounded like a 1976 Pinto I once owned and road noise? OH...MY...GOD. Take a hearing amplifier with you when you drive it. Having been a Ford owner for many years, I'm sorry to say this car is a true loser.
Pros: Gas mileage
Cons: Rear visibility, Limited A/C louver adjustability
Advice: Go with the V6...I4 is underpowered...I4 sluggish. Get the V6.
Pros: The V6 Engine with All Wheel Drive
Cons: Sound System, too much bass
Advice: Buy it if you want a great affordable carLOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT! I have had my new 2007 Fusion for about a week. It's fantastic, a very smooth ride and great acceleration. I have the V6 AWD which handled beautifully with all the rain and slick roads we've had. The style of the car is great with a very roomy interior. Even the back seat is comfortable.
Pros: quiet ride
Advice: get the v6. plenty of performance.drove the 500 and then the fusion. the fusion impressed me with its quiet ride. handling and performance was great. style also impressed me.