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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.
Pros: Satellite Navigation
Cons: Trim Quality
Advice: Go with the L4 engine, don't spend extra for SEL trim. Interior chrome is just plastic and scratches easily.I ended up purchasing my Ford Fusion. I had a 2006 Fusion S with an L4 engine. I was impressed by the power it had for a 4 cylinder. The last 4 cylinder I had driven was from the late 80s, so perhaps that is the norm now. However, when I stepped on the gas with the V6 I was amazed! I have the navigation system. I highly recommend, it has amazing features. The sound system leaves a bit to be desired as far as clarity though. This is with the syrius satellite radio. Overall quality is great but fit & finish leave a bit to be desired. Don't touch the finish on the Piano Black, it scratches if you breath on it too hard. Performance and handling are great! V6 idles roughly but when driving it runs beautifully.