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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: Front-end styling
Cons: Visiblity out of rear window when backing up
Advice: Test drive both the I-4 and the V6I test drove both I-4 and V6, to be honest the biggest difference is passing people, and the money I saved on the car and in gas is worth more than a little extra speed. I love the handling and performance. Nice keypad!! The rear window can be a little hard to see out of at times, due to a spacious trunk. Overall this is a soild car, drove better than camry and impala, and cost less.
Pros: Interior intruments and classy exterior
Cons: I like all of the fusion feeling
Advice: Experience the future car.Very futuristic and sexy ride! The Fusion name says it all, when you drive this car you feel the 'Fusionism' of the smooth interior instrument panel and body hugging style of the seating. 'It turns you on' to the futuristic car ride. You feel like a different person, that jumped forward twenty years! I'm feeling the cars sleek exterior front grille, quad headlights and large rear tail lights, and integrated interior. When driving I can see others notice my drive by, but they also are seeing a person from the future, everything looks old and outdated. I have been Fusionated. And It makes the car the experience of a lifetime!
Pros: Leather and overall interior looks
Cons: No compartment for a garage door opener
Advice: try to obtain the Fusion for an extended test drive (i.e. a couple days). You'll easily fall in love with this car!Took the Fusion SEL V6 (FWD) model out for a test drive. Loved the tight feel of the suspension and the overall handling. The interior features are good looking and very functional too. Love the analog clock! Leather interior and black console look classy and are very comfortable. Great trunk size too. We ended up purchasing the SEL V6 FWD model. Looking forward to the great MPG!!
Cons: gas mileage
Advice: V-6I've driven 2006 Ford Fusion for 6 months & I am of the opinion that it is the BEST Ford vehicle ever built ... Incredible ...
Pros: the convenience of the climate and radio controls on the steering wheel
Cons: assembled in mexico
Advice: spoil yourself with options the car is still affordablewhen i drove the fusion i couldn't believe how well balanced this car was. it accelerated great, handled well, was comfortable and the controls were laid out perfectly. i bought the sel version and i am extremely pleased. the car is as sharp loking as it is fun to drive. people have stopped me to inquire about it and compliment me on it. i think it is a very good package and reasonably priced. the interior is roomy enough for five and the trunk is quite roomy
Pros: The message center
Cons: The cream colored leather seats
Advice: Give it a test drive, I promise once you try it you will love it.I needed a car that got better gas mileage than my F150. The dealer asked me to test drive the Fusion. I enjoyed it. I didn't really fall in love with it until I took it home and got to drive it for a few days. It was great,the gas mileage is the best. I drove my normal schedule for a week, it was 7 days before I had to fill the tank. I drove around for 7 days on the tank that the dealer had left me with. In my F150 I was filling up twice a week at $65.00 each tank. I enjoy this car, it suits me better and unlike the F150 I can actually park it in smaller spaces. It is a great looking car, smooth ride, and handles great.