2005 Ford Fusion 1.6 gasoline
Great idea, but needs some polishing
Nothing so far.
Compact, short, and easy to drive in town.
Roomy for passengers, great baggage area for 4.0 m. car. I have a lot of short trips in town, and considering that I am 6.4 easy access and higher driver seat is the mayor reason why I choose Fusion.
Very tough suspension, considering I just got out of Renault Laguna. You can feel every single bump on road. But, it is interesting that on higher speeds this is less noticeable.
I was also considering RAV 4, HR-V, but Fusion provided similar for half the price. Also considered Focus and C4, but these cars are designed as a luxury "wanna be" cars which are not so useful for everyday needs. Old Focus for instance, was far better than new one...
Having problems with Laguna, I was stronglly considering japanese cars. But Japanese don't have roomy cars in general. Rav4 and HR-V, which are a class higher, didn't provided more room than Fusion. I sincerely hope that these Fusion-s are well built as Japanese, considering that Fusion is German-made...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th February, 2006