2004 Ford Fusion Reviews

2004 Ford Fusion TDCI 1.4 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.4 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired94000 kilometres
Most recent distance101000 kilometres
Previous carSeat Ibiza


Reliable, safe, and good to go when you are


The wipers keep tearing, as the windscreen is so large, the bugs keep hitting off the window and dragging through the glass.

Other than that, it is one of the best and economical cars I've had.

General Comments:

Very quick on the pick up, and nippy around town for those tight spaces.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st October, 2008

11th Apr 2012, 09:03

Hello all. I am thinking of buying a 2003/4 1.4 TDCi Fusion, and would like to know if anyone has had an older car such as this for at least 5 years? Is the car OK on all aspects; servicing, fuel, comfort etc? What are the problems that have arisen over the period, and was the cost high or low?

Many thanks, Peter.

2004 Ford Fusion 2 City 1.4 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired9500 miles
Most recent distance13000 miles
Previous carRenault Megane


A promising car that could have been better

General Comments:

Nice car to drive, mainly due to the driving position. More suited for females.

As the boot has no lip, shopping has a risk of falling out once the boot is opened after transit.

Fortunately the Ford Fusion 2 1.4 City I have has parking sensors, otherwise parking could be awkward due to the small rear window.

Also let down by whiney power steering and a noisy engine.

It's also quite thirsty for a 1.4 engine.

Has a basic, unattractive and plasticy dashboard. Ford could have spent a little more time on some basic design issues, and would have come up with a cracking little MPV. As it is, the Fusion is let down by a number of minor points and bland looks.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 13th July, 2006

22nd Aug 2008, 20:01

The dash is cheap on these cars, and also the coil which is made by Bosch gives some trouble. I had to replace mine at 25000 miles and I am told that the coils will continue to give trouble. Otherwise a good car with no real problems.

Average review marks: 5.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews