2005 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0 V6 Duratec from North America
Decent attempt by Ford for a new sedan
My transmission may be going out. The car lunges into 2-3 gear when it shifts up, as well as abruptly down shifts. The Ford dealer has had my car 3 times now, and it hasn't cost me a single penny yet.
Overall the car is nice. The fusion was the best priced car in its category; however, I'm afraid that I may be getting what I paid for.
Performance is not as great as the competitors like the Accord, Camry, or Sonata, but that's not why I purchased the car. It looks fabulous!
Hopefully the dealer can fix my transmission or at least give me another Fusion. The focus is a horrible little car, which I have as a loaner. I was atleast hoping for the 500 as a loaner.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 20th April, 2006
The Fusion as well as its Mercury and Lincoln twins, really just came out. As such, especially for US makers, you'll expect some teething problems. It's a great-looking car and pretty well-designed. As long as the problems can eventually be tracked down for good, it should be OK. It may be an unheard of problem on a new transmission design. The Focus, I can't believe how Ford US has practically copied it from Germany down to the stereo, and yet while the Focus is a very good and reliable car in Europe, it has so many recalls and is not as dependable Stateside.