2006 Ford Fusion SEL 2.3L from North America
Most reliable car ever!
Very few. It had a problem where it was getting stuck in park, as the little collar on the button you depress to move it out of park had worn, and was not allowing the button to be depressed. Removed the little plastic chrome collar and never had another problem.
Only other work that was ever done to the car was new plugs and wires around 100K miles, and that was because I accidentally got water in them when I was cleaning the engine bay one time.
Tires, brakes, oil changes, just normal maintenance. These cars are like tanks. They are very reliable.
Just traded our old 2006 Fusion for a brand new loaded Fusion Titanium with the 2.0L direct injection turbo. The one downside of the old one was it was a little under powered when accelerating from a stop. Once you get on the road it's fine and passes people easy, but there is a lag in the 0-60 that has been well documented by other reviewers. That's the reason we got the 2 liter turbo on the new one, it has no lag at all.
After 136,000 miles this car was still perfect; everything still works. Have had to do no repairs to this car.
If you're considering a Fusion, I'd say definitely get one. They are very economical, clean, reliable cars.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd January, 2015