2006 Ford Fusion SE 2.3L (4-cylinder) from North America
Best car that I have ever owned
The thermostat assembly needed to be replaced between 70k miles and 80k miles.
The water pump needed to be replaced around 180k miles.
The inside door handle did break about 2 years ago, and from what I read, that has been a typical issue with the Ford Fusions since it is a plastic mechanism.
Lastly, the hydraulic line to the clutch cylinder recently failed this year (210k miles), and needed to be replaced.
I've been driving for 24 years, and this is the 7th car that I drive for my personal work commuting, and I have to say that this car has been very reliable. I bought this new with only 12 miles from the dealer, and it has been very low maintenance expenses for as much driving as I have done. The engine still sounds very strong. I'm still driving on the original clutch.
Even though it is 9 years old, it still feels stylish for a mid sedan in comparison to today's car models. I'm going to keep it and continue to drive it to work for as long as it does not give up on me, or like they say, until the wheels fall off.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 15th October, 2015