2006 Ford Fusion Reviews - Page 5 of 9

2006 Ford Fusion SE V6 from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance18000 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

Good value

Faults:

A lot of wind noise at highway speeds.

Brakes rotors turned at 5,000 miles.

Brakes still make a clunking sound when going from forward to reverse. Have to take it back to dealership.

General Comments:

Overall I am very happy with the car. Power and handling are excellent and with leather seats and most of the available options it easily beats out the competition that was priced much higher. 0% financing made it a no brainer.

I bought this car for road-trips, so the wind noise is pretty disheartening. Dealership has attempted to correct it twice, but the problem persists.

My only other real issue with the car is the fuel mileage. I was initially getting about 29mpg on the highway. When I took it in for service the dealership said it needed the new PCM update and my fuel mileage dropped about 4-6 mpg. Up until that point I was thrilled with the performance and economy. Still waiting for another update that will maybe give me those mpg's back!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th December, 2007

2006 Ford Fusion 4 cylinder from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Most recent distance80000 miles
Previous carFord Fusion

Summary:

Not much bang for your buck

Faults:

Lumbar support has broken three times.

Radio/Time light has burned out.

Car is too light for winter travel.

Engine sounds like a moped.

General Comments:

Very disappointing to have the lumbar support break so frequently. I simply don't have the time to keep taking my vehicle back to the dealer to have this replaced. They have to order the part, etc. Headache. Not to mention that when it breaks, it scares you! I've had it break while driving down the busy 401. Not funny.

The radio lights have gone out. If I hit a bump, on they come! It's either a fuse or the radio light itself (which will be very expensive because they have to remove the dash). I'm over the 60,000 mark and it's not covered.

I've got $850.00 worth the tires on this car and it still doesn't respond well on our snowy roads. The car feels too light. When I drive my husband's car (2003 Ford Taurus) with its cheap Canadian Tire snow tires, I'm always delighted with its ability to handle the worst snow conditions. Solid. Drives like a tank! Love it!

Good grief! I've paid a fortune for this car and it sounds like a cheap Sunfire. Yuk...I've learned my lesson. It will be a Toyota Camry for me next time!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th December, 2007

25th Feb 2008, 21:36

Just because your tires cost $850 does not mean they will be good in the snow. Notice how you said your husbands car has snow tires, that is the difference. You put all seasons on a car and expect them to perform like snow tires. It doesn't work that way!

2006 Ford Fusion SE 2.3L I-4 from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.3L I-4 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance27000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Truly amazing vehicle!

Faults:

Only 1 minor thing has gone wrong with this car:

They had to replace some control module for the electrical system. Other than that, it has been great!

General Comments:

I have never had this much fun driving a car. The Fusion is a joy to drive and even the I-4 engine can really move. I have recommended this car to several people that I know and will continue to.

Some things that I wish it had:

-Aux input jack

-Side Airbags

-Instantaneous fuel economy meter

-Sat radio.

Also, although the car drives really nice, sometimes I wish it had a little more power coming from a dead stop.

Other than those things, it is probably the best car that Ford has released in a long time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th July, 2007

2006 Ford Fusion SE 3.0 from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired254 miles
Most recent distance19800 miles
Previous carMercury Mountaineer

Summary:

Not that impressed with vehicle considering all the look alike!

Faults:

My transmissions went out at 10,500 miles.

Foil on interior door handles are peeling.

General Comments:

TURN RADIUS ISN, T SHARP ENOUGH and dosen't handle well in winds up to 20-25 mile an hour.

Oh' my god the road noise.

On the highway when windows are down about 3 inches ears begin to pop!

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

Review Date: 2nd May, 2007

19th Feb 2008, 20:44

Chrome finish painted on interior door handles is peeling in my car also.

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 27 reviews