2006 Ford Fusion Reviews - Page 7 of 9

2006 Ford Fusion SEL Black on Black 3.0 from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired54 miles
Most recent distance560 miles
Previous carFord Festiva

Summary:

The Best FWD/AWD Ford Sedan period.!!

Faults:

None so far...

General Comments:

I've purchased the Fusion SEL Black on Black with leather interior.

The interior is beautiful and made in high quality materials. My friends all thought it was an Audi, but after seeing the blue oval they were surprised.

The rear seat is very comfortable with a lot of foot and knee room. The head rest are positioned well - good for visibility. Just wish there was rear seat AC vents.

I've got the 3.0 V-6, which is more than adequate when merging. I've installed a K&N air filter and it helps even more in acceleration and response.

The only thing I wished Ford did, was to change the interior instrument lights to blue or white. I don't like the old green color, or better yet the 120 color led intrument panel used in the Mustang.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd October, 2006

23rd Oct 2007, 15:20

This is an update with my car: I have just replaced the weather strips (due to abnormal wear) and gotten the computer re-programmed. So far, the car has 4000 miles and is running strong, and has no other problems. This car is still getting the bugs worked out, but is by far the best Ford vehicle at this moment.

2006 Ford Fusion SE 3.0 V6 from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

Incredible value, great car

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

I just purchased the SE model with leather seats. Very comfortable, ride is smooth and the transmission shifts seamlessly. The 220hp V6 has an abundance of power that seems to be available anywhere in the rev range. I imagine this is due to the 6 speed automatic. There is a very minor stumble when transitioning from the brake pedal to the gas pedal at very slow speeds. Other than that, I am amazed at how well a 6 speed transmission can perform.

The most amazing part of this car (to me) is the value. I purchased a very powerful, extremely comfortable car which rivals cars that cost thousands more.

Fit and finish is very good. Some minor components seem a little on the cheap side (dashboard glove box) but overall a lot more car than I thought I could get for the low to mid 20's.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th August, 2006

5th Jan 2007, 23:11

The Fusion is an awesome car. It's light years ahead of Camry and Accord. As for Ford service...well, unfortunately it is not very good. In our area only Toyota has a worse reputation for poor customer service. I love Fords and have never had any trouble with any of the more than a dozen we've owned, but I refuse to let the Ford dealer even do the maintenance. I do it myself. Luckily I've never had a problem under warranty.

2006 Ford Fusion SE from North America

Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired36 miles
Most recent distance6000 miles

Summary:

Spend my money on something of higher quality

Faults:

The vinyl is coming off of the glove box, and scratches easily. Very cheaply made. Paint on body scratches easily as well.

General Comments:

It's a gas guzzler. I was told it gets on average 30 mpg. I have yet to see it get more than 16 mpg! The inside of the car is cheaply made and the vinyl is coming off on the glove box and scratches easily. The paint on the outside also scratches easily. Good performance, but cheaply made.

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

Review Date: 18th July, 2006

19th Jul 2006, 11:01

Maybe you didn't break in the engine right. And now it won't get good gas mileage because the engine isn't worn in the way it should be.

6th Jul 2007, 14:28

If gas mileage is that bad I would have it looked into. The engine control unit, idle air control or any obstructions in the inlet or exhaust could cause such problems. I would even let someone drive along and comment on my driving. I wouldn't think improper break in could lead to such poor gas mileage.

2006 Ford Fusion S 2.3 I4 from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.3 I4 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired13 miles
Most recent distance5300 miles
Previous carChrysler Cirrus

Summary:

Excellent

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

I really like the car. It has good power for a 4 cyl and pulls hills easily with the 5 speed auto.

It's a quiet and smooth riding car, but handles well too.

It's the base model with automatic as the sole option, but full power, air and CD were standard. Very nice interior for 14K car.

The first tank I got 26 mpg, and since then its averaged 30 - 31.5, even with liberal use of the A/C. A highway trip yielded 34.5.

All in all, I am quite satisfied with the size and efficiency of this car. Oh yeah, it's a looker too!

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

Review Date: 21st June, 2006

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