2006 Ford Fusion Reviews - Page 8 of 9

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

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.3L I-4 Engine Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired16 miles
Most recent distance1600 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Inexpensive, and practical way to have a mid-size sedan

Faults:

Nothing so far.

General Comments:

I think that it is really stylish and fun to drive. One thing that makes it really comfortable is that the steering wheel tilts and telescope, making it really easy to find a good driving position. The only thing that I am still wary about is that it is a ford so who knows how long it will last before it starts costing me some money, but over all it is a very very nice vehicle.

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

Review Date: 4th June, 2006

4th Jun 2006, 18:29

It's basically a Mazda 6 with a Ford body (and some engineering improvements).

You should have good luck with it.

11th Jun 2006, 17:14

How long will your Ford last??? I have one I still drive from 1966.

11th Jun 2006, 21:41

Mazda is ford... they aren't separate.

17th Jun 2006, 20:03

Fusion S.

Duratec 2.3 liter/5 speed manual/ac/cd-mp3 player/electric windows and locks/adjustable hight drivers seat/dash top compartment/tilt and telescopic wheel/Continental performance tires... did I miss something?

A whole lot of room over the Japanese competition including the trunk. I'm averaging 28-30MPG Highway.

IMPRESSIONS: The 2.3 I find is peppy enough to force me back into the seat. No problems merging onto the highway or passing. (to down shift to gather passing speed is NORMAL)

It holds the road and hugs the corners enough to make you smile and say..."this is a Ford?" Uphill climbs I find are not an issue. Plenty of leg room for people like me that have long legs. Those rotten wheel well foot rests that are prevalent in most all other foreign cars are a HUGE source of discomfort for me... not so in the Fusion.

Has lots of legroom in the rear for a family of 5.

I was shopping for a Japanese car knowing how they hold their value, but found myself priced out of them. GOOD thing too, because the comfort factor weighed in here in my final decision more so than depreciation value.

I hope this helps you out.

2006 Ford Fusion SEL High End 3.0 24 Valve 6-speedauto from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.0 24 Valve 6-speedauto Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired19 miles
Most recent distance22000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Impala

Summary:

A super value- Feels/Drives like a $34,000 car

Faults:

Nothing so far, except for one headlight bulb burned out and was replaced under warranty for free. The bulb burned out sometime before 5,000 miles, but I could not tell it.

General Comments:

I am averaging about 28mpg with about a forth of those miles being in heavy city traffic. Not bad at all for a V-6 and an automatic four door roomy car with a huge trunk.

My only complaint is that I am disappointed that Ford does not offer the keypad combination entry keypad on the driver’s door at any cost on this car. I love this “life saving” option as my mother has it on her 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis and we lock the keys up in the car all the time, hidden, like when at ball games, the lake, hiking, or when we play super hard with the kids at parks and the city pool. When we pick the car up from being serviced, the next day before the shop opens, we just have them lock the keys up in the car under the visor. This keypad should be on all cars. I bought the top of the line Fusion and in all the excitement of buying the car, I didn’t even realize that the car didn’t offer this option until I had already signed for the car and got it home.

I tell you this key pad is super had to live without, even if your going out to check the mail and you then remembered that you need to get something out of the car, you don’t have to go back in the house and get the key, you just type in your code. You can send the kids to the car to get something out of it while at school functions with out having to trust them with not loosing the keys.

Anyway, I don’t want to sound like I work for Ford, because I don’t, but once you have relied on such a safety and convince option such at this, you will never want a car that does not have it.

My Impala was a company issued car and I had no choice in that matter, I gave up the company car to receive an additional $500 a month in salary.

Anyway if you want a solid car I can recommend the Fusion as mine has 22,000 miles on it and it still runs and drives like brand new. I think that Ford does have a winner with the Fusion. If you buy one, get the red color, but I can’t believe that ABS doesn’t come standard. ABS was like a $500 option.

Anyway the are great cars with plenty of power and good mpg.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th April, 2006

29th Apr 2006, 23:11

I agree with your comments about the lack of a keypad. I used to own a 1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 V8 with every available option and it of course had this marvelous feature. I have since upgraded to a BMW and although it too has remote entry, I do find myself missing the keypad. I believe it was one of my favorite features I have ever had on a car. I hope the Fusion continues to perform well for you. I have faith in this new design; my only question lies with the powertrain as I have noticed that automatics with more than four speeds don't tend to last as long for whatever reason.

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