2006 Ford Fusion SE 2.3L I-4 Engine from North America
Inexpensive, and practical way to have a mid-size sedan
Nothing so far.
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
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.