2010 Ford Fusion Sport V6 from North America
A beautiful car, just not built very well
This car has been a lemon since day one. It has been a total nightmare. It's been mostly little things breaking or going bad, and all have been under warranty and the dealership has always been great, but I bought this new car, so I wouldn't have this problem.
I know of 3 other people that also own Ford Fusion's, and 2 of them are also disappointed with the quality of their cars as well, but the other one loves his Fusion and has had no problems with it at all.. just lucky I guess?
It's funny though, according to Ford commercials, the Fusion is "more reliable than the Honda Accord or Toyota Camry, plus holds its value better than them as well". Every time I see these commercials, I laugh because I have owned several Honda's and one Camry, and they all were far more reliable than my Fusion.
And as far as the Fusion holding its value better than the Camry or Accord, all anyone has to do is go to KBB.com and check out the resale values of all of these cars for themselves, and they will see that the Fusion has by far the worst. If that's not false advertisement, I don't know what is.
The Ford Fusion is a very beautiful car, but don't let its good looks fool you, you will have a 50/50 shot of getting a good reliable vehicle, but for me, that's not good enough odds. Sorry Ford, but my next car will NOT be another Fusion.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st November, 2010
The Fusion is a pretty good looking car, but as the reviewer noted, isn't very reliable. The Fusion is made in Mexico, so it isn't even an American car.
The commercial claims a "forecasted" reliability higher than Camry. This means they are now able to see into the future at Ford, and they somehow know their cars will be worth so much more than they are now.
This is just another marketing ploy by the domestic car makers to make their products look better than they actually are.
J.D. Powers and Consumer Reports still rank the import companies like Toyota and Honda higher than Ford in overall quality and reliability.