2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0 V6 from North America
The new benchmark of midsize cars
Picked up a nail on sidewall at 200 miles; finding out the tires cost ~$200 each is not something expected of a family mid-size car.
Smell of burning brake in the first 1000 miles. Mileage was ~23mpg, so I thought I had a stuck caliper (guess it breaks in).
Sync has problem with accents.
Very sleek and cool look.
Fuel economy ~25mpg with 75% highway driving.
I hate not having the temperature display standard.
Factory sound system needs more kick.
Engine is strong and responsive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th February, 2010
11th Feb 2010, 21:09
You know you can get 100 dollar tires.. don't buy from the dealer.
28th Mar 2010, 12:33
Wherever you buy the tires, they should ALWAYS match whatever is on the car to handle properly. And NO, NEVER buy ANYTHING from a dealer. They generally mark everything up 100-500%. Buy from a discount tire store, but MATCH the brand and style on the car.
A burning smell is normal on ALL new cars due to finishes on the engine and exhaust components curing, and the brake pads do have to wear in a bit as well.
Your fuel mileage sounds awful, although you do have the 6 and it is more fuel-hungry. I have the I-4, which delivers more than ample power and consistently delivers 27 in town and 34-37 on the highway. Of course I drive very easily and obey speed limits.