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
You know you can get 100 dollar tires.. don't buy from the dealer.
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.