16th May 2008, 14:55
I've had a 2007 SEL/V6 for six months now. Absolutely wonderful car with a great motor and the 6 speed is great. I broke mine in pretty hard... (I used to sell/drive BMW's..). I'm getting 24.5 mpg all around in-town, and 30+ at 65-70 mph.
For the money, this is one of the best sedans on the market. If you're considering Camry or Accord, you've got to drive this car..
Pat in Tampa FL.
17th May 2008, 13:59
Pat, thank you for comment 14:55. I agree with all you had to say (my family has also owned 5-series BMW's). My question for you, if you read this again soon, has to do with the transmission response. I wrote the previous comment 21:08 and I am wondering if you have the same problem I commented on in that comment. As I said, I love Fords and own a new Mustang, but I find the shifting not nearly as smooth as our GM's. Or have you driven a GM?
27th Jun 2008, 13:09
I think I have not been lucky with my Fusion 2007 V-6. It's barely makes 17 mpg on the city, and I have mechanical issues as well. I have had to take it to the dealer for third time for repairing the same problem. Nevertheless it rides very smooth and is very comfortable.
16th Jul 2008, 21:55
To the commenter 13:59, I'm not the earlier poster, but I thought I'd tell you that I've read an automotive journalist who agrees with your sentiment on GM transmissions. If I recall correctly, he said that there are few manufacturers who can tune a transmission for both power and smooth response like GM can - especially at similar price points. So if the Fusion shifts a bit rougher, it's not that surprising.
9th Jul 2009, 12:41
Hi again. I'm the original reviewer giving an update on my V6 SEL Fusion. It's now been 2 1/4 years that I've owned this car. Nothing about my review has changed.
The car remains flawless. It's now got 23K miles. No mechanical or appearance problems have manifested, except for the dirty interior which is my fault of course. Never have had to use the warranty for anything.
It gets a regular oil change every 5K miles.
7th Sep 2009, 11:00
Joining the discussion kind of late, but... I own a 2007 Fusion SEL V6. Like everyone here, I have had more than excellent service from this car. When I first test drove it, the first thing that impressed me was the ride, and is still the case. It is peppy, quiet, economical (24 avg. city/hwy) and very quiet. Mine came with dealer added body side moldings and it makes it really stand out. Haven't seen those on another Fusion yet.
Someone commented about noise when you step on it...that's how you get 235 horses out of a V6. It's just going to make a little noise. Most of the time the engine loafs along in the background doing it's job with no fuss. It is a different story when you call for all it's got.
Like another poster, I find the Aisen 6-speed automatic to be a really fantastic transmission, always finding the right gear, and never hunting around for its place. A VERY smooth shifter. I live in Arizona, and the A/C is really great too. The automatic temp control works great, although I have a daytime setting and a night time setting.
I'm already starting to rue the day when this car has to go. I only hope that Ford is still making them and has kept up the great quality. I would replace it in a cold New York minute with another one just like it.
Dealer Service: Like one of the posters here, I find the dealer service to be less than optimal. I took mine in last week for the first time for a couple of (very) minor warranty items. The dealer didn't have a clue, so I produced a TSB that I got from another website so they would know what to do. They declined to perform the TSB because they could not reproduce the problem. (More prominent in the winter months.) So I decided the heck with it, I'll fix it myself... not that big of a deal.
Still in love with it.
8th Sep 2009, 19:27
"I'm already starting to rue the day when this car has to go. I only hope that Ford is still making them and has kept up the great quality"
You'll probably have your Fusion until you just get tired of it. Our mileage champ was a 1975 Ford Granada 6 that was driven to work (a long way) every weekday for 17 years. It had 325,000+ miles on it when traded (for another Ford of course) and it had had nothing except for one starter, one muffler, hoses, belts and 3 brake jobs. Our current Fusion is in its 5th year and still like brand new.