6th Sep 2010, 18:00

"Type in 2010 Toyota Camry transmission problem, and you will find 1.6-million web pages on Google, Type in the same thing on any car, and you will find millions, 2010 Honda Accord, etc."

So true. People seem to have the false idea that imports are better than domestics, even after Toyota and Honda's recent disasters. Even the ratings agencies now put Ford way ahead of all imports.

7th Sep 2010, 21:05

"Even the ratings agencies now put Ford way ahead of all imports."

Hmphhhh!!, okay not even going there again.

4th Oct 2010, 23:14

Well... I had a 97 Camry V6 that still drove great when I sold it at 130K miles and bought my 2010 Ford Fusion. So many problems with the 6F35 transmission in the 2010 Fusion, Milan, Escape... and now my Fusion with 6K miles is showing transmission flare when first driven after sitting for 2 days. No way in the world the Motortrend car of the year should have these kinds of transmission problems. Ford needs to step up and rectify the 6F35 problem, even if it requires recalling and replacing. If they can't do that, then the Fusion might as well be an 82 Granada, because it's going to be as problematic.

5th Oct 2010, 09:17

No, not the Fusion. This could never happen to the car of the year!! Yeah, all cars have issues. People need to get over it!

5th Oct 2010, 20:52

I think most of the people on here are missing the point of this particular review. This review is about a person who is clearly NOT happy with their Fusion. This review (and thousands of other poor reviews on the Fusion on this site and many others) proves that there is no such thing as a perfect car.

6th Oct 2010, 07:24

What people don't seem to realize is that the Ford Fusion is an import. It is a Mexican car. It is built in Mexico by Mexicans.

6th Oct 2010, 12:55

Ford SAVED thousands of U.S. jobs by wise business practices (which is why they are making billions in profits and never took a dime from the government). One of those wise decisions was to out-source the Fusion. That not only saved 10,000 U.S. jobs, but it made money for an AMERICAN company, not a foreign company. People seem to have a hard time realizing that supporting a U.S. company ALWAYS benefits U.S. workers.

6th Oct 2010, 15:28

How sad it is to me that people continue to support these type of "American" businesses. If Ford was such a great all American company, they would have figured out how to build each and every last car in the U.S. Period!! They are only making $billions in profits because they have let thousands and thousands of jobs leave the country. In this case, the ends does not justify the means, and they should have come up with a more viable solution to their inflated overheads in the U.S. We already have a very weak economic base due to the lack of U.S. produced goods, so the fact that the auto business is looking to foreign based factories as a solution to their problems, tells me they are not interested at all in helping our country, and are only concerned with their profits. Yeah, great company to be supporting! Sorry, but if this is the only way they can survive, then maybe they shouldn't have.

To condone the outsourcing of jobs, only means that those who condone this are not the ones who live in the areas they shut down factories in, to reopen foreign ones. Look at Detroit, which became a thriving city due to the auto business. It is a wasteland now. So supporting Ford (and GM) who have basically left that city, and many other areas, for dead, is the right thing to do? I am sure their Canadian and Mexican factories have thriving towns and cities growing all around them.

Way to invest in foreign prosperity Ford!!

7th Oct 2010, 12:10

The only economy that benefits is the one where the car is built! In this case Mexico. If American companies build plants in Mexico, China, India and Canada to build consumer goods, these goods are considered American?

It is only American if it is made in America.

7th Oct 2010, 16:49

True! These people that support Ford and GM's outsourcing obviously have never been in the ruins of Detroit. You know, the big metropolitan area the auto companies made so prosperous all those years ago, that they now abandoned so they could go to different countries and build up their economies instead??

So awesome how they really support America isn't it? But people keep defending them, saying they are saving jobs by cutting jobs. I guess the only way they can survive is at the expense of America itself, and Detroit and other areas they've abandoned are proof positive of this!

8th Oct 2010, 09:17

It's American if the corporate offices are here. Where the profits are sent answers the question.

8th Oct 2010, 14:21

"If Ford was such a great all American company, they would have figured out how to build each and every last car in the U.S. Period!! "

Do you have any realistic suggestions on how they might have accomplished that in the past decade, considering that union labor costs made the manufacturing cost of Ford and GM vehicles about $2000 more than the Toyota and Honda equivalents made in southern states?

It took the current crisis for the unions to wake up and realize that there was a real chance that all "American" autoworker jobs would disappear with the bankruptcies of their employers. And the unions were surprised the American tax payers were not willing to foot the bill to keep on with business as usual. With bankruptcy looming at GM, the unions were still insisting the job banks keep paying high wages to workers that were not building cars. It took the very top man in the government saying "no more job banks" before the unions woke up.

Now with the contract re-negotiations, the cost difference is down to a couple of hundred dollars for the "domestic" automakers. It will be interesting to see if the domestic automakers will follow up with more domestic investment now.

8th Oct 2010, 16:09

"It's American if the corporate offices are here. Where the profits are sent answers the question."

This is 100% true, but obviously a waste of effort typing. Import supporters never actually READ any of these comments, or any current news or auto reviews. If they did, they would know that U.S. companies benefit the U.S., that Ford SAVED 10,000 U.S. jobs by outsourcing the Fusion and that Ford ranks HIGHER in build quality and reliability than Honda or Toyota. When you get all your information from Japanese car ads, you miss a lot of FACTS.

8th Oct 2010, 16:49

"It's American if the corporate offices are here. Where the profits are sent answers the question."

But that's not really addressing what I assume is the primary concern of those who claim that buying "American" helps their fellow Americans.

Take two American factory workers. Or for that matter two engineers, two designers, two car salesmen, or maybe two regional CEOs. One of each department works for two different car companies. One happens to be Toyota and the other is Ford. In each example the various American employees work at offices or factories situated in the US. Each gets a paycheck. Each has a mortgage, kids, a retirement plan, and so on. All funded by their respective car company. Exactly HOW are these two individuals different? Both live and work in the US.