10th Aug 2006, 09:41
My wife and I love this car! It drives great, and is very quiet and comfortable on the freeway. Gas mileage is great, which is wonderful with gas at almost $4/gallon! We traded in our BMW X3 on the Fusion, and we both enjoy driving the Fusion much better. Ford has a winner on its hands. I feel that this car is the best car for the money out there!
25th Feb 2007, 06:51
I went to the dealer to purchase a mustang and left with a fusion!! What a nice car, I was shocked to see a ford car that compared to a BMW!! I am one satisfied customer and I recommend this car to anyone who is the market!!
25th Feb 2007, 17:24
My family has owned 2 5-series BMW's and as far as I'm concerned, the Fusion is worthy competition!! It is a great handling, very solidly built car that is way ahead of all the imports as well as everything else in its price range, and is projected to be more reliable than the imports. GREAT JOB FORD!!
26th Feb 2007, 07:20
It looks like every Ford Employee has posted on this review. THis car compares to a BMW??? Only in your dreams does it perform on the same level, As a guy who has owned a BMW 3 series and had the misfortune to rent a fusion I can safely say that the comparisons are nothing, but Hype.
26th Feb 2007, 09:52
It all depends on what you mean by "compare" in discussing the Fusion vs. a car such as the BMW 5 series (with which we've had plenty of experience).
Does the Fusion have the "snob appeal" of the BMW? No, it doesn't. To me that is not the major concern in an automobile.
Does the Fusion ride as good as the Beemer? YES, absolutely.
Does the Fusion drive as well as the BMW? Yes, in my opinion it does.
Being front drive it has the characteristics of most front drive cars, but is actually MORE stable on slick roads.
Will the Fusion cost less to drive 100,000 miles than a BMW? I'd be willing to say "yes" without a moments hesitation on that point. Routine maintenance alone on the BMW's is pretty pricey, and no Ford we've ever owned (several over the years) has ever had a problem in 100,000 miles.
Is the Fusion a better value? Well, that is a purely SUBJECTIVE matter. The well-equipped V-6 Fusion costs less than HALF of what a 5-series Beemer costs. In 100,000 miles of driving the projected service costs are THOUSANDS less for the Fusion.
I guess it boils down to image. On the other hand, my family has a LOT Of things we can do with that extra 50 grand and driving a rolling billboard that says "LOOK!! We have MONEY!!" is not a top priority with us any more.
The Fusion will do anything the Beemer will do, and will do it just as well, just as comfortably and at less than HALF the cost.
People who drive expensive imports NEVER use HALF of their potential anyway. I wear out my brake pads trying to keep from running up the tail-pipe of Mercedes and Beemers every time I go anywhere. We live in a very affluent suburb and 99% of the Mercedes and BMW drivers here have NO IDEA what their cars will or won't do. They buy them to impress the neighbors. I'd rather take my family on nice vacations, drive a Ford and leave the neighbors to their fantasies.
26th Feb 2007, 10:10
9:52 knows nothing about luxury imports and why they exist. I can make the same arguments about a bicycle being better than a Ford Fusion.
And if Ford is soooooo good at churning out "luxury cars at mass market prices" why does its Lincoln brand exist, and why did it buy Volvo, Jaguar, Aston Martin, and Land Rover?
Yes, there is snob appeal and there is the "more money than brains" argument about SOME luxury car buyers. But I've owned a number of BMWs and Mercedes and they were bought because of the inherent qualities of the cars, not because I was trying to impress the Joneses.
26th Feb 2007, 11:19
9:52, you should drop this issue of comparing a Fusion to a BMW 5 series. It's like comparing a Chevette to a Ferrari. They are two different animals. Please stop, for your own benefit.
26th Feb 2007, 13:40
Gee, it's interesting that out of all the cars it surveys, guess which one has the WORST RELIABILITY rating of ANY CAR LINE?? Ford? NO, actually they are AHEAD of Camry and Accord. GM? Wrong again. They are now ranked as some of the best in the world. Nissan? No, they have been getting a lot of publicity for the Titan and Armada, and are now ranked below Ford in reliability, but the OVERALL WORST rating goes to none other than MERCEDES!! They had a total of EIGHT "worse than average" cars in their lineup. BMW is not all that far behind Mercedes in poor reliability ratings.
As for "knowing nothing about luxury imports" I beg to differ. My family has owned 2 5-series BMW's in the past 10 years. They were not bad cars, but speaking subjectively, and based on insurance, maintenance (not repairs, just required servicing), and overall driving quality I personally feel the Ford Fusion is a far better value for the money. That is my opinion, yes, but I don't care to spend an extra 40 grand for an image. I'm too old to CARE what the Joneses think.
15th Dec 2007, 17:53
I get such a kick out of these comments!! No car made today has ever been as highly rated in build quality and reliability as the Ford Fusion.
Motor Trend chose a domestic (GM's great Cadillac) as Car of the Year, and even the very anti-American Car and Driver chose THIRTY PERCENT of its "World's 10 Best Cars" from GM's line up (Corvette, Cadillac and Chevy Malibu). To bash ANY domestic is a sign of a lack of current knowledge about automobiles.
I also get a kick out of references to "cheap plastic" interiors in domestics. Yesterday I went to lunch with a colleague in their 3-week-old Lexus (a Camry with $20,000 tacked on). It's interior was EXACTLY the same "cheap plastic" as my 2007 Ford (except that it has snazzy "fake" wood where mine has beautiful brushed aluminum). NOWHERE was there a hint of padding or upholstery on the inner door panels; it was ALL "cheap plastic". In addition, the "check engine" light was on (on a THREE WEEK OLD car) and a rather disturbing noise was issuing from the dash. No wonder all our friends are rushing to buy Fusions!!
28th May 2008, 10:35
I have now had my 06 SEL v6 for almost 2 years and have racked up almost 20k miles on it during that time. The only issue that I have had with it is the MPG. I bring it in every 4 months for regular service and somehow I have lost MPG from 23-24 all the way down to 16-18 now. No one at the dealership can seem to figure out why it has dropped so much. I love my Fusion, but if even the mechanics that work on this thing everyday can't figure out the issue, I think it may be time for a Sonata.
29th May 2008, 21:22
Ford service departments are some of the most incompetent on the planet, though the cars themselves are great. I'd try another dealership before giving up. You definitely have a problem and it certainly ought to be fixable. Although I love Fords and have owned a number, I have to admit that it seems that most of their mechanics haven't a clue about fixing cars. That's why 2 of our 3 vehicles are now GM. Our local GM dealership has highly qualified mechanics who know which end of the car the engine is in.