2nd May 2006, 19:09

These Ford Fusion's are the 2005/2006 versions of the contour which everyone was giving a good review and the owners of that car know how crappy that car really was.

11th Jun 2006, 02:49

"These Ford Fusion's are the 2005/2006 versions of the contour". I. m glad to see people know what they are talking about on this site. God help us all, I won't evn get into explaining that one. This car is a Mazda 6 with and inch or two more in length, so if you don't like this car then you don't like Mazda, not Ford. I don't know if this review is even legitimate, but I sure know the toyota lover's making their comments aren't.

11th Jun 2006, 21:37

Mazda is ford if you didn't know.

27th Jun 2006, 08:28

You only have one problem, and its just the transmission.

But could you at least inform us if your car is really a manual or not? Because otherwise you're giving a false representation of this car when it could be really good and you just don't know how to drive a manual.

However, I tend to think you fit in with the stereotype when it comes to cars and you just hit the gas to go and brake to stop. And if you're one of those, then I highly doubt you drive a manual. And if it's an auto tranny doing the jerking, get the fluid changed or its possibly one of the sensors. I'm not sure if it has a CVT tranny, but a CVT will not jerk like that, so most likely you have an automatic.

13th Mar 2007, 10:23

Try taking it back to the dealership and have the mechanics reprogram the computer for the transmission. When you go in, just tell them what you want done and don't give them a choice as they are always looking for the fastest and easiest way to get things done. Remind them that you paid good money for a product which is under warranty and it has to meet your satisfaction. I don't think it's really fair to continue the stereotype of certain makes of cars because everything is on a global scale now. The transmission in the Fusion could very well be made by the same manufacturer for Mercedes or BMW. Good luck!

14th Mar 2007, 16:07

To comment 13:32: THINK TWICE about the Mercedes. Most people are not aware that the recent Consumer Reports reliability survey ranks Mercedes as the WORST IN RELIABILITY of ANY car, with fully EIGHT of their product lines rating "worse than average". The Fusion, on the other hand, has the highest ranking of any car in its class, beating out both Camry and Accord in reliability and build quality. My former boss made the mistake of buying a seemingly nice, low mileage Mercedes and it was an absolute nightmare of mechanical problems, all VERY expensive. Like Toyota, Mercedes is grossly over rated. Paying $80,000 for a car that is less reliable than a Ford just for an ego trip can get VERY EXPENSIVE!!

18th Jul 2007, 20:59

Also, think twice about commenters who athink that any Ford car or truck is in the same galaxy as Mercedes or Toyota when it comes to quality.

Same old story; someone makes a bad decision for whatever reason, buys a Ford, and **surprise** has trouble with it! Seems like I've heard this one before. Get rid of it now.

The sad part is, because it's a Ford, the resale value is terrible, but just the same, get rid of it now before it plummets anymore and buy a Toyota.

If you've never owned one, (and I'm guessing you haven't, because you bought a Ford), you'll immediately see that Toyota quality is light years ahead of Ford as soon as you sit in it, and the years of trouble-free driving will reaffirm that claim, like all Toyota owners already know.

There's a reason that Toyota owners are so adamant about defending them; it's because we wouldn't be caught dead in a Ford after the first week of owning a Toyota.

23rd Jul 2007, 14:34

Not sure if you're still around, but take it in and have them look up TSB 06-21-11 should correct the problem.

2nd Nov 2007, 15:48

Oh god, don't think for a minute spending all that extra money on a Mercedes gets you a more dependable car. It doesn't necessarily. One of the most unreliable cars I've ever owned was Mercedes. The transmission was dead by about 100k miles. That's no better than a Ford! And I can promise you it'll cost a heck of a lot more to maintain/repair. It was a very fussy, temperamental car.

14th Nov 2007, 23:42

I just test drove a 2006 Ford Fusion, and a 2007 Mazda 5. Even though the Mazda 5 doesn't have the nice looks of the Ford Fusion, I'm going to make an offer on the Mazda.

To the point. It's the difference in the transmissions. The Ford jerked when shifting. So much so, it ruined the impression of the car for me. The Mazda was smooth and clean when shifting, and had a semi automatic feature/option. The Mazda even seemed to accellerate better overall with pretty much the same 2.3 litre 4 cylinder engine.

Ford has to fix that automatic transmission in the Fusion. It's as simple as that.

15th Nov 2007, 08:01

This is why I will never make a mistake in buying a Ford brand vehicle again. It's nice to know that they still use cheap and crappy transmissions in their vehicles. Buy Toyota, Honda, or even GM, just avoid Ford unless you want to keep your local mechanic in business.

15th Nov 2007, 09:17

Uh, hello, the same car. The Fusion is built on the same chassis. Also, take a look at the transmission failure rates on the Mazda 626. Look at the transmission failure rates on the Accord and Odyssey. You would be better off with the Fusion.

18th Nov 2007, 07:18

No one is ever better off owning a Ford. The people at Ford marketed this car as the one to challenge the Accord and Camry. (Start laughing out loud and don't stop for 20 minutes). That sure fizzled out quickly didn't it? Just another bad Ford car with a bad transmission, soon to be forgotten; except by those unlucky enough to have bought one.

18th Nov 2007, 13:49

First of all I think it's Toyota and Honda that are dealing with transmission problems lately, not Ford. 2nd, I was just reading a Consumer Reports Magazine the other day and it showed that the Ford Fusion is more reliable than the Camry V6 and Hybrid models.

2nd Dec 2007, 18:12

Anyone considering buying a Fusion would be well advised to do the research on it first, and on the history of Ford cars in the last couple of decades. I don't need to cut the car apart here online, the facts will do that for you. I have a good friend that's an attorney who's firm has represented Ford a few times in the course of their many dangerous disasters. Stay away from Ford.

15th Dec 2007, 17:34

The Fusion is the highest rated car in both initial built quality and reliability of any car on the planet. In 30 years of driving Fords we have never had an engine or transmission failure, or anything beyond routine maintenance. This includes several that went well over 100,000 miles, two that made over 200,000 miles and one that came very close to 330,000 miles. All were sold still in good running condition.

J. D. Powers owner research studies just ranked the Ford Mustang 1st in initial build quality, performance, appeal and reliability of any car in its category.

In 2007 Pontiac beat out the much bally-hooed Toyota Avalon (a Camry with $10,000 tacked on) in owner satisfaction.

Except for the Honda Accord, (which was recently re-released as a disguised 1997 Saturn LS) few Japanese cars are winning ANYTHING these days. Certainly not the ugly and unreliable Camry.