18th Feb 2007, 17:05

And remember, by buying the Fusion you're supporting hard working Mexican workers. If you buy the Camry you support hardworking Americans.

And you can't call the Fusion reliable until it's been out a few years. Hyundai, among other brands, scores very high in reliability in the first year, but JD Power surveys three+ years out in ownership tell a different story. Saturn, obviously, is the same story as evidenced by the posts on this site.

19th Feb 2007, 13:09

Having driven Fords since the 50's I have no doubt the Fusion will prove extremely reliable. We've never owned any Ford that wasn't (including some that made over 300,000 miles with nothing beyond routine maintenance. Current projections on the reliability of the Fusion put it considerably above that of the now problem-plagued Camry.

21st Feb 2007, 14:09

Yeah, "projections" of Ford reliability is about as good as it gets for a Ford owner. The Fusion will no doubt be mediocre at best (and mediocre would be an accomplishment for a Ford car, normally 'crappy' is about as good as they get). Maybe you WISH the Camry was problem plagued, then you wouldn't have to kick yourself for buying a Ford instead. And by the way, Ford's don't go anywhere in the vicinity of 300,000 without repairs. You typed one too many zeros in there. Ford should re-name all of it's cars and trucks; they should all say "EXPENSIVE MISTAKE" on the grills.

24th Feb 2007, 11:56

If Camry isn't "problem plagued" why did TOYOTA just announce a CUTBACK IN PRODUCTION due to the "problems plaguing the Camry, Tundra, Corolla and Highlander lines"??

8th Mar 2007, 05:16

They did this because they are a company concerned with quality, and they're taking proper steps to insure that the quality stays high; something Ford or Chevy would never do, even though they have way more vehicles affected by recalls than Toyota does. They just continue to build as many as they can as fast as they can, and the whole lot of them are junk, and will stay that way.

8th Mar 2007, 07:58

But Toyotas latest recalls are more serious... such as air bags, suspensions, engine sludging, braking...I switched to domestics immediately after I saw quality falter and hit my wallet. The older import models were much better not the newest I've had first hand experience with... the warranty is only 36,000 miles not very long especially if it sludges.

27th Dec 2007, 15:33

In reply to "An Appliance"

As long as Toyota Camry's have been around, I can't quite gather why some people complain about the 2005 Camry SE V6 not being fun to drive. It's got plenty of power (my wife complains about the possibilities of getting whiplash every time the light turns green) and does great around curves. Perhaps the ones tested or driven didn't have the proper tires on or the proper driver behind the wheel. With the ground effect kit, tinted windows, wide low-profile tires and the sleek rear spoiler, the Camry V6 SE is by far the best in it's class. If your definition of fun means 0 to 60 in 5 seconds, then obviously you need to look into sports cars not sedans. If you're considering a Camry, take it from me, I'm satisfied with spending my $25K on this ride.