Three years have passed since the Ford Fusion arrived, and those years have been kind: Its proportions still lend a clean-cut athleticism that's rare among family sedans, and its spot-on handling puts many of those sedans to shame. I had repaired and yes I still have it. Its wraparound dashboard is soft to the touch but finished in a grainy texture that looks inferior to some of the more common materials you'll find in this class. Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. I have been hit in the rear bumper at a stop light once by a Truck. I didn't get a chance to test out the phone operation, as my Blackberry wasn't compatible beyond basic Bluetooth functions. We decided that purchasing a car would be the more financially responsible choice.
It's certainly stronger than the four-cylinder, and it moves quickest when revved hard, but it just can't muster the forcefulness of a V-6 Nissan Altima or Toyota Camry, both of which have another half-liter of displacement at their disposal. Per federal requirements for 2008, so is a tire pressure monitoring system. Almost certainly due to an anticipated lack of much market demand, however, Ford didn't see fit to place a manual transmission in the V6-powered models, essentially cutting short the Fusion's potential as a bona fide driving enthusiast's car. Ford's number for this recall is 19S01. Parents should know that the Fusion is a good candidate for teaching teens to drive stick — its clutch is light and forgiving, and the accelerator isn't overly sensitive. Rush under rear Ford emplbem on trunk.
All of our cars are hand picked and inspected for your piece of mind. Auxiliary plugs do neither, and I've returned many a morning to find my iPod's battery dead. The seatbacks are spring-loaded, too, so they fall forward without you needing to pull them down from the backseat or push something against them from the trunk. Compare Cars Select cars that interest you and see a side-by-side comparison. It's quick for everyday driving, handles and corners great, has a smooth and quiet ride on the highway. Then in a drive thru some one back out and hit the same spot on rear bumper. Overall this is a fantastic car at a fantastic value! Without such information, however, many songs won't show up on request.
Improbably, the Fusion has aged well. Synch system makes driving much safer. This year's Fusion gains an optional electronic stability system, whose absence in 2008 put the car at a competitive safety disadvantage. Third, the hose for the windshield wiper fluid broke. It works with a five-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission. I would highly recommend this car to anyone desiring a well priced, reliable, and stylish ride that can be appreciated by people young and old.
Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes are standard. Interim letters informing owners of the recall and that parts are not yet available began mailing March 1, 2017. The only alternative is to disable the system then the brakes work fine. Sixteen-inch steel wheels are standard, with optional alloy wheels available in 16-, 17- and 18-inch diameters. Ford will not fix it for free. The seats, too, seem narrow and stiff, and some of the interior panels were poorly finished.
Convenience Features 1-touch down Driver vanity mirror Tilt steering wheel Air conditioning. Comfortable with a classic body design changed in subsequent model years , this Ford Fusion is sporty, yet conservative, and can be counted upon to get the job done. A manual transmission is standard and an automatic is available. Recall Date 2018-01-11 Description Ford Motor Company Ford is recalling certain 2013 Ford Mustang vehicles sold, or ever registered in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands Saipan , and the U. The trunk boasts a low lift-over height and a healthy 15.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. I like the way it looks, it has a large trunk with hinges that don't poke down into the trunk area. The affected floor mats may move and possibly interfere with the accelerator pedal. Mercury markets a twin in the slightly pricier Milan. Ford says Sync can read text messages and send one of 15 replies, which could prove useful. The car handles extremely well and is peppy for a 4 cylinder. The 2009 Ford Fusion is just such a car — a 180-degree turnabout from the lackluster midsize Ford products of the past and a major homerun for Ford.
. The pedal went to the floor and the light stayed on. Missing metadata packs a second punch: Sync allows you to refine your search within an artist or playlist to show the albums, a convenient feature if you have a number of albums under a single band. Then in turn the brakes did not work. A great vehicle and a great value! Check out the photos above to see more. The round analog instruments are easy to read, and the steering wheel includes integrated cruise control switches as standard equipment. Handling is probably the Fusion's best attribute.
Editor's note: This review was written in February 2008 about the 2008 Ford Fusion. We offer easy financing for all credit situations, bad credit. This Ford is equipped with the following options: Duratec 3. The lone Yank was the Ford Fusion, in fifth place. Then I loose control hit gravel and went off road into a corn field.
Find the Best Car for You Search for a Car Already know what you are looking for? The only aspect that left me wanting for more with this car is the low end performance. The Sync and 8 speaker stereo are incredible. Perhaps I'm the wrong market for it, as I usually just listen to whatever's on the radio. Three years have passed since the Ford Fusion arrived, and those years have been kind: Its proportions still lend a clean-cut athleticism that's rare among family sedans, and its spot-on handling puts many of those sedans to shame. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332.