Have owned the 1.4 diesel for 5.5 years now and 50K on the clock. It has been totally reliable with no warranty items at all or any work needed other than servicing (not even a light bulb). The engine pulls extremely well and seems just as happy pulling up hill with 5 on board as with one. Great torque and performance for everyday motoring needs. Wonderful gearchange and good road vision from the higher seats. Ford manages to use up all the available interior space and it's so much more spacious than a Fiesta. Quality of plastics could be better though. 58 MPG and £35 road fund licence makes it economical to run. A great car that is underestimated in my view.
Initially we loved the Fusion. It's practical and I did exactly what it said on the tin e.g. superb fuel economy. The very low tax was also a massive bonus. The honeymoon period ended very quickly! Although we should have predicted this as on the test drive, we lost 3rd, 4th and 5th gear! Drawn by practicality, great value for money and a new gear box fitted by Ford, we foolishly went ahead!
Since then we have had many problems including a poorly fitted gearbox by Ford (missing oil seal). Then the engine mounting was faulty and was replaced as well as damaged wiring.
We had numerous visits to Ford (6 in total!) regarding the engine, eventually being told the injector seals had perished (after 30k miles!)- Which we’ve since learnt is a common problem in the diesel fusion (which is a Citroen engine. Citroen cover this apparently common problem under warranty, but Ford DON’T)
Adding to the list, exterior trim fell off, there is loud road noise, comfort isn’t great, the turbo needs replacing as does the drive shaft joint and yes... it does make a noise like a helicopter if the back windows are opened when travelling.
In short, Ford's customer service relating to the service department is very poor! Steer well clear of the Fusion and don’t be won over by the apparent cheap running of this car (If it works as it should) I only wish I had read reviews listed on here before spending my hard earned cash on the heap that's parked on my driveway at the moment!
This car is an 07 ex Ford Company car bought last June with 10,000 miles. It has now covered a further 21000 trouble free miles and I am looking to replace it for another. I get paid mileage by my company so £35 a year VEL and cheap servicing makes this a winner. As for the poor handling comments - i am a retired police driver and have no problems whatsoever. My 2.8 Z3 BMW is a different matter! I have owned 4 mercedes an Audi and 2 BMW's and the quality of modern ford's takes a lot to beat when you are driving 25,000 miles a year. The 1.6 TDCi Fusion is much more economical than the 1.4 TDCi 06 Fiesta it replaced.
I bought the Pursuit version (strange silver highlights on the bumpers) and could not be happier. Had it about a year and a bit and done over 20,000 miles. I am getting 55 - 60 to the gallon, air con, cd, heated front screen etc..What I really like is the slightly higher than normal driving position and, with the rear seats folded flat, easily loaded cavernous storage area. As a smallish hatchback goes it can seat five people with ease, even tall ones. I downsized (a lot) from a Jaguar X type SE and now I don't worry about where I park. Not because I don't care about damage but because the Fusion has really good, well placed bump strips all around, right at trolley level. Ignore Clarkson, he's just too shortsighted to think outside the image box.
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