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Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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43 reader reviews for Ford Fusion Hatchback.
  • 1.4 TDCi 2 5dr

    michelle aldous , norfolk . Date: 21/09/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      64

    My car

    Little to compare with in the market.. AWESOME CAR. Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear is my favourite TV programme, but your review on this is rubbish. Also Ford have not marketed this car to it true potenial. If my heart ruled my head I would own an Alfa Romeo, owned one for 6 years but they cost – repairs/fuel/tax. I always owned a car with a 1.8i+ engine/plenty of space, passenger/boot/higher end spec. Times change. Economy is key in 2008. I now find myself primarily driving around town on a tight budget, BUT need boot space - huge problem with most economical cars. I did not want a 1.0 litre or similar. I wanted low car tax £35/year/easy to find when due, low fuel costs/servicing/parts. A budget under £4.5k/no older than 02. I searched all models/makes. I thought I was limited to a hatchback, fiesta etc but the boot was just not big enough. Putting down seats down is ok with no passengers, or don’t mind contents on show! Fuel economy lead me to review a diesel car, corsa , yaris, fiesta BUT space a problem. A higher engine diesel is roughly on par economy/cost wise with a lower end petrol...little tangible benefit. UNTIL, I came across the ford FUSION 1.4 tdci. Perfect in all respects, space, costs, fuel, tax... everything. I read negative reviews, so amazed when I first drove one. It’s fun to drive, handles great, no problem overtaking, motorways a breeze, fantastic fuel economy around town. Kit has all you need, electric windows/mirrors, CD, remote locking etc. AWESOME

  • 1.4 TDCi + 5dr

    Ray Fuller , Kent . Date: 20/09/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      58

    My car

    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.

  • 1.4 TDCi 2 5dr

    Clare Luby , WEst Yorkshire . Date: 02/09/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    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!

  • 1.6 TDCi + 5dr

    Les Abbottt , . Date: 13/07/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      57

    My car

    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.

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