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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44 reader reviews for Ford Fusion Hatchback.
  • 1.6 16v 2 5dr

    Laura Grieveson , Northants . Date: 11/06/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    It is incredibly good fun to drive, reliable and has commendable fuel economy - we drove from Northampton via Boulogne to the west coast of Brittany towing a bulging camping trailer, four bikes and four of us with absolutely no problems, and on just three tanks of petrol over 1500 miles. I'm not sure of tank's capacity but it costs me £37 to fill, so the capacity isn't that much.

    The boot also has a surprisingly huge capacity. I really like my Fusion, but...

    Would I buy another one? No, because I find road noise annoyingly intrusive, the suspension is chronic and the plastic trim is woefully flimsy. Does anyone else find that if rear windows are open at speeds above 30mph that the air buffets around the cabin, sounding like a helicopter is landing on the roof?

    Finally, our local dealership displays an attitude that suggests an urgent refresher course in customer care is in order. For instance, the badly fitting door trim that snapped because of being badly fitted - and that they admitted was badly fitted - couldn’t be replaced under warranty as it was ‘not covered’.

    When I booked the car for a service (admittedly costing only the one arm and leg) they suggested an optional extra, which was to replace brake fluid so the car didn't lose capacity to stop! Optional? Really?(Cost: £30).

    When I replaced the battery in my key it had to be re-programmed because the crucial information missing from the book failed to tell me that the battery has to be replaced within 1

  • 1.6 TDCi 2 5dr

    ian read , middx . Date: 30/05/2007
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought this car with 3000 miles on the clock and found the car nippy and economical, although there's a lot of cabin noise when on motorway.

    I had a problem with the CD player that took a month to repair. The radio was sent away and I didn't get a replacement or loan unit. The car also had a dash rattle which took three visits to fix. The heater packed up twice and had to have a complete new box. The nearside rear door dropped and started rubbing on the front door, so I took it to Ford who said this was not covered under warranty even though car was less than two years old, as they said it was an adjustment which is not covered. How often do you have to adjust doors, then?

    The car was going to cost £450 to repair, so I contacted Ford customer service - they were a complete waste of time as I spoke to at least ten of them over a couple of weeks and there was still no joy. I was so disappointed with customer services that I sold the car after 10 months of ownership. The car had only covered 12,000 miles and I bought a Renault instead.

  • 1.4 TDCi Zetec 5dr

    Kenneth Paul , Lanarkshire . Date: 28/05/2007
    • 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

    My car

    The cars engine being diesel is audiable in the cabin but its not anoying it sounds good and i find myself not putting on the radio just so i can enjoy the sound of the engine, it is not a fast car in the 1.4 TDCI but feels solid and has a good pull about it. all storage compartments are fantastic and the door wells are deeper than normal, briliant again, the underseat storage on passangers side isnt that big but holds most that you would have normaly kept in your glovebox which in turn frees up that for something else. the glovebox also being bigger than usual. The boot is big with flat loading which makes also as a good seat on a day out, as it also has carier bag hooks and elasticated bottle holder which was rather well thought out.This car is best suited if you want to do the kids school run comfortably then drive off down the motorway to your days work in a relaxing driving machine, having minimal clutter around you in a high enough driving position to give that little enjoyment first thing on a monday morning so definatly ask for a test drive before dismissing this lovely car.

  • 1.4 16v 1 5dr

    Geoff Townsend , Middx . Date: 27/05/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    As small hatchbacks go the Fusion 3 is not bad at all. It suffered a major setback when Jeremy Clarkson announced it was "a box designed for old geezers" (actually most drivers do seem to be over 50!), but maybe they are more driven by practicalities than street cred.

    Cabin noise is a problem and suspension is lousy especially if you try to take speed bumps at more than 25mph. I've had many complaints from my back seated passengers about the suspension.

    On the plus side, I get many mpg and it handles like a dream. Steering is wonderful and with the back seats folded down you can fit an awful lot of clutter in this car, in fact I'm sure my Fusion thinks he's an estate!

    Would I buy another? Probably not. Do I regeret buying this one? Absolutely not. It's a fun drive and goes like a goodun on the straight.

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