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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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44 reader reviews for Ford Fusion Hatchback.
  • 1.4 Zetec 5dr

    Tim Wykes Date: 19/12/2006
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Not a bad little ride although it could well do with some refinements as the interior looked like a bit of a rush job on friday, boot space is fine but engine is a little breathless in getting out of first second gear but does cruise well when it reaches speed. all in all a nice little car and a nice step up from my old fiesta which is still going strong at 13 years old ( i will retire this one to little trips about town) it does have an annoying habit when you put on the rear heater as the button does not pop back out when you press it as it gets stuck. but all in all I am pleased with it.

  • 1.6 16v 2 5dr

    Gillian Drew Date: 21/09/2006
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have just sold my Fusion after almost three years. In a straight line on a good road, there was nothing wrong with it. However, the slightest bump or turn and you felt everything!

    I wouldn't suggest you drive a Fusion anywhere where the roads are not well maintained. The gearbox was never brilliant and despite being told that it will get better with age, it never did. First and second gear were useless.

    The storage compartment on top of the dashboard broke several times, the plastic around the seatbelt started to wear away and part of the exterior trim just fell off. Finally the battery light starting coming on and the garage could give me no reason for this.

    The running costs were fairly low, except when you used the air-conditioning! I'm sorry to say, but after a month of driving my new car, I do not miss the Fusion at all.

  • 1.4 Style Climate 5dr

    Ian Johnson Date: 31/08/2006
    • 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
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Ford Fusion Style Climate 5Dr Hatch Manual Petrol

    I have now owned the car for 2 months and from the start noted that first and second gear grabbed when engaged making an audible thud. I persisted for 2K having expressed my concerned to the garage, where I purchased the car. So far my vehicle has been back to the garage for a replacement seat belt and fixing the glove box that failed to close. I have asked several times if Fusions have a gearbox/clutch problem and received only vague responses.

    At nearly 3K the garage replaced the clutch, and have only noticed a very slight improvement since, I am now considering my next move. I did also receive the explanation that a vehicle takes time to, bed in, and the problem will reduce overtime.

    Consequently as you will gather I am not impressed with the Fusion. Setting off from stationary is torture you have to rev higher than I would expect in first gear, until the car will move in second gear. In slow traffic second gear does not cope, and you have to drop to first to maintain movement without stalling.

    I wish I had seen the What Car site before my purchase as I would not have gone for a Fusion. When I may next afford to buy a new car, in 10 years time, I will do my research more thoroughly, another expensive lesson learned.

  • 1.4 16v + Durashift 5dr

    Momcilo Dzokic Date: 28/04/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    It's pleasure driving this car,i have 1,4l 80bhp 16v engine and its great.

    The gearbox is smooth and good.

    I didn't belive that this car will go 190 kmh.

Ford Fusion Hatchback

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