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Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan New Owner Reports



  • acdiiacdii Posts: 753
    Well deserved too!!!! Best damned car I have ever owned.
  • I have a set of the weathertech floor liners in my pickup truck and love them. My question is does anyone know if any of the dimensions have changed between the 09 Fusion and the 2010 Fusion? When I look at the weathertech website they do not offer the liners for the Fusion 2010 model yet.
  • tim156tim156 Posts: 308
    The dimensions have not changed. I purchased a set of front floor liners for my 2010 Fusion and they fit great!
  • Tim:
    Thanks I just brought the car home tonight. What a great machine. I am placing my weathertech floor liners and cargo liner now. Cya
  • desgnrdesgnr Posts: 19
    My big question is it worth the $1600.00 more for the V6
    Do more people own a I4 or V6

    I drove a I4 & it was noisey.
    I did't drive the V6 yet.
    Does it have alot more power.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,666
    It's worth it if you want more power or don't like the I4. Yes, it has a lot more power but the I4 will get much better mileage in real world driving. Drive both, consider the fuel cost difference and then it's up to you.
  • acdiiacdii Posts: 753
    The 3.0 has decent power, but if you can swing it, the Sport has the 3.5 V6 with a LOT more power, and gets the same EPA as the 3.0. I get 31 MPG in the Sport on the highway when I can manage to keep my foot out of it.

    Like Akriby said, only you will know once you drive them.
  • stephen987stephen987 Posts: 1,994
    There's a lively debate over this in the Midsize Sedans 2.0 discussion--not just for the Fusion but for midsize sedans in general. For "ordinary drivers" the four-cylinder engines in most midsize cars are perfectly adequate--but hardly anyone considers him/herself an "ordinary driver." In the case of the Fusion, the four-cylinder version has class-leading fuel economy, while the V6 is so-so.

    For what it's worth, I bought a V6 Accord several years ago, and if I had it to do over again, I'd go for the four instead, because I like (a) less weight on the front end for better handling, (b) less weight and smaller engine for better fuel economy, and (c) less upfront cost. But your experience and priorities may be different. The V6 is noticeably faster, and noticeably quieter, whether we're discussing the Fusion or the Accord (or most other midsize sedans)--but only you can decide if the difference is worth the extra purchase price (and the extra fuel cost).
  • V6 in the Fusion is MUCH quieter than the 4Cyl.
    Worth the money....take it for a drive!
  • I just test drove the Camry V6 XLE, the Honda Accord V6 and the Ford Fusion V6 back to back. The Fusion wins by a mile. Both the Honda and the Camry had a ton of road, wind and engine noise. It was amazing how loud the Camry was at a stop light. You could hear the traffic whizzing by as if the window was open 1".
    The Camry did price out way better especially at a CarMax Toyota dealer (new cars only).
    I'm going with the Ford! I hope the write-ups are accurate because in my 49 years I have never owned an American car!
  • Koho955: I was in the same boat as you. I am 46 years old and have not owned an Domestic car since 1994. I have a 2008 Toyota Tacoma Crew cab and had a 2008 Honda Accord till last Saturday when I traded it in for a 2010 Fusion SEL. I was upset with Honda because they would not back the major rear brake problem that all 2008 Accords have and my wife never really liked that Accord anyway. I researched and thought what is all the hype about a Ford Fusion? Well I went to a ford dealer and test drove one and I could not believe the value factor. It rides much better than my Accord and has a ton more options. I will tell you that the Ford employees are very grateful that I bought a Ford and I like buying from a domestic company that did not need a bail out from our tax money. I hope if / when I do have problems with this car that they treat me better than Honda did with that Accord
  • wayne21wayne21 Posts: 221
    I hate to burst your bubble, but I believe the camry is the most american car sold in the US and it is built in the US. The accord is made in Ohio. The fusion is assembled in Mexico with few US parts.
  • Your not bursting my bubble. The Camry and the Honda Accord are still poorly built cars no matter where they are put together. The Mexican made Ford Fusion still drives way better and I'm giving it a try no matter who put it together.
  • wayne21wayne21 Posts: 221
    I was replying to the mentioning of the fusion as a domestic car. I would not own another honda - too many transmission issues throughout the years, road noise is pretty bad, wind noise from the a-pillar has been the same for many years and continues today (they apparently never thought of putting a thicker seal in the doors) and now they have VCM issues with the 6 cylinder and brake problems with 4 and 6 cylinders.. Toyotas can be a hit or miss. I don't know much about the new fusion. I wanted to buy one 2 years ago and one drive convinced me otherwise. I understand they've improved greatly, though. I don't care where a car is made, but am interested in the best value I can get to fill my needs.
  • acdiiacdii Posts: 753
    Here is where you may THINK you are bursting a bubble, but you are not. Just because the Camry and Accord are "built" in a US plant, doesn't mean the money Toyota makes on the sale of the car stays here, on the contrary, the money goes directly to Japan, whereas a Domestic car, whether it is built in the US, Canada, Mexico, or even Australia, the money on each sale comes directly to the US. It is the location of the Parent company that determines if it is a Foreign or Domestic car, not where the actual assembly takes place.

    I can tell you as a fact, the 2010 Fusion is a far better built car than the 2009 Camry Hybrid I had, whether or not Toyota made any significant improvements on the 2010 model, without me driving one, I cant tell, but the Fusion Sport I have is a far better riding, handling, driving car than the Camry I had. Material quality is better, fit and finish is better, and the car is Quiet, even at 110 MPH.

    I can see why Ford is using Mexico to build the car, the Mexicans are hard working people who seem to put their pride into what they make, unlike the unions in this country.
  • jeffyscottjeffyscott Posts: 3,855
    I believe the camry is the most american car sold in the US

    Not that it really matters to me where a car is designed, assembled, and/or where the parts are manufactured, but I don't think you should define "american-ness" by where the parts happen to be put together. Surely there are still cars that were designed in the US by a US based company and are assembled only in the US from mostly US parts that would be more American than a Camry.
  • Wayne21:
    Like I said I researched and found the Ford Fusion to be the best value for me and yes I do realize that it is assembled in Mexico and has 50% American parts. I took a lot of heat from my family when I was the first one to purchase a new "foreign" 1986 Toyota 4X4 pickup. I was in a union and it was not well liked there either but I wanted the best value for my money. Now looking at my family my Dad is the only one to have a Ford The rest have Honda and Toyota. I just thought it was a bonus that Ford has in my eyes the best sedan for my budget and they refused bail out money from our government. As far as making things in Mexico I think if they have robust Quality systems in place that they can build a great car and have bigger budgets to buy higher quality materials. I would like for them to be built in the USA to give Americans Jobs but ultimately the car companies have to build the best value for the consumer or they will get eaten alive from competitors like the Korean car companies.
  • wayne21wayne21 Posts: 221
    It probably is a wonderful car and I'm glad they've improved on it. Like yourself, I do not care where a car is built. I don't care about the country of origin, but am looking for the best value for the buck. However, for me, the disqualifier is union-built. Without exception, each time I've bought a UAW or CAW built car I got burned and thus I've learned my lesson and wouldn't consider another one. Just my personal preferences, though, as my family members are all union members. And I do hope ford turns around. Although they did not take bailout money, they did take massive government loans a few years ago and it would be nice to see them pay it off - and I believe they will. I'm not sure that GM or Chrysler will ever repay their money.
  • I bought this car in June of this year. Have had no complaints about it. I love the car. It just hit the 10k mark a few weeks ago. The vehicle health reports said everything is okay, oil changed when recommended, check the fluids etc.

    Tonight my wife, 2 yr old daughter and I were going to meet relatives for dinner. We pull into the restaurant's parking lot and hear a ding ding. I look at the dash board and there is a red message saying to check the brake system. We are still moving at around 3 miles an hour I press the brakes and nothing. It was like you never even touched them. I put on the emergency brake and slowly coast into an open space. I turn off the car, restart it and everything is back to normal. No check brake system message and brakes work. I did not want to leave my car at the restaurant, so I had my family ride with someone else and I cautiously drove the car about 5 miles to a friend's house and had no problems.

    Since this is the eve of Thanksgiving. I will say that I'm thankful for the fact that my family and I were only going 3 mph instead of 65 when the brakes went out. Needless to say I am very concerned that this may happen again at any time.

    Has anyone else experienced this? I will be contacting the dealer after Thanksgiving and keep you posted on the outcome.">
  • I just picked up my 2010 V6 Fusion yesterday. You scared the crap out of me with this story. What did the Ford dealer/service dept. say???
    You had 100% brake failure, I would be scared to death to drive the car without a good exam and explanation from Ford as to what happened!
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