As it is, the Fusion is let down by a number of minor points and bland looks. It had to be repaired through destructive disassembly, ie the cylinder lock needed to be drilled and replaced. When I put my key in the ignition the key doesn't go in the key hole smoothly once all the way in it wont turn. The contact discovered several complaints on this same defect, but no recalls were available. He guided us through every single step after that.
It has a maximum speed of 104 mph 163 kmph. The dealer stated that the ignition switch failed and was a common occurrence. Under its skin, the Milan is mechanically identical to the Fusion in virtually every aspect, including the powertrain choices. Our Take on the 2004 Ford Focus Is it souped yet? I do have some minor complaints. Mechanically, the Fusion breaks no new ground, but a look at the photos shows some welcome visual originality.
It has everything an expensive sport sedan has and for a very affordable price. The ignition switch is now frozen. We would prefer to have a slightly firmer brake pedal, and when you wind out the Duratec V-6 hard, it doesn't sound as pure as Honda's V-6. I was stranded at work for 3 and a half hours trying to get my car started finally a tow truck driver came and used a mallet hit my key while it was in the ignition to get the car started. This is obviously a faulty part, and Ford should be conducting some sort of recall to fix the part. Fortunately the Ford Fusion 2 1. Steering wheel and ignition cylinder were locked up and could not be moved.
Under its hood, the front-drive Fusion offers a 160-hp, 2. The failure mileage was 77,139 and the current mileage was 77,673. The fusion is also equipped with anti theft alarm system. This worked successfully for 2 weeks. It looked just like the website but we had a couple of concerns so they addressed them and we ended up buying the car. I always wondered how I would find something sporty enough for my taste when I began to need a four door vehicle, but this covers the need.
The geometry is identical to the Mazda's, and most of the pieces would interchange, although the Fusion uses unique springs, shocks, and anti-roll bars. With its stylish looks, fine road manners, practical configuration, and aggressive pricing, the Fusion should make a strong impact in the mainstream-sedan segment-and truly put Ford back in the car game. As in the Mazda 6, the front suspension uses control arms, and the rear is a contemporary multilink setup. Year of manufacture 2004 First year of ownership 2006 Most recent year of ownership 2006 Engine and transmission 1. These cars, while exceptionally sound mechanically, were about as sexy as corrective headgear. The Fusion will be trickling into showrooms as you read this.
Lots of room for a 6 footer. Great power, great stereo system, and all the necessary features make this one of my favorite cars ever. The contact stated that the ignition would not turn when the key was inserted. The Mercury's interior styling is also much like the Ford's but with different finishes. Also let down by whiney power steering and a noisy engine. The future versions of ford fusion saw an addition of diesel engines along with 1. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure.
The six comes only with a six-speed auto, which is one more cog than any other car in the class offers. However, the Milan will come in only two trim levels rather than the Fusion's three, essentially eliminating the Ford's entry-level version. It has the winter package with heated seats, they need a low setting they get too hot. The manual shifter feels smooth. The current and failure mileages were 48,000.
Has a basic, unattractive and plasticy dashboard. The seat doesn't go back far enough for tall guys. This should be a recall by Ford and I think this is the biggest scam since bernie madoff. It makes a perfect family vehicle. The entire process was almost too easy, thanks to Jose and his coworkers. This was the first occurrence of this problem. Just did the brakes for first time, Nothing else on the whole car replaced.
The key cylinder had malfunctioned. Secondly, the trunk latch doesn't close properly and I have to use my remote to reopen the mechanism in order to get it to close. I highly recommend going to Amity Road Auto Sales for a ride. General Comments: Nice car to drive, mainly due to the driving position. The engine has alot of power and shifting through the 6 speed transmission is fun and sporty. The Ford Fusion is available in red, navy blue, silver, charcoal black and oxford white. The Rest of the Fusion Family Mercury Milan When the Fusion starts arriving in Ford showrooms this fall, Mercury dealers will get their own version of the car called the Milan.