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2008 Ford Fusion

2008 Ford Fusion

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Best Kept Secret

by from Arnaudville, La. on October 14, 2011

I was reluctant when my wife wanted to buy the Fusion after having driven Towncars since 1992. I just thought there was no other car out there besides the towncar, which proved to be reliable. My wife...
I was reluctant when my wife wanted to buy the Fusion after having driven Towncars since 1992. I just thought there was no other car out there besides the towncar, which proved to be reliable. My wife wanted a change and always wanted a vehicle with the shifter on the floor. She fell in love with the looks of the Fusion SEL. It had a lot of the same features the Towncar had and she said it felt like she was driving a sports car. Since it was going to be her car and the price was really great I agreed. After driving it myself I fell in love with it quick. The performance and handling is the best. Ride is a little stiffer then the Towncar but trying to compare these two isn't fair to the Fusion, but within its class I felt it compared above some of the much higher priced cars. After 3 years of driving and 60,000 miles I still feel the same about the car, not a problem to speak of, only a battery replacement and recent tire replacement. It has never had to go in for anything. Very well built car and I feel was one of Fords Best kept secrets until we made the purchase. Fun to drive!!! Before this purchase I personally drove my Pickup Truck. Now my wife and I fight over who is going to drive the car. People have told us,"you took a step down this time" Well if ever they test drove the Fusion they would realize the quality of this car and have a total different view on it. I had to give it a 5 star rating, not a thing I found I would change in the model we bought. Hope they keep this model around. Surely will buy another.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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my # 2 car

by from cleve. oh. on April 3, 2010

I bought the car in jan. 2010. i own a bmw and wanted a every day vehicle with a little power ( sel v6 ) i found the fusion to have just that. i like the interior sync , 6 disc changer the voice activ...
I bought the car in jan. 2010. i own a bmw and wanted a every day vehicle with a little power ( sel v6 ) i found the fusion to have just that. i like the interior sync , 6 disc changer the voice activation etc. the exterior styling is nice i have own many fords from lincolns to f-150 and only my mustangs were more enjoyable to drive. the car has been dependable so far. only thing if you live in a snow area purchase better tires.
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Does recommend this car

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Use to own a Civic

by from Austin Texas on March 5, 2009

I had a 2005 Honda Civic. Was stolen and totaled. Went to get Civic again but stopped at Ford dealer to compare was going to look at Focus. Drove the Fusion and never made it to the Honda dealer. Was ...
I had a 2005 Honda Civic. Was stolen and totaled. Went to get Civic again but stopped at Ford dealer to compare was going to look at Focus. Drove the Fusion and never made it to the Honda dealer. Was blown away! Love the sync, have 2008 SEL AWD. The sync is great once you learn how to use, plenty of leg and headroom, nice trunk space. Great sound system, very nice ride getting 22 city/27 hwy. Get plenty of looks and comments. Like the lights on mirrors at night. Great pickup to get on hwy for a V6. Overall after 5 months and 17k miles very happy!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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4 years, Pleasantly surprised

by from New York on October 29, 2012

Bought my '08 Fusion SE four years ago, and now have 130,000 miles on it. I have had absolutely no problems with it, none, zip! I wonder how is that even possible. I love the styling, I love the inter...
Bought my '08 Fusion SE four years ago, and now have 130,000 miles on it. I have had absolutely no problems with it, none, zip! I wonder how is that even possible. I love the styling, I love the interior, I get around 28 mpg city/highway. Coming from a Honda, I am surprised how great this car has been. I'm considering upgrading to the new 2013 Fusion, but I have a feeling this one will last me awhile longer.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Nice Car

by from Louisville,KY on January 1, 2012

I purchased an 08 sel of aug 2011 with 94k miles, its been a great car, fun to drive which was a must for me. This was my first car and i had to have something fun to drive and good gas mileage, I got...
I purchased an 08 sel of aug 2011 with 94k miles, its been a great car, fun to drive which was a must for me. This was my first car and i had to have something fun to drive and good gas mileage, I got the 2.3 4cyl it feels a bit underpowered compared to the altima but its gas mileage is worth it. I have never seen less then 23mpg and i have a lead foot, the highest was 35mpg on a backroad with lots of hills but would get 32mpg on hwy w/o ac on. So if you can handle warm weather just riding with the windows down you will get good mileage. I really like the sync system so i can hook up my phone and and not have to have cds everywhere, but sometimes its complicated. It handle very well for something like this and have a good ride all in one especially from ford. My mom was even impressed with it and she drives an infiniti m35x shes thinking about a 2012 model, and shes a diehard nissan person. this car seems like it will be very reliable because Ive seen some with 200kon the clock. Also the trunk is HUGE biggest in class. If i was to do it over I would go for a v6 but the passing power is fine for the car it almost drives like a honda, but Plan on keep ing it for atlest 150k.
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Uses car for Just getting around

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Ford fusion 08

by from Elkview, WV on January 20, 2011

I bought this car used in Oct. 2010 and it had 25000 miles on it. I love the style and the drive....very smooth drive! The mileage hasn't lived quite up to my expectations as I get avg 23 mpg which is...
I bought this car used in Oct. 2010 and it had 25000 miles on it. I love the style and the drive....very smooth drive! The mileage hasn't lived quite up to my expectations as I get avg 23 mpg which is a combo of city and interstate driving. I feel like it doesn't drive on snowy hills as well as my Mercury Sable 05.
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Uses car for Just getting around

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Nice Looking, but...

by from NY on March 5, 2013

Just purchased a 2008 Fusion with 50,000 miles in Sept of 2012, and have had nothing but problems! I have twice taken this car to the mechanic with leaking power steering fluid (had to have hose repla...
Just purchased a 2008 Fusion with 50,000 miles in Sept of 2012, and have had nothing but problems! I have twice taken this car to the mechanic with leaking power steering fluid (had to have hose replaced) and leaking transmission fluid, as well as the rpm needle jumping up and down (transmission lines also had to be replaced) I originally chose this vehicle because of the excellent consumer reviews, and I loved how it looked. After driving it for a few months, I really don't like the feel of it, either. It never seems to be aligned, and feels very jerky and tight at times. Will not buy again! Already looking for a replacement!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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fun to drive

by from micigan on January 30, 2010

This is a fun car to drive . The six cylinder has great punch . Highway mileage 30mpg at 70mph . Great car for price.
This is a fun car to drive . The six cylinder has great punch . Highway mileage 30mpg at 70mph . Great car for price.
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Purchased a used car

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Best bang for the buck

by from Pasco WA on June 25, 2012

Quiet comfortable car. Gave my accord ex to my daughter and I drive the Fusion. Less road noise, better seats, good power with the 3.0. Getting 27 hwy and 22 in town.
Quiet comfortable car. Gave my accord ex to my daughter and I drive the Fusion. Less road noise, better seats, good power with the 3.0. Getting 27 hwy and 22 in town.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

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Dissappointment

by from Ashland, ky on September 1, 2012

We bought this Fusion to replace our aging but low mileage 1997 Camry. The Fusion had 51k miles when we bought it over a year ago. The ride and comfort level is good, no squeeks or rattles from inside...
We bought this Fusion to replace our aging but low mileage 1997 Camry. The Fusion had 51k miles when we bought it over a year ago. The ride and comfort level is good, no squeeks or rattles from inside. The 2.3 four cylinder is one of the loudest and most corse motors i've ever heard. It doesn't matter how you drive it it is always loud and intrusive, but if you accelerate hard its down right hard to listen to. The transmission isn't much better. Around town it feels sloppy and pulling away from a stop there is almost always a significant delay before it kicks in and goes. With a very light foot the best gas mileage i can get around town is abot 16.5 mpg, 17 at the very best. It shines on the highway though. It usually averages 30 mpg if driven properly. I love the SYNC feature although it can be finaky at times and not connect to our iphones. I would not recommend the four cylinder fusion and would not buy another one. I feel that our 1997 Camry was just as good of a car and far better in quitness and ride.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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