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post #15 of (permalink) Old 08-18-2006
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Originally Posted by mrvandermey
I am not so sure the Fusion is on the right track. I have a 2006 Fusion as my daily driver...here is my perception. Very nice styling, decent comfort and amenities, significantly lower gas mileage then claimed (like 30% less, no matter who drives), less than ideal quality, and leass then ideal power (consider it has 221 hp) with severe throttle lag. In my opinion, decent car, but not an Accord killer.
I have a Fusion 2006 also and I agree with you about the mileage. Handles well, quiet ride, love the styling, but 221 hp is plenty for that car. There's not to many sedans over 221 hp in the Fusion price range. Toyota, Nisson and Honda are quite a bit more expensive. I think those V6's around 240 to 250 hp. I think if Ford improves the build quality a bit and used a little better quality interior materials, improved that gas mileage, at the same price, they would be a good competitor.

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