2006 Ford Fusion User Reviews

2006 Ford Fusion Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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"power" 15 reviews
"fuel economy" 15 reviews
"ride" 12 reviews
"handling" 8 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"radius" 2 reviews

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ccarpinteri writes:
2006 Ford Fusion SE Review
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Cheap, Economical, Reliable, Functional

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Not super sporty or fast, but never meant to be

ccarpinteri
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Perfect For A Young Family That Are Looking For An Economical And Reliable Car To Drive — Overall, this car has been extremely reliable and economical to run. It has certainly met my needs. There have been no major issues to report on the car at all. The trunk space is very good I think. Currently can comfortable haul a young family of 4 (two small kids in car seats); plenty room for strollers and shopping, or luggage for trips. Performance: If you are looking to get around fast, this isn't your car, wasn't designed for that. Acceleration is OK for a 4 cylinder. 5 speed helps the engine a lot. Build Quality: I would say the build quality is at the standard expected for this car in its class and price range. Its not terrible, but its not European car either. Appearance: I think this car has a someone respectable stance to it. Its not an eye turner for sure, but its no 2006 looking Hyundai either. It has a sporty look and upright stance. Cost of Ownership: As I mentioned above, this car has been great on the wallet to run. Wheels are 16" so tires are cheap, I average 26MPG, not bad for its size and age and maintenance has been economical. Fun Factor: Its not extremely sporty but I think its confidently tuned for a car in its class. I have challenged the car on some roads and I felt that it held up pretty good.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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NorCalCJ writes:
2006 Ford Fusion SEL V6 Review
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4

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Extremely comfortable, loads of power and trunk space.

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MPG's leave a bit to be desired. Rear visibility could be better.

NorCalCJ
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Great Car For The Money. — Great car overall. Interior is spacious and comfortable. The automatic headlights are very convenient and the heated seats work very well. The heated mirrors are a very handy feature during the winter. The factory Audiophile sound system is great for a factory stereo.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jason writes:
2006 Ford Fusion SE Review
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Handling, Fuel Economy, Braking, Anonymity

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RPMs, Slow, Jumpy Throttle

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Reliable, Safe, Fun Transportation That Still Has Spunk. — This car is arguably the best car, overall,, I have ever owned. Big but small. Slow but quick. She handles everything I ever ask of her with no problems. The Fusion is a well-created, highly-researched car. Ford put more than their fair share of development into making these, and you can feel it when you sit behind the wheel. I would ask for a tad more power, but the reliability more than makes up for it. Everything I ever strived for in my 90s cars (non-leaking moon roof, fog lights with running lamps, well-located center console) comes stock on this car. I love it, in and out. The only detractors that come to mind are the price of maintenance (a brake job all the way around, just parts, is about $300+), the easily broken thermostat (two weeks after I got it), the super-touchy electronic throttle, and the lack of a 6th gear. Mine is a manual, and, at 70 mph, in overdrive, the car sits at around 3K RPM. This is far too high for an economy car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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spaulk writes:
2006 Ford Fusion SE Review
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This car is stylish, comfortable, and luxurious.

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None

spaulk
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This Is The Best Car I Have Ever Owned — This is the best car I have ever owned, if it came with third row seats I would keep it forever. Its reliable and offers amazing performance and good fuel economy. I would love to have a brand new model.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Anarchy32 writes:
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Loved it

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very easy to hydroplane when raining.

Anarchy32
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Nice Car — This vehicle was a great vehicle. It ran great and drove smooth. It was very nice looking and clean. It was really roomy and comfortable to drive. There was a lot of storage space. Overall just a great vehicle to have.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Bill writes:
2006 Ford Fusion SEL V6 Review
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Leather

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Seatbelt postion (neck) in rear

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Decent — Good car. I'm happy with the performance of the V6. 221 HP out of a 3.0L is nothing to laugh at. Even with the power the car still gets good mileage. Only issue I have so far is that the seatbelts in the back are uncomfortable for passengers.

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SBCAUTO writes:
2006 Ford Fusion SE Review
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very comfortable drive

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manual

SBCAUTO
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Clean — Overall a very very nice car, good handling, everything power with remote entry. Tires are almost new and maintanance has been done. recently changed the thermostat and did the tune up. brakes have been changed and transmission flush performed. reliable car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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deman70 writes:
2006 Ford Fusion SE Review
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Great ride, handles nice for a sedan, very reliable. 95k miles and runs like new

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Should have standard reverse sensors and outside temp display

deman70
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As Good Or Better Than Camry Or Accord — nice handling, good gas mpg, solid ride, quiet when at cruising speed. had an issue with the rear brakes but i think it was the dealer who screwed up the job. the only thing gone bad was the thermostat at 85k. been a great car for me

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Doug writes:
2006 Ford Fusion SE V6 Review
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handling, style, interior appearance, general quality

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One minor seat lumbar failure @ less than 5000 miles (I'm not that fat!), some issues with options which were advertised but not included that the dealership made right in the end.

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Ford Makes A Car Which Stands On Its Own Merits Against Accord, Camry — Nimble handling, a nice responsive driver, decent acceleration from the V6. Attractive interior (though I hear that the 2010 version is better), tailored, well-proportioned appearance. Gas mileage is ~24-25 in the summer, but bottoms out ~21-22 in the Michigan winters. My mileage is almost exclusively city, though, so my duty cycle is worst case. When it gets warmed up on a long highway trip, I can get 27-28 mpg. This car is fun for those who need a little fun with their responsible daily driver, perhaps not for those who haven't grown up yet.

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Ashley writes:
2006 Ford Fusion SEL V6 Review
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decent gas mileage, great acceleration, braking, and handling

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2006 Fusion — This was my first new car. I got it right before I went away to college. While I was traveling back and forth from home to school, (about a 3 1/2 hour drive) my gas mileage got to be about 25 (highway), but now that I'm home its down to about 21 (city). I love the acceleration in this car (I've burned a little rubber in it). I love the look of the '06 model much better than the new 2010s.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2005 Ford Fusion Reviews

The Best Car I Have Used So Far By Jairaj

I bought it coz it had the best seat height, like sitting on a chair at home rather than inside a bucket. Interior space is awesome...friends having Optra's or Corolla's comment immediately after gett... Read More

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The Ford Fusion,is supposed to be a crossover type of vehicle,however,Ford;s application leaves a lot to be desired! It;s neither tall enought to be a 4x4,nor does it have enough seats to be called an... Read More

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2007 Ford Fusion Reviews

Reliable With Lots Of Interior Room By RonRico00

I chose the Ford Fusion because of the stylish look. I did research through the Consumber Guide which helped me make my decision. I primarily use this vehicle going to and from work. I drive about 9K ... Read More

Good Vehicle By colin0008

excellent family car,lots of room,comfortable,good gas millage and very reliable.handles very well.good traction in winter time and the traction control works great in slick winter conditions. I have ... Read More

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2008 Ford Fusion Reviews

Efficient And Practical By Alfred

I like the looks, the fact that it is a four door and has some room inside is good. The ride is comfortable and smooth. Mine is a manual transmission. Gets great gas mileage and is very reliable. Over... Read More

The Most Reliable Vehicle I Have Ever Owned By crdcna

The vehicle excelled in acceleration and handling. Had many safety features. The Fusion has a premium sound system along with Sirus radio and a 6 cd changer. Driving the Fusion was such a pleasure... Read More

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2009 Ford Fusion Reviews

Best Car I Ever Owned By larsonorganic

This Ford Fusion is the best car I ever owned. Its price was very reasonable, it gets up and goes, it gets over 20 miles to the gallon, handles like a GT racer and best of all looks GREAT. I've driv... Read More

Stylish And Functional By Matt

I recently purchased this car and so far I am impressed. For a 4cyl it does get up rather nicely. I've had no issues with it. It's not a sports car, but this is a nice car to have. The interior is... Read More

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2010 Ford Fusion Reviews

Great All-round Sedan By J_Breezy522

glad to be getting a 2015 from the 2010! This car requires little maintenance, good safety rating, good for long cruises with mpg and the ride itself. Has some punch on the low end but won't be a smo... Read More

Great Value Family Car By CMATruckandauto

My wife loves the SYNC system and really enjoys the car. It's provided great Econ! I like its ease to maintain myself. It now has well over 100K and we have not seen any major repairs. We had... Read More

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