2008 Ford Fusion User Reviews

2008 Ford Fusion Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 23 reviews
"fuel economy" 15 reviews
"power" 10 reviews
"big space" 6 reviews
"interior" 6 reviews
CONS
"power" 7 reviews
"interior" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"noisy power" 3 reviews
"small power" 2 reviews

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2008 Ford Fusion SE Review
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Safe, reliable, efficient and not terrible looking. It will always get me from A to B and it won't break the bank doing so. I also don't look like a loser driving it.

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Kinda boring...

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Efficient And Practical — 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. Overall I would recommend it to anyone.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2008 Ford Fusion SEL V6 Review
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Had ample head/leg room, fuel economy, sporty look, extremely dependable and solid vehicle

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none

crdcna
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The Most Reliable Vehicle I Have Ever Owned — 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 with it's smooth ride, quiet and comfortable interior.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2008 Ford Fusion SEL Review
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SYNC, comfort, style

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a bit under powered....but not bad

joebell
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Family Style — Very nice for the price....one day I would like to upgrade to a MKZ. SYNC is awesome. I would like a moon roof. This version of the fusion could be more of a rabbit. It corners very nicely but standing on the gas leaves me wanting a bit more power but for around town it is pretty perfect.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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reliable

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utterly devoid of personality

DMVawter
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A Worthy Appliance — lacks power, handling is benign at best, noisy under acceleration. On the plus side, it is reliable, comfortable even on long drives, and has above-average amenities and sound system. overall, for the price I paid it has been one of the better values among the automobiles I have owned.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Looks, cheap to buy, cheap to run, cheap to fix.

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Way too little power.  Take the 4cyl fusion sport and put the same turbocharged engine and 6spd manual from the mazdaspeed3 and you'd have a winner.

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Great Econobox — Great little car, would certainly recommend for first car. Mine had the SAP package which included color coded fog surrounds, mirror caps, 18" wheels with sportier tires (same tires the mustang came with that year), sport leather/cloth interior. Had a decent sound system, the damn thing just ran, but being a bigger 4cyl and down on power (only made about 160hp) you really have to push it to get it up to speed which makes the fuel economy suffer. 60% hwy to 40% city I was averaging about 24mpg, which should be much better in a 2.3L 4cyl car. My car also had the 5spd auto where later models had 6spds, which would have helped. Had I got the stick shift, I might still have it today.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2008 Ford Fusion SEL Review
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Good looking car. Drives great when not having mechanical problems

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Had to have transmission changed at 50,000 miles. Electrical and cruise control starting having trouble shortly after the transmission was changed. Severly underpowered.

slangston70
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Was Great At First...but Don't Recommend — Was happy with the car until we started having issues with the vehicle. Randomly slammed itself into 1st gear while going highway speed. Took it to the dealer and was told there was a problem with a "seal" and it was replaced. Was ok for a little while, but then whenever going uphill, the vehicle would slam into the next hear. Took the vehicle back 3 more times before threatening lemon law to get the problem fixed. Complete transmission replacement(lucky we had the extended warranty as it happened just after 50,000 miles) Electrical started acting up, and cruise control stopped working completely after transmission replacement. Had to trade it in.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Speed and the looks.

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To heavy of a vehicle.

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Fun And Relaxing — Great acceleration. Appearance is amazing after custom work done to it. Looks like a Cadillac from the front. Some more modifications on it would make it look a lot nicer. Wish it would be the V6 engine instead of the I4.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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The looks and how it drives are awesome.

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Nothing.

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2008 Ford Fusion Review. — I love my fusion. It is a great reliable and fuel efficient car. I would recommend it to anyone. I also put an autobot sticker on the front, so it is now an autobot. I absolutely love my car. I wouldn't trade it for anything except maybe a newer one.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Everything!  Down to the bucket seats in the front.

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Nothing.  I love this car!

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If You Want A Rocking Car, This Is The One To Have! — Just a totally superb car, well made. My husband bought mine wrecked, and I thought--man, this is going to be horrendous to fix. Well, it took a little while (the front and left side had to be re-done and bondo-ed--I'll post pics later so you can see how long my husband worked on it!) and overall, I thought I'd be a money pit. We paid a little over 4,000 (I should mention this car had 18K miles when purchased and was approximately a year old--so that tells you that whoever bought it bought to ride it hard and fast!) but the car was an beauty inside. Other than the obvious parts that needed replacement/cosmetic work, the inside of the car was a beauty (black leather!)and well worth what my husband paid for it. He dumped an additional 4-5k in parts into it. By the time I got it, I thought for sure it wouldn't ride. But it worked and it drives like a dream. It accelerates smoothly, braking is excellent as well as handling. You wouldn't know it had ever been wrecked unless you had seen it before. Interior, as I said, leather. What else is there to say? As for exterior, ugly when it started, a beauty by the end. Styling is excellent and Ford did a great job with both interior and exterior styling. This car is made to be driven as a family car but if you're single and looking for a hot car that will lead into the next stage of your life, this car is it. Cost of ownership is a middle of the road--I use fully synthetic oil, but I make my own oil changes, and I bleed my own brakes when necessary, so it's fairly easy to maintain and keep running well. As for fun? This car is the definition of a fun family car!!!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2008 Ford Fusion SEL V6 Review
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Nice interior, cheap, good looking.

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Auto tranny slows it down and very small aftermarket

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Its A Ford Fusion.... — Looks good, beats v6 camaros and mustangs, gets good gas mileage. Do not get an automatic if possible, i wish every day that i had a manual. for 15k not too expensive. Kinda looks like it has a luxory interior. Sync is pretty cool and the 3.0 v6 powers the car nicely but the tranny holds it back.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2012 Ford Fusion Reviews

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