My 2006 Ford Fusion Review
I bought my 2006 Fusion at the year end model change over in Sept., 2006. Having someone in the family that worked for Ford I got a great deal on it. I wouldn't have lost 1 penny on it IF I had sold it in the first year. I'm so glad I didn't. After 12 yrs I am considering buying a new car...but after reading so many of the reviews and how many miles others got from theirs I am hesitant. My car has less than the average 12 yr old car but still over 100K so my son (the mechanic) is urging me to consider trading up. Honestly this car hasn't cost me anything other than routine oil changes, tires and 1 tune up. The only thing I can say bad about it is the paint has chipped down to bare metal in several spots over the wheel wells. (oh yes, I did have one other expense - I did take the car to our local body shop and have them paint the rocker panels and they also coated them with something to help it resist the salt of Ohio roads in winter). A wise man once said, " the cheapest car to drive is the one you already have (if it's paid off)" He said, "even if you have to put a new engine or transmission in it - if it is sound in other respects , that's still cheaper than paying tens of thousands for a new one". So I am considering taking the car to the body shop and having them touch up all those bare metal spots. Also considering investing in an aftermarket warranty just in case something major does go.