2009 Ford Fusion
There are 8 user reviews for the I4 S trim shown below
- Good Fuel Economy, Comfortable, Hugs the road, Awesome stereo.
- Could use a 6th gear to help with acceleration. Ford added one for the 2010 model year.
Purchased As New
I bought it in October of last year. When I bought it I was specifically looking for one with a manual transmission. The only complaint I have is that it could use a 6th gear to help with acceleration. Ford remedied this in the 2010 by giving it a 6 speed manual transmission. I have already put over 15,000 miles on it, and I have loved every minute of it. I have never had a car that was more fun to drive. I have driven this car on almost every kind of road that this car should be driven on and probably a few that it shouldn't, and it has lived up to my expectations and beyond. It is very comfortable. I drove it to California (2200 miles) for work sleeping in the car in rest areas on the way to save a few bucks. I basically lived in this car for three days, and the seats were comfortable enough that I woke up refreshed every morning. During the trip, the worst gas mileage for one tank was 29.5 MPG. The best was 38 MPG. I drove this car down route 1 in California from San Francisco to Los Angeles. It is a very hilly curvy road (on one section of it there is a sign that says dangerous curves next 83 miles). It hugged the curves and gripped the road very well. I was a little hesitant at first, but once I got a feel for the car and the road, it was a very exhilarating drive to say the least. Coming back to Illinois from LA, my wife and I travelled part of old route 66 through California, Arizona, and New Mexico. Some of those roads have been so poorly maintained that they are not much more than rubble, but this car took them in stride and kept going. As far as the stereo goes, I only have the 4 speaker version (ford offers a 7 speaker version in this one and a 12 speaker version in the 2010), but it is still very loud. It's not just the volume though. It is very clear and crisp. On some songs I can hear notes that I never heard before on other stereos. I would recommend this car to anyone looking for a small family car that gets good gas mileage, but still has enough zip to be fun.
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