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#5638 of 5819 2010 Ford Fusion
Aug 07, 2010 (7:59 am)
After test driving everything in it's class such as the Honda, the Camry.......I chose the 2010 fusion SEL. It was by far the quietest and best driving of them all. I now have 9,000 miles and I do have a few complaints. The seats/headrests are very uncomfortable for most short or long drives. There is no handle above the drivers door but there is one on the other 3?????
The car is fast (I have the V6) once moving and drives wonderfully on the highway but stop and go driving is brutal. The transmission shifts horrible in stop and go driving.
This is my first American car ever and I am 50. For my $350 lease payment (0 down, 15K miles per year, 39 months) the car is pretty darn nice especially compared to the Camry and the Accord V6's!
#5639 of 5819 Re: 2010 Ford Fusion [koho955]
Aug 07, 2010 (1:15 pm)
Check with the dealer - there is a TSB for the transmission.
You don't need a handle for the driver - you should have both hands on the wheel.
#5640 of 5819 Re: 2010 Ford Fusion [koho955]
Aug 07, 2010 (6:51 pm)
I have 2010 Fusion SE V6. I bought a tapered cushion for the seat and it works. I do not have any problem with the transmission. I do not like electrical assist steering.
Otherwise the car is great for the price.
#5641 of 5819 Re: 2010 Ford Fusion [lehrer1]
Aug 07, 2010 (7:37 pm)
Pretty sad that you had to run out and buy a cushion for your new car seats!
#5642 of 5819 Re: Ford headrest solution [skibry1]
Aug 08, 2010 (12:23 pm)
Spinning the head restraint reduces the protection somewhat.
#5643 of 5819 Re: 2010 Ford Fusion [koho955]
Aug 09, 2010 (8:23 am)
It is sad but it was an easy fix. More worrisome was a transmission recall and a loose battery terminal for the car fresh from the factory.
#5644 of 5819 Re: 2010 Ford Fusion [koho955]
Aug 09, 2010 (4:16 pm)
sounds like seat comfort was not a factor in buying the vehicle.
could have been the same thing with any other brand, depending on their priorities.
the transmission issue is not a recall. recalls are safety related.
the TSB is a customer satisfaction issue.
#5645 of 5819 Re: 2010 Ford Fusion [lehrer1]
Aug 09, 2010 (4:09 pm)
the loose battery connection is a dealer issue. trust me, i had the same thing happen to me.
#5646 of 5819 Re: 2010 Ford Fusion [explorerx4]
Aug 09, 2010 (6:07 pm)
Why "the loose battery connection is a dealer issue"? The battery is installed at the factory, isn't it?
#5647 of 5819 Re: 2010 Ford Fusion [lehrer1]
Aug 09, 2010 (6:21 pm)
i have bought quite few new cars. the battery is usually disconnected and reconnected during the new vehicle preparation process.