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Ford Fusion 1.4 2 5d (2003/03)

Ford Fusion 1.4 2 5d (2003/03) - Owner Review

The fold down front passenger seat comes in handy for those times when loading up stuff to take to the dump or carrying home Swedish furniture!!
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Review submitted by
Paul Dennehy on

Ford Fusion (02-12)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Not many people know about this car, so perhaps it says I'm mysterious with a sensible practicality!!

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Haven't asked.

Would you buy this car again and why?
No. I'll be opting for something more refined due to increased motorway mileage.

What are you likely to buy next?
Ermmm....Bugatti Veyron?!

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£3,500

When did you buy the car?
September 2008

Did you get a good deal and why?
The car had very low mileage and other than a few scratches probably attributed to a supermarket trolley it was in great condition. I probably paid just below market value.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
First car, purchased from a member of the family.

What was the dealer like?
-

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Let's put this car in to context first. It's not a BMW or Audi or a Jag so don't go expecting a road hugging performance car. It has some body roll and won't be burning away from the lights. I haven't driven many other cars so all I can say is that it's a sensible/practical car and performs admirably for what it is. If you're doing lots of motorway miles it won't be for you as the wind/road noise can get irritating, but as a small town car it's fine.

What's it like to park?
Easy and manoeuvrable.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Nothing major has gone wrong with the car at all. I'm a bit heavy footed when accelerating so the tyres get a bit of wear and have been replaced a few times. Have had to replace a part related to the steering - but this was due to car meets pot-hole/kerb when driving down a poorly maintained B-road. Only MOT "failures" have been replacement bulbs or tyres, nothing too costly or unexpected.

What's most practical about your car?
The fold down front passenger seat comes in handy for those times when loading up stuff to take to the dump or carrying home Swedish furniture!!

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Not many gadgets on this car, but if you use your imagination it could have a warp drive under the bonnet!!

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