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StevieC
Hi All, my first post here.

I'm currently looking at a few Ford Fusions and I'm amazed at how cheap they are going for, most are under 3,000 second hand these days. So, as I am looking for a good cheap run around I was thinking it would be good to take a look at a few, I'm a fan of the Fiesta and it's driving feel but I'd like something a little bigger if possible which the Fusion seems to fit.

The last car I had was a 99 plate Ford Focus which pretty much died on me after 5 months, I'd like to keep my new Fusion for a little while longer if possible :)

So any tips on things to look out for on Fusions? Any good places to look (Other than auto trader) Or would the suggestion be to go get a decent 2nd hand Fiesta rather than a Fusion?
Claxxon
[quote name='StevieC' date='01 July 2010 - 03:15 PM' timestamp='1277996731' post='86658']
So any tips on things to look out for on Fusions? Any good places to look (Other than auto trader) Or would the suggestion be to go get a decent 2nd hand Fiesta rather than a Fusion?
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I was in a similar position about a year ago, I fancied a Fusion because of it's low boot lip for loading (I carry a lot gear around), mpg, and slightly higher driving position. I went for an 06 plate 1.4tdci diesel with 19k miles on it and apart from leaking injector seals which were fixed under warranty, I am very happy with it after having out another 30k+ miles in under a year. My work takes me long hauls, short hauls, around town, motorways, country roads etc etc etc all of which have been no problem to the Fuzzy One. My only gripe and I blame it on my myself is that I was unaware (see my other post about transmission types) that the 1.4tdci came with different transmissions that push the emissions into the 120 tax band rather than the 35 tax band. If you are opting for a diesel, then check out the V5 before buying.

Hope this helps
StevieC
[quote name='Claxxon' date='02 July 2010 - 08:39 AM' timestamp='1278059358' post='86760']
My only gripe and I blame it on my myself is that I was unaware (see my other post about transmission types) that the 1.4tdci came with different transmissions that push the emissions into the 120 tax band rather than the 35 tax band. If you are opting for a diesel, then check out the V5 before buying.

Hope this helps
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That's a really good tip, thank you for that.
skyman114
Mine is a 1.4tdci on an 05 plate.


Good Bits
With 35 a year Road Tax and 45+ to the Gallon , and cheap insurance (because im an oldish fart) runing cost are good.

Bad Bits

Injector seals and an air flow meter replaced under warrenty.
Interior cheap and plactic.. (Series 1 )

Overall good, when its time comes, a newer Fusion will replace it.


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