May 6, 2012, 12:55 pm
I currently have a 4x4 and commute 40 miles on country roads to work, so needs must and I need something cheaper to run.
We have 2 kids (11 & 8), I sail boats (18ft Catamaran weighing 180kg plus trailer) so need a towbar.
I've never owned a Ford before but I'm seriously considering a 55 plate Fusion 1.4 TDCI with 45k miles on the clock it's in a local garage at £5175.
I'd very much appreciate any tips or things to look for?
Does anyone tow with a Fusion, if so how does it perform?
What's it like as a family car?
May 7, 2012, 1:49 am
Have no concerns about the Fusion as a family car. It is try many people call it a "Fiesta on Vitamins" or worse, but actually the car is very confortable in the back seats, manily if you find the Fusion+ version.
I am bit more concerned about the boat. I don't have a tow on mine, and no experience with boats, but I don't reckon the car will be up to the job (I own the 1.4 TDCI)
May 7, 2012, 7:23 am
Thanks for the reply,
The boat towing isn't such a big issue, I'll just have to get my helm to do all the towing :-)
I've pretty much convinced myself that the Fusion ticks enough the boxes, will be easy to live with and should pay for itself compared to the truck I have at the moment.
May 8, 2012, 8:03 pm
I've bought it, drive home was very pleasant, kids and wive love it.
I think we'll be very happy.
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