Well, decided in the end to go for a newer Fusion because I looked in to the timing belt replacement and even though I sort of understand what you got to do there was a few things that I didn't quite understand.
So bought a 06 Ford Fusion...
She's a 1.6 Fusion '+'. She's only covered 39k miles and the engine is silent. love it! and the best part... got 46mpg on a motorway trip to get her back home (just over 100 miles).
going to change the oil tomorow with 5w30 fully synth. and a new filter. Every other fluid looks great. Well the oil does look good as well but I'm obsessed with oil changes lol
Got a ford fiesta haynes manual on order (as i believe the 02-08 covers the fusion) and ill be interested to know how to do the brake disc/pad replacement. those strange metal ire clips are confusing me somewhat - has anyone on here written a guide by any chance? they dont need doing but i like to prepare myself lol
forgot to add...
there is a slight vibration between 70-80 through the wheel and the car itself. i'm thinking the wheels need to be balanced. i take it no one has heard of any other crazy/expensive reason for the vibration? lol cheers
cheers bt :)
Welcome aboard with the fusion then! it looks like you got yourself a good deal there!
Hopefully it wasnt too expensive to buy?
It's quite nippy. VERY ligh accelerator. go near it and you shoot off. not quite used to it but ill get there. love it though :)
Congrats on your fusion Steve,
Bet your loving that, my dad had the same model omega when we had the caravan and found it was a very thirsty car. On top of that when the head gasket went it cost a small fortune!
The fusions are nice cars, I always look at them as the fiestas big sister to be honest. When I had a slight vibration in the wheel it was caused by a small nick that had somehow happened on the inside of the alloy by the person before me. Don't know whether that helps. :)