Jump to content


Show

PhilT

Member Since 27 Sep 2010
Offline Last Active Oct 12 2010 08:20 AM
-----

Topics I've Started

New Member Here Thinking Of Buying A Fusion

27 September 2010 - 04:31 PM

Hi all, I am new here, been reading here and its very helpful for advice and tips.

My wife and I by accident tried a 2007 1.4 zetec petrol fusion and it was an eye opener and we liked it alot,we live in cornwall and this car is as happy as can be on our twisty country b roads but as yet have not tried one at speed on the by pass and we are wondering what its like for handling at speed and overtaking etc (my wife is very impatient and likes to get on the right hand lane!) but if anyone can give any tips on what to look for when buying I would be grateful.

Just to put this car into perspective we have always had peugeot and we do not spend too much on cars we have a 306 1.6 petrol vivant 1998 reg which is a great car but now we will spend a bit more than usual we tried a Peugeot 207SW 2007 1.4...it was gutless and very cheap inside and not a world away from our 306! then we by chance tried a Renault Modus 1.4 2005 I contacted the owner as I got his name from the log book at the dealers and he told me it was a good car but the boot space would be annoying for us and Renault in my opinion are, or seem to be expensive to maintain but the fusion was fantastic 1.4 pulls up our hills here no problem the turning circle is amazing! and reverse is easy as the height is a great view out the back. I do not know why fusions have a bad review all over the place and prices of 2nd hand seem to be good. also for kids the back seats of the Fusion are a bit hard and "upright" has anyone noticed this? as my Daughter complained about it, she is 12, But the front seats are a bit softer. anyway enough from me.

cheers

Phil