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I have put about 1,600 miles on my Black Fusion SE V6, and thought I would post my observations:

1. Exterior: I think Ford has hit a home run here. Several people have complimented the car and asked "What kind of car is that?" I seem to have the only one in the area. I was originally interested in a black Milan with a 4 cylinder and a manual trans., but could not come to terms with the dealer. A different dealer traded with me for the Fusion with the V6 for less money than the first one wanted for the 4 cylinder Milan.

2. Interior: Despite some posts here about rattles, this is the most solid vehicle I have ever owned. I have not heard the first squeak or rattle, even over rough pavement and potholes. I would like an oil pressure and battery gage, but I think the instrument cluster is very attractive. Red and blue lighting are trendy, but I think green is still the best choice for the eyes. I really wish the dash had the silver accents and the clock from the Milan. Car magazines have criticized the stereo as being old-fashioned, but I think it looks great as is. Tons of room on the insisde and in the trunk.

3. Handling/performance: The car handles like a dream on twisty roads. Drives "like it's on rails" as they say. I think the V6 has plenty of power, although you can always use more! 6 speed transmission is smooth, but hesitates on downshifts.

4. MPG: I have been very underwhelmed so far. The sticker said 29 highway, and most of my driving is highway mileage, but I have gotten nowhere near the advertised mileage so far.

5. Future mods: Tinted windows would look awesome on this car, but I have read about the difficulties with the dots on top of the rear window. What purpose do these serve? I didn't even notice them until after I had bought the car. Has anybody looked into installing aftermarket fog lights in the recessions on the front of the SE? Can you order the factory driving lights and chrome surrounds from Ford? I notice that spoilers are beginning to become available on the internet now.

Overall, I am highly impressed with my Fusion, and would recommend one to anybody looking for a fun-to-drive four door.
 

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I thought about the tinting windows myself but might pass the back window off to a pro. I install 3M chip gaurd for a living and won't even attempt it. One tip about tinters, never take it to one of those $99 places. They're what we call bottom feeders. They're all about price and not about quality. Call around and try to find who has a wait to get in. If there's no wait, there's probably a good reason why they don't have any customers. A good tint job should run between $200-$250.
 

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Picked up my v6 sel about a month ago. Have just gone over the 1000 mile mark, and love the car. The only problems we have encountered, is my 6' 2" son, dose'nt have much head room in the front passingers seat. The gas mileage is about the same the 3.8 v6 thunderbird we drove or 10 years. Love the styling, and interior. Am about to take it on a 3000 mile journey. Will post my findings the end on Feb.
 

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Have just completed a trip from maine to south carolina and back. Put almost 5000 miles on our new fusion. It performed great, and had an oveall mpg of 29, city and highway. We've had the car 2 months now, and the only negative that I can see, is, it is a mid sized car for mid sized people. If your 6 feet or over, there's not much headroom, in th front, if you have the sunroof. They lose an inch or better to hide the sunroof, when retracted. headroom in the back seat is fine.
 
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