Is a ford fusion a good car for a 16 year old?

Is a ford fusion a good car for a 16 year old?

if not what would you sugest.

aaronh9

I own a Fusion and Love my car. I have the 4 cylinder and get 34mpg on hwy and 27-28 city. A much bigger car than a Honda or Toyota and considering that I have never worked on one other than oil changes and tire rotations. This is the reasons I bought mine. I have 26000 miles on mine and have had ZERO problems. I am a Ford Master Tech at a Large Dealership and we never work on this model. Look at consumer reports this car is Awesome. I do have SYNC and I definetly recommend it how many ways to do want to listen to music? Bluetooth built in etc.Source(s):Ford Master Tech.

Jamaal

They have good handling, and a pretty smooth ride.good car.high safety ratings reliable (#1 in midsized class 4 years running)orBuy a Mazda 3. It's based off the Focus platform. It's basically a Ford, but a million times better. It's a great looking car, has great value, good reliability, and it's alot of fun to drive.Source(s):Benzin in my Benz

John

I own a Fusion and to me, it seems more like a guy car. For me, its like seeing a girl in a Mustang or Charger...Maybe its just because im a guy.... idkId say the Mazda 3 or the Focus coupe/sedan is a nice car too and a little bit more unisex....although, i tend to see more girls in Focuses...Either way, they are all great cars and made by Ford. I dont know if Mazda has SYNC but i think the Focus does. The Mazda is also faster and does better on gas.Have you looked at the Chevy Cobalt? Thats not only a hot car but its relatively safe car...Look at the Pontiacs....You may be able to get one for a good price since they are going out of business. GM will still make Pontiac parts but you wont be able to buy any more Pontiac cars.Pretty much, anything thats a midsized car now-a-days is relatively safe. The bigger the car, the more material there is to absorb the impact, the safer it is. I would look to see which one is lowest on your insurance and which does the best in terms of gas milage.Also, id buy used since you are 16 and are almost bound to get into an accident or hit in school. Also, the minute a car is driven off the lot, its automatically used...thus at least 6k is knocked off the price. Besides, if you find a non smoking car that is relatively new with low miles and good shape, you may be able to get a higher model with more options for a cheaper price.

Bravo10plt

A fusion is a great car to start with. They are very reliable, good on gas, safe and have really good reputations. Don't listen to that girl who said to buy a civic or Camry. My first car was a 2005 Toyota Camry and it has just been an awful experience.

Vicky

In 2007 Forbes magazine listed the Ford Fusion as one of its best choices for teens cars.-----copy---Smart Cars For Teens 2007Dan Lienert, 02.26.07, 12:01 AM ETOn Feb. 5, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced that Ford Motor has made changes to its Vicky

In 2007 Forbes magazine listed the Ford Fusion as one of its best choices for teens cars.-----copy---Smart Cars For Teens 2007Dan Lienert, 02.26.07, 12:01 AM ETOn Feb. 5, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced that Ford Motor has made changes to its Jamaal

They have good handling, and a pretty smooth ride.good car.high safety ratings reliable (#1 in midsized class 4 years running)orBuy a Mazda 3. It's based off the Focus platform. It's basically a Ford, but a million times better. It's a great looking car, has great value, good reliability, and it's alot of fun to drive.Source(s):Benzin in my Benz

8,000 Fusion sedan, and better safety ratings--for front and side protection especially--have resulted.Ford is, of course, delighted about this, and the company's media Web site is now trumpeting "advanced safety" as one of the Fusion's biggest selling points. The IIHS sees improvement in the model, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gives the Fusion four- and five-star safety ratings across the board. (NHTSA works with a scale of one to five stars.)But safety isn't the only reason the Fusion has made our list of 15 smart cars for teenagers. It is also inexpensive and has good gas mileage (23/31 city/highway, under optimal configurations). It has "very good" accident-avoidance capabilities (Consumer Reports says the most important factors in determining accident-avoidance capability are braking and emergency handling) and "much better than average" predicted reliability, according to the magazine.What's more, it has overall manufacturing quality that is between "about average" and "better than most," according to J.D. Power and Associates.A great choice for teenagers, no doubt. But the Fusion is just one of 15 on this year's list. All offer the market's best combination of value, fuel economy, safety, reliability and quality.____________________In 2008 Ford added some great new standard features that made it even more appealing to youths and grown ups too (see complete article from Auto media link below---copy excerpt---By Gary Witzenburg/autoMedia.comFord’s midsize Fusion hit the streets in 2005 as a 2006 model and has accumulated more than a few kudos for value, quality and safety. Now in its junior year, Fusion gets more standard features — including anti-lock brakes (ABS) and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) — plus the (optional- standard on SEL) wondrous new Ford SYNC "total connectivity" communication and entertainment system that enables hands-free integration of Bluetooth-enabled cell phones and portable media players into its audio system via wireless technology and USB connectivity. Other notable optional new features include reverse sensing, a door-mounted keyless entry keypad and interior ambient lighting._____________________The new (2010) Fusions offer even more reasons for them to be great for teens .They have excellent safety ratings and are also named the most fuel efficient cars in their segment. <--- that doesn't even mention the all new Hybrid version!---copy of one review---Exceeding expectationsBy Mac Demere / autoMedia.comIt’s later than you think. In 2009, dogwood blossoms, daffodil blooms and 2010 Ford Fusion will arrive at about the same time—early spring. The new 2010 Fusion will boast a long list of new features designed to keep it extremely competitive in the cutthroat midsize sedan market. Highlights include aggressive new front-end styling, a choice of three very fuel-efficient and powerful engines, an all-new sporty version, and safety ratings that are hard to top. In fact, the 2010 Fusion is expected to be the most fuel-efficient midsize sedan in America. Ford expects the Fusion I4 to deliver 34 mpg highway, which is three miles per gallon better than Camry and two mpg better than Accord, and a five mpg improvement over the 2009 Fusion.New StylingThe Fusion’s restyled front end includes a more aggressive grille, a domed hood and new headlights. To help improve fuel mileage, underbody panels improve aerodynamic efficiency. The Fusion offers a wider, sportier look. The interior has been restyled too, with metallic finished trim on the center instrument panel and doors and steering wheel.Economy and PerformanceFuel economy should be high on car shoppers’ lists. Trust us: Even if the price of gas is low at the moment, it’ll head higher. The Fusion will offer three revised and fuel-efficient engines mated to all-new 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic or 6-speed SelectShift Automatic® transmissions (the ladder exclusive to SPORT). The previous 2.3-liter four-cylinder grows to 2.5 liters. Models equipped with the updated 3.0-liter V6 will receive the Flex Fuel Vehicle (FFV) designation with the capability of digesting E85 fuel, and a 3.5-liter version of the V6 Duratec is added to the lineup. When equipped with a five-speed manual, the ’09 2.3 liter got 20 miles per gallon in the government’s city driving test cycle and 29 mpg on the highway. With an automatic transmission, city usage remained the same and the highway fuel economy number fell by one mpg. Ford says the new 2.5-liter four-cylinder will get "at least three mpg better on the highway than the Honda Accord."When equipped with the 3.0Source(s):in the auto business since 1983http://www.forbes.com/2007/02/23/cars-te…http://www.fordvehicles.com/newsevents/n…http://www.fordvehicles.com/cars/fusion/…http://www.fordvehicles.com/

8,000 Fusion sedan, and better safety ratings--for front and side protection especially--have resulted.Ford is, of course, delighted about this, and the company's media Web site is now trumpeting "advanced safety" as one of the Fusion's biggest selling points. The IIHS sees improvement in the model, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gives the Fusion four- and five-star safety ratings across the board. (NHTSA works with a scale of one to five stars.)But safety isn't the only reason the Fusion has made our list of 15 smart cars for teenagers. It is also inexpensive and has good gas mileage (23/31 city/highway, under optimal configurations). It has "very good" accident-avoidance capabilities (Consumer Reports says the most important factors in determining accident-avoidance capability are braking and emergency handling) and "much better than average" predicted reliability, according to the magazine.What's more, it has overall manufacturing quality that is between "about average" and "better than most," according to J.D. Power and Associates.A great choice for teenagers, no doubt. But the Fusion is just one of 15 on this year's list. All offer the market's best combination of value, fuel economy, safety, reliability and quality.____________________In 2008 Ford added some great new standard features that made it even more appealing to youths and grown ups too (see complete article from Auto media link below---copy excerpt---By Gary Witzenburg/autoMedia.comFord’s midsize Fusion hit the streets in 2005 as a 2006 model and has accumulated more than a few kudos for value, quality and safety. Now in its junior year, Fusion gets more standard features — including anti-lock brakes (ABS) and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) — plus the (optional- standard on SEL) wondrous new Ford SYNC "total connectivity" communication and entertainment system that enables hands-free integration of Bluetooth-enabled cell phones and portable media players into its audio system via wireless technology and USB connectivity. Other notable optional new features include reverse sensing, a door-mounted keyless entry keypad and interior ambient lighting._____________________The new (2010) Fusions offer even more reasons for them to be great for teens .They have excellent safety ratings and are also named the most fuel efficient cars in their segment. <--- that doesn't even mention the all new Hybrid version!---copy of one review---Exceeding expectationsBy Mac Demere / autoMedia.comIt’s later than you think. In 2009, dogwood blossoms, daffodil blooms and 2010 Ford Fusion will arrive at about the same time—early spring. The new 2010 Fusion will boast a long list of new features designed to keep it extremely competitive in the cutthroat midsize sedan market. Highlights include aggressive new front-end styling, a choice of three very fuel-efficient and powerful engines, an all-new sporty version, and safety ratings that are hard to top. In fact, the 2010 Fusion is expected to be the most fuel-efficient midsize sedan in America. Ford expects the Fusion I4 to deliver 34 mpg highway, which is three miles per gallon better than Camry and two mpg better than Accord, and a five mpg improvement over the 2009 Fusion.New StylingThe Fusion’s restyled front end includes a more aggressive grille, a domed hood and new headlights. To help improve fuel mileage, underbody panels improve aerodynamic efficiency. The Fusion offers a wider, sportier look. The interior has been restyled too, with metallic finished trim on the center instrument panel and doors and steering wheel.Economy and PerformanceFuel economy should be high on car shoppers’ lists. Trust us: Even if the price of gas is low at the moment, it’ll head higher. The Fusion will offer three revised and fuel-efficient engines mated to all-new 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic or 6-speed SelectShift Automatic® transmissions (the ladder exclusive to SPORT). The previous 2.3-liter four-cylinder grows to 2.5 liters. Models equipped with the updated 3.0-liter V6 will receive the Flex Fuel Vehicle (FFV) designation with the capability of digesting E85 fuel, and a 3.5-liter version of the V6 Duratec is added to the lineup. When equipped with a five-speed manual, the ’09 2.3 liter got 20 miles per gallon in the government’s city driving test cycle and 29 mpg on the highway. With an automatic transmission, city usage remained the same and the highway fuel economy number fell by one mpg. Ford says the new 2.5-liter four-cylinder will get "at least three mpg better on the highway than the Honda Accord."When equipped with the 3.0Source(s):in the auto business since 1983http://www.forbes.com/2007/02/23/cars-te…http://www.fordvehicles.com/newsevents/n…http://www.fordvehicles.com/cars/fusion/…http://www.fordvehicles.com/

Bonnie

I don't think a Fusion is a good car for a 16 year old.Check the Fusion's safety test results yourself:Ford Fusion:http://www.iihs.org/ratings/ratingsbyser…Honda Accord:http://www.iihs.org/ratings/ratingsbyser…Toyota Camryhttp://www.iihs.org/ratings/ratingsbyser…Honda Civichttp://www.iihs.org/ratings/ratingsbyser…Nissan Altimahttp://www.iihs.org/ratings/ratingsbyser…In my opinion, Japanese cars are million times better than domestic cars. I don't know why anyone still wants a Ford?!?Btw, check some major magazines like Car and Driver, motor trent and read the recent comparsions between Fusion and other imports. Find the results yourself.Source(s):Boys don't like girls who drive a Fusion. Period.Car and Driver:http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/comp…Motor Trend:http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/seda…Automobile Magazine: (Hybrid Comparsion)http://www.automobilemag.com/green/revie…

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