The only way I can see someone regretting this car is if it is lease and they are paying 500 a month and driving around in a frap rental during a large part of their leaseI have zero regrets buying this car. And yes, i've had the battery issue as well as the TPU seal problem.
The way i look at it is: I've known what i got myself into when i purchased this car. It's the first year for the Fusion Sport with this setup, so i knew there would be bugs and problems.
As long as the dealers are on top of it, and fix your problems i don't see why someone would regret it. (Apart from actually just not liking the car).
I enjoy every minute when i drive my sport. I've had a 2015 fusion with the 1.5 ecoboost before and every time i drive the sport, i feel like a kid again... lol
The technology and the power combined makes this car a fun and enjoyable ride.
I'm not looking at a 50k mile car I don't keep anything longer than a year or 2, so the maintenance thing doesn't mean anything to me. I'm purely looking for a car that's fun to drive, and meets my expectations. This car does not.I still haven't purchased, I'm not spooked yet on the Sport.
Hoping if I order what I want at the end of the month, the bugs should be ironed out
by the time of delivery.
As far as the Audi, my wife has a Q5, in December she had it in the dealer for the 50000 mile service, it was
really close to $1000.
It's the supercharged V6, so they changed the SC belt and spark plugs along with the regular maintenance.
I read on the Audi forums when it's time to change the transfer case fluid, just the fluid was like 5-600 bucks.
I totally agree... right after pulling the trigger and ordering the fusion sport and agreeing with the wife on it... I saw the MKZ and between the revel stereo, AWD system, chalet interior on the Black label, 400 hp/trq, panoramic glass roof, and massaging seats... I'm kickin my self... FUSION SPORT SHOULD BE GREAT when I gets here in a couple of weeks but the mkz is just a lot of icing on the cake...I don't have any regrets about the car itself, however I do have some regrets about the buying experience, since hindsight is always 20/20...
I wish I knew how much buying power I really had when I ordered my car. Being my first new car purchase, it was already a daunting task versus my first two cars which were used, and below the $10K mark paid in full. Going from barely making ends meet as a college student, to buying a new car 5 months after graduating was a significant step, however, that was the benefit of working to make sure I graduated debt free...
Had I known how much car I can actually afford, I would have sprung for the 3.0TT MKZ that I had really wanted. Being that the only performance metric I really care about is straight line speed, its the car that would have suited me better. Although the fuspo is pretty smooth, I still find it a bit harsh even in standard drive mode on the rough and bumpy roads of northeast ohio. I don't track or autoX my cars, so I just really don't care that much how flat they corner. The MKZ would have been more than enough to satisfy my cornering needs, especially with the trick torque-vectoring AWD system it gets versus our brake-based one. Also, those 30 way seats, they're just so amazing. I wanted those almost more than the 3.0...
I love my car, and Lightning Blue is just so pretty, however I think the MKZ would have been the better fit for me.
no regrets about the fusion. I feel like I got a lot of car for $35k.