I purshcased the 2006 Ford Fusion V6 SE with sport package. I purchased the car in July 2006 and love it. I really started liking them when I saw them I love the body style especially in black because I think that it looks very classy and sporty. I also liked the fact that it would be better on gas than my current Ford Explorer was at the time. The car has alot of great features that I really like, like the 6cd in dash changer; I can load that up with my favorite music and go. Instead of having to pull a cd out when it's over and putting in another one. It also has Mp3 capablities however, it doesn't have the port to plug a player in the dash. But I did buy a am/fm transmitter that plugs in to the cigerette lighter and that works just as well, but I would like to have the port to just plug it into there. It has 6 speakers which makes the sound really great also. There are two cigerette lighters in the car one is just under the radio area and my favorite one is inside the middle console. That way I can plug my Mp3 player in and hide it at the same time. It has cloths seats which I scotched guarded when I got the car but the floor mats they are light in color and very hard to keep clean. The cups could use some work there are two of them just behind the gear shift in the middle console which is ok except putting very big drinks in them there is not enough room for two at a time because the lids to the drinks usually rub together. But, there are two additional cup holders in the back seat in the middle of the seat that folds down and that is nice because it is alot easier for my kids to pick up the drinks without splling them. And there are also cup holders on the driver and passengar side doors but to me they are useless, unless you are just storing something.
There is plenty of room for four people two adults and two kids.(ages 10 & 12 yrs.) but the car is five passengar except I think that if you added another average size person to the back with the kids it would feel crowded instead of roomy! With my family in the car (my husband, myself and two kids 10 &12 yrs.) it's comfortable. I say that and anytime you are on a road trip it seems to be crowded feeling because of all the extra stuff. Basically I have learned that where you put somehting in the car when traveling it should stay or go back to that spot.
Now I will tell you that I will never own a black car again, One the color balck picks up everything, all the scratches, etc. And two I seem to be a magnet for accidents! 6 months after having my vehicle some lady rearended me got that repaired and when the car was a year old some man rearended me in a Mcdonald's parking lot. Plus everything that could be kicked up off the road and hit the car has.
All of that aside I really do love my car and I think that it is fun to drive. It does have afeature on it I forgot to mention and that is the cruise control buttons and the volume and cd changer buttons are all on the steering wheel which makes it convenient for the driver.
I would recommend this car. I paid 21 grand! I do think by the way it gets good gas milage. I get about 26 MPG. Check it out it's a nice car.