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Old 02-11-2016, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Only difference between the two is the Sonata calls for tune ups every 45,000 miles while the Fusion is every 100,000 miles. I wouldn't let either go the 7500 miles between oil changes. I'd suggest 5000 miles and no high dollar synthetic required.
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Old 02-11-2016, 09:57 AM
 
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I cant speak to the sonata but the spark plug change on the I4 Fusion is laughably easy. Literally a 20 minute job. My Fusion just hit 100k miles. 2010. Has just needed brakes, which I did myself. I also replaced the manual transmission fluid a bit early 90k miles vs the due 100k miles in order to get it done myself before winter. Also a very easy job.

Only mechanical problem I have had was the wire running to the head gasket temp sensor broke. A little flux and shrink tubing and it was fixed.
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Old 02-11-2016, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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Car Reliability Comparisons Look there.
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Old 02-11-2016, 03:30 PM
 
Location: La Mesa Aka The Table
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When it comes to long term reliability, the Ford Fusion deserves to be mentioned with Honda and Toyota
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Old 02-11-2016, 04:48 PM
 
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Why not just fix your car and drive it another 100k miles?

It will be cheaper on a cpm basis than buying new.

Save that money and then you can get an even better car later.

After market cat is fine.

All those other fixes are easy to do.
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