The chassis first used on the Mazda6 was designed by Ford engineers. The
Fusion uses the same basic chassis but the Fusion is nothing like the
Mazda6. The drive train is different as well. You might want to search the
NHTSA site for the safety ratings for both if you believe the Fusion is
'less safe' than the Mazda 6 in their crash tests. ;)
And what about all that rust that hides behind the 'cheap plastic' on
those Pontiacs, my Mom's 1984 Sunbird had so many plastic moldings on it
and every one of them had rust behind them by 1989, even though it was
thoroughly washed and waxed regularly...
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