Full confession: This a venting complaint, not an “I expect someone to help me solve this” complaint. We have a 2012 Ford Fusion. Overall we like the car, shown here when we first bought it:
But there’s one aspect that has us frustrated: its “flimsy as an eggshell” bumper covers. They are very pretty. But at the slightest impact (in our case, gently tapping a frozen snowbank as we were slowly pulling or backing in to a parking space), they crack.The first time this happened a few years ago, we replaced the front bumper cover. This winter, it happened again to both the front and back bumper covers. The car is old enough that we’re not going to replace either bumper cover, just live with them until it’s time to trade the Fusion in for another car.
My question is, why would they make these bumper covers so fragile? We are accustomed to bumpers being able to take a little wear and tear, doing their job without such obvious aesthetic damage. Knowing what I know now, I’d rather have an industrial-looking bumper that does its job. Live and learn. That will be on our checklist for our next car purchase.