Cooling fan seems loud.
Assuming both of these cars are in good condition, which would be the better one to buy.
2001 Nissan Sentra
76 thousand miles
2007 Ford Fusion
87 thousand miles
I realize that the Ford Fusion is quite a few years newer than the Nissan, but often times non American makes are the better choice.
A big deciding factor would be price. If they are both the same price, the newer one. If the 2001 is $500 and the 2007 is $5800, I would go with the 2001. I will say that at one point in my servicing carrier I was astounded to find a Nissan production sticker under the hood of a Ford Windstar. Similar to the Nissan Quest I suppose. So not sure that “American makes” would impact my decision at all.
When all is said and done, I would go with the Newer 2007 Ford Fusion. It is newer, and will retain its resale value longer.