Ford Five Hundred Reviews from North America - Page 10 of 15

2007 Ford Five Hundred SEL 2WD 3L

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired17 miles
Most recent distance8320 miles
Previous carLincoln Continental

Summary:

Time will tell...

Faults:

My power window switches on both driver's side doors had to be replaced, due to them being intermittent. Front switch even took a few attempts prior to getting the window to go up.

Rear rugs have loose strings already, and I have had few passengers in the rear.

Fuel injector tick (normal according to the TSB) is louder than is necessary or reasonable.

Blower motor sounds like something is flapping within it (normal according to my dealership).

Brakes became noisy after the first oil change. Dealership advises that Ford engineering has a "fix" and that new equipment will be available this month. TSB has been issued.

General Comments:

Fuel mileage is excellent for this size of car. It beats that of a Taurus, according to fueleconomy.gov.

Styling is second to none, and I am shocked that Ford has not sold more of these units.

Roominess is also second to none, especially for the price range this car falls into.

The problems I have explained above do not leave any owner with a good taste of Ford products. A new vehicle should not have these problems, and there is no excuse, considering I have not purchased a first year of manufacture car. I am quite upset that the fuel injector tick is considered normal, as this is crude.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 8th October, 2006

2006 Ford Five Hundred SEL AWD unsure

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission unsure Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired2 miles
Most recent distance4600 miles
Previous carChevrolet Impala

Summary:

Please Ford, add some more horsepower to these very nice and very roomy cars!!

Faults:

Nothing!!!

General Comments:

I had traded my 2001 Chevrolet Impala in for the 2006 Five Hundred SEL with all wheel drive. Mine is a shiny black color with a grey leather interior.

A good friend of mine has one, and encouraged me to trade my Impala in for it, and I did just that. At first, I was hesitant about the Five Hundred at first, but when I test drove a Five Hundred SEL like mine, that is when I picked out the color, and I got a black one.

It is quite roomy for its size. The trunk is huge!! What it does need big time, is some more horsepower. My beige Impala was pretty quick, but not overly quick. The Five Hundred could definitely use a good 30 or more horsepower added to what it has now.

Grant you that this a very good car, but I definitely wish that Ford would add some more horsepower to this car. If so, this car would definitely sell way better than it is now. On the other hand, I strongly recommend this car if you are in the market for a roomy and a safe family sedan.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th October, 2006

6th Oct 2006, 12:56

They ought to add a 4.0 liter DOCH engine for the 500 as an available option, or even the 4.6, then it would compete better with the V8 Impala and surpass the V6 Camry. Besides the lack of power, the Five Hundered seems to be a great new car that is gaining popularity. Kudos to Ford!

2006 Ford Five Hundred SE 3.0

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired101 kilometres
Most recent distance5885 kilometres
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

My Worst Nightmare

Faults:

Brakes were defective and had to be replaced twice because the car violently shook when brakes were applied.

Carpets tore for no reason and had to be replaced.

Engine has a loud knock.

Heating and cooling unit makes strange noise under the dash.

Power window on driver's door goes backwards.

Tires knock against tire guards over small bumps.

Takes too long to start.

Wipers had to be replaced 3 x because they tore.

General Comments:

I have only had the car for one month (but I am at 8K) and am not impressed with all the things that have gone wrong. The dealer offers little help. My advice to people is to buy Japanese, Korean, or GM because Ford has hit rock bottom, this car should not have come to the marketplace.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th October, 2006

5th Oct 2006, 09:34

Ford is actually doing very well, compared to GM, who is struggling to keep customers (which is why they're coming out with new versions of all their models) But if you're into mid size sedans or larger, definitely try out the Chevy Impala or the Buick Lucerne (both cars offer optional V8's). Don't give up on American cars, there are more cars out there than just your problematic Ford. But yeah, all those problems on a brand new car is absolutely unacceptable. Maybe they should consider a recall...

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 55 reviews