Ford Five Hundred Reviews from North America - Page 12 of 15

2005 Ford Five Hundred Limited V6

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance15000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Tracker

Summary:

This is an excellent car

Faults:

I have had no problems with the Ford 500.

General Comments:

The Ford Five Hundred is an under-appreciated car.

Ford needs to do a better job of advertising this car.

This car is enjoyable to drive, handles well, is comfortable for both driver and passengers, and looks sharp inside and out.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th September, 2006

2006 Ford Five Hundred Limited V6 / cvt

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission V6 / cvt Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired12 miles
Most recent distance14000 miles
Previous carBuick LeSabre

Summary:

This car did it right

Faults:

Problems with the CD Player at about 13,000 miles (although its only been used maybe three times)

General Comments:

The car seriously handles well. I have the AWD (CVT Tranny) and it hugs curves and drives like its on rails. Absolutely a pleasure to drive.

The power is not the greatest I've seen in a car, but it is good. A lot better than the Buick LeSabre I owned before!

Absolutely comfortable and luxurious for an insanely cheap price. My Five Hundred came fully loaded, AWD, mooonroof, optional safety package, rear back up sensors all for $26K. Not to mention the driver/passenger heated seats, dual climate control, sexy pebble leather interior, HUGE trunk, back seat, command seating, power everything, gah... I can't say enough about this car!

I commute 60 miles a day and have put 14,000 trouble-free, happy miles on this baby. She's a dream to drive and never makes a sound out of place. I'd recommend her to anyone!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th September, 2006

2006 Ford Five Hundred SE 3.0

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired12 miles
Most recent distance6500 miles
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

I am very happy with my purchase

Faults:

So far just the Technical Service Bulliten about the drivers side power window.

General Comments:

I'm very impressed with the CVT transmission. I love the way it accelerates very quickly with no drama.

Interior appointments are simply and classy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th September, 2006

23rd Sep 2006, 10:18

Based entirely on written reviews I have read and a personal test drive, I have chosen a 2007 Ford Five Hundred SEL with AWD and quite a few options as my next company vehicle. I ordered the car about five weeks ago and can't wait to take delivery and replace my 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix.

2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL V6

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance30787 miles
Previous carFord Honda Accord

Summary:

Extremely comfortable seats, terrible transmission problems

Faults:

Terrible transmission problems. 6-speed transmission slips and can't find a gear after slowing down into a turn and then accelerating at the apex of the turn. Also, sometimes when accelerating to merge onto freeway the transmission slips and can't find the gear. Been to dealer three times, they reset computer, transmission works fine for about two weeks and then back to slipping.

General Comments:

Very comfortable seats.

Excellent handling when factory tires replaced with Michelin Hydras.

Serious transmission problems that Ford can't fix.

Don't recommend purchasing 500 until Ford fixes transmission problem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th September, 2006

27th Sep 2006, 12:34

Ford can't seem to make a decent transmission. Now this new generation of 6-speed automatics is having problems after being on the market about 1yr. The future looks bleak if Ford starts using this transmission in mass quantity, which they will undoubtedly do. Like the last generation of 4-speed automatics that were total junk and used in just about every Ford model vehicle of the past 15-20yrs. Man, I was hoping now that Ford was scrapping the junky 4-speed they'd come out with a replacement transmission that is far better. Apparently not. Pretty pathetic.

2006 Ford Five Hundred SEL

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Most recent distance8500 miles
Previous carChevrolet Malibu

Summary:

Best all-around vehicle I have ever bought

Faults:

The dash compartment lid gets a blister when left in the sun without a windshield screen. Ford will replace it with a new solid lid during my next oil change.

General Comments:

Very pleased with the interior design. Plenty of room, especially for the back seat.

The dashboard has a nice look, but has some bothersome reflection in the windshield.

Seats remind me of those in a pickup truck- higher seat for more upright posture. Much less tiring during a long trip.

This vehicle seems very nimble, and drives like a smaller vehicle.

The Continental tires are sensitive to air pressure. A couple of pounds can change the handling and ride significantly.

I like the 6-speed transmission with its smooth shifting.

The motor has plenty of power and I have maintained 32 mpg during over a 100 mile long interstate drive at 70 mph. Unless you just like to stomp the gas pedal for a rush, this car does not need a more powerful engine if it means giving up on gas mileage. Maybe Ford could offer an optional engine for that.

The trunk is HUGE!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th September, 2006

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