Ford Five Hundred Reviews from North America - Page 2 of 15

2006 Ford Five Hundred SEL V6

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance52207 miles
Previous carFord Taunus

Summary:

I love my Ford 500. Even a bit under-powered, it's still a GREAT american sedan. THANKS FORD

Faults:

Since I have owned my Ford 500, I have had no problems with the car other than regular service from the dealership such as oil changes, brake changes etc.

General Comments:

This car has been great ever since I have owned it. I have always been wanting a Ford 500, and feel that it's very under-rated. It's not a sports car (of course), but the engine power will get the car moving pretty fast. I have never had problems merging onto a freeway or changing lanes. When you hammer the gas down, the transmission smoothly and quickly "kicks down" as the tach. begins to enter the 5000 rpm and over area.

Safety means a lot to me when I think about a car. The 500 has several STANDARD safety AND security features. My particular 500 has the optional traction control system, which works VERY well in the snow and rain. Along with the ABS system (anti-locking brake system), which is standard. It helps a great deal (and is VERY responsive) in the winter time when the roads are slick, and I have to slam on the brakes and turn to avoid an accident.

I also have the safety and security package, which includes the 6 airbags and perimeter anti-theft system (factory alarm), which gives me extra peace of mind when I'm driving (airbags), and when I leave my car unattended like in a parking garage (alarm system).

The factory alarm system is VERY loud if anyone has ever (on a nice summer day) left the windows rolled down and locked the car via remote, and upon returning, reached into the car and opened/unlocked the door (rather than pressing unlock on the remote first); I'm sure you know what I'm talking about.

It is a BIG car, but it looks nice on the outside. The grille and headlights, as well as tail lamps and trunk lid, flow together very well. I think the 500 is a beautiful car, and I'm younger than 25 for those of you who think it's an old folks sedan; I disagree.

LOVE IT... thanks Ford! ;-)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th September, 2010

2006 Ford Five Hundred AWD Limited 3.0

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.0 Don't Know
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.3 / 10
Distance when acquired76465 miles
Previous carChevrolet Suburban

Summary:

Looks good in and out

Faults:

Well the dealership didn't maintain the vehicle or do a complete check of the car before being sold.

The headlight went out, took it for service, then the brake light went out, took it for the service and the same headlight went out again. I live in the Pocono's, so this winter will be the true test of this vehicle.

So far I'm not to crazy about the gas. I use to do NY to PA on a 1/4 tank in my suburban. The Five Hundred has used a less than half a tank.

General Comments:

As I said, I haven't given it a real run as of yet, but I'm planning a trip to MD next week. I will update you all then.

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

Review Date: 5th August, 2010

2006 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0 Duratec

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.0 Duratec Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired45600 miles
Most recent distance64300 miles
Previous carInfiniti G20

Summary:

A nice car to own

Faults:

Nothing other than routine maintenance.

General Comments:

Very nice large car. Drives smooth and is a pleasure to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st July, 2010

2007 Ford Five Hundred

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission  
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
0.0 / 10
Most recent distance100 miles
Previous carFord Five Hundred

Summary:

Worst on gas, don't buy it, even for a $1

Faults:

This car is extremely bad one on gas. Honest to God it's awful, I don't drive it because the gas is so bad. To show you how bad this car is on gas, I am thinking about suing them when I get my tax return. I am keeping record.

For Media/Press: Contact me to drive it lixdaniyolix@gmail.com

This car should be recalled.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th June, 2010

20th Jun 2010, 10:02

First, you don't state what your mileage is, the type of driving you do, (and also, HOW you drive, lead footed... etc.). On a good day a 500 will only get ~17-18 mpg in city driving and 22-23 on long smooth trips at ~ 70 mph.

Second, IF you think you're getting lousy mileage what, if anything have you done about it?

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