2005 Ford Five Hundred
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Very pleased with an S80 to Five Hundred Trade

by from South Mississippi on September 10, 2007

We traded in a Volvo S80 to buy this car used about 3 months ago and absolutely love it. We hated to see the Volvo go, but couldn't afford repairs. The Five Hundred averages about 29 MPG on the highwa...
We traded in a Volvo S80 to buy this car used about 3 months ago and absolutely love it. We hated to see the Volvo go, but couldn't afford repairs. The Five Hundred averages about 29 MPG on the highway and it has more interior room than a cave. The trunk is bigger than you need (believe me). A baby stroller, tool box, umbrellas, and standard carry arounds doesn't even take up half of the trunk. Plenty of grocery room left. The fold down front seat is a great option for getting the baby carrier into and out of the car. One pull and easily folds. Very comfortable riding car. Easily the best I've ever owned. If you want a very practical vehicle with modest styling, this is the car. The only issue is the rear brakes early wear (design flaw). Make sure the brake recall for the rear disc brakes has been completed by 30 K miles.
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It was my baby

by from Mankato, MN on February 28, 2011

I just traded in my 2005 Ford Five Hundred Limited and if my family would've not expanded this year, I would still have it. I'm over 6 feet tall and I had plenty of room in this vehicle. I'm not sure ...
I just traded in my 2005 Ford Five Hundred Limited and if my family would've not expanded this year, I would still have it. I'm over 6 feet tall and I had plenty of room in this vehicle. I'm not sure where some of these reviews get their mileage info from because I never saw over 26mpg on my car. The back seat was spacious and the trunk could easily fit strollers, golf clubs, luggage etc. This was the only car I've ever driven that I could sit for 12 hours straight on road trips and not be uncomfortable. I would recommend it to anyone.
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Ford 500 - a good compromise of value and luxury

by from Sacramento, CA on April 28, 2011

We've only had the car about four months but it's pretty solid. Quiet, safe, and fairly nimble, it's a car that an American car company couldn't have built a few years ago. This is an early 2005, actu...
We've only had the car about four months but it's pretty solid. Quiet, safe, and fairly nimble, it's a car that an American car company couldn't have built a few years ago. This is an early 2005, actually built in 2004, yet it has surprisingly good build quality. Everyone comments on the vast room inside, especially the back seat, and the trunk is enormous. The 6-speed transmission is very smooth and makes the most of the aging technology of the Duratec V6. It's course and noisy at low speeds but quiets as you speed up. It doesn't have the refinement of a Nissan or Toyota V6 but you won't be paying the price either. Gas mileage is okay - again not what a Maxima or Avalon would deliver - but acceptable. We found this one from a local private party for $9500 with 26K miles. If you can get a deal like that, go for it. The market is soft for these and if you're buying from a dealer, there's lots of negotiating room.
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Ford 500, Slow and Steady

by from BayShore, NJ on May 18, 2011

For the price, the Ford 500 is an excellent used car. Comfortable room for 5, smartly appointed, decent gas mileage (22mpg avg. overall) all point to a solid purchase for the person who is not looking...
For the price, the Ford 500 is an excellent used car. Comfortable room for 5, smartly appointed, decent gas mileage (22mpg avg. overall) all point to a solid purchase for the person who is not looking to go fast or corner quickly. The ride is smooth, and the dashboard is very easy to read. What is it missing? No fuel mileage indicator, a basic radio with an AUX jack under the console, a huge trunk but no segregated storage areas.
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Finally trading

by from alabama on July 24, 2012

We bought the car new. Put 70,000 miles on it. Had to do the back brakes at 40,000. Nothing else. Finally after 7yrs. the AC compressor is leaking. A common fault for 500s. Ford compressors aren't the...
We bought the car new. Put 70,000 miles on it. Had to do the back brakes at 40,000. Nothing else. Finally after 7yrs. the AC compressor is leaking. A common fault for 500s. Ford compressors aren't the best on the road. Love the car. Roomy and quiet. Huge trunk. At this age I will trade before repairing. Averaged about 26mpg combined driving.
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One of the best cars I've owned

by from Barnegat, NJ on March 17, 2011

I own a 500 Limited AWD with a continuously variable transmission which I bought used in 2009. All around this is one of the best cars I've owned. It had 24K miles when I bought it and now I have 65K ...
I own a 500 Limited AWD with a continuously variable transmission which I bought used in 2009. All around this is one of the best cars I've owned. It had 24K miles when I bought it and now I have 65K miles. Except for a break job it has needed nothing but normal maintenance. On a long trip it's a dream and you actually arrive rested. I would not hesitate to recommend this car or buy another one myself.
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Terrific After One Year: Exceeds My Expectations

by from San Diego on February 4, 2007

Much happier after 1 year than with former Toyota Avalon. Not one problem in 15,000 miles. (Three oil changes and one new set of wipers) Love the look, plus it's roomier, quieter, more comfortable, h...
Much happier after 1 year than with former Toyota Avalon. Not one problem in 15,000 miles. (Three oil changes and one new set of wipers) Love the look, plus it's roomier, quieter, more comfortable, has a better stereo and gets better gas mileage (22.0 to 26.5 mpg on a long freeway trip). Actually cost LESS than the Toyota. We love this car! Why is it not the #1 seller? So, it doesn't have a fancy foreign brand name. Don't be fooled. This is a terrific car, an unbelievable value, and made in the U.S.A. in Chicago! I want to tell other people about it.
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MPG!!

by from Chicago,Il on June 4, 2007

I have had several cars,and this is the only one I've ever owned that actually gets the fuel economy it claims to have.I actually averaged 26.7 on the highway,which is MORE THAN THE RATING!! Ford fina...
I have had several cars,and this is the only one I've ever owned that actually gets the fuel economy it claims to have.I actually averaged 26.7 on the highway,which is MORE THAN THE RATING!! Ford finally gets it right,and they discontinue the car.If this car had satellite capability,it would have been the perfect car.
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Ford 500 Great

by from on November 27, 2011

This is a great and reliable model--the power under the hood is just right, the comfort is great, and the stereo, moon roof, and leather seats give it a somewhat luxurious feel..
This is a great and reliable model--the power under the hood is just right, the comfort is great, and the stereo, moon roof, and leather seats give it a somewhat luxurious feel..
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Great Value for the Money

by from Pennyslvania on September 2, 2006

I'm very well pleased with this cars ability. It glides through the snow and gets you to your destination in style. On turns theres alittle tilt. Nothing a little slowing up won't cure...beautiful st...
I'm very well pleased with this cars ability. It glides through the snow and gets you to your destination in style. On turns theres alittle tilt. Nothing a little slowing up won't cure...beautiful styling, lots of comfort and room. Overall an Impressive sedan. With the milege I average 23-28. I'm happy!! Especially since it's AWD.
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