I'm 48 and best car I've owned
January 8, 2019
I bought my 2007 Ford 500 Limited FWD in Dec 2016. It had 182K miles on it, but the outside looked great, and the inside was like new. Didn't want to pay $3500 considering the miles, but I was in a jam and I knew it had been taken care of. 2 Years later, and I now have over 218K miles on it, and not a single thing has broken. Not one. The only thing I did was replace the front break rotors because I was getting some vibration on breaking, but it wasn't bad and that is really just normal wear and tear. The only other times it's been to the mechanic has been for oil changes. And because I use synthetic oil I got anywhere from 6,000 - 8,000 between oil changes, and I still haven't had to add a drop of oil. Even with all the miles on it, it doesn't use or burn any oil. Note - the AWD version has an early CVT that had issues. From what I've seen, all the complaints are about that. I have the FWD, and although the downshifts are a bit clunking sometimes, they have been that way since I bought the car and have not gotten any worse at all. My mechanic (a Ford guy) says they are known to make some noise when downshifting sometimes, but that it isn't a sign anything is wrong, and the FWD transmissions do last a long time. Also, I drive probably 80 highway, 20 city, and I get 25-27 mpg. And with a 20 gallon tank, you can drive a legit 500 miles + on a full tank. When (and IF) this car ever dies, I'll buy another, or a 08-09 Taurus, which is essentially the same car but with a more powerful motor and smoother transmission. They also get amazing reviews.