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2005 Ford Five Hundred Sedan

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Ford Five Hundred Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission CVT Automatic
  • Horse Power 203 hp @ 5750 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Ford Five Hundred

  • Roomy, stylish and practical, the Five Hundred is well suited for family duty, but with its mediocre engine performance and interior materials, it's simply one of many solid choices in the under-$30,000 price bracket.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Spacious cabin, huge trunk, smooth ride quality, available all-wheel drive, plenty of safety features.

  • Cons

    Mediocre engine performance, some low-grade interior materials, no stability control.

  • What's New for 2005

    The Five Hundred is an all-new premium family sedan built on the Volvo S80 platform. Both front- and all-wheel-drive versions are available.

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Customer Reviews

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Showing its age

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Vehicle: 2005 Ford Five Hundred Limited AWD 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl CVT)

Now that this car has almost 50k miles on it, I'm hearing rattles and clunks on all but the smoothest roads. When I drive through parking lots, the car bucks a bit. There are large paint chips where there shouldn't be. I even think my gas mileage is suffering (never mind the mpg rating for this car is generous to begin with). A shame it's turning out this way, because when I bought it I felt I was driving a car worth twice what I paid.



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Worst car i have ever

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Vehicle: 2005 Ford Five Hundred Limited AWD 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl CVT)

The transmission went out at 38kmiles, I called Ford and they replaced the transmission after I paid $125, the brakes had to be replaced under a recall, the heated seats quit three times and the third time it was out of warranty so they still don't work, the cd player quit it was repaired,right front wheel bearing and hub replaced at 39,000 miles, dealer repaired n/c The air conditioner quit and I had to pay $294 Ford paid $883.Replaced the power steering pump@ 106k, miles. At 36k replace the Pirelli tires. At the time they were the only ones that made the size for my car, Limited AWD put on Mich HydroEdge@68k mils still look nw @113k.Rpld 2convertors n fuel pmp @ 95k batt repl @ 80k




All i expected and more

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Vehicle: 2005 Ford Five Hundred Limited AWD 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl CVT)

So far I am totally satisfied with mileage, comfort and performance. It is not a race car but definitely has enough power to satisfy anyone other than speed buffs. More room inside than most larger cars. Best purchase I have had in a very long time. Can't wait to see how it will be in snow with AWD.




Personal experience

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Vehicle: 2005 Ford Five Hundred Limited AWD 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl CVT)

Purchased for wife new. Car is underpowered, power steering is unsually stiff. I drove others and the steering is the same, stiff. Takes more effort to turn. Transmission went out at 37000 miles, heated seats stopped working twice shortly after purchase, repaired under warranty. Stopped working again past warranty, still don't work. Front wheel bearing went out at 39000, air conditioner quit at 71000, rear brakes and rotors replaced under recall, engine extremely noisy when down shifting/acelerating to pass on highway. Also had to replace bulbs in front fog lamps and rear tail lights.




Love my five hundred!

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Vehicle: 2005 Ford Five Hundred Limited AWD 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl CVT)

I love my Five Hundred. I bought it used at a rent a car place with approx 20000 miles. I now have 32000 on it and it's at the Ford shop waiting for a new engine. Thankfully Ford honored my warranty since I had records of oil changes. Who knows why the engine went bad. Probably someone drove it like a rental.




Ready for an '08

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Vehicle: 2005 Ford Five Hundred Limited AWD 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl CVT)

Bought this car one day and put 1500 miles on it starting the next day. Handled great in all types of terrain. Mountains of N.Y. and New England, and interstate highways. Since purchase it has been in the shop for bubble in dash storage, one recall, and all 4 wheel covers replaced for peeling clear coat. All replaced under warranty. 30,000 miles the rear brakes were worn out but front were fine. Nothing major that would stop me from purchasing another 500. Gas mileage, comfort, and style all great. AWD only let me get stuck in snow once. Hope Ford keeps building this vehicle.



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What's New for 2005

The Five Hundred is an all-new premium family sedan built on the Volvo S80 platform. Both front- and all-wheel-drive versions are available.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
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  • 23
  • highway
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