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2005 Ford Five Hundred

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comfortable,reliable, great car for the money
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Luke w
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2005 Ford Five Hundred SE Fwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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I bought my five hundred with 98xxx miles. Now have135xxx replaced brakes only once, alternator, and motor mount. Been very reliable and gets amazing gas mileage. Made it from maryland to Michigan on 1 tank.....515mi.....amazing. Fit everything for a beach vacation in the trunk for 4 people. Only downside is some fixes are expensive from repair shops(alternator). I would absolutely recommend this car to anybody!


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220,345 miles 2005 SEL
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Aaron
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2005 Ford Five Hundred SE Fwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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I bought this car in 2013 with 175k for 5k. I haven't had to fix a thing. Runs perfect and very comfy ride. Zero rust. Weak in the power but I don't care. I drive a lot for work so I just need a reliable car with a great ride. This car is perfect for that.


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Great balance of quality for the price
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By mhaden
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2005 Ford Five Hundred SE Fwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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I purchased my 2005 Ford Five Hundred SE in the fall of 2009 with 100,000 miles on it and currently have 170,000 after 3 years. The car has tremendous interior cabin space, and it has been a reliable car. I did stay away from the CVT transmission on purpose because of the problems reported by many. You don't realize how quiet and smooth the ride is until you test-drive something else. My wife and I are looking for another vehicle and find many fuel efficient cars (camry, civic, etc..) to be noisy and you give up a lot of comfort. I think I am going to find another used Ford Five hundred for her around $5,000-6,000. Great car


Best Features

Spacious cabin Driver's seat comfort Reliability Economically priced Engine/horspower


Worst Features

Gas mileage 17" wheels (tires are much more expensive)


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Lost transmission at 72,000 miles
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By dspindler
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2005 Ford Five Hundred SE Fwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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Nuff said about that.
I did research AFTER I bought the car.
Had I realized the transmission failures were so common on the 05 I never would have bought it.
I didn't realize this was the first year for the CVT.
I believe that is why the 500 was moved to the Taraus nameplate.


Ford told me to pound sand.
Paid $4200 for new transmission.
At least I got a 3 year, 100,000 mile warranty with it.

Last Ford for me.


Best Features

Comfortable ride, good sound system, 26 mpg on highway.


Worst Features

Transmission (D'oh!)


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By Bigdaddy
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2005 Ford Five Hundred SE Fwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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In looking at the other reviews I must have gotten the best of the bunch. Aside from the initial rear brake problem, this car has been great. The transmission has worked flawlessly and the ride is fantastic. To fix the brake problem I went to my local parts store and purchased another brand of brakes and they have not had to be changed as frequently as before and work great! Can't say enough about the car. I would buy another but not for the $30,000.00+ price tag.


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