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2006 Ford 500 SE CVT Tranny
3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By mts35
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2006 Ford Five Hundred SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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Just a quick review due to character space. The car has been very reliable. No transmission issues (CVT does not shift like the 6 speed. I feel others who voice transmission problems actually have the 6 speed as you do not notice gear shifting in a CVT, it is constant and smooth). Bought with 62k miles and presently I have 128k miles and only work needed was a brake change. Now to capture reasons on car rating. Performance: slow and mild engine. 203hp is a little weak for this size car. Comfort, design, quality I put 4 as they are nice. Reliability excellent as I've had no issues. Value poor. Typical of american cars with high mileage.


Favorite Features

CVT Transmission. It took some getting used to at first as I've always driven sports cars or sport sedans and loved the shifting of gears. With the CVT transmission however there are no shifting of gears. Just a constant yet smooth acceleration without shifting. Reliability. I bought the car with 62k miles and presently have over 128k miles. Only work needed so far was my brakes. Just typical maintenance. If you take care of this car it will take care of you and last for a long time. I also like the space. Perfect for family trips (huge trunk) and I'm 6'8" and fits me very comfortable.


Suggested Improvements

I think they have covered as many improvements as they could when they redesigned it back into the Ford Taurus. My only complaint is the handling (handles like a boat) and engine performance. 203hp is a little sluggish for this size vehicle. 250hp would have been a little better and competitive to the market.


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Transmission Failure
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By Dora Sweigart
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2006 Ford Five Hundred SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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With 68,000 miles, the transmission went out. The cost to repair was $4,200. Now the air conditioning is going out. I will not buy another Ford product.


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FANTASTIC CAR,LUV IT!!!
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By veronica taylor
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2006 Ford Five Hundred SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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This is my first luxury vehicle,my mother absolutely loves to ride in my car, even though she owns a NEW TOYOTA. THE RIDE IS SMOOTH, when I drive my car I feel like I am driving an SUV.


Favorite Features

This is a very elegant looking vehecle Very roomy, stylish


Suggested Improvements

No improvements, great car.


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Such a pretty car!
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By Lucia
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2006 Ford Five Hundred SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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When I first spotted this car I thought it was a Mercedes with its overall good looks of distinction. I instantly fell in love after looking at so many cars. It drives like a Cadillac with a smooth ride and the extra room inside is reminiscent of the big cars of yesteryear. My husband who is an auto mechanic swore he would never own a Ford, but was highly impressed with this car. He says the only down side is the engine is too small for such a large car. He's into speed while I'll take comfort and smoothness of ride any day.


Favorite Features

Being a short person, I appreciate the 'high ride', the roomy seating area in front and back, the huge trunk, great stereo system and all the bells and whistles of luxury amenities.


Suggested Improvements

Could be more soundproof. There is loud engine noise on acceleration and the steering sounds like metal rubbing against metal.


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Goodbye Ford
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Jeevis
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2006 Ford Five Hundred SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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Bought new...start of a nightmare! Motor has been ticking since 500 miles. Ford retorqued and adjusted arojund the camshaft twice-no improvement! Dealer is stumped! Constant brake problems (car has only 20000 miles now). Steering stops have to constantly be "re-set and re-greased" because of noises when steering. AC would not turn off at one point-fixed now. AC doors were striking something and made knocking noises whenever AC was turned on/off-now fixed. Still some odd sounds under dash (like water running) and A/C panel-again Ford is stumped! Dealer blames Ford; Ford blames dealer. This loyal customer will take his loyalty to Toyota/Honda-never to return to Ford again!


Favorite Features

Roomy interior, dashboard, beautifully designed exterior, excellent sound system.


Suggested Improvements

Ford needs to be more helpful to customers they've sold a lemon to. Many noises in this car that are not right. Need to fix this car's brake system. Mud flaps too low and often strike ground when going over speed bumps. Constant engine tick. Power steering knocks. Crudely made!


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Best Yet
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By Ed Wood
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2006 Ford Five Hundred SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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I am a life long Crown Vic owner. I rented a 500 for a trip up the west coast. I was hooked and bought one the next week. I drive this car over 1000 miles a week and I have had no issues with it. I feel very safe when driving. I like the visibility and high seating (6'3") - As a replacement for all you Crown Vic owners - Give it a test drive. I'm glad I did.


Favorite Features

Super large trunk. Easy to get into and out of the car. Good mileage for a V-6. Easy to drive and park in the city.


Suggested Improvements

Better brakes. Hybrid (hint hint)


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Safest Car in America
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By TERRYP
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2006 Ford Five Hundred SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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I've driven this car for 1 year and currently have no issues. This is one solidly built automobile. I've studied the crash test data and I wasn't disappointed - 4 out of 5 tests it achieved the 5 star rating. (The 4 star rating was for rollover prevention - an issue that was corrected for 2008.) More than anything else - it is very comfortable to drive or ride in. Passengers in the back seat are surprised by the amount of leg room. When this lease is up I'm buying a Taurus.


Favorite Features

Roominess. This car puts my wife's Crown Vic to shame. More trunk space too.


Suggested Improvements

Auto unlock when ignition key turned off! After the drive unlock all the doors please.


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Poor Quality. Nothing but troubles
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By Paul
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2006 Ford Five Hundred SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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Buy a Toyota or Nissan or Honda. This car is the worst. I have had nothing but troubles with it. I have had it in the shop at least 6 times in 11 months. Bad rotors, replaced rotors, ground rotors, air conditioning problem, brake out at 30K, loudest car ever. Save your money and buy Japanese. I just bought a Maxima and love it. Soon I will get rid of Ford forever.


Favorite Features

Gasmileage


Suggested Improvements

Sell the company to someone who know how to build a reliable car


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Still Not Up To Par Vs. Japanese
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By Freeagent35
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2006 Ford Five Hundred SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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This is a fleet vehicle supplied by my company. I drive it regularly, a mix of highway and city miles. Though a definite improvement from the Taurus, still not up to the level of quality of the better Japanese cars. Examples: (1) Hood has to be slammed to close. Don't have to do this if build quality and clearance is correct, but I have to slam the hood hard or it won't latch. Unacceptable. (2) Grinding and creaking noises in steering/suspension. This began shortly after purchase, in cold temps. Now happens regularly. I'm sick of buying imports but will have to until Detroit makes quality their number one goal. I likely would not buy one; if so, only if it was really cheap.


Favorite Features

Variable transmission seems to improve mileage. Power curve is a little unusual, but seems to accelerate well. Car handles very well in the snow with Continental all season radials.


Suggested Improvements

Rear seats should fold down. Improve fit and finish. MP3 input on stereo. Suspension and undercarriage does not appear to be well built and seems to be falling apart after 25k miles.


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Lots of room, but electrical problems
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By ebutterfly
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2006 Ford Five Hundred SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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This car has lots of room and great to have with 2 kids. The problems that we have had though is that they have already had to replace the radio. It would just go out and have no sound with it. Now we are having problems with the windows not working. I don't know if we just got a lemon or if this is a manufacturing problem. If the windows are working, I love this car.


Favorite Features

The huge trunk, plenty of room for my 6'4" husband to sit in the back seat and entertain kids, room for 3 people in the back.


Suggested Improvements

Windows need to work all the time, Radio doesn't need to be replaced after only a year.


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