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Goodbye Ford
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By Jeevis
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2006 Ford Five Hundred Sedan 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!


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Ed Wood
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2006 Ford Five Hundred Sedan 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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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 Sedan 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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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 Sedan 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.


Best Features

Gasmileage


Worst Features

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 Sedan 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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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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