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99,300 miles so far
12 of 18 people found this review helpful
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By pndcke
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2006 Ford Five Hundred Sedan Limited 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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Car is getting hard to find, best kept secret, space, mileage, and seats you can actually get off of after a 16 hour trip with no pains or stiffness! Space for shopping and luggage! Black leather interior and surfaces looks as new!


Best Features

Space! Mileage! In 100,000 miles I replaced the original tires with Michelin Hydroedge, 1 a/c compressor and top engine mount and about 87,000 miles, replaced rear brakes with new rotors and ceramic pads, no mess! K&N Air Filter and Pennzoil Platinum 5w/20 since 3000 miles. Buy the 6speed auto FWD not the cvt trans nor AWD. The car averages 26.9 MPG with 33.5 on level highway 65MPH and 37psi in the tires, cruise on.


Worst Features

Buy another and put it in storage for future replacement.


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Best Sedan For The $$
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By rockinroller
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2006 Ford Five Hundred Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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Bought my 06 SEL FWD used for $5000 recently and can tell you it's the absolute BEST BUY I've ever made for a used vehicle. I had the 07 Limited AWD for a couple of years (also used) and in retrospect probably should not have sold it. It was great in the (Michigan) winters, got super mileage for a big car (26+ highway), seated 5 adults comfortably and the only issue I had was with the rear brakes wearing out after only 15K miles. This recent 2006 purchase reminds me of the great qualities that Ford built into these vehicles and had they been "faster" and perhaps a bit cheaper (than the $30K price tag for the Limited AWD), they'd probably still be around.


Best Features

The best thing about these Five Hundreds is their utility--interior space, yet not a bulky vehicle to park and drive. They have a European feel of quality--both in and out. The driver's seat (in the SEL and Limited) has so many adjustments that you can't miss finding a location that's right for you. Vision is superb from in-to-out.


Worst Features

Too late now as these are out of production, BUT if Ford had these on the burner for the next model year I'd advise them to increase the power of the engine, LOSE that CVT trans and put 18" wheels and tires on all models of this vehicle.


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Transmission Issues
38 of 54 people found this review helpful
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By karent4
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2006 Ford Five Hundred Sedan Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


Review

2006 Ford 500 transmission bushing shot $1,200; that hurts!


Worst Features

Ford needs to step up; alot of people having issues with this transmission.


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Another Bad Ford Transmission
10 of 14 people found this review helpful
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By bunnytwo
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2006 Ford Five Hundred Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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After replacing 4 transmissions on a Windstar, and another on a Taurus SHO, we still bought another Ford. Now the 2006 Five Hundred needs a new transmission with under 100k miles. Here is the funny part. The dealer said we had the new CVT or VCT TYPE tranny, but the 2nd opinion mechanic said we don't. How could the dealer be mistaken? This is my LAST Ford.


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Truth Be Told...
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By db13
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2006 Ford Five Hundred Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


Review

I thought it was the best engineered car around...for the money and it's functionality and form. It's simply a beautiful, comfortable, and fun-to-drive car. Untill the power steering pump, and rack went out at only 30k. $1100.00 ouch! Now, at 57K I'm hearing howling as I drive to work at night. No, not Halloween warewolves, I wish; wheel (axle), bearing. $360.00 if dearler does the job.


Best Features

None; all are over-shadowed by early, and recent (premature), problems


Worst Features

Ford should work on and/or pay for quality parts, support their engineering staff, and stand behind their products with a better warranty (e.g. 10 yr., 100,000 mi. pwr. train).


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