2006 Ford Five Hundred Sedan SEL 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)
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.
2006 Ford Five Hundred Sedan SE 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl CVT)
Bought car used with 128k miles, shortly transmission started clunking
loudly in lower gears between 2 & 3 on the CVT tranny. I guess I'm not the only one with tranny problems on these cars. If Ford made a lemon you would thing they would do the right thing and announce a recall to keep their people happy. It would actually bring them more new business. This will be my last Ford unless they fix it.
2006 Ford Five Hundred Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl CVT)
I originally bought this car in 2012 with 62k miles. Now it's 2015 and 163k miles later. My car has the cvt transmission and no issues. Those complaining of slipping or hard shifts in between gears would be the 6 speed auto. Cvt transmission had only one continous gear. It does not shift. The only replacements done to this car other than normal maintenance is replacing the alternator at 120k miles and replacing the starter at 150k miles. Otherwise a solid car for the money. My daily commute is 120 miles round trip.
Reliability. Highway driven averaging 28mpg
Stronger engine. 203hp is weak for this size car and it's outclassed by the competition.
2006 Ford Five Hundred Sedan Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl CVT)
I wrote a review awhile ago stating I was getting 20 mpg local droving, & mentioned I would write back when I go on a trip. Well to my surprise we averaged 29 mpg. not bad for an all wheel drive. very satisfied
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