2006 Ford Five Hundred Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl CVT)
We adore this car. Over the years we have had several models of Toyotas, Subarus, Nissans, VWs. Nothing has matched it. The Five Hundred is powerful, comfortable, reliable, gets excellent gas mileage, fun and easy to drive, has inexpensive upkeep and the lease payments are cheap. I was devastated to hear that Ford wants to nix it in favor of the Taurus, which seems like a "secretary car" to us.
That it is so powerful and safe, yet gets great gas mileage. We live on a long dirt road in steep northern mountains. The Five Hundred puts our Subaru to shame on all counts. I think this Ford sedan could push a snowplow!
I cannot think of any improvements because it's perfect. I wished we'd have chosen a different color interior but the leather is fabulous.