I like this car
By Robert on
2007 Ford Five Hundred SEL 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl CVT)
The longer we own this car, the more we like it. We had one problem with abnormal brake wear and Ford took car of it even though it wasn't a warranty item. Handling is very good for such a large car (especially in snow with AWD), ride is excellent and gas mileage has been more than surprising. We got 31 mpg on a recent trip through Arizona and New Mexico. Average mpg in our local hilly/mountain area is 19 city and 26 highway (better than EPA estimate.)
The 3.0 liter V-6 give us enough power especially when coupled with the continuously variable transmission. We love the smooth functioning of the powertrain.
The automatic variable sound level with the radio is fine when the vehicle is moving but seems to reduce volume to a lower than desired level when the vehicle slows to a stop. It's still better than adjusting the volume manually, however.