2007 Ford Five Hundred SEL 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)
The 500 is the only sedan I could get into with a huge trunk and interior for less than $25K loaded up. The styling is generic but not offending. The 3.0 liter engine has good highway passing power and far from being underpowered. The ride and handling are ok but steering could be a little firmer and more direct. Shame on Ford for removing the door protection moldings. I will have to see if the dealer can install them aftermarket.
Interior room and comfort, trunk space, highway passing response, good quality so far with no real problems to report.
Bodyside moldings. Why did Ford introduce this car with bodyside moldings and then cheapen it by deleting them? Better radio, a few more mpg would be nice like the Impala, CVT drones and needs more refinement.