Used 2006 Ford Five Hundred Sedan Consumer Reviews

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Has been a very reliable car

mts35, 04/30/2015
SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl CVT)
36 of 36 people found this review helpful

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.

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Love it even at 242k

Ivy C, 09/07/2016
SE 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl CVT)
26 of 27 people found this review helpful

I'll be honest I'm in the automotive industry and 15 years ago I was the last person backing a Ford product. However I was talked into an F150 and fell in love. Now on my second Ford, this one the Fivehundred. I know there are some bad reviews on the transmission but I was fortunate and didn't have any issue's until just recently 242k. Of course it's an extremely expensive repair ( we do not work on transmissions ) . I love my car, and to me it's worth the fix. I am not a gentle driver and drive 100 miles a day for work so I am shocked no issue's until now.,but very grateful as well. I would buy another one in a heart beat.

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TRANSMISSION IS WACK

condrabo, 03/11/2011
SEL 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)
102 of 112 people found this review helpful

Ford has had major problems with the transmissions in the 2005-2006 Ford 500's. The transmissions go out with as little as 30,000 miles on the vehicle. My car is no exception to the transmission issues. The car will "buck and jump" when passing or when slowing below 40 mph. I contacted Ford and their response was since the NHTSA hasn't forced a recall, there is nothing they can do to assist with the problem. Instead of being proactive, I suppose Ford will just wait until enough people have had their fill of problems and file class action lawsuits.

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Best Sedan For The $$

rockinroller, 04/30/2012
SEL 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)
28 of 30 people found this review helpful

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.

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Why did they discontinue the 500's?

R Shorts, 05/14/2017
SEL 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)
10 of 10 people found this review helpful

We sooo enjoy our Ford 500! Bought it new. The most major repair was the motor mount that cracked. Was a bear to replace. Replaced front brakes at 220,000 miles, wow! No engine or transmission problems! We are now at 262,000 miles.… and still counting on our car continuing it's great performance.

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