Let's confront it, acknowledging right up front that virtue is rarely exciting. . As soon as I got the car out on the road and the traffic was clear for a bit, I tried flooring the accelerator to test what was my biggest concern going into the test drive. At least I know I won't be hitting someone in front of me because of my brakes. The inner door handles could be ingots with only minimal carving. As soon as I discovered how it worked, I got the driver's seat nicely adjusted for my preferences.
The Five Hundred also handles corners and curves very well. The car seemed to me very solidly put together. . Theoretically, it offers an infinite number of ratios, optimized on the fly to give the best combination of speed, fuel economy, and emissions. By default is it a defective power train? Thanks for the tip, though. The car looks pretty nice from the side, with the one minor criticism I have being the horizontal chrome strips along the side. And I agree the acceleration is more than adequate.
I would consider this a serious defect that can affect your safety. Vehicles built prior to 8. For the 2010 model year, the Ford Taurus underwent a complete redesign. I thought I'd share my impressions with you all, since many of the posts in this Forum led me to give the Ford 500 a test drive. I thought perhaps it was just a rumor.
And why aren't more people complaining? A software update should go some way to preventing issues recurring in the future, especially if the vehicle has a low mileage. May not be able to get parts. I had my converters checked and they was clean so that wasn't my problem. In general, it's the only car I've ever seen that has as much room and comfort for the rear-seat passengers as it does for those in the front. Plenty of grocery room left.
Check engine lamp Codes P0505, P0506, P061. JmVaughn should definitely have a look at the newest 500s before buying that leftover '05! Is the Five Hundred boring? We were being good team players, and we did our best to wrap what was a best-in-class package with sheetmetal, and we ended up with a car, I think, that compromised itself in terms of style. Both are all-new mainstream four-door family haulers. Ford does not have a safety recall on these but should. Initially, when I first had it serviced because it wouldn't start. Folding down the rear seatbacks will make plenty of length for your pet boa to unconstrict; our Lufkin unrolled just one inch short of seven feet before bumping the back of the front seat. We're talking wheeze city, and the contrast with competing V-6s--from Honda and Toyota, for example--is striking.
I think plenty of buyers will find a use for such a machine. However, all of the problems it's having makes me realize we should have traded it in a year ago. Quite the well thought out and thorough review. And relative to the cautious sedan offerings of recent years, both are as radical as the flat tax. This car understeers firmly, consistently, and reliably. A mid-year running change removed the exterior doorside trim molding on all trim levels in favor of a small sill molding at the bottom edge of the door.
I have been buying my cars from ford over the past 10 years. Zero-to-60 comes up in 8. It is extremely dangerous to enter or exit highways and beltways when one cannot be sure the car engine will remain operational, power steering guidance will remain available and another vehicle will not be able to avoid running into me. I didn't try that, but I did get a three-by-five foot table top into the trunk easily, and without need to open up the rear seat passthrough. If he were to look on the net , as I did after I bought this car , he may have been educated a little more about the problems most other owners are having just like mine. Later I still have a problem with them. If you are carrying out major repairs to the transmission using Ford Five Hundred parts, be sure to update the powertrain control module and transmission control unit, which are components of the electronic control unit.
Keep in mind this Five Hundred has the all-wheel-drive option. It offers ample room for five, and, according to Ford, trunk space for eight sets of golf clubs. With the milege I average 23-28. My family doesn't deserve the uncertainty of a faulty unit. One pull and easily folds. The vehicle would do this, so unexpectedly, even at low speeds.
The clock in the center console is very classy and the cream-colored gauges with black lettering are nice and elegant. We drove over some roads with potholes and even some railroad tracks and the 500 was very quiet inside. I'm glad I didn't wait. So I didn't opt to have the tranny replaced. Leg and head room are excellent, especially in the oft-forgotten rear seat.