Those front seats are mounted on a Volvo-devised cross-body beam that runs from the bottom of the B pillar the post between the front and rear doors that adds strength to the car's shell and that helps provide protection in the event of a side impact. After a week behind the wheel, I think it's really a matter of taste. And then my dad gave me his 2007 Ford Five Hundred. I absolutely love my car! You may not need to tear through rock quarries, you may need to drive through snow, and the Five Hundred should handle winter travel well. When Ford brought back the Five Hundred spelled out as an all-new product for 2005, it was as a separate model and as the new flagship of its fleet of cars. Also helping to reduce stopping distances is the size of the brakes: 12.
The Five Hundred's basic structure benefits from Volvo's extensive safety research. Its V6 engine delivers sufficient power and its transmissions help the engine perform well while achieving fuel-efficiency. As they say, never buy a first year car. The Five Hundred's long wheelbase, independent front and rear suspension and stiff chassis work well together. It was 8 years old and had more than 100,000 miles on it.
These include a fifteen percent reduction in the U. The Five Hundred also has a larger trunk 21. I got my 500 in July and couldn't be happier. Tires worn from rear shock tower failure. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. . I had given up on most American cars, and was looking at the Accord, Altima, Camry, and Sonata.
Each of the four doors has a beverage holder, and additional cup holders are located in the center console between the front seats with two more in the center console that folds down from the back of the back middle seat. The tall trunk lid has a spoiler-like lip along its top trailing edge. With standard air bags and available electronic stability control, the Ford Five Hundred compares is in sync with its competitors. I would def purchase again. Sounds like leak in the door seal; cannot locate source.
The Five Hundred's cabin offers the interior space of a full-size car. Ford must share some responsibility as the marketing of the car was poor and the styling quite subdued. Regardless I still get better mileage in my daily driver Toyota pickup. The car literally fell apart. The first day of delivery I spotted 4 defects, 3 trims and 1 paint. The Five Hundred's V6 engine delivers sufficient power for most buyers. Yes Review Date: 14th February, 2009 Faults: My drive shaft off of my transmission went bad.
Also, I drive probably 80 highway, 20 city, and I get 25-27 mpg. I always feel in control as the car seems glued to the road and moves through corners with very little body roll. Front-wheel drive was standard on both trims, with all-wheel drive available as an option. From the moment I started to drive it I was hooked. And they fold down to increase cargo capacity. At 52,000 miles, the noise in the transmission became constant. Video of Ford Five-Hundred 2009.
Very much recommended if looking for value. Wait until they work the bugs out! Of course, none of this really matters. Interior Features Although the 2005 Ford Five Hundred's exterior is a foot shorter than the full-size Ford Crown Victoria sedan, the new car has nearly as much passenger room 107. It's Friday late and now I have to wait till Monday to get checked. Ingress and egress are effortless due to the higher seat positions. Also, the front drive bearings are noisy. Competition Chevrolet Caprice Chrysler 300C Dodge Charger Hyundai Azera Kia Opirus Mercury Montego Peugeot 607 Fascinated with the Function keys on a keyboard, the Chinese automotive brand follows a naming regiment that sees models receiving names based on numbers, followed by the letter F.
Our tested front-wheel drive Five Hundred had a six-speed automatic transmission and a 3. Each is powered by a 3. The higher profile seats are wonderful for my bad back and road visability. I know what it's like to not have power and to have it. Each of the car's four doors has a beverage holder, and additional cup holders are located in the center console between the front seats with two more in the center console that folds down from the back of the back middle seat. Large rear side windows give the Five Hundred more of a luxury car profile.
Its rear seats are comfortable, roomy, and fold down to increase cargo capacity. Also, paint is peeling from rust around wheel wells. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year. Rear-seat room is particularly impressive: In fact, there's more rear legroom 41. For car guys, the Ford Five Hundred might be the kind of car you can recommend, an automobile that you can picture someone else driving. The brakes are pretty good.