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2005 Ford Five Hundred

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 19/Hwy 26/Comb 22 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, 3.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

2005 Ford Five Hundred Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.8
Out of 10

Based on 585 Ratings for the 2005 - 2007 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.9/10
    Quality
    9.0/10
  • Reliability
    9.2/10
    Performance
    8.8/10
  • Comfort
    9.3/10
    Styling
    9.0/10

thie car is yhe best ive ever owned

By on Sunday, April 26, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 102,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "its spacious and handles great"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"what can i say im very happy with this car people tell me thyat it looks and runs like a newer car it drives and handles very good."

Overall best car I've owned.

By on Friday, April 24, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 197,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Low overall cost per mile, plenty of space"

Cons: "Underdesigned valve in tranny, low tech level"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I've owned around twelve cars so far. I've had faster cars, better handling cars, more fun cars, better looking cars, and more comfortable cars. But, overall this car has had good enough handling, acceleration, braking, space, comfort, reliability, and gas mileage to win in a comparison. It does well in snow and hasn't left me stranded yet. I paid $12K and have put 130K miles on it and it still has some value. It hasn't stranded me yet although I have put a few grand in for repairs (transmission issue and A/C were two non-wear items that needed major repairs."

Comfortable and trustworthy. Rated very safe!

By on Sunday, April 19, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Large, comfortable, safe, no breakdowns!"

Cons: "Transmission expensive to repair!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have had 2006 Ford 500 since day one and it performs as I wanted this big comfortable sedan! Ford doesn't seem to want to sell the Taurus anymore??"

2005 FORD 500 MONEY PIT!!

By on Wednesday, April 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 185,000

10 2.0
overall rating 2 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
2/10
Value
2/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfortable ride and good gas mileage"

Cons: "Underpowered, unreliable,"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"Purchased new November 2004, transmission failed at 38000 miles. Spent over $9000 in repairs over normal maintenance costs. Air conditioner replaced twice. Heated seats failed at 2500 miles, radio quit at about 4000. The factory contributed about $7000 towards some of the additional repairs for a total of approximately $16000 on repairs prior to having 80000 miles. Throttle body, 2 catalytic converters, power steering pump.Heated seats and cd quit after warranty expired. Factory replaced front wheel bearings, struts, and brake rotors. I had to replace bearings again!Idler pulley replaced twice. Not enough space to list everything that went wrong as soon as the warranty expired even though Ford helped with some of the problems."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

clean car..best gas mileage

By on Sunday, March 29, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "great gas mileage"

Cons: "none"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"1 rock ding on windshield. Drivers seat has cracks in leather. Clean carpet, back seats clean, headliner perfect, all windows tinted. Brand new tires, new brakes and rotors, body better than good condition, had rear bumper replaced due to being backed into in parking lot."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

The best car I have owned in 40+ years of driving

By on Monday, March 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 133,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Solid feel, reliable and trouble free, comfortable"

Cons: "Noisy engine and marginal fuel economy"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I used to always buy new cars, but I made an exception when I was in the market and found this every-option Five Hundred Limited with All Wheel Drive. I am now at 133K miles, and yet it has required nothing beyond routine service, tires and 2 batteries - I've never had a car before, even with my level of care, provide that level of reliability over so many miles. The AWD makes a world of difference in performance - possibly due to the CVT (which was phased out when the more powerful 3.5L engine came along). Handling is great, the ride is tight but the suspension really soaks up the bumps - not a "floaty" ride at all. At the 10 year point, the ride is not as quiet as it once was due to more road noise coming through as well as some wind noise at highway speeds. I can accept that given it's age. A plus is that even here in the rust belt, the car is rust free. Down side is engine noise and poor fuel economy on the AWD versions. I get 24 MPG max on the highway and typically 18 average city / highway commute. Keep in mind this is a 4000 pound true full size car."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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