"I agree with the first review, that the paint is chipping directly behind the wheels due to styling. Overall, this car is fantastic in the snow, we put a hitch on it and pull our smaller pop up travel trailer and the gas mileage is fantastic. 27 without a trailer and 21 pulling. The transmisson is the cvt and variable, kind of like a snowmobile, it works great. It is unfortunate that FORD did not continue this transmission. The car is 5 almost 6 years old, paid off and *knock on wood* no major issues. I think I will drive it till the wheels fall off, perhaps that is why FORD stopped making the transmission to encourage a new vehicle purchase. :-)"
"1st owner and at 115k miles it still holds its value. Replaced the A/C compressor at 60k. But that's it. Navi sytem is awesome. Limited edition. Runs great, full comfort and roomy interior. Fit and finish has held up. Trunk is HUGE!
Engine power was never top end but does the job.
Any repairs have always been cheap to have done."
"I have owned this car for four years and it has been great. It is spacious inside and the trunk is huge! Even after 130,000 miles, it still drives and rides like a new car. I will drive this car until the wheels fall off!"
"I have owned numerous vehicles from numerous mfg, but this 500 is the best car I have ever owned. I haven't had lick of trouble with this car. It handles wonderfully in snow and ice. It has a huge trunk and back seat. I like the height of the car for getting in and out of the car. It is a car I would recommend to our daughter."