"Great car overall,more room inside than previously owned Cadillac, better ride, also. Would be one of the best cars i ever owned, if it didn't have the CVR transmission which broke right after I bought it. Replacement cost $5K."
"Purchased this car in 2007 because of ease of entrance and exit. My wife has mobility issues and this vehicle required neither climbing (SUV) or lowering (most all Sedans). Setting and driving position are ideally suited to my 6' frame which greatly reduces fatigue over long distances. While Ford still makes this car as a Taraus, it has been reduced in overall size and now has no comparasion to the original 500. I would purchase a new model of this car as it occurred in 2005!"
Pros: "everything you could want, MPG good,smooth ride"
Cons: "Transmission needs replacing @ 93,000 mi"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"This is one of the nicest cars I have owned including 2 I purched new. My 2007 Ford 500 was 5 years old when I purchased it 3 years ago and has driven flawlessly for the entire time. Comfort is awesome with a strong emphasis on features not often found in vehicles in higher price ranges.
Although there is no negative effect yet, there is a whirring noise that has been identified as trouble with the transmission. Since it is a CVT, I've been told that replacing it is the only way to go. It will come with a full 3 year warranty (if it is a Ford product and done by the dealer) but will cost more than the KBB value. Is it true that putting a new major component into a vehicle hastens the failure of others that are working fine now? When does love outweigh sensibility?
I haven't gone anywhere but the dealer but I will before making my decision. Any feedback?"
Cons: "Mud flaps on front do not like speed bumps."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"With Ford only making the Five Hundred for three years, this car is quickly becoming forgotten. I recently purchased my 2006 and with only 73000 miles. The car runs like a top and gets well over 21 mpg in the city. Closer to 24 or 25. On the highway, 29-30 mpg. Seats are very comfortable and you can actually see the speedometer while driving. This 6 cylinder, 6 speed setup was extremely popular with the Fusion owners. One owner I recently talked to prefers his 2006 over his new 2015 model. These vehicles are easily making it to 200000 miles with only routine maintenance issues. Some have had some A/C problems but I have not any. This car has some getup and go and can also relax and sip fuel. I find it easy to get in and out of and enjoy driving it. If you find this car listed at the KBB price, all I can say is that I highly recommend you buy it. I don't think you will be disappointed."
"I recently purchased this vehicle and fell in love with it. Overall this is an excellent car with both great reliability, comfort and features. I would buy another one. The only draw back is that Ford came out with (in that year frame) a cheap way for the A/C. They used Teflon for coating the parts so when your A/C goes it is called "BLACK DEATH" which means a black powder forms up in your A/C lines so that when your compressor goes you have to change all the lines also. Mine went out with 108000 miles on it and it cost me $1800 to fix it. Works great now, expected with a car that old for something to go wrong."