2005 Ford Five Hundred User Reviews

2005 Ford Five Hundred Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 17 reviews

  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"comfortable car" 7 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
"big car" 3 reviews
CONS
"small power" 2 reviews
"tires" 2 reviews
"paint job" 2 reviews

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Kent writes:
2005 Ford Five Hundred Limited AWD Review
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Solid handling, lots of features for the money.

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Sub-par interior materials, overall engineering lacks sophistication.

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A Good Effort, But.... — I bought this car because I'm getting old and figured it was time to get a grown-up car! Did a lot of research and decided that I got a lot of features for the money (I bought it when it was 1 1/2 years old). The fact that ath the time Five Hundred's were selling for a lot less than the competition on the resale market should have told me something.... Performance is okay. Acceleration won't cause any whiplash and no danger of detached retinas from the brakes, but both are adequate for commuting to work and running errands around town. The suspension is actually pretty darn good for such a big car, I'd even venture to characterize it as somewhat 'European'. I guess that's not too much of a stretch considering that it's based on a Volvo-derived platform. And I certainly did get an awful lot of features for not a whole lot of money. This car is absolutely loaded with bells and whistles that would have cost several thousand more on an Accord or Camry. Also, the interior of the car really has a pretty nice layout that I'd put up against any of the mid-level European or Japanese sedans--for looks. The quality of the materials is definitely not on par with the competition...lots of cheap feeling plastic that quite frankly I've found typical in American cars. General reliability has been pretty good so far, but there are some problems that I would classify more as design flaws. The CVT transmission is amazingly noisy and if I had to do it over again I'd opt for the non-AWD version with the 6-speed auto. Also, the power steering system puffs and wheezes like crazy during low-speed maneuvering which seems to be endemic to the first run of Five Hundreds (the new 'Taurus' version has a more advanced electric-assist system). There's also the tendency of the water drain system in the doors to clog which allow the doors to fill with water when it rains real hard. Where this car shines is on a cool, sunny day while crusing down the interstate with the sunroof open. Better than anything Ford's offered up until 2005, but the car could definitely benefit from a materials upgrade and a little more sweat in the details.

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Joe writes:
2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL Review
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5

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Great smooth ride

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Not a v8, but not bad

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The Ride — Great car, had it since it was new. Never had any issues with it, it's a great car to go on trips with. Got it wired for sound, it's also got remote start. All in all it's a safe reliable car seating for five.

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Ken writes:
2005 Ford Five Hundred Limited Review
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She knows point A. She knows point B. She knows how to get from one to the other.

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About as fun to drive as watching paint dry.

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Crossing My Fingers — When Ford made the mistake of calling the Taurus the Five Hundred and Mullaly (CEO of Ford Motor Company) knocked some sense back into the company, I wondered how this was going to make owners like me feel about having a vehicle that even Ford wasn't quite sure of. Well, I've gotten over it and this faux Taurus and precursor to the 2010 design change is what it is: a big car with an engine that's too small to energize you as a driver and looks that would make anyone say, "Eh." There have been recalls (rear brakes, harsh transmission shifts, etc) that have all affected me and my pocket book. But in the end, at 91K+ miles currently, 3 sets of wheels and regular oil changes have kept this Titanium Green honey going. It's my daily commuter. It's fine. And surprisingly getting me 27 mpg. I think it'll go another 80-90K, but that's crossing my fingers really, really hard.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Rich writes:
2005 Ford Five Hundred Limited Review
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Features, comfort, gas mileage

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Plain jane appearance, even with it's new 2008 Taurus badging

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Ford Five Hundred — Performance is adequate Quality is good so far Styling is tame but adequate Very inexpensive for what you get Not really a fun car, but very comfortable with all the bells and whistles. Great gas mileage--average 26mph with mixed driving. Would definitely recommend so here are six more words...

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Adam writes:
2005 Ford Five Hundred Limited Review
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5

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Roomy, comfortable, quiet, safe

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Not as sporty looking as some other sedans

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Got To Love The 6 Speed Transmission — While the new 08 Taurus models get more horsepower, the 3 liter in my Five can still make you smile, especially at highway speeds. Car is fully loaded and we are spoiled, even has the remote start and heated seats for the cold season.

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vinomanca writes:
2005 Ford Five Hundred SE Review
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Great overall reliable car. Very little work above basic maintenance.

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I'm a really big guy. 6'3" 370. I can fit just barely. Nothing else other than that,

vinomanca
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Good Reliable And A Great Value. — Good clean comfortable car that performed well. Plenty of room for a mid size car that is dependable. Good gas mileage for the size car with enough power to do what you need to do. Just a good overall car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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michply writes:
2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL Review
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5

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Low Maintainance vehicle, comparable with Japanese and European cars

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Nothing to Complain

michply
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Great Family Car — Great Car for family.Has all features user friendly. Excellent road grip.Value for money . Quality of this vehicle has surpassed my expectations. With Vehicle frame coming from Volvo platform, excellent road view for short people. 5 star side crash rated vehicle. Definitely recommend for friends and family

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Krueger writes:
2005 Ford Five Hundred Limited Review
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5

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Very reliable,heated seats,good visibility as windows are large enough to see other objects, moon roof, roomy trunk.

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Hanger for clothes is poorly designed and basically unusable, 18" tires costly to replace, the paint finish does scratch easily.

Krueger
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In Love — I love this car. It is comfortable and handles all my daily needs well. I have not put much money into this car for repairs but the major items I have replaced have been tires and the airbag deployment thingamajig. Most reliable car I have owned.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Steve writes:
2005 Ford Five Hundred Limited Review
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Great to drive long distances

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Nothing

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2005 Ford Five Hundred — Great passenger car overall. What I loved about it the most was it was basically free as it was a company vehicle. Drove this vehicle very long distances (over 1,500 miles weekly) for my job and the passenger compartment and driver erganomics made this a very comfortable vehicle to drive. Mileage range was excellent for this 6 cyl. LOVED THIS CAR!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Vincent writes:
2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL Review
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It' a nice ride

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Rear end sound

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Great Car Overall. — Nice car, suits me just fine, as with most Fords. Only put gas and oil into her so far, may need some new wipers before winter hits, but other than that, she's just fine. If your going for a used car, I recommend this car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2007 Ford Five Hundred Reviews

Serves It's Intended Purpose Well By SLK55

Bought used so wasn't as pristine as I would have liked, and it's black so keeping it looking nice isn't the easiest task. We love the big car ride and that Ford parts and repairs are reasonable, comp... Read More

Work Car By johnmatkinson1

Great car with tons of room for a sedan. Gas mileage is awesome for the way I drive it. Good looking car for a sedan, good stance, good handling, tires are costly to replace. Passenger front seat f... Read More

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2006 Ford Five Hundred Reviews

Great Looking Car...but..... By bill91852

This throttle body, surging, erratic dash gauge light issue has put a damper on an otherwise great car. Fords inability to acknowledge or to take interest in these issues makes one wonder if they woul... Read More

Descent Car For A Family By overhere803

Roomy, comfortable, quiet. Dependable, great on gas and overall a good vehicle. Easy to maintain, and good on the highway. Leather, dual climate control and sunroof are just some of the features on th... Read More

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