That power flows through either of two very effective transmissions. It's fairly roomy under the hood of the Five Hundred, so servicing should be routine. Summary The new Ford Five Hundred delivers full-size interior space in a mid-size car. This is a dangerous distraction when driving in daylight hours and to see the information O the dashboard the running lights must be turned off. As of its intro, the Five Hundred comes with one engine, the 3. The Five Hundred's long wheelbase, independent front and rear suspension and stiff chassis work well together.
The Five Hundred doesn't deserve to be ignored. I proved this by driving into a dark parking garage and saw that the said lights turned on at maximum. If they don't sell, we predict it'll be due to the dull styling. The New York Times, Phil Patton, April 11, 2004. The Five Hundred's V6 engine delivers sufficient power for most buyers. All specifications, prices and equipment are subject to change without notice.
The interior is cheerless, like a bad day in Dearborn, even if the materials and quality are a step above those of its domestic competition. Of course, none of this really matters. Are you still with us? For the first time in a full-size Ford sedan, the Ford Five Hundred featured independent suspension for both front and rear axles, with front suspension and a with coilover shocks; both axles were fitted with stabilizer bars. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations. So how do you find out what problems are occurring? Where the Taurus was a fresh, even brazen design when it debuted, the Five Hundred body is derivative, sharing more than a few lines with the stately , itself redesigned for 2006. Excluding export sales, 241,402 Ford Five Hundreds were produced.
I soon noticed that the dashboard display lights would not light up during daylight hours, even though the rheostat was set on maximum brilliance. The Five Hundred is a large, versatile, well-executed sedan that craves a right-sized engine to complete its compelling package. If you are interested in advertising a for-profit service,. The engine lets you know it's there when you put your foot down, but the car is very quiet when cruising along, and we never had to raise our voices to carry on a conversation with those sitting beside, behind or in front of us. With the option of a folding front passenger seat, a Five Hundred was able to carry objects up to ten feet long inside the vehicle. The Limited has much easier to read light-face gauges. Check with your dealer for exact monthly payment.
Also helping to reduce stopping distances is the size of the brakes: 12. Everything is essentially where you'd expect it to be. The steering is light, but not mushy. And we hope they address it. And the combination of a comfortable seating position and the huge interior make it a very easy car to take on a long trip. Nearly 20 years ago, it had them in the form of the Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable, benchmark cars at the time that sold big. Although the Five Hundred is an all-new car, it looks vaguely familiar.
The electronic all-wheel-drive system comes from Volvo, and we're not aware of any problems with it. In 2000, the concept car was shown. The Five Hundred's other family relation is the , a functionally identical sedan distinguished by minor trim and appearance changes. Alongside standard dual front airbags, the Five Hundred was available with both side airbags and curtain airbags as an option. For the most safety-minded consumers, side and curtain airbags are available. Ford acquired the Swedish automaker famous for its passenger-protecting innovations in 1999. The driving sensation is a bit odd, though.
Marking the debut of the Ford D3 platform, the Five Hundred marked several firsts for full-size Ford vehicles, including the first front-wheel drive layout, first all-wheel drive option, first unibody chassis, and the first version sold without a V8 engine. Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. This is a major safety issue and could cause an accident, especially if the lights cut off at random. Don't waste your time wasting ours! The idea is that rather than having four or five or six set ratios, the transmission has an infinite number of ratios, so it's always instantly at its most efficient. Unfortunately, the Five Hundred's engine is not terribly refined and exacerbates the drivetrain feedback. With improved participation and access, fit and finish increased on prototype parts, decreasing the time needed for preliminary production vehicles, so called pilot vehicles. It looks a little too Teutonic, Mays admits.
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. Chrome accents the front edges of the bumper. Short drivers should make sure the high seating position doesn't force them to sit too close to the steering wheel. Compared to the Taurus, the Five Hundred is more than three inches longer, an inch and a half wider and four inches taller. About 40 minutes later a similar situation occurred, only this time just the instrument panel failed.
But at least it's well-known technology. For the 2010 model year, the Ford Taurus underwent a complete redesign. Fortunately, the Five Hundred has a couple of things to help it in its battle with physics. Along with the first completely new full-size chassis since 1979, the 2005 Five Hundred introduced two distinct full-size model lines to Ford for the first time since the 1978 discontinuation of the Custom 500. Deriving its nameplate from the Custom 500, and of the 1950s to 1970s, the Five Hundred was the larger of two model lines intended as the replacement of the Ford Taurus model range the being the smaller vehicle.