The Limited light-faced gauges are easier to read. For buyers seeking maximum comfort, space and value, there's the full-size Ford Five Hundred. Shale and Black interiors are also available. Introduction Introduced as an all-new nameplate for 2005, the Ford Five Hundred is the company's interpretation of the modern American sedan. Back seat passengers won't be cramped and there's plenty of room for luggage. My only complaints are that it isn't the best in snow and the engine could have more take off power especially if you compare the 500 to the new Chevy Malibu. When Ford launched a new flagship, the Galaxie, in 1959, it again used the 500 badge to indicate the most upscale version.
The driver sits relatively high, gaining a commanding view of the road. As the vehicle was turning in a slight curve to the right, as the rear side of the car lifted during the turn the noise was heard. Call us toll free 1-800-684-6189 or visit www. All are powered by a 3. Thanks to its Volvo-engineered chassis, the 2006 Ford Five Hundred offers a pleasant balance between smooth ride quality and responsive handling. 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.
Ravenel Ford is just over an hour from Beaufort, an hour and a half from Georgetown and just over two hours from Columbia. Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. A fully independent suspension offers surprisingly capable handling; traction control and self-leveling rear shock absorbers are optional on front-drive versions and are standard on all-wheel-drive models. The Limited light-faced gauges are easier to read. The back seats are comfortable and quite roomy. You may not need to tear through rock quarries, you may need to drive through snow, and the Five Hundred should handle winter travel well. Last Character Refers to Interior Color.
Gathered here are the latest three from this long-overdue Midwestern-design… The Blue Oval needs hits. Power is sufficient for a car in this class. The Five Hundred is much bigger than the old Taurus. The rear of the car features large, multi-element and triangular shaped tail lamps and dual, down turned exhaust tips. Walkaround The Ford 500 name goes way back.
We spent time in the driver's and front passenger's seats as well as the back seats and found all of them comfortable and supportive even after several hours in the car. Ride and handling is a strong point for the Five Hundred, as Volvo genes give it a pleasant blend of comfort and agility. New Car Test Drive correspondent Larry Edsall is based in Arizona. The Five Hundred's face has large, jewel-styled and multi-bulb triangular headlight elements on either side of a wide, trapezoidal grille. Power delivery is less refined than in most competitors.
The Five Hundred is much bigger than the old Taurus. The Five Hundred's rounded forms offer a more conservative alternative to the more upright, angular Chrysler 300. And they fold down to increase cargo capacity. . Five Hundred This contemporary large sedan debuted last year and continues for 2006 with only minor alterations, including a new exterior color, Silver Birch. Buyers can decide between front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. InteriorThe Ford Five Hundred boasts a roomy cabin.
Ford first used it in numerical form for the 1957 Fairlane 500, the highest trim version of the car that helped Ford overtake Chevrolet in the sales race. Interior fit and finish is very good, but some of the hard plastic trim pieces felt insubstantial. Audio controls are mounted at the top of the center stack with climate controls beneath. Volvo assisted with engineering a body structure that benefits from the latest in safety technology. The Five Hundred has a big trunk 21. Drives awesome , Looks great with the new Paint Job its 2019 and the Car is 2006 with 100k miles and it drives like a brand new car. The Ford Five Hundred delivers full-size interior space in a mid-size car.
The engine stopped working while we were driving at full speed on the highway. As you would expect from a car with such low miles, it appears nearly new inside and out. You can squeal the tires and race away from a stoplight. Cooling fails when car is not moving. Big and roomy inside, the Five Hundred features a tall roof that offers lots of headroom.
The Five Hundred 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. We spent time in the driver's and front passenger's seats as well as the back seats and found all of them comfortable and supportive even after several hours in the car. Coming in either front- or all-wheel-drive, the Five Hundred is powered by a just-sufficient 200-horsepower 3. The Ford Five Hundred is a roomy sedan emphasizing comfort and good ergonomics over performance and pizzazz. Car has been towed several times.
For the comfort, and features the Ford 500 is difinitely a good deal for the buck. The steeply raked windshield can reflect glare off the top of the dashboard, however, something we noticed with the tan-colored Pebble interior. Based on a platform shared with Volvo's S80, the Five Hundred makes extensive use of Volvo safety and all-wheel-drive technology. There are quite literally Fords in every direction you look, with everything from modified Fiestas, to F-650s being represented. The chief designer said it was a challenge to sculpt a Ford-styled body around a Volvo chassis, and added that designers used what he calls plainer surfaces with taut lines to give the car a modern look without losing its passenger-car proportions. Also helping to reduce stopping distances is the size of the brakes: 12.