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You are in the Ford Five Hundred/Mercury Montego
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Ford Five Hundred, Mercury Montego, Sedan
#2539 of 3623 SCOOP! 2006 MY Changes!
Apr 09, 2005 (10:35 am)
Here are the changes for the 2006 Ford Five Hundred.
EXERIOR CHANGES • Colors Added: Silver Birch • Colors Deleted: Silver Frost Clearcoat Metallic
• Traction control optional on FWD. (Standard on
• FWD SE, Continuously Variable Transmission is
the only transmission available
• Family Entertainment System available on SEL
• Leather Seats (H) available on SE
• Navigation System Available on Limited
Well navi will be here for 06.
Apr 09, 2005 (4:37 pm)
What? STILL no satellite radio from the factory?
What IS up with FoMoCo and Sirius? GM puts XM in darn near everything that moves.
Oh, well. Matters not much to me, I'd rather have a PNP3 anywho! (PNP3: Aftermarket portable from Audiovox that also can be used as a home unit with the proper cradle and antenna)
#2541 of 3623 Re: Merciful Heavens, is someone confused? [cor]
Apr 11, 2005 (5:27 am)
Antennas imbedded in glass have much poorer reception than mast antennas. Ford, keep the mast antennas, please! Don't compromise functionality for style ever!
Apr 11, 2005 (7:00 am)
Will MY2006 500/Montego get a Fusion style grille?
#2543 of 3623 500 vs. Montego
Apr 11, 2005 (8:12 am)
A few questions.
1. What, if any, are the differences between these two cars?
2. Has the problem in the ordering/getting the AWD Montego's been resolved?
3. Will incentives ever kick-in on either model?
4. How long have people waited on their ordered AWD cars?
#2544 of 3623 Re: Merciful Heavens, is someone confused? [badgerfan]
Apr 11, 2005 (11:02 am)
That's odd...... neither one of my parents BMW's have ever had any reception problems. Neither has my brother's Volvo for that matter. FoMoCo....compromising functionality for style... NEVER. At least relocate it to the rear of the car OR give it a roof mounted whip antenna.
#2545 of 3623 Re: SCOOP! 2006 MY Changes! [mschmal]
Apr 11, 2005 (2:50 pm)
Have you got the link to your source for the MY2006 Ford Five Hundred changes?
Also interested to know changes to the '06 Freestyle, if any.
Apr 11, 2005 (6:19 pm)
Not everything official is on the web. I am pretty sure the information shared with us is not official as of yet...and you aren't going to find such a link for quite a long time...months, not weeks....
#2547 of 3623 Re: er [johnclineii]
Apr 11, 2005 (11:20 pm)
OK I realize Ford is not about to officially disclose the MY2006 changes in their website for retail customers at this early date.However the order bank for '06s have just been opened for fleet operations.Just hoping that some resourceful person can find out more than was mentioned in #2539, or is that all for the Five Hundred and also for the Freestyle.
Right now even some good "hints" will suffice.Another thing I want to add is that the '05 Freestyle Limited FWD ( which unfortunately was Not Available) was originally very well packaged in Canada as everything was standard equipment except for AWD & DVD.That was too good to be true.
#2548 of 3623 Order Guide is out
Apr 12, 2005 (3:59 pm)
Hey guys the information I posted is from the 2006 MY Order Guide. A public link is not available at this time.
Here are the changes for the 06 Freestyle
• Colors Added: — Silver Birch
• Colors Deleted:— Silver Frost Clearcoat Metallic, Norsea Blue
FUNCTIONAL CHANGES • Traction Control Optional on FWD (Standard
OPTION CHANGES • Navigation System Available
again, no public link is available.