Last post on Sep 19, 2011 at 4:27 AM
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Ford Five Hundred, Mercury Montego, Car Buying, Sedan
#6 of 12 Re: I agree with Scott... [coloradobj]
Jul 24, 2010 (4:43 pm)
I too have a Ford Five Hundred it is an 2005 and I love it. I have the Limited, it is the Birch color which is Silver. I have had no trouble with it, just normal up keep and maintenance. I added some extra's as well I put in the window deflectors and the sunroof deflector and it is a sharp looking car. People ask me all the time what kind of car is that and when I tell them they have never heard of it. I do sometimes thnk I want to trade it in, but I am holding out for the 2011 Ford Taurus SHO. when the time is right I will go down to my dealer that I buy all my Ford's from and get one. I may pass this car to my son he will be driving in 2 years. It is paid for and I really don't want a car payment right now.
Aug 11, 2010 (1:52 pm)
Ok, I thought I read on here what the problem is with the 500 surging. My 07 500 surges when your stop, go from forward to reverse. I would like to know if there's a re-call or something that I can tell my Ford Dealer on how to fix the are. Any help would be great.
#8 of 12 Re: Surging [jeff910]
Aug 30, 2010 (4:01 pm)
Today i had a similar surging sensation with my 05 Limited along with the "check engine' warning light. Can't get service for few days and also wondering if this is bigger problem and more widespread?? Also had a message " engine in safemode" which i cannot find a reference to in car manual??? Any help out there on this ??
#9 of 12 Re: Why so many Five Hundreds on the lots for so long? [WBD]
Dec 07, 2010 (7:08 am)
You probably have found a car by now but, I just want to say I also was looking for a "low' mileage montego. Could not find one in chicagoland so I purchased a bank owned Premier which was driven by the VP. Ive had it just over a year and it now has 109,0000 miles on it. The car is flawless. The AWD combined with the cvt is a match for 20mpg town 29highway. What car this size delivers this mileage? To summarize do not always look at hi mileage as a must. Find out who owned the car and how it was maintained. Being owned by the bank, maintanance expense was was not a issue. People can not believe after riding in this car with 109,000 miles that it is so quiet with no rattles etc. I would not pay what this premium cost new in 06 due to being close to getting a lincoln but, I would definetly recommend a used one...
#10 of 12 Re: Surging [jhr14gvr]
Jun 23, 2011 (4:49 pm)
go to this website autorecalls.us and it will tell u all about any car under recall when, why, etc. 2006 Ford Five Hundred FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE Recall
View the full details of this 2006 Five Hundred FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE recall with the potential number of units affected, summary, consequence, and remedy. An official recall requires Ford to release an official notice to owners found to be defective. Being informed could you save time, money, and unnecessary stress.
2006 Ford Five Hundred Recall Details
1. NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 06E056000
CERTAIN AFTERMARKET FUEL FILTERS SOLD UNDER THE PUROLATOR BRAND NAME, P/N F65277, SHIPPED FROM JANUARY 16 THROUGH JUNE 2, 2006, FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES. DUE TO INCORRECT DESIGN, THE QUICK CONNECTORS MAY NOT FULLY SEAT WITH THE TUBE INTERFACE, EVEN THOUGH THE PERSON MAKING THE CONNECTION MAY BELIEVE THAT THE QUICK CONNECTOR IS FULLY ATTACHED.
FAILURE OF THIS CONNECTION COULD LEAD TO FUEL SPILLAGE AND, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, A FIRE COULD OCCUR.
UFI WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE FILTERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 4, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT UFI FILTERS USA AT 800-230-5876.
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Cars Affected:
UFI FILTERS USA
Other 2006 Ford Five Hundred Recalls
#11 of 12 Re: I agree with Scott... [coloradobj]
Sep 18, 2011 (7:17 am)
I bought one of the first Five Hundreds sold back in 2005. 187,000 miles later, still going strong and rides beautifully. Mostly highway miles, nothing more than routine maintenance. I think the point about lack of recognition is absolutely right - this is one of the least-appreciated cars Ford ever produced but one of the best overall. My Limited AWD CVT is one comfortable, roomy, fuel efficient ride.
#12 of 12 Re: I agree with Scott... [jwhandyman]
Sep 19, 2011 (4:27 am)
I too agree with Scott... I've only got 70,000 miles on my 05 AWD Limited with the CVT and but for a light bulb or two, routine maintenance has taken care of everything.. it's been one of the best cars I've ever owned... I have to admit I've been looking at the new Taurus... they have gone "high end" on those things... I'm comparing it to Lexus and I dare say, I think I'd go for the Taurus (the prices are within $2000 - $3000 of each other...)