2006
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Ford Five Hundred

The Ford Five Hundred is a roomy sedan emphasizing comfort and good ergonomics over performance and pizzazz. It features an enormous trunk and expansive rear seats. The driving position, which Ford advertising referred to as "SUV-like Command Seating," is slightly elevated and can be adjusted up and down over a wide range.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Surprising acceleration, though the CVT trans took some time to get used to. Again pretty good handling."

S S., NJ (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

"Excellent driver visibility. I bought one for my son."

MILEY S., WA (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

"The acceleration is powerful compared to other cars I have driven. even being 10 years old, it still has good pickup."

ELAINE L., MD (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

"I find the acceleration to be not that good."

Anonymous, FL (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

"V6 but not that peppy."

LARRY V., VA (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

"Has impressive pickup for 6 cylinder and very quick to steer"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

"Handling is not tight; has a loose or sloppy feeling. Jumps at stoplights/signs. Hesitates. Not stable."

Kent P., MO (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

"The steering is true and easy. Acceleration is very, very good. This car has power. Lots of pickup and acceleration. Passing is so easy. and there is usually much more depth on the accelerator. It hasn’t lost any of the either."

Anonymous, MB (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

"It is our vacation car as it has huge trunk space for luggage."

Bill N., NC (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

"Acceleration quick response."

Anonymous, FL (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

"The comfort of the car is outstanding, the seats are great for long trips. Acceleration is good, but I'm not into fast get aways. Handles great, very very comfortable for mid-size car"

Donald D., KS (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

"HAS A 6 CYLINDER WHICH DOES THE BEST IT CAN WITH THE WEIGHT OF THE VEHICLE."

Anonymous, ME (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

"Smooth quite ride, the CVT is very smooth. The all wheel drive is a big plus during the winter months."

Carolyn K., MN (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

"almost 150k miles and performs like brand new"

Brian M., WA (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

"This car drives well and has enough power for it's size."

Anonymous, IL (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

"Very smooth ride. CVT offers predicable performance."

Anonymous, MN (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

"I LOVE the 7 speed automatic transmission. Acceleration found only on MUCH larger engines."

Tom G., LA (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

"It is just a pleasant driving vehicle. Quick acceleration and ease of handling with the power steering."

Larry G., FL (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"very comfortable seats and driving position. Climate controls work well. A little on the noisy side primarily from road noise. Ride is a little floaty."

Anonymous, WA (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

"Roomy interior: good size trunk"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

"It is the most comfortable car I have ever owned, and easiest to enter, with the most leg-room in both front and back,.I would like to purchase a new Ford, but other than the back -up camera, and auto direction screen, the bew models fall short in the needs of an man of 90 age,"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

"A/C cooling has always been just marginal above 110 Degrees."

R P., AZ (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

"Very comfortable seating, pleasant ride and pretty sharp handling for a big car."

S S., NJ (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

"As an old person with chronic back problems, I chose this car over others considered because of the support & comfort of the seats. Unfortunately, Ford's newer cars no longer have seats like mine. My acupuncturist tells me I will have to buy a pick-up truck to get a comparable seat."

Anonymous, MD (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

"Comfortable leather interior and plenty of room"

John C., NC (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

"Command view seating"

Andy H., IA (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

"leather seats are very comfortable"

Gary J., IL (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

"Wide seats"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

"seats are big and comfortable and adjustable. car is very quiet and handles well with AWD."

Judy F., CA (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

"Car is comfortable overall but there has been a rattle in the right rear of the car"

Anonymous, OK (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

"The car has luxurious seating and no exterior noise. It is a VERY comfortable ride."

Anonymous, MB (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

"Seats are wide leather and has a soft feel. Ride is smooth and quite"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

"LEATHER SEATS, VERY COMFORTABLE. NOT NOISEY AND GIVES A GREAT RIDE."

Anonymous, ME (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

"Probably the most comfortable seats for a big guy. Plenty of headroom for taller drivers/passengers. A terrific highway car."

Mark L., OR (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

"The seats are very comfortable and it has plenty of head room. The ride is very smooth. The engine noise is excessive."

Anonymous, VA (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

"This car has been a good solid road car for us."

Anonymous, IL (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Excellent value very dependable only one repair of consequence in 10 years - A/C compressor at 9 years"

JIM A., NC (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

"Comfortable car"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

"The car was a good deal for the price paid."

Anonymous, WA (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

"The car's depreciation of close to $.065 per mile and overall operating cost of less than $.25 per mile makes it a good value. Or, in Consumer Reports numbers, my five year cost would translate to $15,000 to $20,000 depending on the miles you all use for your calculations."

PAUL B., TN (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Just looks clean and smooth."

LARRY V., VA (2006 Ford Five Hundred)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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