Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor
Pros: What do you like about your 2005 Ford Five Hundred?
This is my ultimate favorite car I have ever owned, I have had 16 over the time I have been licensed. I have kept this one the longest, it's a great car for real estate as I am a Realtor. I just turned over 100,000 miles today, 3/19/10.
I am on my 3rd set of tires & 3rd windshield. Just recently had to replace back brakes, rotors, everything. One month later the front ones went and had to replace calipers, everything. So that totaled $1800. This is after the rotors were replaced by recall at the local dealership about 1.5 years ago.
Cons: How would you improve your 2005 Ford Five Hundred?
Not sure. Read my review.
2005 Ford Five Hundred Review:
I now have a serious problem with what we believe is the pilot gear. This car has been hooked up to diagnostics at the local dealer, stethoscope through the vents etc and they couldn't figure out what my "percolator" car was doing. My transmission acts like it wants to run away at times and you cannot have the a/c on and put it in reverse at the same time without a firm hold on the brakes. My brakes man commented it was a pilot gear problem, most likely not the transmission from the sound of the engine. I am being told to dump the car if it's a pilot gear and if a new transmission it will run around $4500.-5000.00! I asked for the transmission to be serviced at the dealership at 56,000 miles and they refused stating they do not service the sealed transmissions until 100,000 contrary to the direct mailings I receive from Ford stating it should be serviced every 50,000. The percolator sound started at 46,000. My car is long out of warranty so I'm faced with a difficult decision. I still owe on the vehicle and I love my car, but I feel like it is going to self implode now that it has turned over 100,000. What to do...?
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